Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another week in life

Busy busy busy! That's been the theme of our lives during the past week. So much to do and so little time! I was just thinking how nice it would be if we could change our week so that there were 8 days every week instead of 7. I think that it might help solve some of my problems, don't you? But seriously, it's been a great couple of weeks, even if they have been a little busy.
We are continuing to go to Los Mochis every Friday for the baseball and cooking classes. I have now officially been put in charge of the little boys while my Dad works with the older ones. The first couple of classes were a little disorganized, but now that I have gotten a little more settled in I feel like the kids might actually be learning something! ;) It's especially nicer now that it's cooled down a little. The first couple of weeks were a little trying in that respect!

As far as anything new goes... *takes a moment to think* ... let's see, I've started reading to my little sis every night. We are halfway through "Anne of Green Gables" and are both enjoying it immensely. Of course, I have read the book several times, but since she hadn't and wanted to I was more than happy to read it over again. There is something special about reading a book aloud. It makes me appreciate the book more somehow.

In the Spanish class that I am giving the boys we are finally into the Preterite Tense (that being one of the simple past tenses). It's one thing to understand how it works, and it's something entirely different when you have to explain it to a class. Still, they must understand what I say, because they seem to be making progress! I can't wait until we get into the Subjunctive! I know, I know, my Mom always tells me that she can't understand why grammar excites me so, but call me strange, I can't help it! ;)

Well anyway, I should be going. Before I do, though, I want to let you see some pictures of the kids in Los Mochis!

This is Alex. He's the littlest one of the bunch that I work with. Don't mistake his size though, he hit with the best of them ;). I don't know exactly what he was thinking when I took the picture, but the look on his face is priceless!

The group of younger boys go to the other side of the baseball field to work on catching and batting.

My Dad explain the correct way to position yourself when catching a ball.

Caleb and my Dad show the boys' group the correct way to throw and catch.

Here's Caleb after 4 hours of baseball... I kind of felt like joining him ;).

These are the two cooking classes that my Mom leads. This particular week they learned about all the different types of grains and then the kids made pop-corn (the old fashion way). It was a delight to see the deaf kids' faces when they felt the kernels popping up into the lid of the pan.

God is good, all the time! May you have a wonderful week!

He has made me glad, He has made me glad!
I will rejoice for He has made me glad!


  1. Oh Anne of green gables is one of my favorites and I agree about reading out loud. For as long as I can remember my parents read aloud to us in the evenings during the school year. Little house series, Little Britches, Poetry... ahhh good times! =)

  2. Aw, I've done that with my little sis - only, I don't think we really ever got through any of the books we started. lol :) Cute pix of the kids! Glad to hear you are doing well! Love ya! ((HUGS))

  3. Strangely enough, my dear, I do understand your passion for grammar. It's hereditary -- your Great-grandpa Chris, your Grandma Jack and your momma all have had the tendency to parse unexpectedly. ;^) It's in your genes!

    Love you!!!

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  5. These pictures are beautiful! God's children are so precious :) I have absolutely loved looking around on your blog so very much and can't wait to read more.
    Keep shining for Christ!
    In His love,

  6. Yea for teaching your children Spanish! I am a native speaker and can not believe that I'm not teaching mine right now. I seem to have so much on my plate that the Spanish gets left out. Crazy. I need to figure out how to work it i!


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