I didn't get to see Bethany's game on Saturday because we had snack shack duty, but I took this great picture of her while she was playing during Elisha's game.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Elisha gets a pep talk from Coach Adam before batting. Without a doubt this has been Elisha's best year yet and we believe a lot of it is his coach. I scrambled to take this picture when I saw his coach talking with Elisha because it really captures the kind of coach he is.
This is Elisha on Wednesday night. He got a triple on his first time at bat. For those of you who don't know what that is, it means he hit the ball and ran all the way to third base, which is a very big deal, especially for a kid who has been struggling to hit all season long.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Here's Bethany with her basket after the Easter Egg hunt at the park across the street from our church. Our church sponsers this Easter Egg Hunt for the community, donating over 10,000 stuffed plastic Easter eggs. What takes a long time to set up for is over with in seconds.
Here's Elisha with his basket.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Yes, Elisha finally got a hit today. But it wasn't just any hit, he actually hit off the kid pitcher and not his coach!
One of many "Heroes of the Game" in today's very close, very intense game, was Elisha!
Friday, April 10, 2009
This is a static electricity experiment. Elisha didn't really like getting a shock from it, small as it may be, but Bethany kept doing it over and over again.
The kids learned that if they pedaled as fast as they could, they could turn on a light bulb or a radio.
Elisha enjoyed learning how to plug wires into a powersource to make a connection.
Boom whackers were a big hit with a lot of the kids there. Elisha and Bethany actually got to sit down and "learn" to make a rhythm with them.
The bubbles were by far the kids' favorite exhibit and we had to keep coming back to them.
Of course, Elisha had to try to do it too!
Don't you just love Bethany's princess crown she made? How about the attitude that goes with it?
Monday, April 6, 2009
This is Bethany playing catcher. Unfortunately there was an error uploading the other two videos, so I'll have to post those later.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Bethany as always was very excited about her achievements in softball. I love this picture Yohn took of her leading off the base. This is the first time I have seen her do this. She's usually bouncing around because she's so happy to be on base. (That's Bethany's coach on the left side)
I like this picture Yohn took of Elisha in a brief moment while the players were situating themselves in the field.
Bethany touches home plate!
And of course I had to include this picture Yohn took of him and Bethany together as they sat and watched the end of Elisha's game.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: - Knowing when to come in out of the rain; - Why the early bird gets the worm; - Life isn't always fair; - and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers - I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.