Friday, June 11, 2010
This morning J wanted to watch part of a movie called Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron. This was a favorite of mine I watched in the theater (by myself!) when it came out. The beginning is about all I'll let him watch since later the movie has parts with people capturing the horse and things he wouldn't understand. I was excited to start a Tot School activity with J today. Please see my Tot School post.
In my devotional time, I continued reading Luke 11. Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. He went into a village and was met by 10 lepers who asked Jesus to have pity on them. he healed them (told them to go see the priest, and by the time they were there they were cleansed). Only 1 out of the 10 came back to praise God and he fell at Jesus' feet and thanked him. His healing had made him think about his healer. Beth shares Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. She shares that there are many social outcasts in the church that live like lepers, full of shame. Often they are suffering from sin or after effects of sin. The true story is that not one of us is clean before God by our own doing. Only Christ and his forgiveness can truly make us clean.
My oldest sister Kelly called just before J was getting up from his nap. I talked with her while getting J. She had sent me a beautiful card supporting me as a mother and was returning my call to thank her. J got to talk with her and I heard him telling her about Spiderman book, dinosaur book, Clifford. Kelly asked what he was having for lunch and he said "corn dogs" so I made sure to prepare those for lunch. After lunch, he played with his bristle blocks and his Lego blocks. He is really fascinated with these blocks right now and can spend a half hour at a time stacking them and lining them up. I was tying his shoes getting ready to go to the park when J burped. (I know, more info than you needed.) But it was cute, he says "excuse me" in his little boy voice. Our training on manners is coming through. We went to the park in our neighborhood and brought his dump truck and shovel. The park is filled with tiny rocks and they have a kids digger so he enjoyed filling up the truck and dumping it. There were some teenagers playing tag and running around on the jungle gym and J went over there to play. I almost said something but realized they were actually watching out for him so I didn't need to.
J woke up in a pretty good mood, playful. He ran into our bedroom and I played chase picking him up and throwing him on the bed's pillows. He loves that. Then we had a little tickle fest. He ate OK again too. What an answer to prayer. I gave him some goldfish graham crackers in a bowl for dessert and after eating some he liked dumping them on his tray and then putting them back into the bowl one by one. He did this over and over again.
After saying no to the sandbox and no to a walk, I got out his bubble mower (a lawn mower that spits out bubbles) and we went outside to play with bubbles. It was really warm and humid so both of us got hot and sweaty running around making and chasing bubbles. Then J said he wanted to go for a walk so he pushed his little car down the sidewalk. He wanted to get in then and we went around the block. He was really dirty and full of bubble residue so he got a bath. Daddy had a nice time doing his bedtime routine.