Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So I missed a month...

OK, OK I know I missed September and almost all of October. SO I thought I would update for you die hards out there, mostly my family.

The week after Addie-Mei learned to ride her bike, she blessed me with the most wonderful announcement. As we were driving down the rode, she declared, "Mama, I want to ask Jesus into my heart." I was totally taken off guard, but was so excited to ask her all about her decision and make sure she knew what she was asking. When we got to where we were going, I sat her in my lap and helped her to ask Jesus to forgive her sins and ask Him to be her Savior. What a blessing to be witness to the most important decision she will ever make i her entire life. Praise God!!

The next week, she started kindergarten. She was so excited to go to her big girl school and ride the bus. We had met her teacher a couple of times before and she already decided she liked her a lot. It was a great day! I was able to stay home that day, put her on the bus, and be the one to pick her up. We went to the State Fair right from school and spent the whole afternoon and evening there.

School has been going very well for her. She is learning her words and is able to read at least 20 sight words. It is so neat to watch her grow. Gymnastics is also going very well. Last week, she FINALLY mastered the hand stand against the wall. She has been working so hard on this since January. When she kicked up, her face lit up like a Christmas tree. Her teacher and I both saw her HUGE grin on her face, upside down. Instead of ringing the bell for doing something well, she came running to me with arms open wide and that grin on her face. What a teachable moment. She is starting to see how hard work and perseverance pays off.

Addie-Mei gets to sing in the church choir this year! She is very excited about this as she has been coming to the adult practices for some time now. I am so thankful she is excited about things at church!! She loves her Awana program and memorizes at least a verse a week if not two! Keep it up sweetie!!!

We had a bought of illness last week and are still recovering. Addie-Mei is visibly weakened by being sick, but she is bouncing back.

I think that brings you all up to speed on our happenings down here!! I will get some pics up tomorrow.