Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cutie Patooties


 
Oh, how I love these children!

He Arose a Victor from the Dark Domain!

We decided that one simple activity we wanted to do with our kids this year was to make resurrection rolls.  It is so easy so do and such a lovely picture of the ultimate promise.  So momma told them the story while we rolled our marshmallows in our crescent rolls and 13 minutes later we had empty tombs.  Indeed, He did arise so that we could have new life!
 

Egg-cellent Egg-scavators!

We had a quiet Easter this year...and honestly, that was fine.  Although it didn't feel like Easter.  Honestly, we didn't even plan on doing Easter baskets, but the girls went to a party on Friday night where they got LOTS of chocolate, so they took matters into their own hands and packed our plastic Easter eggs with their candy by themselves and then asked daddy and mommy to hide them.  Such innovators!!!  :)
 




 
Aren't they such cute little Easter bunnies?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fabulous Faberge

This week we studied Russia.  One of many of the beautiful things that come out of Russia is the Faberge egg.  This tradition began when Tsar Alexander III had Peter Faberge create a beautiful egg for Alexander's wife, Maria Fedorovna.  This was just the beginning as they had Faberge back annually to create his masterpieces. 
 
Therefore, with Easter this week as well, we decided to create our own Faberge eggs...2D style.  ;)  We also took time to watch a fabulous episode of "Reading Rainbow" which featured the story Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco. 
 
 If you have not checked Patricia Polacco out...you simply MUST!!!  She is a delightful children's author who is worth studying! 
 
 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Haiku

We have been studying Japan for a few weeks and decided to wrap it up today with Haiku.

Here are some of the Haiku poems we wrote.

Drip, drop, falling down
It is raining all around
Pitter patter drop.

Rittle, rattle, ssss-
Slithery, slathery snake
Coming to get you!

Kitty kitty cat
Lions and tigers and bears
Oh my!  How 'bout that?

Hope you enjoyed my little poets!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Boogers...It's What's For Breakfast

This morning Grace came into our bedroom and said quite sincerely, "My boogers don't taste like anything." 

I looked at her kind of puzzled and asked, "Do they usually taste like something?"

Once again, not a drop of guile anywhere, she answered, "Yes."

I quizzed her further, "What do they usually taste like?"

"Boogers."

Now, let me tell you, I try to make it a habit to not laugh at my children when they are serious about something, but I couldn't keep a straight face through this one.  I was trying not to die laughing!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Prayer Interrupted

Mom: Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for my girls. Thank you for their personalities, both the good and the bad.

Grace: I'm the bad!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Innovation

Yep...he came up with this one on his own!  He was even ok with dragging it around on the ground once the helium was gone.  :)

 


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Leaving a Legacy

While my parents were here I overheard mom say to dad, "I think they are only going to remember us for our phones."  Dad replied, "That's ok.  At least they'll remember us."  So, here is usually how you will find my kiddos while grandma and grandpa are here.  They will also remember grandpa for his $5 bills, and grandma for her crafts, and both of them for the beds they get to share while they are here.  If they are like me, they will remember their open Bibles too.  I won't even share about where I remember my papaw reading his Bible...it's the same place my dad reads his.  ;)

 


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Sunday, October 06, 2013

My Little Tractor Pullers

This weekend was our neighbor's Fall Pumpkin Festival.  We always love visiting and the girls couldn't wait for the tractor pull.  (Johnny did it...he just didn't really care about it like the girls did.) 

Gracie Mace made a full pull for first place in the five-year-old class.  She was one of two full pulls all day (the second was a nine-year-old boy.) 

 
Libby pulled a 19.6 for first place in the eight-year-old category, which she was THRILLED with!

 
Here is a picture of the girls with a little guy who won for the six-year-old class.

 
Here is one last picture of my little tractor pullers who are headed to state next September!  :) 


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