Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Funnies

*****Please remember to pray for us on December 25!*****


Jaan says that when he grows up he wants to be either an astronaut or a butterfly. (The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. A certain parent of his wanted to be a turtle when she grew up.)

Kolya (our friend and former neighbor) to Will: "Why wouldn't they want you in Russia? You're the most Russian man I know!"

Jaan to Raia: "In space astronauts can fly, but we can't do that in Russia."

Raia's version of the story of Jonah: "He didn't obey God, so he got on a boat. They threw him into the ocean, and then. . . . He ate a whale!"

Recently Jaan came running to me, all excited, because Asya had said "egg" to him: "In English, Mama!" On Sunday he was telling everyone at church that she speaks English.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hee hee. That's funny, because I brought in a picture of you all to show my 7th & 8th graders, so they could know whom they were praying for. One of them looked at the picture and asked if Will was Russian.He's probably never seen any Russians, but that was his impression. =-)Thanks for sharing your blessings! Anna

Mom said...

So grateful you can enjoy the children amidst the stress. Much love....

Mrs said...

Aysa may be speaking English, but I wonder if she cries in Russian?

Was she calling Jaan an egghead?

;-D

I don't know how to preserve this electronic journal. I hope you're also writing these things down on paper! We'll most definitely pray for you on Christmas Day.

Mrs said...

Asya. Sorry.

:-(

Anonymous said...

Hi! Too funny!! And, I am glad that ONE of my grandchildren speaks English!! Baba Julie isn't too good with the Russian!!(: Love and LOTS of PRAYERS!! Baba Julie

Ellizabeth said...

phyllis! i love reading your list of things you're thankful for...and I never knew about the E. Elliot newsletters...I've started reading them! Be blessed, Phyllis--it's an encouragement to see how you're coping with this whole situation. Praying for you...

Agape said...

Praying and smiling! That was a lovely post!