Friday, May 30, 2014


We got another rabbit today because we felt sorry for Poofy our rabbit being alone for so much of the day. We don't know if "Thunder" is a boy or girl. I guess we'll find out in time but the boys are really hoping it's a boy. They are actually from the same parents but different litters.  Hopefully they will learn to get along soon.

Everyone had a lot of fun watching the two bunnies "meet."

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Everybody's Healing

This is Andrew with the  new cast he got last week. This is the last cast he will hopefully have to have. In 2 weeks he will go back to the Dr. and if he's OK, he won't need another cast. If so, he will have one LAST cast. We're praying he's all healed after this one. Peter and I have been sick with some bacterial infection for a while but we are now both doing MUCH better.
Right before Andrew broke his arm, we went to the Benicia Yacht Club's Opening Day event. We went to see the boat parade but somehow we missed it but had fun with many of their other activities. They even had free canoe rides available. Emery had her face painted and everybody got fun prizes.

This was a great community event and we hope to go to it again next year. Benicia is a great little city so far!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Almost Summer

Summer is not officially here yet but we had a week where it sure felt like summer. Thankfully we have a pool here at the condo and the kids are taking advantage of it on these hot days.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Poofy Habitat

Now that the weather is warmer we can move our bunny rabbit outdoors and out of our living room! Nobody is happier about this than me, Sandy. I hated all the fur and hay we'd find all over the living room thanks to this little gal.
 Emery helped Peter to build a little pen for her out on the patio. She escaped about 100 times before we finally had it secured enough so that she could not find a way out. I think she wants to be back in the house with us because she keeps trying to look for ways out.
We may have to get another rabbit to keep her company out there.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Broken Arm

When we moved from ABQ we sold all our bikes because we didn't know if where we would be moving to would have a place to store them. Last Saturday we got a great deal on 2 awesome used bikes so once again all the kids have bikes. In order to celebrate Peter decided to take the kids out for a bike ride on their new bikes Sunday. Andrew was riding ahead of everyone and looked back to see how far behind Matt was. At that moment his tired hit a curb and the bike and Andrew went down. His arm had been broken. Yesterday he had his bone pushed back into place and a temporary cast put on. We will find out in the next week or two if he needs surgery on his elbow but we are praying he won't need it. He will have a more permanent cast put on next week after the swelling on his arm goes down.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Romans 13:13-14

Here is Andrew's latest memory verse.
13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Upward Season

Andrew's basketball season finished up last night. I must say that I am very, very proud of Andrew. This year's league was much more competitive than anything he's every played in. And some of the boys and adults in this league were very competitive, even rough and lacking in self-control. But despite that, Andrew was calm, played his best against older, faster and stronger competition, and had a great attitude when others were complaining and disrespecting the referees. He always seemed to have a small on his face even when he got hacked or shoved or even yelled at by other kids. Great job Andrew!
Andrew's shooting form is on display here with this shot - nice release!
He was aggressively pursuing his shot and got a bunch of free throws in this game. This is the only video I seem able to successfuly capture.
I think at this stage in Andrew's basketball game, he's a sneaky player. Somehow, he seems to be able to get open and produce points. He's not the best shooter, nor the best at dribbling. He's not a real skilled player or very fluid. But somehow, he almost always scores fairly efficiently every game, even against bigger and/or better players. In this case, he scored against the other team's tallest and best defender. He was so sneaky, I barely caught it on video!