Monday, September 01, 2008

A Few More Things I Just HAVE to Share...


~Alex turned one on July 26th. We waited until we got up to Nathan's parents to have a little party. Mom and Dad Brown were there, along with my mom and Chelsea, and Philip and Marianne and kids. Marianne outdid herself once again, producing a lovely and delicious! cake for the occasion. Because we often call Alex our "chunky monkey" he got a bananas cake with monkey cupcakes. Here's a pic! If you are like me and just LOVE those monkeys, you can find the recipe here.


~I also found a jewel!, a treasure!, a mind-saving device! for this trip that I'd like to pass along to other moms and dads. I picked up this from our local Christian bookstore for about $10. 6 hours! of playing time. Did I mention 6 hours?! It goes through the entire Bible. Zephaniah and Haggai included. It goes through the Roman Road in Romans, and Steve Green does the voice of Jesus. Other well-known Christian voices (Joni Tada, etc) do other characters. The music isn't annoying. It's tastefully done, not a rock concert, and not a Gregorian chant. For those of my readers who like CCM, it's not boring. And for those who like a more traditional approach, I don't think it's offensive. (Of course, this is my personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of anyone else who shares my last name~ Nathan hasn't heard it and so has nothing to say ;o) And the SCRIPTURE! Dramatized, yes, but it stays very close to the text. I was amazed! I didn't know how much Kathryn had picked up until we were wandering through the thrift store the other day and she was saying (in a loud voice ;o) "Is there ANYTHING too hard for the Lord?!" over and over. Maybe someone needed to hear that...

4 comments:

Kim M. said...

Happy birthday to your little man. The cake and cupcakes are really cute!
I'll have to check into that CD!

Steve said...

Happy Birthday Alex!

Glad you're back in the blog world, I was beginning to worry!

Love,

Uncle Stephen & Lesley

Heather said...

Hey! Happy Birthday, Alex! Was that the read 'n' see dvd bible? I just got that from KMart. I've read a few of the stories to Hannah but we haven't watched the dvd yet. Lesley was over and saw it and thought it was the same one. It sounds very similar with the people you named. Well, we are going to Eustis tomorrow to see all the fam. Will miss you. Think of us, okay? I'll post pics asap.

Juwah said...

Hey Friend;

Long time, no blog. We made those same cupcakes for Micah's birthday last year. TOO CUTE.

Next time you're in Cinncy let's try to connect again.