Sunday, November 24, 2013
Apparently, they heard some strange noises. They couldn't find us. They thought we left. When we reassured them it was us, they ran up the stairs to our safety.
"Where did you guys go?" Will asked. We told him we were just in the backyard.
"Oh, well we heard some strange noises and Naomi got scared, so we were just downstairs and I got my pocketknife to keep us safe." He held up his pocketknife for me to see. A smile of pride ran across his face.
His sister's protector.
I laughed lying in bed that night. I'm not quite sure what he was planning to do with his knife. But he had it. A beacon of safety. A true Cub Scout!
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 8:27 AM
Friday, November 22, 2013
Monday night came around. Jake sat next to me on the couch. I leaned down and whispered that he was in charge of the lesson today. "OK," he responded. You never really know what they are going to talk about.
That night, I cried.
He began to tell us that in life, it's really important when you have a negative thought, to try to think a positive thought to cancel it out. He asked us for examples of negative thoughts we were having and he would help us turn it to a positive one.
I told him that every day I have a negative thought and I think, "why is my house ALWAYS a mess?"
Without hesitation, he said, "Well, mom, think about it this way...look around the house. Look at all the stuff you have in your house and you'll be grateful for everything you have."
I was shocked. Is this kid mine?
Everyone else gave him examples of negative thoughts and he changed them into positives without hesitation.
Than Naomi spoke.
"Jake, ummm, I get REALLY, REALLY, REALLY scared whenever mm leaves my room at night."
Jake didn't even think.
"OK, Ne Ne. This is what you do. You listen really quietly and you will be able to hear her footsteps so you know that she is there. But also, before she leaves you give her a really big hug and after she leaves you imagine her arms still around your neck and remember just how moms arms feel around your neck. You won't be scared anymore."
This little boy. Mine. Well, really he's God's. But for some reason God loaned him to me. I know it's a short time. But I will savor every second. How could I not??
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 9:38 AM
Friday, November 1, 2013
Three weeks to make this beloved costume. Many hours at Staples. Even more hours at home. Thank goodness James stepped in and finished it up. I was losing my patience. Quickly. It had to be perfect. According to Will. I'm still recovering from costume making this year.
Will as "Steve...from Minecraft"
Spookiest witch in the West.
Last but not least...our little..."Ocelot." Bought the costume from Goodwill for $5. I thought it was a leopard, or a cheetah. But oh no. Heaven forbid a Ford should be something normal. The boys are certain...CERTAIN...that his costume most resembles an Ocelot...so here he is.
Our little Ford halloween Party. Witches Brew and Monster Donuts! Perfect end to halloween 2013!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2013!!!!
Posted by James and Jessica Ford at 3:42 PM