If a picture paints a thousand words….here you go! Our precious Keisler Family is currently back in the U.S.A. and spending several weeks with us.
Life at the Heiberg B & B is BUSY and full….and sometimes messy….really messy!
Caleb and Adara are playing with OOBLECK (Sadie prefers NOT) - a generous mixture of corn starch with a smaller portion of H2O. This substance is neither a liquid nor a solid, a bit undecided. If you squeeze a ball of the goo, it is hard. However, as soon as you release your grip, it literally slimes right between your fingers and becomes a gooey, runny mess.
OOBLECK is a favorite activity for children who visit our home. Normally the rules from "Mama Cindy" say that it must stay in the container, but that was just too boring for these guys who decided a bit of body decor was in order!
For those of you who MUST experiment with OOBLECK for yourself, check out this link:
For the kids, life is pretty simple…play, eat and worship. Their play is creative, in a flash our living room is filled with a dollhouse and "the mom" (played by female grown ups in the house) is taking her kids who look a bit like Sadie and Adara, "Sarah" and "Flower Marshmellow" off to dance or swimming or any other amazing event. Upstairs, Caleb builds elaborate roads for numerous toy cars and fights off all the "baddies".
Eating consists of LOTS of yogurt, corn, pizza and "sweeties" (their word for candy/dessert).
Worship is wild and crazy and messy with everyone involved….music, dancing, stomping upstairs which sounds similar to the sounds of wild elephants for the those who are below! Singing HIS praises, offering themselves to HIS service and lifting up others in need.
Repeat all the above….that's daily life….
How simple is that? It sounds charming, but wait!! What is the blood curdling scream emanating from the stairs?? __________ did it! She/he took my __________! Sweet Nicole calmly assists and once more, the rhythm of life returns….play, eat and worship…
How I wish I could unpack all of the spiritual truths that I have learned from these little ones…play (or work), eat and worship. Maybe I'll just think on these things!
Denny & Cindy Heiberg