Friday, October 31, 2008

Chopsticks Night

We took Tessie to the Asian Food store after school yesterday and she had so much fun. The lady who runs it is from Vietnam and they chatted forever in Vietnamese. Tessie bought all kinds of food and shared some with us for dinner. Shrimp chips, Vietnamese noodles, and tamarind candy were among the sampled foods. She got us some chopsticks and we all tried to eat our dinner with them. We had some pasta salad that I thought would lend itself to being picked up pretty easily. We also had sandwiches. Isaiah wanted to eat ALL of his food with the chopsticks so in addition to eating the pasta he stabbed his sandwich with them as well and thought himself very cleaver as a result. Aren't hey cute?? We have a fun family.
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Monday, October 27, 2008

FIREPROOF Teaser Trailer

This is a powerful film. I urge all of you to find out where it is playing and go see it. It is well worth your time and money.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Birthday Weekend Album

Isaiah's Birthday Weekend

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Isaiah's 4th birthday dinner

Isaiah will be 4 on Monday, and he had a chance to celebrate with GG and Papa John in town.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Art By Isaiah

Isaiah drew this picture of Jesus. I really liked it and wanted to share it with you.

The Steele's

Monday, October 20, 2008

Our Girls

Rexhina and Tessie are having a great time. They have quickly endeared themselves to us and we love having them here. In the past month they have been doing more things with friends from Tri-State. They had friends over to spend the night, went to the volleybal and soccer tournament at school, and went to a bonfire at a friends house. This past weekend they explored downtown Dubuque. Here they are at a local pizza place.

The Pumpkin Patch

We went to a local pumpkin patch with our MOPS group and had a great time. Here are some of the kids from our small group that we managed to wrangle for a picture. They are Isaiah, Kaelyn, James, Paisley, Clara, and Naomi.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Arboretum

Posted by PicasaIn an attempt at passing the day on Sunday, which was Micah's first day gone- boo hoo, (I know I sound like a weenie but I am head over heels for that guy) the kids and I went to the Arboretum. Here are some pics of our blessings.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Dubuque Arboretum

Last Soccer Game

This is Isaiah's soccer team. Aren't they cute??

Lazy Days at Home

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Naomi Chronicles

Naomi turned the tables this week, insisting that SHE read the book to Jamie, rather than the other way around.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Random Happenings

Yesterday Isaiah plopped down his pillow, blanket, and favorite stuffed animals on the kitchen floor to hang out. We had made cookies and here he is eating them with a big chocolate smile.
There was a tree in our yard very much in danger of falling on our house so the tree guys took it out today. It was majorly entertaining for Isaiah. He marveled at all of the equipment, especially the John Deere tractor that you see parked on our street.
Tonight I asked Naomi if I could read her some books and she insisted on reading them to me. Here she is telling me the story.