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Playing, Drawing and Awakening

We are getting back to the normal things around here after the holidays. While there is not too much snow on the ground right now (though more is coming tomorrow), the kids have been enjoying playing in the snow.
The Christmas tree makes a great car.
 Joash was very eager to get back to school after having been away from school for a few weeks. Here is a picture of a cow he drew on his first day back.
 His teachers also asked him to draw a pictures of something God will help him do this year. Here is what he drew and what he tried to write was "me reading," meaning God will help him to learn how to read.
And Mataya has had a few interesting morning awakenings lately. This morning when I got her up, I realized she had a bloody nose during the night. That is a scary thing to see, but thankfully it must have just happened, so it was well contained to one area and washed out of her sheets very easily.

Another morning a few weeks back, I thought the same thing had happened when I got Mataya up in the morning. But upon closer inspection I figured out that it was not blood, but Silly Putty. Both Joash and Mataya got Silly Putty for Christmas. Mataya also got a little pouch. I didn't check what was in the pouch when I put her in bed and I guess her Silly Putty was in there. And it was everywhere in her bed. On her sheets, blankets, pillow, pjs, her stuffed pig and in her hair. It was a much longer clean up that day and we still see remnants of the silly putty in different places.

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