Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Greatest of Friends

Parker and Evie and really great friends. They want to spend a lot of time together and I think that is wonderful. Good friends are so important, especially good Christian friends. Evie came over to play, last week and the girls really enjoyed the spring weather. Don't you remember days like this one? Evie asked Parker, "How long have we been best friends? I think since we were in our mama's tummy!"

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Today, the kids and I, along with some neighborhood kids, made Resurrection Rolls in remembrance of Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection. We took a Grands biscuit or a crescent roll, that was symbolic of Jesus' tomb, and squished flat. We placed a marshmallow in the middle of the biscuit, which is representative of Jesus, all white and pure. We placed butter, cinnamon and sugar on "Jesus," which is is the oil and spices that anointed His body. We closed the "tomb" up tight and baked the rolls as the directions suggest. When they were done baking the marshmallow melted, so the tomb is empty. Parker really enjoyed this and Davis loved the finished product! Thanks be to Jesus!

"On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. The found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightening, stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!"
Luke 24: 1-6a

Monday, April 6, 2009

Just a bunch of fluff

So, a lot of kids have quirky behaviors to help them relax or fall asleep. I have heard of head-banging in the crib, rocking incessantly, pacifiers, loveys, etc. Parker had her "pappy" and in fact she had to hold 3 to get to sleep. They had names and jobs, I guess you would say. Of, course there was "sucky pap," then, there was "rubby nose pap," and lastly, "feely pap." When I say they had jobs, boy, they worked around the clock. But Davis, he has a different interest. Yes, he has his pacifier and "lammy" which is a lamb-blankie that he carries everywhere, but he also has his "fluff" or "fuzzies." He started pulling the polyester fiber fill out of lammy and taking the fluff and sticking it between the passy and his top lip. He will leave it there for a while then pulls it out, rubs his nose, then back in it's little spot. He is now spotting these little fluffs all over the house and he'll point and say "fup, fup." Look close at the picture and you'll see it.

What's for Dinner?

Want a great recipe? Try this one is so easy!

One Pot Spaghetti
1 lb. ground beef
1 can tomato paste
4 cups chicken broth
7 oz. spaghetti
2 tsp. dried oregano

In a large stock pot, brown your beef, drain and return to the pot. Add chicken broth and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add spaghetti and oregano, stir and turn down heat to a simmer. Cook all ingredients until pasta is done and broth is almost gone. Serve with a salad and some garlic bread. Yummy!