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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Speaker Series, Chipotle and Ballwin Days

Sunday the 27th we attended church. Kaitlynn learned of the story of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42). "Mary was a BIG listener." The verse for the week was: "I can do all things through Christ because He gives me strength." Philippians 4:13. The Lil' K Map Book talked about "Big listeners stop, look and listen." Kaitlynn was totally focused on the "stop" part and not the "listening" part. Dave and I joked that she needed to go for another hour of her class to get the entire message.
Our message was great. We are doing a Speaker Series this summer. Our first speaker was Steve Gillen, who gave a message on "The Good Samaritan." This definitely has me thinking of that parable in a different way. I also served on the Communion team. As newly baptized Christ-followers, the church invited all that were baptized to serve on the Communion team. I was pretty nervous about it at first, but it wasn't bad at all.

After church, we went to lunch at Chipotle - very yummy! Lime in Diet Coke is really good. It makes a good summer drink!
Kaitlynn enjoyed sucking on a lemon and tried a lime, but didn't like it.
Kaitlynn asked me to take her picture.

We made a quick visit to Ballwin Days. Once we got there, Kaitlynn didn't want to do anything. She didn't even want to ride the ponies. She did have fun chasing the ducks /geese.

One thing we have really been struggling with is how to teach Kaitlynn about strangers and the importance of staying close by us in public without scaring her. She seems to take our talks as jokes. She will ask if the stranger is going to strangle her. Basically what we tell her is that she should stay close to us because someone could take her and hurt her and that she would probably never see us or her doggies again. Any suggestions or advice?

Kaitlynn must have had a pretty vivid dream / nightmare. She fell asleep on our way to MawMaw's. When she woke up she was in a hateful mood. She said something about MawMaw putting her head in the toilet or something like that. What a dream!

At dinner, it was so funny because Dave was telling Kaitlynn a story and she said, "That could be not true."

After dinner we went to The Muny to see Beauty and the Beast. It started raining as soon as we got there. We waited for a few hours to see if the rain was going to stop, but it didn't. Kaitlynn was so upset that it was canceled.

1 comment:

  1. Bailey and I have started talking about strangers too. Basically what I have said is "You don't want a bad mommy to take you, do you?" and we talk about how the bad mommy or daddy might spank her or not give her food. I know that sounds weird but not sure what else to say either. We have also started teaching her that she can ONLY go in a car with mommy, daddy, grammy, or grampa. If anyone else wants her to come in their car she should yell at them and say "You're not my mommy! I won't go in your car!"