I Love Thursday #190 Numerous Blessings
This is the 190th post of things we love for the week. We post each week along with LeeAnna from Not Afraid of Color and several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you. “From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another.” John 1:16
Woodpecker!! Well, well, well. Imagine our surprise when one afternoon we heard a woodpecker. It was a rare day that we could have the air conditioning off and the windows and doors open. We heard this odd hammering sound – tap, tap, tap. I looked out to see what was going on, and there was a woodpecker working on our porch post. I whipped out my peppermint extract spray – nothing but people seem to like the scent of mint according to Google. After covering the posts with a fine mist it seemed to not deter him one bit. Sue got the sand-weighted owl out of the garage, and that seemed to work. Those eyes would deter me, as well. It’s time to move up the aluminum or vinyl cladding that we have planned!
That’s the first time in the 12 years that we’ve lived in this house that we’ve ever seen or heard a woodpecker!
An open heart and an instrument of peace! Amen to that. We are all different, which is a good thing. Learning tolerance and acceptance is what we are striving to teach our littles. Some of them are more open to those concepts but they are still young. We’ve got plenty of time to teach and set a good example.
Streblow wooden boats! Last weekend, a collection of 35 wooden boats made locally in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin got together for fun and races. They were all made by Streblow. The original owner had passed about 10 years ago, but a faithful customer picked up the brand and continued the handmade craft. It was fun to see them race and gather together on a beautiful, sunny Fall day.
Dominic has started at a new preschool, which he calls his rainbow school. He just loves going three times a week. While he is at school, Addison and Colt had a visit from the local fire truck. They got to check out the inside – they both look so little on that bench. The wooden train set we got Dominic for seems to be a hit with both D and A. The triple threat had some pictures taken and Chaser was very stingy with his smile that day.
Another day, the trio was out for a ride. Chase is sporting his new helmet to reshape his head. With the abrupt vehicle stop Dominic made, it seems it was a good thing Chaser had his helmet on! Addison and Gamma helped us trim some bushes and Addison can weld a broom like no other. Gamma has taught her well! Addison models her new Elsa costume while Chase nibbles on some teething crackers. Two-fisted just in case! Finally, our sweet 7-month-old Chase says, have a happy Thursday!
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