Sunday afternoon we went on an adventure. Of course, we started our day with church, Danny taught Sunday School, Betsy listened to the sermon while keeping Aaron occupied in the cry room.
After church we took a nice walk to the nearby mall for lunch. On the way to the mall we discovered this beautiful little park with a great pond. Betsy loved the flowers and turtles so she got a few pictures for you.
After lunch we headed downtown to go to a 4:00 basketball game. We were very early, so we were able to take a leisurely stroll by the river. Near the stadium we stopped to watch the kayakers.
Aaron couldn't understand all these pictures that didn't include him! He said "Take Aaron picture?" and moved about three feet from Betsy. We told him to backup and got a few good pics of him!
Then we made our way to the stadium. The game was between the Singapore Slingers and the Philippine team Air 21. I think there were more fans from the Philippines than from Singapore, but it was still fun. At half-time Aaron got a kick out of meeting the mascot. He is a merlion, the symbol of Singapore, half lion, half fish.
All in all, it was a great day!
Today, Wednesday the 24th was the annual "See You at the Pole" day. We had students gathered in different places around the school praying.
As a school we have had many things to pray for lately as two of our staff members are having serious medical conditions. Please pray with us for:
Tina Ong - She delivered twin boys about ten days ago and has been in serious condition since then. She is finally beginning to recover, but still has a ways to go. Tina finally was able to move out of ICU into a normal ward today; this also means that she will finally be able to see her sons! (She hadn't seen them as of this morning). The boys are doing ok. They were born a few weeks early and thus have had to go through extra treatment. They are now both very near 4 lbs!
Bob Brosius - He is our IT director and has had to have a couple of surgeries recently. Things have not gone as smoothly as was hoped and it seems there may need to be more surgeries. Pray for wisdom for the doctors to determine what is going on!
Having children apparently gives eveyone free reign to pass on any and all words of child-rearing wisdom gained over the centuries. If you have kids, you know what I mean!
We get advice spanning not only the ages, but also cultures as well. Anything from sanitizing the world to the dangers of 2 year old thumb sucking.
However, the pinnacle, the most amazing, the greatest piece of advice came from a neighbor sharing a ride down the lift (oh, I mean elevator). A fatherly-looking gentlemen flashed Aaron and I (Betsy) a huge smile as we entered and guessed that Aaron was about 1 year old. I kindly corrected him that actually Aaron is 2 years old. He got a very thoughtful expression on his face and replied, "Oh, he is much to short for 2. You must make him grow more!"
Well, what could I do? I smiled and said a sweet, "Thank you." All the time thinking, "Huh??? Is this guy for real???? OK!"
Yeah, gotta love all the very free, helpful advice from everyone!