Sunday, January 22, 2017

Lion Tamers

This was a great morning at KidPak, where we talked about taming lions.  We couldn't have real lions, of course, so we had instead our friend Calvin, dressed as the lion from "The Wizard of Oz."  Josh to the left was having difficulty finding courage, and so the skit sort of went in that direction.  They did a great job on stage today, and the message was another fun one.  The circus lives on!

We got home, and it was time to finish up the piano homework for the week.  Madison was having a little difficulty, so as a reward, Daddy offered to buy her any of the $1 games on the X-Box 360.  Which isn't that big of a deal, of course.  She bought a racing game she thought she'd like.  It was okay, but when Daddy sat down to play, it sort of made Daddy sick.  Yeah, seriously.  Some games do that.  Yes, that's age for you.

There were a lot of bad things going on this weekend with the weather.  Unbeknownst to us, there were tornadoes in South Georgia, and these were terrible.  The same weather system came upwards, but we only felt the wind, and a whole lot of rain too.  We prayed for those in South Georgia tonight, and those in Mississippi too.  This system was not a friendly one at all.  We're grateful for the rain, but the other aspects of the storm were unfortunate.

Madison did finish the piano homework, by the way.  She's still working on a waltz by Brahms, and Greig's "In the Hall of the Mountain King."  The latter is something she's getting really good at.  It's amazing watching her play with both hands on the keyboard.  The left hand arrangement is currently pretty simple, but it's still over Daddy's head.  Madison is well past Daddy's ability now.

Tonight we watched the original "Peter Pan" cartoon from Disney, which is just so magical.  Mary Blair's artistic touch makes this movie so rich and beautiful.  Daddy had this as a storybook record growing up, so he knows all the words to the songs, and even a lot of the dialogue in between.  It brings back memories!

It rained a lot today, and the weather is cooler now too.  We read tonight, more from the American Adventurers story, and another chapter of the Bible with Abimelech, which was an interesting story of grace and the law working at the same time.  Death did not come to him right away, because Abimelech didn't realize he was sinning.  And yet there were consequences nevertheless.  So he had to make amends, and clear the red from his ledger.  It's a short chapter, but we're plowing forward, one chapter at a time.  It'll take a while to get to the end of the Bible at this rate, but we'll double some chapters I'm sure.

The other big news of the day is that the Atlanta Falcons won a football game.  This was the NFC Championship, a game where the Falcons basically disassembled the Green Bay Packers, who are usually a rather formidable football team.  This same story happened last week when the Falcons played the Seattle Seahawks.  And so, the Falcons are going to the Superbowl for the second time ever.  We are so used to being disappointed, and yet there's this real glimmer of hope that finally we'll have a winning football team in Atlanta.  In two week's time, we'll see what happens.  But as you can imagine, there's a pretty big degree of excitement around here as once again we all feel that hope swell up within.  Regardless, it's been a great season for the team.  Daddy has vowed to never take Madison to a game.  The last Falcons game Daddy went to was a pretty crazy atmosphere with all the things you wouldn't want to take a little girl to.  The same could be said for the Atlanta Hawks game we went to.  That said, I think we'll stick with the Gladiators and the Braves for now.  As for the Falcons, maybe we'll watch the Superbowl on television.  We'll see.  We're not exactly football people!

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