Friday, July 25, 2008

"Jesus isn't always the "right" answer."

I can't keep this to myself. At times kids just say and do the funniest things. I am constantly told to write it down. I have not been great at doing that. Maybe the blog will help me.
Anyway, Logan is finishing up Vacation Bible School this week. Last night, I took him, which is always nice because it is about a 25 minute drive where we can talk. He was telling me all about what he likes and doesn't like about VBS. We are not big church goers. We have talked about religion and God in our house and we do answer questions to the best of our ability. So, last night Logan says to me on the way to VBS. "I never get the answers right to the questions." I asked him to explain. "We don't have a bible so I don't know the answers. I raise my hand, but Jesus is not always the answer."

In the context of the conversation, when this came out it was funny. Those of you that know Logan know that he loves to be first, he loves to be right and he loves to be recognized for doing both.

I told him that we do have a bible, but I think a children's bible would be better and I would get him one if he would like to learn more.

I can only imagine what things he is telling his teachers at VBS and what conclusion they are making about our family.

Have a great day and I hope that a child puts a smile on your face today!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Boys

Our days are filled with chasing after both boys. Logan comes home and immediately is asking to go play at a friends house. Truman is immediately getting into the pantry wanting a snack. I can't imagine that he is actually hungry. I think he is more impressed that he can reach, grab and get something by bringing it to us.

This week Logan has been in Vacation Bible School every evening. He admits that he has fun, but his complaints are that he only gets one snack and that each activity is only 15 mintues, "which is not enough time to do anything." And, he can do without all the singing. "Does Jesus and God like singing? I hope so, that is all we do is sing."

With the way they are on the go now and always hungry, I can't imagine what it will be like when they are teenagers. All I know is when they do become teenagers, Logan anyway, that it when we will consider moving. We have over 20 kids on our street alone, the picture is showing most of them. About 12 of them will all be getting their driver's licsense at the same time. We have considered purchasing a "community mini van". All the kids will have to share.

They do grow up fast, that is for sure. I have to keep reminding myself to enjoy every day as I won't have the chance to relive it tomorrow.

The only question I have, is when do I get to sleep again?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Like Father, Like Daughter

I figured if my Dad can start a blog, then I should be able to do it also. I had no idea it was so easy. I have been thinking of doing this since Truman was born. I will add pictures of the boys and hopefully be able to keep family and friends better updated on what they are doing.

A quick glimpse of what is happening with the Brede Family:

Truman is almost 18 monoths old. He is into everything. He loves to climb, empty and destroy what ever he can get his hands on. Our house has never been so messy. How do people with more than one child keep a house clean? He loves to follow Logan and do what ever he is doing to the best of his ability. He wants to eat when ever he sees someone else eating and will try just about anything. He has a horrible sweet tooth and he loves apples! He understands much of what we tell him and is great at following simple directions like"go get a diaper". He is still babbling most of the time. He has different sounds that start with a "b" that stand for brother, ball, or bottle. Most of the time I can understand what he wants by what he is pointing at or events happening around him. He is a great boy. He likes to sleep in any day that he can. On the flip side, he loves to stay up late. Much different than Logan who likes to go to sleep early and wake up early. Logan always loved to play with any kind of a ball. He was so easily distracted. Truman is not easily distracted for long.

Logan is now 7 and will be starting 2nd grade soon. He will be going to our neighborhood school this year. He is excited to be going to school with his neighborhood friends and riding the bus. He was concerned with how many recesses the school has. Another baseball season has passed. This was the first year of "kid pitch". He learned what it feels like to be hit by a ball. He did a great job playing catcher, 1st base, short stop and pitcher this year. Pitching really stressed him out, but he did a great job. He is a player to watch and remember his name. I truly believe you may be hearing it more in the future at bigger venues. Speaking of that, he had the priveldge of throwing out the first pitch at a T-Bones game in June, thanks to Grandma who sent his name in. Of course he threw a strike. We stood on the field with the player during the national anthem. He loved that night. A few friends from his team, their dads, Grandma Margaret, Aunt Barbie and "cousins" Oscar and Charlie and their parents were able to come and watch. He declared that night one of the most fun nights he had ever had. Now we are gearing up for football. He loves all sports!! He is looking forward to his vacation to Washington and catching another Mariner's game to watch his favorite player, Ichiro.

Our summer always ends with a vacation to Washington to spend time with Dave's family at their "beach house" that Dave's grandfather built. It is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations to take. However, this year will be different. Dave is taking both boys and I am staying home. I really think that I am the one getting the vacation. I started a new job in January and really do not want my time to be taken down to zero. I also have a good momentum going with my Primerica business that I do not want to lose. I am sure Dave will do fine and they will all have a great time. I will be sure to post pictures of all of them from their vacation.

Be looking forward to my weekly updates of the Brede Family. I will be sure to post pictures of the boys so you can see how much they have grown. The pictures posted are from our "stay-cation" to KC. We went to a T-bones game and the T-Rex Cafe. The boys had fun swimming at the Hotel and wore themselves out.