Is it just me, or is this gang of crooks the cutest ever? Seriously! This week is VBS and my girls are loving every minute of it...especially Stella! I've caught her a few times singing the new songs she's learned and she can't stop talking about her new best friends. Gosh, I don't know what we'll do when it's over.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
If there is one thing that is a must for outside fun at our house, it's BUBBLES! They're super cheap and Stella can be entertained forever with them. Especially now that she is older and can do it herself without spilling them too much.
I'm so glad that I no longer have to blow them until I become light-headed!
Monday, April 7, 2014
Today is the first time I've blogged in weeks. We've had a lot going on just living life. We have also had a few firsts...
My first born turned 21! I know what you're thinking, I'm far too young to have a 21 year old child. But really...
My first daughter hit the double digits and turned 10! They just grow up too fast!
Last week, I had my first (and hopefully my last) trip to the ER of the year after tripping on my way out of church and tearing some ligaments in my foot. Good times!
Mike (aka Big Daddy) had his first day at his new job! We are so thankful that he found one so quickly and thankful that he had 2 weeks off in between jobs that he could relax and enjoy some family time.
Saturday night we went to our first hockey game with the Girl Scouts. It was so much fun!
Finally, we found the first flower of spring in our yard! I'm looking forward to many more and some warm temps, of course!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I am in love with owls! So when Stella asked to do letter O for our next alphabet page, I knew right away what we would make.
Making our owl was simple. I cut out the parts:
Stella glued the parts together:
Check out our other alphabet pages here!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
My entire life I have worshiped at the same Methodist church that my grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins were members. They truly are my church family. Many of my childhood memories were centered around the church and the family time we had at my grandparents house following church services. There was also Sunday school, vacation bible school, and youth group. All of which, I look back on fondly!
Recently, I have had some struggles with whether or not my church is still the one for me. It's not in our town which makes it a little more difficult for me to get involved with activities that don't fall on a weekend. Also, there is no longer a Sunday school program for kids Stella's age. That kind of bums me out.
About two years ago, some friends of Felicia and Madelyn asked if the girls could go with them for "Kid's Club" at a church down the street from our house. When I was a little girl, I would go to VBS there and enjoyed it, so I said sure. They've been attending Friday nights ever since! This past summer, during vacation bible school I started taking Stella as well. At times she would get antsy and I would have to take her out, but for the most part, she enjoyed being included. Especially at craft time!
This past Friday, we were greeted with happy faces and warm hearts once again. We sang songs and prayed, had a lesson and made a craft. But the best part of the night for Stella was when she received her very own Bible. The members of the church gave each of the kids that come to kids club a Beginner's Bible. (they had given my older girls a regular Bible when the first started attending too) For Stella, this has become her most prized possession! She has told everyone that she can that she has a new Bible!
All three girls are so happy to have their new bibles. The big girls have read quite a few stories on their own and have looked up the corresponding verses in their regular bibles and Stella likes to go through and pick out stories for me to read to her. Right now, we are feeling blessed to have two churches to call our church family.