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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our Little "Choo-Choo" Engineer....

Since Luke was about 6 months old, we've had him enrolled in the Parents as Teachers program through our local school district.

Tonight was their annual fall party, and the kids were encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes.

This year, Luke is dressing up as a train engineer or "Choo-Choo" engineer -- and if you've been following this blog within the last six months OR you know Luke in person, you know that Luke is completely and utterly FASCINATED by trains.

We can personally thank my parents (Papa and Mama in "Luke Speak") for both the idea and the outfit for this year's Halloween.

This evening was the first evening we've put it on Luke (and we still have 3 more days of various Halloween activities with which he will be "sporting" this outfit).

Sooooooo, at home -- before leaving for the fall party....

(You'll notice his lips appear "pursed." That would be because he was repeating "Choo-Choo" over and over with this outfit on).

And, did you know that train engineers carry around little blankets? This little engineer certainly did here at home.

Then, we headed to the party....Luke immediately found the little wheelbarrow to push around. Let's just say he was occupied for quite awhile with this wheelbarrow. Leave it up to Luke to push something around.

After a little "free play" there, we all headed into a different room with quite a few tables set up with different activities.

First, Luke and Marc made pumpkins on a stick (which was nothing more than gluing a stick to a pumpkin head)....I didn't get a specific pic on that one; however, you can see the finished product with Luke in the next photo (he really liked what he made).

Second, Marc helped Luke "stamp" a face on a jack-o-lantern.

Then, this Mama got a turn at helping Luke glue a face on an orange plate to make yet another jack-o-lantern (can you see the pumpkin theme?).

Then, it was reading time....

Somewhere in there, we had some "nacks" (snacks in "Luke Speak"). We had some very yummy pumpkin/chocolate chip cookies.

Lastly, Luke spent a fair amount of time being a boy....yep, running around and jumping off of a stage (yes, this was a supervised event) was certainly fun (though, it wasn't part of the "planned" activities).

Tomorrow, the kids are supposed to dress up for Toddler Story Time at our local library.

Saturday is the downtown business "Trick-or-Treating" -- another opportunity for the "Choo-Choo" engineer costume to come out.

Sunday is actually Halloween -- yet another day for the costume.

Let's hope we can keep him interested in it. Somehow, I don't think that will be a problem. After all, last night, the "Choo-Choo" hat went to bed with Luke.


The Rakows said...

adorable! :) he makes quite a cute little choo choo operator :) :) how awesome that you guys have so many neat activities for kids at Halloween. :)
and i love the pics... the one of you helping him glue...you look so young!! :) (not that you've ever looked OLD...but you look like you're about 12! :)) ageless, eh?! :)
hope you have a good day...and i'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your weekend festivities! :)
<3 from VA! :)

More than just okay said...

in the second picture, i can really see his resemblance to Marc.

Kendall Smith said...

Cute!!! We were going to go to that...but forgot. :-)

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

He's pretty "stinkin' cute"!

Candice said...

Looks like you have had a lot of festive fun!!

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