Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Kids' Update

Naomi sang in her first choir concert on December 1. She knew all the words to her songs and did a great job of singing out. She was scared ahead of time, but said that once she was up front singing, she wasn’t nervous anymore. I’m glad she had a good time. Our extended family was there to hear her, as well as her Sunday school teacher and another church friend.

Josiah’s reading! I’m using Hooked on Phonics, and starting him on the first unit (Naomi’s halfway through the second unit.) He’s only read words in the “at” and "an" families so far, but he’s getting it! He’s also doing great at Bible memory verses, coloring in the lines, and making up his own songs (usually praising God for “making all things”).

Ethan is walking all over the place. He took his first steps a month ago and hasn’t stopped since. He is increasingly aware of what we’re doing or eating, and usually wants to join in. He has 8 teeth now and is really a joy to play with. He has a great sense of humor and still loves cows.


Charity said...

Lisa, I'm so impressed! The kids are doing great! Kudo's to you on coming up with a program that works for you and them! I'm just sittin' here beaming like they were my own kids, proud and happy! You, my friend, are one great parent!

And yes, I'm right there with you about Luke. I've actually been crying some tears myself about his delima. I get mad at the Nigerian government, but that's kind of useless, they're just being Nigerian. Your parents are such wonderful people. I just don't have words to express exactly how I feel, but there is a sadness, anger and frustration that cry out in my prayers.

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