Monday, May 16, 2016


 This was his first boy scout camp out.
He is very eager to always wear his uniform.  This is such a great thing for him.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

his element

G is such a social kid.  Last month he went to the 11 year old scout camp with no interpreter.  He did fine.  He had a great time.  He doesn't have a best friend but he is friendly with most kids.  This is a picture of him from last week at school.  They had a craft time and G made this head set out of pipe cleaners.  He says all the other kids wanted to trade him for it, but he

P took B and G to the Fathers and Sons campout on Friday night.  It rained like crazy but they toughed it out and made some memories.  G was a superstar and won several games.  P tells me that in kickball G did well enough that the adults would move back when it was his turn.  Then G started to kick it short.

I love G.  He's such an awesome, smart, capable boy.  He's gone through more challenges in the first 5 years of life than most face in a lifetime.  And he's got a great attitude and is kind. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Little G is growing up.  But not very fast.  : )  We were able to sign G and M up for a basketball league that is all signing kids.  G's group is grade 5-8 and he's the smallest.  It's been such a great opportunity.  I'm so glad they could do it.

A friend at church invited G to a birthday party on Saturday.  The mom was talking to me about how they would carve out a special part of the party where G could attend for food and football.  The rest of the party would mostly involve video games rated Teen.  Oh, life.  Fortunately G has a basketball game and won't be able to attend.  I am grateful the mom understood that we don't play violent games and that she was interested in creating a space for G.  I love that family.  I hope their boys turn out ok.  But we obviously have different opinions on what is appropriate for kids media.

I am so grateful that G lets us keep him young.  He still watches a lot of shows that are targeted at a younger audience.  While many boys are getting into violent and misogynistic media G is still playing games that are appropriate for all of our children.


I wanted to make jam, and like always, I realized I didn't have quite enough sugar.  Rather than go to the store I asked G to calculate ...