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Fall trip to Michigan

I was able to find a pretty cheap airline ticket and just got back from spending a week up in Michigan with Megan, Jim, and little Drew. We did a little shopping, a little cooking, went to church several times and basically did the things that they normally do during the week.

I thought you might like to see some of Drew's normal daily activities. Right now he is terribly obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine and all his railway friends, so several times throughout the day we played with trains.

picture of Drew, Me, Trains

His name for this activity is "choochooing."

picture of Choochooing

Drew also enjoys puzzles. I brought him three little cardboard puzzles which I doled out over the week. On the first night I asked him if he was ready for a challenge. From then on he started calling the puzzles "challenges."

picture of Drew's Challenge

He also loves to "read" books. He enjoys being read to and he also will go into his room and plop down in his rocking chair and spend a half hour or so just "reading" to himself.

picture of DrewReading

picture of More Drew Reading

The local library has a preschool story and craft hour most Tuesday mornings with stories and a craft for the children. Last Tuesday while I was there the children dressed up in costumes and the story lady read fall stories and each of the children did a pumpkin coloring craft and received a bag of treats. There were many cute little costumes and it was fun to see the children responding to the finger plays and doing the hokey pokey.

picture of Story Lady

picture of Cowboy Drew

Sunday night at church there was a missionary speaker from the Ivory Coast on furlough with his family. I had actually been his ninth grade English teacher. He gave a very good presentation (I was relieved that it was grammatically correct!) and it was nice to meet his wife and all eleven of their children! They had quite a nice display table with many African artifacts. They also brought a snake (an American corn snake) which they allowed anyone to pet or to hold after the service. Drew held its tail and petted it. Wednesday night after church he told us he wanted to see it again, but unfortunately it had moved on.

Both my flights were direct and were blissfully uneventful. I'm thankful I got to go up to visit and spend time with them. It's hard to live so far apart but it's a blessing to know that they are serving the Lord in the place where He has appointed for them.

Rob had to stay at home since he had students "thirsting for knowledge", as he likes to put it. It's hard to get a sub when you teach French. He did a superb job of holding down the fort and had the house in good order when I got home and he even fixed supper for me!

So, that's been the last week for me. Back to reality now.


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3 Comments on “Fall trip to Michigan”

  1. #1 Rob
    on Nov 2nd, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    As much as I missed you here at home, Dear, and as much as I would have enjoyed being up there too, I’m very glad that you were able to enjoy a good week with Megan, Jim, and Drew.

  2. #2 Laura
    on Nov 3rd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Was it Dan Cuthbertson?

  3. #3 Carrie
    on Nov 10th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Drew is getting so big! I’m glad you get to see him every now and then–and that you share him with us. :o)

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