Remember Samuel's love for Martin Luther King a couple of months ago? Check out his birthday present that we gave him this morning!
I'm in a hurry & wanted to update those of you who have emailed to ask how Savannah is...thus, the title to this post. LOL! Savannah is all better. She's still taking the antibiotic, but she's back at school & doing fine.
Tomorrow is Samuel's 8th birthday. He's having a friend over tonight to spend the night to celebrate. Hard to believe my baby is going to be eight years old! I may recount his birth story tomorrow for those of you who I didn't know back then. It was a crazy day!
Thanks for keeping up with us & caring how my kiddos are!
Savannah went to school this morning....but left not long after she got there. Good thing Grandma was on standby! She spent the day at Grandma's house, just hanging out & resting. This afternoon she seems to feel a lot better.....better enough to be sassy & to boss around her siblings. Yeah, I think she's ok. :)
Tonight, I'm going to eat with the other staff wives from the church. Can't wait! Texas Roadhouse, here I come!!!
I believe the festivities are over. I'm about to go make hot dogs for the family, so I thought I'd quickly post some pics.
After everyone took a nap after church, Larry went out & hid the eggs and then we had our hunt.
And of course, our "Easter dog" watched.
After the kids found their plastic Easter eggs, we did the Resurrection eggs with them. Some neighbor kids watched them hunt for their eggs, so they stayed for the Resurrection eggs. Everyone payed attention & listened quietly. A neat little ministry oppurtunity on our front sidewalk!
Samuel opened a few of the eggs. This one had the nails in it.
King really enjoyed the Easter lesson. Isn't he pretty?
The kids know that there is no Easter Bunny and enjoy our celebration with both spiritual and "fun" stuff. Thank you, Jesus, for your sacrifice. Thank you for the miracle of Easter. We love you.
Last night, I used the kids' dyed eggs to make my (very first ever) Devilled Eggs....and may I say that they turned out VERY tasty. We'll have them with lunch & supper today.
After making the eggs, I packed up the kids' baskets. This is what they looked like.
Sarah and Samuel looked so sweet in their Easter outfits. (anything look familiar, Suzanne?)
I got them to pose together.....it was definately POSED. ha ha! I can almost see the stiffness in Sarah's shoulders as she tries to pull away from her brother.
And then I told them to just act natural. I think they did!!! ha ha!!!!!!
I'll post about the egg hunt, Resurrection eggs, Bible story & Easter books time later. Off to hang with the family.........
oh......and I took Savannah to the doctor while everyone else was in church this morning. Sure enough, she's got strep throat again.
Today has been such a pretty day outside. Larry spent most of the morning/early afternoon working in the yard--mowing, weedeating, blowing & raking some leaves. The kids & I joined in here and there, but we were inside the majority of the time doing other things.
After lunch, we dyed eggs.
Note Savannah's lack of enthusiasm....this is a favorite thing of hers. She loves holiday traditions. Hmm....she woke up saying that she felt bad & has complained of a sore throat off & on today.
Look at all the pretty eggs they made. These are Savannah's. Even with feeling a little "off", I was proud that she held true to her "real meaning of Easter" eggs. Well...one of them anyway. She was just fascinated with the clear wax crayon that came w/ the egg dying kit, so she put stripes on the blue one.
Samuel made these. I think that's a smiley face? (upside down)
And these are Sarah's. You may not be able to see in this pic, but the green one says Jesus. It's cool to see that my kiddos can combine fun stuff with the true meaning of the holiday.
We had quiet time for a while & then supper. After we all ate, we sat down to make the Resurrection Rolls. That's when I noticed Savannah's glowing cheeks & red eyes. Uh oh. Sure enough...102.1 fever! :::sigh::: It appears that our annual sick-kid-on-Easter tradition will continue this year. Ugh....looks like I'll be taking 2 kids to church in the morning & then bringing the other one back home. She's been complaining of a sore throat, so I figure it's strep throat...again. If she's still running fever in the morning, I will take her to DirectCare after I take the others to church. Larry can bring them home from church afterward. Oh well...maybe I can get them all into their pretty Easter clothes later & get a picture then.
