Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Time

Spring is such an amazing time of year for new growth, new life, and new beginnings. Our new home has an amazing backyard. One of my favorite trees is the Dogwood with its blooms. Also I really like tulips and there are some of those growing right by my driveway. It will be really fun to watch this next year to see all the things that Ester had planted in the yard. Thank you God for this beautiful earth that sings your praises and points me back to a God who cares for me so much. Indescribable by Chris Tomlin.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gabe sitting up

Well, almost...he fell over right after we snapped the picture. :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Gabe "reading"

Gabe is enjoying anything he can touch. Of course, its the best if he can put it in his mouth too. :) The book makes scrunchy noises and has all kinds of textures. He enjoys it a lot. He also has a book of other baby's faces that he loves to squeal at.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Activities

This is Olivia with Resurrection Eggs. We used these all week to learn the Easter Story. She got to make her own set too.

Olivia is coloring her Lent Tree. This was an activity that my friend found online. It had suggested activities for each day of Lent. For example, we did some lamb and butterfly crafts, sang hymns or praise songs, made cards and meal for others, baked hot cross buns, read books and watched a video, burned white candles, and then some of the harder ones were giving up something or doing something hard. Each day after we did the activities, she go to color the fruit on her tree.

We had Easter dinner with our friends, the Sorgius family. Before dinner was an easter egg hunt. This was lots more fun than the one we did last week. I think we will stick to this size hunt for a few years to come.

Olivia and I had a great time dyeing her easter eggs. I didn't get any pictures of the process as I was too busy helping her so we didn't make a mess. We did some glitter eggs and then she drew on others with a crayon before we dyed them.