Fun Learning Experiences

Now that the weather is warmer here in the midwest we can play tee-ball outside instead of in our living room. :) This is just one of the many ways we have been passing the time in April. We also enjoy walks to the playground, trips to Ikea where we get .99 ice cream cones, reading lots and lots of books, playing with cars, going on "coffee" dates and singing & dancing to Hillsong "Mighty to Save" and Shane & Shane's song "Burn Us Up". Instead of singing the chorus to "Burn Us Up" Andrew sings, "Dinosaurs." It has the same number of syllables and he just thinks those are the words... makes my heart smile.

Yesterday while reading from the book of Proverbs in the Bible this verse caught my attention.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6. 
           What a privilege it is to have the opportunity to raise Andrew. He is a gift from heaven above and we strive to make the most of our time together.  (Thank you LORD for this opportunity!) There is a lot to teach a little one and every day is a new and exciting day of learning around our house. 

One example of a teaching moment we have had recently is our trip to the bank. It occurred to me that Andrew had yet to step foot inside a bank and the only thing he knew about money was that it is fun to throw into the fountain at the mall. We took our piggy bank full of loose change from the past year and headed into the bank, dumped all the coins into the machine, watched the numbers climb as the money was counted, and then deposited it into our savings account. Andrew's smile and joy at learning something new was contagious and the other people in line couldn't help but smile too. We had a lesson on money, the bank, how it is possible to buy something, save for something, different account types, investments, etc... It is fun to watch him learn new things. And fun to teach. It was one of the moments as a new blogger (and mom) that I wished I had brought my camera to take pictures. Next time!