Mission Control this is John Paul.
JP – MC go ahead.
MC I have the toys in sight. They are magnificent. Two Fujifilm cameras, loads of lenses, batteries and HOLY BIRTHDAY CAKE the 56mm is here!
JP you have permission to acquire the toys.
MC I have a problem…oh my it is a rigged flash…I’m on film…he caught me red handed.
JP Break Off! Break Off! Go to ground!
MC will play baby no worries. I’ll get another chance…I know where the toy mine is now.
Hum Hum? How did this happen?
Then my daughter Kellie says, “My hair is messy!” The Daddy replies, “Well you were having fun twirling your dress!” Kellie then screaches with a belly laugh happy as can be because this is what she remembered:
The Twirl in a dress!
Thank you Aunt Jane for all your work! A dress for my doll and I and purse to boot! Some really nice other outfits as well! Annalise (the doll) is now in her pajamas enjoying a short summers nap with Kellie. These are some great moments to remember. It is what being a family photographer is all about.
If you ever get a chance to look at a list of the top ten toys history ever created…you will not find last year’s Christmas craze on them. You will instead find toy cars, soldiers, trains and digging supplies for boys. For girls I am sure you will find dolls, stuffies and all their accessories. I know there are exceptions out there, but the reality is you will not find many! This is what kids play with!
So here we have Uncle Micheal’s trucks out back one more time. At home we have the matchbox and airplane toys from both myself and my brother…and even my uncle (or my kids Great Uncle). These toy trucks and planes are universal hits. When built American tough, like a child, they will last generations.
It got me to wondering…if toys go from generation to generation why don’t we look closer at lessons from the past. I’m sure what God said 5,000 years ago or 2000 years ago really still has some staying power. It might help us in our present circumstances!
Ah a good desert book…
Well we were not in Lake Havasu for more than a day when Grandma loaded up the two big kids and took them to someplace they find better than Disney World…a Library. Out they went, and back they came with one and three books respectfully. When not engaged with board games and outdoor fun their noses are buried deep in their books.
Simple things we need to remember are all part of Capturing His Glory in our daily lives. I’m glad I get to see it!