Mini Motorcycle Craziness

On August 5, 2014 by Jamy Shaffer

imagesI am almost caught up!  Only one more post and I will officially be on track with our Disciple Day event postings!  July 19, saw our wild and crazy ones gather for some wild and crazy motorcycle races.  Many wondered how big these mini-cycles were going to be.  Were they going to be able to hop on and ride them through the park?  Not likely, unless you have either an enlarging ray or a miniaturization ray.  The tiny two wheelers were actually extremely fun as the kids revved them up, raced them, and made them do some spectacular tricks.  The paved walking path that traverses the park was not the ideal spot for the bikes but this did not stop our imaginative go-getters.  Picnic tables, tennis court pavement, basketball court springy surfaces, anywhere that was flat and reasonably smooth.

As I was house/child watching while my brother and sister-in-law were away for the week, I was able to bring my nephew Noah who had a lot of fun and came across a few friends of his own who joined in the fun.  As happens quite often, many of us found ourselves back at the Imagination Station where several of the little ones competed to see who could run the obstacle course the fastest.

OH, YES!  While attempting to come up with fodder for this rather skimpy post I almost forgot another blessing (it has been a few weeks).  The Avell’s purchased a new vehicle.  Smaller than the huge van they had been borrowing from an area church but large enough to fit their family.  Lisa used the new vehicle to travel to a family reunion so I transported Chris and the kids (who were with him at the time) to and from the park.  Noah and I attended mass and returned to the park before the festivities began.  After wrapping,  we went to casa Avell while DENNIS JONES walked with Beebs and a few of the other ones.

On the way, Keith needed to stop by Wal-Mart.  After we left the store, we were certain that Dennis and crew would surely at the house to meet us.  BUT, we received a phone call informing us that he managed to get themselves lost.  Only Dennis…. who CLAIMED that they were in front of the high school… a short distance away from the house that a 6 year-old could get to.  Of course, when we arrive, there is Dennis who let out a victory shout and let us know that we had been fooled.  By the end of the evening, Chris allowed Noah to stay the night and I returned to my house-sitting duties for the night.

“Then children were brought to Him that He may lay His hands on them and pray.  The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children comet me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:13-14)

What IS Keith looking at?

What IS Keith looking at?

Handing out the bikes

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Alyssia marking the finish line

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Meanwhiiile… back at Imagination Station…

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Jamy Shaffer (58 Posts)

HI EVERYONE! My name is Jamy. I have been a HUGE believer in Jesus for all of my 39 years. So far along my journey, I have been a member of my Catholic church's choir as well as a song leader. In my free time, I enjoy singing and performing on stage with various community theater groups in my area. Although I am a devoted Catholic, I know that there are hundreds of other churches throughout the world and that none of them are the "perfect" denomination and that God embraces the beauty of all their similarities and, most importantly, their differences. If we were all the same, it would be a rather dull world.


 

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