Saturday was Game Seven, and the final game of the rocket football season for Chris. It was another home game: Comstock Park vs. Martin Luther King Park. The game ended in a 20-20 tie, giving Chris's team a perfect .500 for their season: 3 wins, 3 losses, and one tie. It was 44 degrees Saturday morning and the game began at 8:30, and it was very windy, making the cold seem all the more cold!We decided we were too cold to sit in the stands and watch the game! So the kiddos and I walked around for a little while, but then we wimped out and sat inside my car to get warm for awhile.
Katie-girl was very pleased to be out of the cold. She explored my little car, every single inch of it, while we listened to happy music.
The back of Katie's pony-tail (above).
We thought the game was OVER, so we left the warmth of my car and returned to the stands only to find out the 4th quarter was just starting. Thankfully, there weren't many flags or time outs ...
… but our little Kaity lady was cold enough to allow herself to be zippered into Jesse's coat to stay warm.
I'm glad I got to at least see a little bit of each of the seven games. Chris is a very enthusiastic football player, and this has been very good for him.
Sunday afternoon, the three older kids came over and hung out at The Beach House for awhile. I had picked up one of those Rainbow Looms at Michael's last week so that the children could make bracelets and other crafts with brightly colored rubber bands.
Emma made me a "ladder" bracelet using green and yellow (the Comstock Park colors) … it turned out very nice, but I neglected to take a picture of it.
Emma really does a nice job with crafts, partly because she is so patient, as well as mechanically-oriented. This loom did not pose a challenge to her at all.
We had a lot of fun together doing this, and the boys joined us a little bit later and worked on projects as well.
But mostly, they played together in the back room ...
Emma and I got on-line and watched an instructional video about how to use the loom to make the ladder bracelet. I'm going to have to watch a few more in order to do it without Emma's help.
We enjoyed a nice meal together with home-made brownie's for desert. AND THEN … it was time for our Bible story. This week, we learned about Peter and Cornelius.
Cornelius was a Roman Centurion, who loved the God of Israel. Our story was about how Peter was given a vision from God about how God loves all people, not just Jewish folk ...
We talked about Peter's vision, and the vision that Cornelius had, and how they met each other, and how Peter told Cornelius and his family and friends all about Jesus.
|Peter's vision about the unclean animals|
and how God told him that nothing was
unclean anymore ...
We had another wonderful story time. I love teaching the grandchildren the wonderful stories of God. The Bible tells us that God's Spirit came to Cornelius, his family and his friends, just like He had come at Pentecost, and that God's love is for everyone who believes. The children are keeping all of their colored pages in a special file here at my house. Emma says that when we have finished doing all of the Bible stories (!!) she is going to make her pictures into a children's Bible storybook.
I showed the kiddos this hunk of marble that was found on the beach at Caesarea that probably dated back to the time of Herod the Great!