Jacob Kendrick, 2, pounces in his padded dinosaur pajamas onto his father, Mike Kendrick, as his other son, Dylan, 3, drapes over his back. His daughter Lily, 5, laughs.
It's all under the watchful eye of a Jesus Christ poster that proclaims "I Am."
The poster hangs as a centerpiece of their living room. “It's important for our kids to constantly see that he is our solid rock,” said Mike. “It's like having a picture of a loved one in your office.”
It's a prelude to a nightly worship time for the Virginia Beach family. On this evening, the kids are wound up and needed to bounce out some energy before prayer.
“I think it's what holds us together, having the altar time,” said Nereida, Mike's wife. “It's important for them to know that we're there for them, and that Christ is there for them as well.”