Looking back at pictures from October, it looks like we had a fun and yet calmer month. I don’t have a lot of pictures for that month, unlike this month where we have been very busy and taking many pictures. I am getting caught up with these posts too as I am only 4 months behind now! There is progress being made!
The highlight for October was that Joshua was baptized.
Our oldest three daughters were baptized at the church I attended most of my life and where my husband was an assistant pastor for 15 years. Joshua is the first of our children to be baptized here in Florida, so it was a very special occasion. We are Baptists, so that means that we believe the Bible teaches we should be saved. (Which means that we believe that we are sinners and that we need a Savior, and we believe that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He arose three days later from the grave.) Then after we are saved, we believed that we should get baptized, which is a picture of Jesus dying on the cross, being buried and then rising again. It also tells everyone that we believe what Christ has done that for us and that we are going to obey and follow Him. It’s a big step of obedience, and one that we do not let our children do until we know they understand what they are doing. My husband goes through a little booklet with them where they look up Bible verses and fill in the answers to different questions. It is so special to us that my husband has been able to baptize all of our oldest four children.
We also had a couple of fun church activities in October. The 4 youngest kids had a Wacky Hat night. Joshua won the competition with his straw hat. I loved Kiley’s hat as she made it all herself. She was so proud of it. Karis’s balloon hat is still in her room. The balloon is slowly getting smaller.
Just about any hat can be made as long as your have a hot glue gun! Kristi’s hat with the pipe cleaners was fun to make as well.
Kiley started Kindergarten this year. I am at school with her in the morning as I teach the Phonics and Reading. In the first semester, she often would be done with her work by lunch and she would come home with me. Sometimes we would go grocery shopping and have a date at McDonalds. It was a lot of fun, and I already miss those times as now she stays at school to do science with the older kids.
And here are a few miscellaneous pictures for October:
- Our van turned over 100,000 miles in October. Here’s to 200,000! We love our van, and I do not want to have to buy another one for a long time!
- We have loved seeing animals around our house such as this large turtle. We have a lake to the east of us and to the south of us. The lake to the east of us has a fence that separate us from the lake. Somehow the turtle will get under the fence and then cannot get back. My husband has rescued a couple of them and gotten them to where they should be.
- We had a family fun night, and of the church members filled his trailer with hay and took the kids for a ride. They had a blast!