Gideon is on the mends...praise the Lord! Today, his rash and fever are gone and he asked to go back to his class. Hopefully, he will make it the whole day. Please continue to pray that Gideon and ME would be healthy and full of laughter and joy our last few days in Prague.
We return to Russia on Saturday morning and will spend the night with friends in Moscow and return to Yaroslavl on Sunday. Please pray that the kids are healthy and we have a safe, peaceful flight home and a great time with our friends.
This is your present...Gideon wanted to "model" it, but ended up wearing it today! You may need to wash it before you wear it! HE-HE!!!
ME also wanted to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
We miss you and love you!!! Hope you have a great day and eat lots of cake.
FYI---I uploaded this early, since I will probably be in solitary confinement with Gideon tomorrow.
Gideon has scarlet fever! Please pray that he will be comfortable and heal quickly. Please also pray that ME and the other kids will stay healthy. Also, pray that Kristie and Gideon would find fun things to do in the hotel room.
This is our last week in Prague and our energy is diminishing. Pray our final week will be fun, relaxing, enjoyable and all that God wants it to be.
On Wednesday, they went to the zoo. We asked Gideon what he saw at the zoo and he said, "COCK ROACHES!!!"
ME's first task in her class is to remove her shoes and socks. She loves to be barefoot. It has become a chore for us to make her keep her shoes on. When we come to the room after breakfast to brush our teeth, we will usually find ME on the floor taking off her shoes.
ME got out of her stroller and went straight to her class and crawled up on her teacher's lap!
This is a huge praise and answer to prayer!!! Thank you for praying for our kids and our time in Prague.
Sarah, Anna, and Christian: we will bring you a peanut butter kit-kat, if you reply to this message. What a way to get more hits and see if you are reading our blog---HEHE!!! We love you guys and miss you!!!
Kids are so different! When I was pregnant with ME, I thought she would be a "girly" version of Gideon. I was so wrong! Gideon is shy, reserved, likes to hold our hand and proceeds with caution. ME is Little Miss Independent. She likes to run free, stomp her foot and literally climb the walls! She loved flying down the slide and bouncing across the floor. I was a little afraid at first, but quickly saw how much fun she was having.
I recently watched "My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding" while on room confinement with Gideon. I can summarize my kids by saying, "One is an apple, one is an orange, but they are both fruits!"
There were also many Churches, an Astronomical Clock and shockingly even a museum dedicated to sex machines!!! We of course did not go in, but found the expressions of people as they walked past hilarious!
Today, I have had a great day. The weather in Prague is absolutely gorgeous and so sunny!!! We went to the International Baptist Church and then had Chinese food for lunch. On the way back “home” to the hotel, we stopped and let the kids run around at park. While the kids (and Keith) took naps, I went and had a Thai massage. It was so relaxing, I almost feel asleep! When I got back to the hotel, we all went across the street for pizza and ice cream. I am so thankful for my sweet family who made my Birthday so special.
What is a white, preacher coat??? A white button down oxford!!!
Keith asked him if he was going to preach this morning. Gideon said, “I won’t reach”…the pulpit.
Please continue to pray for our final two weeks in Prague. Pray that the kids would heal quickly from their colds and coughs and have a great time in their classes.
We have really enjoyed our first few days in Prague. The food, fellowship, and conference have been great. The kids are adjusting well and enjoying their classes. ME cries for the first few minutes, but her teachers have said she is doing great! She has become buddies with a little boy named Barnabas who lives in Finland. Gideon also had a great time playing with new friends and eating worms (read the blog for more details). Gideon woke-up this morning with a fever and bad cough. Kristie skipped class to take him to the doctor, who said that he has a bacterial throat infection and gave us antibiotics. Kristie is already a little bored hanging out in the hotel room with only Czech TV.
Please pray he would get better quickly and have the energy and desire to go back to his class and that the rest of the family would NOT share his germs.
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement! Our blog reached 5,000 hits!!! It seems like yesterday, we had just written our first post!
We are having a great time in Prague. The weather has been cool and crisp, the kids are doing fabulous, Kristie is thrilled with no house cleaning, Keith is thrilled with no cooking and we are all eating lots of yummy great food. There are several great restaurants right by our hotel and tonight the childcare workers are watching the kids to give the parents Date Night for Valentines Day!!!
Please continue to pray for the kids health and adjustment. They are both beginning to show signs of colds.
We had a great first day in Prague. The kids did spectacular in the classes. Kristie asked Gideon what he had for lunch and he said, "Worms and squished chocolate!" Kristie found out later that meant chocolate pudding cups, with gummy worms! We had a great dinner just across the street from the hotel and were all sound asleep by 8:30!
Gideon and ME have had a great morning. Gideon as so excited to get to play with new toys and friends...he said, "I can't wait to go to school. Is it time yet???" ME was also so excited about all of the new things, she didn't even know mommy had left. Kristie just checked on ME and the teachers said she was doing great! Thank you for your prayers for Gideon and ME...usually the second day is more difficult, so please continue to pray for their adjustment and enjoyment in their new situation.