Wednesday, February 22, 2012

soccer, skiing, and more

Some things we've been up to:
1. FHE
These next four pictures is an activity we did with family home evening. It comes from Ephesians 6:11-18 about putting on the "whole armor of God." The kids loved the armor I made. We talked about each piece of armor and what it means to us.

With their armor on, we threw "fiery darts" and the kids were able to block them.
Jordyn with the "helmet of salvation, shield of faith, sword of the spirit, breastplate of righteousness, loins girt about with truth, and feed shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
2. Skiing
Jordyn took the girls skiing at Hillberg. This is a new way of teaching kids how to ski. Jeff's ski poles were attached to the back of Jordyn's skis. This way he is able to push her and steer the skis. He liked it better than the backpack leash approach we did with Sydney. But Jordyn is a different learner than Sydney. It would've been very helpful if I could've been out there with Jeff and been the designated "cheerleader" and "motivator" a 4 year old needs. Of course Jordyn's favorite thing was riding the ski lift.

Sydney is the smaller kid in blue riding the ski lift by herself. She is totally self-sufficient. Sydney had a friend to ski with, Anna. Anna rode with her dad so Sydney rode by herself. Don't worry this is the only ski lift so Jeff was able to watch her the whole time too.
Jordyn getting ready to go skiing. She did good considering she was sick and they went night skiing so she started out a little on the crabby side. I do expect a whole lot more next year when she sees her cousins ski and my parents can help out too.
3. Soccer
Nothing is cuter than seeing a 4 year old in a soccer uniform. Actually there is, watching the 4 year old "play" soccer. I use the term "play" loosely. All of them are so cute. Running after the ball, kicking the ball, and cheering when they score--or when the other team scores. It doesn't matter to them. Half the time Jordyn is complaining to her coach, usually that she has hot feet. The other half she is casually running to the ball and if she's lucky she'll make contact with the ball and kick it.

Jordyn is on the Alligators team and she is number 4.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!! These were such cute pictures! I can't believe the girls are growing up to be involved in such big kid activities!I loved your comments and the FHE you did looked so fun!