Monday, February 18, 2008

Max the Creative

I hope that Max never loses the ability that he has to imagine and create. It's amazing. He builds for hours with his Lego's, creating elaborate scenes and then tells us all about them. He has a box that holds an old pair of overalls, my purple graduation gown, a policeman uniform, a few hats, Chad's old soccer jersey, a sweat band, and a sleeve from an old sweat-shirt. Using the "tools" from this box he can become anything he wants to be--a pirate, a cowboy, a sorcerer, a prince, just to name a few. He makes swords out of his Hotwheels tracks, guns out of his K'nex, and canons from his Lego's. There is no end to his creativity.
Last Thursday when Anna Kate left for dance class, Max immediately set to work on a new project. He set up a library/thrift store in our reading corner. He carefully stacked the reading pillows out of the way and began gathering toys and books. He created toy displays and laid out the books so you could see all the titles that he had to offer. Then Max invited me to come for a visit. This is when he explained to me that he was the owner of the library and that it was also a store where you could buy old toys and old books for a little bit of money. Thrift store was my best guess. We love thrift stores!
When Anna Kate got home he showed her his library and she selected the books that she was interested it and took them to the circulation desk/coffee table. Max carefully located each bar code and scanned them with his scanner/can of Play-Doh and Anna Kate went on her way.
Here are a few pictures of Max's Library Thrift Store (And, of course, Max is dressed in proper Library Thrift Store owner attire!)

And here is a picture of his solution to a too-much-trash-not-enough-hands situation. I mean, really, why make two trips?

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Yes, Alayna, there is a Truett Cathy.

My sister Angela called me to ask how the interviews went (They went well, by the way). Her daughter wanted to talk to me and ask me a quick question. She said, "Uncle Chad, is Mr. S. Truett Cathy still alive?"

Here's the answer.

This was taken yesterday afternoon in his office, which he affectionately calls his treehouse. He gave me a book and signed it for me, and we took this picture together. He'll be 87 next month.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Off He Goes!

Chad left just a few minutes ago for Atlanta. I wanted to take pictures and document the whole thing. He thought that was dorky--so, alas, a pictureless post.
For those of you who do not know, Chad has been invited to Chick-fil-A Home Office for an interview. Actually, it's a series of interviews. He starts in the morning at 8:30 and will be there until 4:00. This is a huge step towards his goal of operating his own Chick-fil-A. We are so excited! If you think about Chad tomorrow, please say a prayer for him.
Speaking of Chick-fil-A, if you have never read about the founder, Truett Cathy, you really should. He is an amazing man. He loves the Lord and serves Him faithfully. You can go here to learn a little about Truett.