Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Precious Kaity

I picked Kaity up yesterday at 2:00. We came over to the Beach House to play for a little while. I had gotten this baby romper/walker toy out of my shed a few weeks ago for baby Aidan. We put Paco in it for fun today. Kaity pretended Paco was our baby and gave him little rides around the front room and kitchen.
 We painted a pretty picture for Diana's birthday. Kaity was so pleased. We put together a brand new Melissa & Doug puzzle (48 piece wood Pirate puzzle) and that was fun. We also read TWO complete stories. One of the books was about a little girl, Lily, who found a big brown "puppy" that was actually a BEAR (that had run away from the zoo) out in her garden. It was a very funny little book. We also read a complete story about Peter Rabbit forgetting it was Mother's Day and trying to make her a strawberry pie with strawberries from the fox's strawberry patch. Kaity listened to both stories very engaged today--laughing and anticipating and smiling ... this is good, and shows real growth in Kaity's attention level. Thank you, Lord.
 At one point, I found out that my camera battery needed recharging; so I plugged it into the wall. Right before we left to go to the playground, I remembered my camera battery was NOT in my camera! "What if it didn't get charged enough, Kaity?" I asked. "Take a picture of me and see if it turns out," was Kaity's reply. Below is the picture. :)
 I decided to take Kaity to a playground we had never played at over at Lamoreaux Park.
 It isn't too big, but it is very colorful and there is quite enough to do there.
 Kaity did EVERYTHING.
 Kaity is SO physical, SO athletic, and quite fearless.
 And doesn't she have the sweetest little face?
 I just love her so.
 Kaity showed me how strong she is and was quite the monkey ...

 We took a little walk mid-way through our playtime over to where the fishing ponds were (in the background of this photo above). I failed to get any pictures over there; but Kaity was a real trooper and ran most of the way. We also met a little blind dog and its kind owner. Kaity got to pet the dog and we visited for awhile with the woman who owned him.

We also played school for a little while at this tiny place underneath the playground. It had a good alphabet board, etc. Kaity wanted me to be the teacher; so I was!
 Mill Creek runs right next to the playground ... so pretty.

 Dear Kaity--do you have any idea how precious you are?

 Thank you, Lord, for this little girl. Oh Father, I pray she will know and love You some day. I pray she will KNOW how deeply You love her and how you have rescued her so that she can belong to you.

 I love Monday afternoons!

PS:    I neglected to take any pictures whatsoever when the kiddos came over Saturday afternoon and evening! So I do not have a separate post for that. But I do want to chronicle that we enjoyed a nice french toasty meal, played games together, and had a good time. Emma spent the night and together we watched "Hacksaw Ridge" which was probably the most graphically violent film I have ever seen in my life. I can't believe I let Emma watch it. Except it was based on a true story and during the grossest fighting, we left the room together because we just couldn't watch any more blood and guts. We both decided, though, that the story itself was beautiful and very worth telling.

Emma and I also went to church Sunday morning. We've been studying the book of Ruth the last several weeks. Before bedtime on Saturday nights, I have been reading the book of Ruth to Emma and talking about it with her. I have so enjoyed this. Anyway, church was wonderful. We studied the story of Ruth through the eyes of Boaz this week. What a wonderful man Boaz was--so protective, a man of integrity, and so kind to Ruth. This next week, we are going to look at the story from Ruth's perspective. I am looking forward to it!

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