Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swinging Time

Cadence loves to tie things into knots and onto things.  For example, she will tie her scarf into knots over and over again and then ask us to undo it.  Do you know how hard it is to get these little knots out?  Hard!  One day, we were trying to put Finn's sneakers on, but we could loosen them enough to get them onto his feet because Cadence had gotten a hold of them at some point and tied several knots in the shoelaces.  Uugh!  I suppose it's a good skill for her to be practicing... tieing that is.
So, one day, she got creative and tied her jump rope to the deck out back and then Brad added a stick at the bottom for her to sit on, like a swing.  It was working great, until the jump rope decided it was going to be a jump rope, not a swing, and was starting to unravel.  So what does one do in this type of situation?  Call Super Grandpa to the rescue!  I asked my dad if he could make a swing seat, last week, and one week later...
we have a swing!  What a guy!  He even put carpet padding on the wood and hung it for us.
The kids love it!
In this picture it looks like Cadence plowed Finn over, but I think he layed under her voluntarily.
Doesn't it look fun?  It looks so free when they are swinging on it.  I love it and love that they enjoy swinging on it.  It really has motivated them to play outside more and watch t.v. less.  A major plus!  They are also able to touch the ground, so they don't need me out there to push them.  
Thanks, dad!


  1. THAT is the absolute GREATEST! How fun! Finn is hilarious! Cadence, a knot tying wonder? That's fantastic!

  2. Great times. Good swing. Loads of wonder and entertainment!