At dinner on Jacob's birthday, Jacob opened presents from Grandma.
You could tell he was SO excited about each gift (even the inside of his new rain boots!)
But this gift beat all the others.
He is, after all, a Lego Man.
He told me today that he's decided he doesn't really want to be an app designer when he grows up, instead he's going to design lego sets. Or maybe design lego sets and design apps. The future is bright.
THANK YOU, Grandma!
And then came our traditional birthday pancakes. Jacob's were, of course, surrounded by bacon.
The next day after doing a little school, Granna came. Jacob opened gifts from her right after lunch.
Yay! A new soccer ball! (Whew! I didn't know it, but we didn't have one to use for the party--thank goodness for Granna!)
And a soccer goal! (and some clothes)
THANK YOU, Granna!
Thank you, Stacie, for designing and creating Jacob's cake. It was great!
Definitely a more muted table design for the boy, but I think he loved it all the same:
chocolate drop cookies (at Jacob's request)
are pretty much all you need for a boy party, right?!
Thank you to all Jacob's buddies who brought books and small toys for him to take to Uganda.
So after reading about different kinds of Vireos in the kids' science text yesterday, we're pretty sure God sent us one just to study close up.
This little guy thunked against the window right beside our schooling table this morning while we were doing math.
We're pretty sure he's a Yellow Throated Vireo (we couldn't find anything else he resembled in our bird book, but he didn't have yellow rimmed eyes, so we couldn't be sure.)--and no joke, one of the examples of "field marks" for birds in our reading yesterday was this very vireo!
He was quite stunned by his unexpected contact with window where he was sure there was just sunshine-filled space and so he gave us a few minutes to photograph and study him.
He was a beautiful bird and quite a poser.
This girl was overwhelmed with joy.
"Momma, this is the very first time I've ever gotten to hold a bird!"
my little ornithologists
We're happy to say the little thing seemed just fine after a few minutes of being admired. He flew away happily, as far as we could tell.