Sunday, April 12, 2009

"Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!"
Luke 24:5b-6a

We had a wonderful Easter weekend...probably one of my favorite weekends in a long time. How fitting. This was Brock's first Easter and likely the first Easter that Brielle can understand and will remember. Leading up to Good Friday and Easter, I read the Easter story to Brock and Brielle over and over again, using a variety of books and children's Bibles. I'm not sure just how deep their understanding goes, but they both can tell you why we celebrate Easter...another little seed planted. I am sooooo blessed to be able to pass on these Truths to two more precious ones.

Coloring Eggs...

Making tomb cookies as Brittany and Brant read the Easter story...

Searching for eggs and baskets...

A gorgeous Easter afternoon ... just perfect for a hike!

2 Wheelin'

Last week, we finally got around to taking Brock out to learn to ride his bike without training wheels. Anticipating a long evening, we loaded up the van and headed to the neighborhood school's parking lot. Once unloaded, Max helped Brock get steady on his two wheels and started to walk along side him...but, Brock had already balanced himself and was OFF! Much to our surprise and delight, he immediately got it! He rode round and round the lot, with only a few mishaps (because he learned to ride so quickly, we didn't have time to teach him the whole brake thing right away...he learned that the hard way...but he DID learn :0/ ).

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Just because I want to remember the cute things she says...

For some reason, Miss Brielle has recently been waking up with a new burning question on her mind.

First it was, "Mom, who's Pharoah?" I, having had in only one cup of coffee that morning, wasn't prepared for hearing her ask about "Pharaoh", so I didn't understand what she was saying. Finally, in frustration, she said, "You know, the one in Egypt!"

Another day, she asked, "What's a meteor?", and when I asked her where she had heard about a "meteor", she ran and got a book I had read to them a while back. So, much to her curious delight, I reread her the part about a meteor.

Then came the early morning question, "What is Uranus?", to which I gladly grabbed a book about the planets, and then cuddled on the couch with my little inquisitor where we both learned more about this obscure planet.

This morning, she came downstairs and asked as clear as day, "Mom, what is echolocation?" So, I proceeded to describe echolocation using a bat and a mosquito as examples. She, of course, wanted to pretend to be a bat hunting for a mosquito, so at 7:00 a.m. , we were "flying" around our house looking for prey using our echolocation.

This little girl is a homeschool Mom's delight!