Thursday, September 18, 2008

Precious moments

Tabitha and Seth had an accident tonight. Seth wasn't exactly looking where he was running then crash, bam, BOOM, Tabitha is shrieking. Seth also got hurt, he hit his head on her mouth. She did have some blood coming from her lip and it took a while to quiet her down (we were out in public, so we tried to do this as quickly as possible).

Shortly afterwards Tabitha asked if she could give thanks for our supper. Instead of just giving her usual spiel, she also added, "and I'm sorry that I got mad at Seth for bumping into me." The eating commenced. About five minutes later, Seth turns to Tabitha and tells her in all sincerity that he was sorry he bumped into her.

I didn't praise the kids for their actions, but I tell you, it warmed my heart so much. It really is a wonderful feeling to see your children making correct decisions. 

"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Day of School

Well, now that she is five, she goes off to school. Actually, she went last week, but I'm a little late. Has anyone else been noticing my trend of lateness lately? She went in for one day and then we flew to Seattle, WA for a week, thus she missed four days.

Tabitha LOVES school. She really thinks its ok to enjoy being away from me. I don't know what's wrong with her! Truthfully, we are also happy with her school. It's right across the street from our house and they have a wonderful program. When she first got home we asked her how it was and she said, "I don't remember." We didn't pressure her, because we knew the details would come later.

Can you believe they get their own lockers in kindergarten? I know she doesn't look thrilled in any of these pictures. She's a little nervous, but that quickly dissipates after the camera is gone. She loves bringing in a packed lunch. She corrected me today. She said it's not called a lunch box, it's a lunch bag. I apologized for being so old school.

My favorite part of her description of her day was when she told me with much excitement, that they had recess. She was practically jumping up and down to tell me. Then she says, "What is recess, anyway?"

Ya gotta love that kid. Welcome to the real world, Tabitha.

"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law he meditates day and night." Psalm 1: 1,2