Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Preschool and Adoption

This morning, Jill taught Kindermusik classes and so while Sophie and Jill were at that, Hannah was at my home. We had Nana's Preschool. We were ready for Day 6 of creation. After the story, Hannah wanted a snack. I was out of animal crackers, which would have been the perfect theme snack, and she wanted popcorn. Popcorn reminded her of sheep and also snow bears (polar bears).

After the popcorn had popped, she wanted some melted butter. While I went to put some butter in the microwave, she got ahold of the popcorn salt and dumped the entire contents into the popcorn. Needless to say, it was way too salty to eat!! Here is the bottom of the bowl.

We made some more popcorn. Salt is good, but too much is not good at all. Did you know that in Bible times, salt was used as money, as part of the salary? Our word "salary" comes from the Roman word "salarium" - allowance of salt. Salt kept meat from spoiling (a good thing if you don't have refrigeration). In the acidic Middle East salt acted as a fertilizer. It causes thirst. On the negative side, when an army defeated a town, they would dump lots of salt on the land around it. That made the land infertile for 10 years!

Jesus said "You are the salt of the earth". As we live for Christ, may we help prevent evil (as salt prevents decay). May we bring healing and refresh others, and give people a thirst for more of the Word!

After snack, we went downstairs and got out all the stuffed animals for a zoo. Here is Hannah at the herpatorium...

at the lion's cage...

with the elephants...

at the bird sanctuary....

Oh, did any of you see that piece on the news last night where this guy rescued 8 baby owls? He said he had to feed them 50 mice a day!!! And they showed them eating those critters. Gross!

FYI, in college at Hutch JUCO, Al used to have to feed baby mice to Oscar (one of those HUGE flat fish). I could not watch!!

Hannah's preschool work. We talked about dinosaurs. I know the world teaches that these giants lived way before man, but if you believe the Bible, that can't be. Animals were made on the same day as man. And even if you happen to be one of those who believe in theistic evolution, God says that death did not happen until sin entered the world, so Adam and Eve had to live during the time of dinosaurs.

Lunch time. Theme lunch.

Here is a picture of Sophie in her cute little hippo crocs. I got these at Dillons. Hannah wanted a pair too but they were only for toddlers.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

This afternoon, I went to the court house to see Mark and Anbeth Anderson adopt little Payton. As nursery director I was there when Payton first arrived at the Anderson home. It is official now. Payton is now Payton Grace Anderson. Very tearful and touching time. Remembering the day we adopted Mindy. Very sweet. So many analogies of God's love for us as He chooses to adopt us into His family.

Congratulations Anderson family!!


Aaron and Shannon said...

Eli has a pair of aligator crocs that I bought at Dillons! I bought the biggest ones and they're too small! He still wants to wear them!

Marc and Sarah said...

Could you set up a preschool like that for Luke someday? That's awesome!

The Sieberts said...

you are such a cool Grandma! Do you want to teach Ava too? :)

Utecht Family said...

Hannah and Sophia have the BEST Nana!

Anonymous said...

Yay, Payton!!! A Forever Family of her own!!!