So anyway, we made the Resurrection Rolls. All the supplies are ready....
....and now all the marshmallows are rolled inside the dough....
....and after they were cooked, they looked like this:
If you'd like to hear the whole story of these & why we make them, feel free to email me. They are an awesome visual lesson for the kids to understand the Ressurection of Jesus Christ, our whole reason for celebrating Easter.
Looking forward to tomorrow....
Good Friday was indeed a "good" Friday for us. Everyone was off of school & work, so we spent the whole day together as a family. We had some stuff to get done (grocery shopping, haircuts, mailing a few things, etc....) so we went together for the whole sha-bang.
In the car, there were discussions of the William Tell Overtorture (that's what Savannah called it---she was mistaken, but Larry & I really enjoyed that one) & lots of burping & farting noises (oh the joys of the sounds you can make with your armpits & blowing on the back of your hands). While I am not typically one to be entranced by such entertainment, I literally laughed until I was crying yesterday. But only because our precious daughter...our little princess....the dainty one.....was the one who could make the loudest gas expulsion noises. It kinda blows your mind when the daughter who is in love with shoe shopping can make such sounds. LOL! We had lunch at Jason's Deli & remembered why it is we don't go there often--pricey!!! Even with 3 kid's meal coupons, it was still high. While buying groceries, Larry & I sat on some bicycles in Walmart to determine what size we'd need if we can ever put them money together to buy them---FAMILY BIKE RIDES!!!. While we were doing that, all three kids were hula-hooping in the aisle beside us. I'm sure we were quite a sight for anyone who walked by! ha ha!
Last night, our church showed The Passion of the Christ for all the adults & had a program for the kids. Larry went to the movie....the kids & I stayed w/ the kiddos. While I appreciate the time, money & energy that went into making the movie, I can't stomach watching it. I've tried...really I have....I just can't do it. Anyway, it was fun. Our children's pastor is a lot of fun & hosted a fun evening for the kids.
Today we're going to dye some eggs & make Resurrection Rolls w/ the kids. That is...after I fold laundry & Larry finishes mowing the yard. I love family time!
Tonight, Samuel was in a musical at school. It was called 'Spaced Out!'. The only stinky thing about it all is that there is sooooooo little parking at his school & there were not enough chairs, so we ended up sitting on the floor to watch the show. That was a little irritating, but I guess there's no reason to complain. It could've been worse.
Samuel played the part of Tschiolkovsy, the father of Russian astronautics. He had 1 very short speaking part & was a song leader (he got to stand at a microphone with a friend) for 1 song. Cute! The whole thing was less than 30 min long. I guess at the 2nd grade level, they try to make the programs short & sweet.
Here he Mr. Tschiolkovsky before we left.
And here are the pics I took of the program. He's at the microphone here:
I know...it's kind of hard to see him. He's next to the little boy in white in the pic above. He did a great job.
Today I cleaned my master bedroom. That was a big deal because our bedroom, like most master bedrooms of the world, becomes the dumping ground for everything no one in the house wants to deal with---so they toss it into mom & dad's room. And so, without further adieu (sp?)..... my bed & either side of it this morning.
And after...yes, I LOVE my pretty cherry sleigh bed!
My side of the bed is sort of hidden from the doorway (it's to the right in the pic above) so you can't see all the crud on the floor & piles of magazines & books usually. See?
Now you can walk over there!
Larry's side of the bed wasn't TOO bad. And really, I didn't do a lot because I don't want to toss his stuff without him being here to debate the issue. I just cleaned off his little bedside table, dusted it & put everything back on neatly. Oh, and I cleaned up the floor around it. Yes, the red bear has to stay---at least for a while, anyway. Sarah gave it to me for CHristmas.
The desk is always messy...but I cleaned it up & just straightened it mostly today:
The 2 boxes are all books/CDs/movies that I've put on half.com in the past couple of days! Come on buyers!!!
The only other pic I took were to show the way I felt this morning after taking all the "before" pics. ha ha!
I felt much better afterward!