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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!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

"Claws and Paws"....

About a month ago or so, we were planning out our summer a bit.  We already know we'll be taking a little family vacation to the Black Hills in South Dakota.  Luke will be taking swimming lessons.  We knew we had a goal of visiting all of our city's parks.  Lastly, we gave the opportunity for Luke to take a one-week class. He was given the choice of a class either at the zoo or one at a local museum.  Not surprisingly, Luke chose one at the zoo.

The class was "right off the bat" for our summer.  It was this past week.  It was called "Claws and Paws".  It was a class for 6 and 7 year-olds, learning about big and little cats.

Before I go any further in this post, let me say that nearly all of the pics will be of Kate, despite this post being about Luke's class.  That would be because this was a non-parent class.  So -- Kate and I dropped Luke off each day & did not see the class.

Also -- before I go any further, I will promote these zoo classes.  They were seemingly well organized, and I felt very safe leaving Luke for the class.  Good security systems were in place.

Each day, Kate had to give her brother hugs & kisses before he went to class.

Three of the days, I loaded up Kate in the blue jogging stroller, and we went for a walk.  Our nice long walk took up most of the class time.  One of the days, Kate so sweetly went to sleep in the stroller.

The other two days, Kate and I went to "Target" and to "Natural Grocers".  Then, I gave her ample time at a local park!

And -- much like all of the last school year, there was a lot of happiness when we picked up Luke after class....

Also, each day, Kate enjoyed hanging out right outside of Luke's classroom -- where there were plenty of "kid-friendly" things for Kate to get in to.

On the last day, Luke came out of class with a couple of "workbooks".  Each day, the class had focused on one particular cat. Besides learning information about the respective cat as well as being out in the zoo to see the cat, the students learned how to draw each cat.

NOW, I fully realize that Luke is *only* almost seven years old, BUT I will very kindly say that I'm seeing signs that Luke has received his parents' drawing skills.  That would simply mean that Luke probably will not draw well.  Ha!  (I'm being fairly serious on this one).

BUT, I have been EXTREMELY impressed with his drawings...

Day 1 -- Lion

Day 2 -- Tiger

Day 3 -- Jaguar

Day 4 -- Cougar (Puma, Mountain Lion)

Day 5 -- Caracal

BUT -- the "thing" I'm most excited about from this class is that Luke knew NOBODY in this class.  He went in this class only slightly nervous but very confident (if that makes sense).  This class was VERY good for him in that sense.  Admittedly, it was equally as good for me to drop him off in a class where I didn't know anybody either.

It was a good maturing opportunity for both of us!

On the last day, after the class was completed, I took the kiddos for our "routine weekly zoo trip"!  We had a great time, as usual!

In this last pic on this long post, Kate is holding up her stuffed tiger that Papa Andover (my dad) bought for her at a previous zoo visit.  She insisted that the tiger be in the pic!

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