Friday, April 29, 2011

smoothies are fun!

for duncan at least,
not for the person who has to clean up this mess :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Resurrection Mountain

The week of easter Jayden and I had a fun activity that helped us
focus in on what Easter is all about.
It was perfect for his age and hopefully we will make this a tradition for years to come.
I got the idea and instructions from the book,
"Treasuring God in your Traditions"
by Noel Piper

it is a wonderful book on how to make holidays and birthdays
special and meaningful without being commercialized.

We spread the project out throughout the week, but she
recommends having it for the entire week from Palm Sunday
to Easter and to spread the story from the scriptures through out the week.

First we made the mountain out of the recipe in the book.
4 cups of flour,
1 1/2 cups of salt
1 tablespoon of oil
1 1/2 cups of water
mix it together

and then shape it into a mountain,
stick your fist into the middle to make the place for the tomb
make a whole in the top for the cross
you bake it at 250 for 4 hours
and then you can paint it
we only had finger paint,
so that is what we used!
for the cross, we found 2 sticks in the yard and put them together with twine,
you also want to find a rock and fit it to the tomb, before you cook it

we then made the people out of pipe cleaners
they were very "creative" but sara and jayden had fun
making them
you use these people when you are telling the story
we used the mountain and the people and recounted the story to jayden
and the boys
on good Friday we put Jesus in the tomb,
and then there was silence on Saturday
to represent the waiting
and then on Easter morning,
Jayden awoke to this:
the stone was rolled away and He is RISEN!
jayden was so excited about it,
and i think from talking about it throughout the week
with this activity -
it helped it sink in
Thank you Jesus that you are RISEN!
we celebrate you!

Monday, April 25, 2011

EK's 2nd Birthday Egg Hunt

Emery Kate turns 2 on Wednesday
she had an easter egg hunt party on saturday
it was adorable and such a fun party!

duncan & ek LOVE each other - they are too cute together
molly & ek in their matching outfits
they were precious
all of the "bunny food"
riley & kenten
the party favor bags - so so cute
little oscar
the beautiful birthday girl
they had a table of stickers - duncan thought it best to put these on his face
instead of the provided paper
coach & campbell

the adorable little cupcakes

dana & felice

great party amy!
it was so much fun and every detail was precious!
happy birthday emery kate - we love you and are so thankful you are in our lives!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating the resurrection of Christ!
We awoke to the tomb empty!
i am going to make a separate post soon about our easter activity with this
i had fun this year getting to dress a girl for easter :)
she had a simple white smocked dress, but an adorable
green flower to match her brothers.
my friend makes these flowers
you can find her site here
a picture with three kids - just isn't that easy
we were trying to get the boys to kiss campbell

after a WONDERFUL service at church
i am biased but what can i say :)
we had a big group over for lunch
our families, the daniels, and alejandro (mb's bf)
alex & christina
the table setting
yes - it did flow into our living room (which is small) basically it took over the entire front part of our house
but we were all together - so that was fun!

sassy pregnant al :)

campbell is as happy as can be, as usual
we took pictures outside after lunch
here is ek and molls
such a cute picture of mama and her girl
(i think they look alike here)
the daniel family
the marable family
aren't their matching dresses adorable?

amy (christina's sister), amy, me, christina, and alex
sorry i don't know why it is doing this underline thing?
our family
alex, alice, c, amy, me, cindy (blake's mom), mom
the ogden crew
alice & c
chief and alice with their grandkids

me & amy
i told her i think we kind of look alike here :)
the boys played baseball outside after lunch

and campell was just cute watching them ;)

and then we ended the day with confetti eggs
what better way to end a sweet easter?

we loved it all and thank you everyone for coming to be with us
to celebrate this special day
we love you all!