Janny turned 3 a couple weeks ago! To celebrate her birthday, we invited a few friends (plus Grandpa and Grandma S) over to eat snacks and have cake. Janny blew out all 3 candles on her first try! I can't remember who initially came up with the idea, but we are starting birthday parties at 10am and go to about noon. That way, no one (read mom and dad) is tired yet.
Scene: a toy is in mommy and daddy's room. Dusk.
Clara: Mommy, could you turn on the light?
Mommy: It's not dark. Plus you can turn on the light yourself.
Janny: Clara, I will help you.
Clara and Janny walk into the room together and get the toy.
TCBC basketball ended unceremoniously last week. In the first round of the playoffs we rematched the team that beat us in the finals last year (CCC). The teams had a couple of key changes from last year: our superstar moved away, and they picked up a 6'6" skilled guy to go along with their 2 other huge guys. We played well, giving them a bit of a scare with about 10 minutes left. Then we stopped making shots, and they pulled away. Overall, the season was a success. We won every game that we should have and were mostly competitive is other games. Upcoming.... softball.
In other church news, our small group now has 18 adults and 17 children (and sometimes a grandchild), 11 of them under 6. Though we rarely we have everyone at a meeting, we are planning to split into 2 groups.
It's interesting to see the number of young families continuing to increase at church. Ideally, we want to maintain age diversity in our group but family's with older/grown children are scarce. In fact, more young families want to join a group like ours because they want to know people who aren't drowning in child rearing (I can't say if the reverse is true. I hope it is!). This can lead to a Yogi Berra-ism; nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded. We need to step up our recruiting!
Finally, we'll conclude with Janny's prayer. Repeating this may not grant you untold wealth and fame, or even nice sweaters. But it might.
Pray for everything
Pray for goats
Pray for everything
Pray for God
In Jesus name, amen!