Wednesday, September 7, 2011

my kids

Fenton with David's shin guards on

Carter riding big in the shopping cart


I have realized that I search for solutions, thus MacGuyver has been my hero my whole life. My companions can attest to this fact and since I have been in Grenada it has brought out the MacGuyver in me.
For the last 2 years David and I have watched TV/movies through our computer. Generally we have it on our laps, which makes it warm, or we have it sitting between us which makes our already small bed even smaller. So after a few days of processing and calculating I decided that I would make David a computer bed table for his birthday. College football started last week and I knew that this would only increase the frequency of watching the computer in bed, often times until 1 or 2 AM. So I went and bought a hand saw and some nails and started tearing apart a pallet.
It took a couple of hours and some adjusting but it now works. It isn't pretty but it will work for us for 4 months.
It has 2 legs that slide underneath the bed then the table is about 2 inches over us in the bed.

Also, I know that David loves to study with a big white board and he wanted to buy one in the states and bring it down but that couldn't work so I started thinking that there has to be some way to have paper or material that is sticky and is white board material (self adhesive white board sheets) so we purchased 24 of them and I bought some plywood, cut it with my pocket knife and made him a large white board and made a border with duct tape. It isn't pretty or perfect but it will work for 4 months.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fenton is 3

Fenton turned 3 and all he wanted was a cars cake so I put as much creativity as I could using what resources I had here. He loved it. We had a cars cake, he got lots of cars, cars shirt, cars puzzle and books. He loved it all.

I can't believe he is 3. He keeps up with his sister and often times passes her. He is so coordinated and fast. He loves sports and anything just for boys. He also has a soft side. During the day he will say "mom" and I will say "what" and he will say "I love you". This is a frequent thing that occurs. He has been my 501 child one that needs extra energy to love and teach. I love him so much and am grateful that he came to our family and has the energy that he has. He is a special little boy.

check out his party on youtube