Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Crafts

Here are my most recent craft projects.  

I extended the older 3 children's baby quilts to fit their beds.  They got to pick out the fabric for the extended part.  
Rachel's baby quilt exteneded

Natasha's baby blanket extended

Nehemiah's baby blanket extended

Samuel's pillow case

Nehemiah's pillow case

Natasha's pillow case

Rachel's pillow case

a pillow case dress for Natasha's baby
(birthday present)

a sleeping bag and pillow for Natasha's baby
(birthday present)

baby modeling :)

skirt for Natasha, it even has pockets!

Natasha's night gown

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday, Natasha!

Our sweet little girl turned 5 today!! Natasha chose to go see "African Cats" for her birthday celebration and Auntie and Uncle J were able to join us.  We ate popcorn and fruit snacks for dinner.  Not the healthiest thing in the world but she got to choose what was for dinner.  :)  We also had a little celebration of cake and presents at home before the movie   We all had a wonderful time.   
Natasha showing off her night gown I made her
with a matching one for her baby.

Looking through her Wonder Pets coloring book.
Thank you Auntie and Uncle J!

Natasha really likes her presents from Nehemiah.  
Auntie J and Rachel
Natasha loves her Ariel barbie that lights up, bag,
night gown, gum and barbie clothes.
Thank you Tutu, Tutu Pa, Sharon, and Uncle Bubba

Family picture
Hello Kitty Birthday cake

We hope you enjoyed your day Natasha.  We pray that you find who you are in Christ and continue to grow and learn more about Him.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter started out for us as a cold and rainy day, but that didn't keep us from celebrating Jesus is Alive!  The pregnancy part of me was not feeling well so we weren't able to get a family picture, but by afternoon I was feeling much better and we were able to hunt eggs and have Easter dinner!

Ready to hunt eggs!

looking for eggs

Do you see the egg?

Samuel concentrating...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dyeing Easter eggs

This was our first year to dye Easter eggs.  It was so much fun for the children and the adults.  The little one's were eager to dip them in and take them out while the older two enjoyed letting them soak and get deeper in color.

We talked about what eggs and bunnies and flowers have to do with Easter and it opened up the conversation to Jesus dying on the cross for us.  It's an amazing thing to see the Holy Spirit working in our little one's hearts.  You see them processing what Jesus did and their thoughts and questions get a little deeper.  It's our desire to see them come to Christ early, so that their hearts are open and ready to serve Him.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A visit with the S Family

Nothing better than us all riding together!

With Mr N being deployed at the moment, his family came and spent their Spring Break with us.  We had an amazing time hiking, relaxing, and visiting the aquarium. Plus all the children got to spend a huge amount of time playing while us adults got in hours of catching up.  We pray that Mr N is safe and we can't wait for him to be home!  Oh and we miss you too!!
Cove at Point Lobos

Seals in the cove at Point Lobos

Group picture with Flat Stanley in front of Nemo and Dory

A clam of a time!

crayon rubbings of dolphins and whales

catching krill like a whale

group picture minus a shy Mr I behind his mom and Mathieu taking the picture :)

Mr I excited about what he sees

This is what he sees!  Tiny sea horses.