Stranger still, he has started learning the song himself. A few times now, he's sung the entire first verse all the way through -- although only when we're not paying direct attention. If we ask him to sing, he just looks at us silently, smiling. His pronunciation lacks a great deal, but he gets the basic shape of the words, as well as the melody: "Amazin' 'ace, sweet ah sound, ah save ah wretch lie me!" and so on, all the way down to: "...was los', now ah see!" It gave me goosebumps the first time he did it -- while I was changing him!
|Mudpuppy likes to swing on the big-kid swings|
|Picking pumpkins last weekend - he was a little intimidated|
at first by all the pumpkins, but enjoyed seeing a real cat
|Helping with the pizza dough. He believes in being VERY liberal|
with the spices!
|Mouse and Jaybird carving their own pumpkins. Bear is|
"too old" for such things.
|Grandma hanging out with the kids on a sunny fall day by the lake.|
"You think so, huh?"
"Yeah, 'cause a saint is just someone who loves God a real lot and is dead. And I think I will love God a real lot when I am grown up!"
That's the hard part, isn't it -- the loving. The dead part, not so much.