Sunday, July 4, 2010
I filled the kiddie pool today for you guys and you had such a ball! Jumping in, spraying the hose, throwing “splash balls” – these things are all so YOU, Isaac. You are active, physical, and also very relational so you were glad your brother, sister, and neighbor were there to share the fun. I really like those things about you, bug.
We just finished reading through the “Jesus Storybook Bible” and I am so thrilled with your seeming understanding of what Christ came to do and how he is reflected or foreshadowed in so many of the other stories. You are truly seeking and asking and wanting to understand God’s truth. I have really been trying to bring grace into even our times of discipline so that you will understand what it really is. Just two times I have told you that you would miss a privilege/be punished if you did something again. When you did it, you knew what you deserved and told me so. After I saw you fully owning your actions, I revoked the consequences and told you that I was giving you grace. What a light dawned in your soul!
We just got back from five days in Minnesota. You really love your Uncle Westley, and it was no different this time. Playing catch, riding the pedal cars, running around with toy guns, climbing trees, getting in on the big kid kickball game, chasing quarters thrown by Uncle Greg, watching Toy Story 3 in the theater with Daddy, Westley and Breanna – so much action and so much fun. We also went strawberry picking. You made it out of the field with two strawberries in your bucket – kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk! I think you enjoyed the Como Zoo as well.
We let you do a lot of nap skipping and by the last day or so of the trip you were worn out and weepy. When you get in a crying fit it is almost impossible to get you out! Sometimes it takes as long as forty minutes, because you just won’t be reasoned with and you insist you CANNOT stop crying. I like it that your emotions are so real – there’s nothing fake about you – but my goodness, sometimes it’s rough! Daddy and I are so torn whether to just snuggle you or whether to make you buck up and quit!
Either way, I’ve been loving you, Isaac. You are so full of life and grins and energy and when I get a kiss from you it’s like my whole world smiles.