Thanksgiving 2005

Gino and I traveled back to Nebraska for a family reunion during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2005 and during that time we had family photos taken of the Kuhr’s that were in attendance. After arriving back home Gino and I purchased a large photo of the family that is displayed in our front room.

A great learning tool that I started with Isabel is to point out people in the photo and say their name to her and how they are related to her. She has gotten very good at pointing out members of my immediate family – my parents and brothers but  then she gets a little confused about others – aunts, uncles, cousins…EXCEPT…my cousin Tera. If you point to Tear-a (that’s how Isabel says Tera; it’s so cute!) and ask her who that is, she’ll say, “Tear-a, I like Tear-a!”

Silver Creek Community Park

Usually whenever I take Isabel to the park, I just walk up the street about 2 blocks to our community park in the back of the complex. Today however, I decided to take her for a short drive to the community park at Silver Creek. The park is bigger and it has swings, including a toddler swing. She loves to swing and says that she’s flying – without wings.

This is a pole with a plastic base attached just above the ground. Kids can either stand or sit and then spin the pole – almost like a personal merry go round. Isabel thought it was a blast and actually figured out how to make it spin on her own.

I think this is supposed to be like a rocket. Kids sit on it and then rock it to make it jiggle. She liked this too and would run back and forth between this and the pole thing pictured at top.

This little boy is, Isaiah, he’s 2. Isaiah and his mother showed up about an hour after we arrived at the park. These two hit it off! They had so much fun and played amazingly together. Until they took off down the road…

God made the animals

Today in church, Isabel learned about God making all the animals.

Genesis 1:20-25 (NIV)
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

She was so excited because she got to “make” her own Lula, too! :o)

Gino’s Birthday celebration

The birthday celebration started around 3, after Gino got his work done. We headed over to the Olive Garden for some dinner. Which we actually got for the lunch price specials! Bonus! Afterward, we headed over to Best Buy to walk off some of the pasta. Then we stopped at Baskin Robbins to pick up some ice cream and then came home for dessert.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

The concentration that it takes to cut brownies…
(I forgot candles and to sing!!!)

Enjoying our time together.

Isabel’s highlight of the whole day was dessert!

Happy Birthday Gino!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you, Gino!
Happy Birthday to you!

We are truly blessed to have you as a father, husband, and friend.
Your love for us is so bountiful – it overflows.
We love you and wish a very happy birthday!
XXOX – Carey and Isabel

“Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint

Where is God?

This morning while Isabel and I were eating our breakfast, she was singing a round of “Twinkle Twinkle little star” and the way I have taught her how to sing it goes a little something like is…

“Twinkle Twinkle little star how I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle Twinkle little star God has placed you were you are.”

Well this morning when she got to the part in the song about God; I stopped her from singing further by asking her this…

Me: Where is God?

Isabel: (thinks a moment and says…) At the store.

Me: At the store? What is God doing at the store?

Isabel: Buying groceries and pushing bus.
(Our store has a shopping cart with a bus attached to the front of the cart and Isabel has just become aware of this and asks all the time to go to the store and ride the bus.)

Then later this evening, I again asked her the same question during dinner; while she was again singing Twinkle Twinkle.

Me: Where is God?

Isabel: At the store?

Me: What’s he doing at the store?

Isabel: Buying food.

Me: What kind of food?

Isabel: Eggs.

Gino: Does God like eggs?

Isabel: Yah. I like eggs.