Monday, June 23, 2008

Now that we are finished up our first week of swimming lessons, we are now on to the next activity. Vacation Bible School. They boys had their first day today. This is Liam's first year that he can participate. They both seemed to have fun. Liam was able to repeat his memory verse tonight. Christian could just read his. Tommorow is when it will be all worth while. I am going to ride the boys down on my bike to church and drop them off and then David is going to meet me at a coffee shop and we are going to go out, alone, no kids. We are really looking forward to it.
Last week, I unplugged the TV set in the living room and put the power cord and remote control up on a book shelf where the boys could not see it. The boys have not watched any TV for almost a week and they don't seem to really miss it. If they need some quiet time, I just put on stories on my iPod for them to listen to. We are talking about moving the TV back to our spare room and making it the TV room. The living room TV is this large, ugly eye sore, so it would be nice to take it away from the living room and then it would take the TV itself from the center of our life.
This summer I am reading Christian Meet the Austins by Madeline L'Engle. It is a nice family story. I think I will wait a couple years to read A Wrinkle in Time. It might be a bit to trippy for a five year old.
Credits: A Day at the Beach by Sherri Tierney

Credits: Funky Vintage Travel by Eclectic Scrap Style Designs by Sylvia


Victoria said...

How wonderful to unplug! One of my favorite poems by Shel Silverstein is "Jimmy Jet the T.V. Set" about watching too much t.v.

VBS sounds like a blast and you get a date on top of!

Great layouts, too!

Stephanie said...

Unplugging the tv is so awesome! We had no tv for the first 6 months we were married and I'd recommend it to everyone! Yay for VBS, I can't wait until ours starts!

Tammy said...

WOW!!! I've noticed that I haven't been turning on the tv all day. I kind of like the quite.

I use to love VBS and I loved teaching it when I did. The little ones are so cute.

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Josoliviamaid said...

Love those beach pages! My kiddos just finished up VBS and it's been non-stop energy around here. They got a cd and it gets played constantly. I really enjoy it. Have fun with your alone time with Hubby. :-)

AfriDigiDiva said...

We have days where we just read. Those are the best times around here.

Juliana said...

Great looking pages! And thanks for the tip about having them listen to books on the ipod. Our library checks out mp3 audio books online, so this is way simple for us.