We had a birthday party last week for the boy who turned nine. I am not one to plan an elaborate party, so I just invited a few families with boys that my boys like to play with, and they had a fun afternoon together the day after his birthday. The game of choice was apparently Red Rover–I think they played it nearly all afternoon!
We had a party today to celebrate and thank God for being granted residency here. Around 35-40 of our friends came to rejoice with us, and we grilled sausages. The people who came brought salads, bread, and desserts, and we had a great time of visiting.
A few weeks ago, Esther prayed that if God wanted her to have Photoshop He would give it to her–she didn’t have the money for it. I had been thinking that it would sure be nice to have another computer, since we use this one so much for school. Out of the blue, one of the people who came today gave Esther a laptop! And, it has Photoshop loaded in it! What a surprise–a gift straight from God.
I am not one to plan a wonderful birthday party, but one of my boys turned 12 today and we had a small party for him. He got to have a friend over for the night last night, and another friend’s mother brought her children for a couple of hours this morning and then took the first friend home with her so his dad could pick him up. I had imagined that the boys would spend their time playing outside–but it started raining this morning! They were out for about half an hour, but then came in. We had to quickly think up inside games for a group–not my forte, either! They ended up playing Musical Chairs, and then Elephant Stop, which is a fun variation of Blindman’s Bluff. After that, they each made an individual pizza, and while the pizzas were baking they played Pin the Tail on the Donkey. I learned how not to do that! I had printed out a donkey, on four sheets of paper, and they felt the edge of the paper. Then, they felt each other’s tails and used them as a reference point to put their own on. I decided that it would have been better to trace the donkey onto a larger sheet of paper, and then draw the tails on with pencil or marker–have to make it more challenging for my crew! They seemed to have fun, though.