Thursday, April 09, 2015

Happy 7th Birthday Jonah!!!

Our boys are growing up way too fast! I cannot believe our 3rd son Jonah turned 7 this past weekend!
 He loves to wear suits to church and "look like preacher".
 He got a pretty big gift for his birthday, After daddy put it together I covered it with a blanket for him to find when he woke up that morning.
He is VERY smart and loves numbers like his mommy. He loves school and has a very compassionate heart. He can always tell when I have a headache and says he feels bad for me and sorry that I don't feel good. I love this little boy with all of me. 
 

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Silly rabbit Easter is for Jesus!

Well if you've been reading my blog long enough you know we do not celebrate Easter like most of the world. Because we are Christians we choose to focus on Jesus and what He did for us at Calvary. Our celebrations include Resurrection Eggs. I think they cost $12-$15 in the stores but I bought the eggs for $1 and had the rest here at home or printed it on the computer.
We read each numbered egg that coordinated with the plastic egg and what was inside.
They told the story of Jesus at the Last Supper and how he was betrayed, nailed to the cross with a crown of thorns, died and rose again on the 3rd day.

The kids love them!

The I asked the boys to collect 5 rocks each in their "Un-Easter" baskets. They thought is was a little weird but they did it. We brought them in the house and wrote our sins on the rocks and read Ezekiel 36:26 and we talked about how our sins are like rocks in our hearts. The we reminded them when Jesus dies on the cross He shed His blood to cover our sins. So we covered the baskets with a red cloth and explained how Jesus can't see ours sins when they are covered by His blood.
We also made Resurrection Rolls
You need:
One can of crescent roll dough
8 large marshmallows (or one for each roll you’ll be making)
Melted butter
Cinnamon sugar
Read John 19 while the oven is preheating to 350.
Unroll the crescent rolls and place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Explain that this is like the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.
Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus,
Roll the marshmallows in the melted butter.
This symbolizes the embalming oils.
Roll the marshmallows in the cinnamon sugar.
This is like the spices used to prepare his body for burial.
Wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll cloth, pinching the dough together securely. This represents how they wrapped Jesus’ body.
Put the rolls in the oven (symbolizing the tomb) and bake for 12 minutes.
all white and pure because He was without sin.
While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18.
Open the tomb and remove the rolls. When they’re cool enough to handle, break one open and discover what happened to the marshmallow.
Open the tomb and remove the rolls. When they’re cool enough to handle, break one open and discover what happened to the marshmallow.

JESUS IS RISEN!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

I recently was introduced to this Homeschool Buyers Co-op and it is free to join! It's just a way to buy curriculum and earn points to save money on future orders. I hope you will click on the link below and learn more about it. I just ordered Jacob's 6th grade Switched On Schoolhouse. We love this program and will most likely use this curriculum through high school.
This Co-op even offers free stuff and ways to earn points by giving reviews on other curriculums. You earn points for each dollar you spend and you can use those points to go towards your next purchase.
https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/alpha-omega/?source=163912