Friday, February 21, 2014

The Grand Prix!

On Valentine's Day afternoon, some special people arrived at our house. GiGi, PopPop, and Frankie! Frankie isn't really a "person", but he was the only one I managed to snag a picture of somehow. Also, this was Frankie's first trip to our place and the kids were SO EXCITED that he was there!

GiGi and PopPop had come to see the Grand Prix! 

Gabe's Car is above - the black car with red stripes. Selah's is below - the bright pink VW bus!

Selah's group raced first - she is so tiny! She could barely reach to put her car on the track!

Her car made up for in cuteness what it lacked in speed. She was very happy with the consolation blue ribbon and is already planning her car for next year. 

 After Selah's age group was finished racing, it was time for Gabe's group.

Gabe designed his car for speed this year and was determined that this would be a super fast car!

Unfortnately, his car was not very fast. In fact, during one of his races, his car jumped the track and never made it to the finish line!  (They all get to race at least 3 times.) HOWEVER, he still got a trophy!!

Gabe's car won 2nd place in AWANA's theme! His group in AWANA is called TNT (Truth and Training). Gabe's car had a stick of dynamite painted on the end and said "TNT boys - AWANAS).  He was so excited to  receive the trophy and has already said that next year he will be going for another AWANA theme prize. 

 Both kids had a great time at the Grand Prix and PopPop had a great time watching it! We are so thankful for the AWANA program at our church. It has provided our kids with opportunities to socialize, join events and most importantly to hide God's word in their little hearts! 

Unfortunately, during the Grand Prix, invisible flu bugs were beginning to attack my body! I spent the rest of the weekend terribly sick and was so sorry that I couldn't enjoy my parent's visit. Even worse, my mom took some of those invisible flu bugs with her and they are now attacking her body! Poor thing. They say that if you get the flu after you had your flu shot (which we did), it isn't quite as bad. Praise the Lord for the flu shot then! The flu has actually hit all 5 of us now and I hope it stays away for a long time. 

I do have a little bit of news on the adoption front. Our dossier has gone through the critical review process. There are two small things that were caught and that we will have to change, but they are quick and pretty easy fixes. Once we have those two changes made, our dossier will be perfect and they will begin translating and binding it before sending it to China! Please pray that the fixes are in fact quick. I am anxious to see our little one's sweet face - and that won't happen until after the paperwork is logged in at China. 

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