Friday, March 23, 2007


The Blab (in a blog) from wintry Quebec
These pictures were taken yesterday after school. I gave Léa her English lesson and like usual, Laurent (neighbor and good friend of Sam’s) came over near the end of the lesson. Usually we play a board game together to finish up the class and to let Laurent practice a bit too, but it was too beautiful to stay inside. We all went out. Léa wouldn’t let me take her picture so she’s not here. Laurent has beautiful long blonde hair, but he is most definitely a BOY!!!
This is a case of “monkey see, monkey do”. Joel saw Sam having so much fun down in the hole, so he wanted to try it too. As you can see, he needed to be rescued.

In other news…
I finished my blackboard calendar. Didn’t know if I would like it, but in the last 2 weeks, at least, it’s turning out to be very practical. Very nice for telling at a glance, and Mark can’t help but notice that it is our anniversary the 27th.
'Bout the eggs…
Haven’t heard from all of you, so I’ll wait till next week to post the results. Don’t worry; I’m not going to put names with the amounts. You all can guess THAT!!! So come on, get me your total egg count for the month—just for fun, you know.
Need prayer…
Amazing how much Joel has been wearing me out. He can be the most pleasant, happy, sweet boy and then ALL OF A SUDDEN, he’s upset, dissatisfied, mad, and mean. I need to learn how to be calm (and to discipline in love) when he is in one of the last four states. Mentally, I’m exhausted. So please pray for me.

Oh, and Mark is preaching in church on Sunday. He’s talking about the holiness of God. He’s trying to make a very academic subject interesting and applicable, so please ask God to help him do that.
So funny…
And speaking of Joel, last night (Mark was away having a guitar lesson and then meeting with a guy from church) it was just me doing the nighttime routine with the kids. While I was reading (The Princess Bride) to Sam and Jack, Joel got all musical on us. He was sitting on an old guitar case of Mark’s and “playing” his little plastic electric guitar and singing at the TOP of his lungs. I had to almost shout as I was reading to be able to be heard by S +J. We had a hard time not laughing because it was absolutely the LOUDEST singing I’ve ever heard—and that, being belted out by an almost 2 year-old. Of course, when we got the giggles, he loved the attention and kept performing. This must have gone on for some 15-20 minutes. And as always happens to me, when we decided to go get the video camera, the battery was dead. We can only hope he’ll do it again sometime!!