Friday, April 20, 2012

Daily Life

Well, it's been a looong while....but maybe I can do a bit of posting now and then of our daily life.

S. is getting big. Today here is what she was helping me with----cleaning and vacuuming our couches.

The best part? Jumping on the cushions!

 Other things we've been enjoying recently are getting outside in the nice weather! S. particularly enjoyed an exploration afternoon at Grandpa and Grandma's. It included the following:

Eating sticks
 Chasing the cat and being chased by the dog
 And picking flowers...or at least picking the heads off flowers :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Lessons

Sunday mornings I teach the "littles" at our church. Sunita comes sometimes, but it's for our 3-6 year olds. (Okay, of which there are two)

I thought I'd like to share my lessons, to keep them on file, and if you find inspiration you can adapt them too.

 For the first month we studied Abraham for 4 weeks. The first lesson was Abraham's call to move.
 We learned A was for Abraham and for Apple.
We learned a verse with pictures "I will follow you whever you go."
 We made tents and put stickers of Abraham and Sarah inside.
We colored pictures too, and in all, went over the story 4 times. We also "packed" a suitcase of things to "move" with and pulled it around the classroom.

Every week we start by measuring our height on a growth chart and singing "Read your Bible pray every day and you'll grow, grow, grow..."

Then we try and close with another song that is our memory verse, Psalm 34:12-14.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Fun Project

I've been wanting to try this for a long time.....and by a long time I mean probably over a year. But now, it's done, and I'm very excited! It's a "house" for kids to play in.

 It fits over our card table. Has two windows and a door, and a mail box that really can hold mail.
But the best that it folds up like this for storage. Yay for fun things in our apartment!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sweet Treats

So, I saw this pretty idea online and decided to try it out for myself....with a little help from my super-pie-crust-baking-mom.....

It is a lot of work for a treat....but it's kind of fun....maybe a once-a-fall type of thing in my book :)

Monday, November 7, 2011


It's a mystery.....
Someone went window shopping on Saturday....
and entered my name in a drawing.....
and I won!
And I have no idea how or who.....
but I'm grateful and excited to do my own window shopping. :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What's New


It's been a while since I've been in here on this blog.

I haven't forgotten it.

I haven't even wanted to neglect it.

But life happens.

What's new here?

I enjoyed every bit of fall I could....but I'm ready for snow.
I raked our backyard leaves.
I made lefse.
I made a fun October "do-list" and did most of it....
I've been sewing
And crafting
And reading
And playing computer games

And I've been mothering
And housekeeping
And cooking
And trying new things

All of which, someday, I hope to get back on here and blog. But I'd rather do it with pictures, and that will have to wait till I get them uploaded. Meanwhile, enjoy this picture of a Fall "Do-List", which is where I took my idea from. (If you click on the pictures it will go to the link):

A Book Review: A Good and Perfect Gift

I read through A Good and Perfect Gift, by Amy Becker, in about 2 days. It was captivating. It's the story of a family who didn't find out about the special needs of their child until AFTER the birth. The author writes about her excitement for their first child, the emotional roller-coaster they went on after the news, and the love that grew in their hearts toward their little girl.
  I enjoyed the premise of the book. While I am glad I read it, and the reminder of how precious life is, I'm also glad I didn't read it while pregnant. I don't think emotionally I could've handled it very well.
    The book maintained my interest for the first few chapters, then I wished the author would move through the story faster in the middle. She spent a lot of time in the 6-8 month age range, which from reading, you could tell alot happened, but at the same time, it felt a little repetitive. I enjoyed the "ending" of the book, but had to go check out her blog because I really wanted to see pictures. (Which I did)

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their blogger book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."*


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