Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My first strawberry. Tiny and i probably should've picked it earlier. But still

My first strawberry. Tiny and i probably should've picked it earlier. But still proud!

My first strawberry. Tiny and i probably should've picked it earlier. But still

My first strawberry. Tiny and i probably should've picked it earlier. But still proud!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My little bee pollenating my little flower:)

My little bee pollenating my little flower:)

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter.....

...from us 4 Mehaffies! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!!! The sermon this year focused on how Mary was alarmed, afraid and amazed when she went to the tomb and found it was empty. This should not have been so since He had Risen, "Just as He had Said". The pastor talked about how Jesus had called His shot. What comfort!

AFter church, we headed to our house to have late lunch/early dinner. It was the first time we had Easter at our house and we loved it! We just love having things/family at our house.

Also for the first time, we did my family's Easter Egg tradition of Cascarones. It was fun to crack these confetti filled egg shells. Here's Luke getting Isaac.
and Isaac getting Daddy :)
Poor Ruby was not so fond of the confetti. She was actually quite scared of it. Poor girl :(
and Isaac getting Simon.
It was fun and we're sure it'll be even more fun next year when the kids are alittle older. We also did a regular Egg Hunt that Alinna brought. It was amazing to see the kids really look for them this year since last year they needed so much help. Isaac would run all across the yard when he found one. We ended the day with our Easter Little People story to make sure they remembered that even though eggs are fun, Easter is to remember and celebrate that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and was raised back to life again. Halleluia!

Also, as is our tradition (more like, my obsession) we all had hand made matching outfits. This year however, Luke made the decision to all have gingham but all different pastel colors, like an Easter basket (his exact words)!! Funny.

And just to brighten your day...here's a picture of the cutest, happiest, sweetest, cheeky-est baby EVER!
I love my family. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter as well/

Friday, April 22, 2011

One Last Easter Craft

I made a felt board Easter Activity for Isaac similar to the Velcro Nativity I made for Christmas. The purpose again was to have something that Isaac could touch and feel as I read the Easter story to him.

I found these images online and instead of laminating and velcro-ing, I decided to use felt. So after I printed in all out, using Tacky Glue, I glued each little peice to some felt. I also took some foam board, cut it the size of a standard sheet of felt, and glued again. Super Easy.

The trickiest part was condensing the Bible's Easter story to something more concise yet accurate for Isaac and also that corresponded with the pieces of the activity (the sun and the dove are extras).

So these are the verses that I used in this specific order: John 19:17-18, 28a, 30b, 38a, 40a, 41, 42b; 20:1,11b, 12a; Matthew 28:5-6a; John 20:14a. After this I ended it with, "Jesus said, "Go and tell my brothers that I am alive".

Now I know there's a lot of a's and b's in there, but like I said, I wanted to hit the highlights that matched the activity and wanted to make it concise to keep Isaac's attention. It's worked out pretty good because he knows mostly the whole story now.

Isaac and I usually do this activity first thing in the morning and is even the one to bring me the board. This is usually when I'm getting lazy and want to skip it. Thanks Holy Spirit for using my little boy.

I know Easter's only 3 days away, but you could either crank this out really fast, or write down for next year!

Palm Tuesday?

Well, on Sunday we were making our way back from the beach and Monday was recovery. I know, excuses, excuses. So we had Palm Tuesday instead.

First we read the story in Isaac's little Bible.Then, we pretended that Missy was a donkey! Doesn't she just look thrilled?

I cut some Palm Leaves out of green construction paper and we started waving them (that's why they're blurry in the picture).
Isaac knew exactly what to do with the leaves because we had been practicing at other times with the resurrection eggs and with some friends. He had a good time and couldn't stop telling Luke at dinner that Missy was a donkey :)

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ready for the beach with the exact same outfit isaac wore on his first trip to t

Ready for the beach with the exact same outfit isaac wore on his first trip to the beach 2 years ago.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

FWD:Im batman

Im batman

holding his own bottle! 7months tomorrow!!

holding his own bottle! 7months tomorrow!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

sweet brothers sharing a cart :)

sweet brothers sharing a cart :)