Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mother's Day Tea

Hollace had a sweet Mother's Day Tea at school for all the moms. They read poems, sang songs, served us pretty little petit fours and punch, and presented us with some art they had made. It was a very sweet day and she was so proud.

So HAPPY I get to be a MOTHER to this sweet girl!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Easter 2011

I'm finally getting around to posting about our Easter.

Saturday before Easter Sunday we had a little picnic/ Easter egg hunt with our Sunday School class at the park. I didn't take many pictures, but I did take a few of Thad that were funny. He found a few eggs, then sat down and ate each piece without moving from this spot. All the other kids had finished hunting then went up to the table under the pavilion. So he was a ways out there all by himself for quite a while. He didn't seem to notice he was all alone. I finally got his attention and a smile.
Saturday evening we colored eggs and made Resurrection rolls, which you can see in the background.

If you've never made the rolls, you take a marshmallow which represents Jesus and dip it in melted butter and cinnamon and sugar. This represents putting the oil, etc. on the bodies like they use to before putting them in the tombs. You roll the marshmallow up in a crescent roll, which represents the tomb. When you bake them,the marshmallow melts and sort of disappears, so the crescent is hollow or empty. Of course this represents the empty tomb that was left after Jesus rose from the dead. A good teaching opportunity about the meaning of Easter....................one would think.

Instead this turned into a big joking session about Jesus being a marshmallow. They thought that was so funny and went on and on about it. "AHHH...we're dipping Jesus in butter.......OH NO, Jesus is melted and squishing out the side!". Not exactly the "moment" I had envisioned!

They tasted good anyway. Here is Thad enjoying his.

My kids have never been overly excited about the egg coloring process. We always do it, but it's never a big deal.
Easter morning...the kids with their baskets.

Hollace with some serious bed head, showing off her favorite gift: lots of colorful dry-erase markers. She is so much like me!

Thad couldn't have been happier than he was to get this little motorcycle (or "more-soccer" as he says. He LOVES them!

We tried to snap a picture of the three after church

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I am so thankful for these blessings who have given me the awesome privilege and joy of being a mother. I am so glad God chose me to mother these three!!

.......and so grateful for the wonderful mother who raised me- and the wonderful mother who raised my amazing husband! Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It's Official............


..........and I have the three kids, and soccer ball, shin guards, and fold up chairs in the back of my MINI VAN to prove it!!

Here is Rhett's Upward soccer team. They are called the "Little Flash". Aren't they cute? The only other boy on his team is almost 6 and has played soccer for three years. He is by FAR the team's best player!

I think this "Little Flash" is pretty handsome!

I'll post some more action pictures later.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011