Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Letter "X"

Our Letter "X" recipe was X-ray Vision Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were very yummy!! For more cooking pictures and the cookie recipe, click HERE

Olivia enjoyed painting on letter "X" at the library. Our children's librarian picks one letter a month and I've been trying to go along with that same schedule. Miss Jennifer, our children's librarian, is excellent and we enjoy our storytime with her every Wednesday! There is usually a fun craft or coloring page to go with the story time. Olivia likes making things...especially when paint and glue are involved!:)

Letter "X" books that we read:
My "x,y,z" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
Flossie & the Fox by: Patricia C. McKissack
Hattie and the Fox by: Mem Fox
A Fox: The Sound of "X" by: Alice K. Flanagan
The Crayon Box that Talked by: Shane DeRolf
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by: Debra and Sal Barracca
I Make Music (xylophone) by: Eloise Greenfield
The Taxi That Hurried by: Lucy Sprague Mitchell, Irma Simonton Black & Jessie Stanton

Bible Story for Letter "X": Crucifi"x" Luke 23:24

Monday, October 22, 2012

Letter "P"

yummy Pancakes!

Panda Bear

Purple and Pink Potato Prints
To see the recipe and pictures for our "P" Recipe: Peanut Butter Playdough click HERE

Letter "P" Bible stories: 10 Plagues & Peter in Jail

Some of our favorite Letter "P" Books:
Pizza Pat by: Rita Golden Gelman
If you Give a Pig a Pancake by: Laura Numeroff
Piggy Pie Po by: Audrey and Don Wood
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by: Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Three Little Pigs Illustrated by: Aurelius Battaglia
Llama, Llama Red Pajama by: Anna Dewdney
Pizza Party by: Grace Maccarone
My "P" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
The Puddle Pail by: Elisa Kleven
The Picnic Basket by: Eleanor Wasmuth
Clifford Puppy Days: by: Norman Bridwell
Pigs Rock by: Melanie Davis Jones
One Pizza, One Penny by: K.T. Hao

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Letter "A"

Apple Smiles

Ants on a Log
To see more pictures of Olivia cooking and for the recipes click here.

We made an Apple puzzle.

Olivia LOVES painting!! She painted Apple trees.

sorting Apples by color

Bible Story: Adam and Eve

counting Apple seeds

letter "A" collage

Our Favorite Letter "A" Books:
Albert's Alphabet by: Leslie Tryon
Albert the Fix-It Man by: Janet Lord
Armadillo Rodeo by: Jan Brett
Antics! by: Cathi Hepworth
Amelia's Fantastic Flight (Airplane) by: Rose Bursik
How the Alligator Missed Breakfast by: Galway Kinnell
My Visit to the Aquarium by: Aliki
Curious George at the Aquarium by: Margret & H.A. Rey's

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Angry Birds Space

MVI_2358 a video by Eric and Jill on Flickr.

I'm posting two video clips of Sawyer playing his new Angry Birds Space game!

Angry Birds Space

MVI_2373 a video by Eric and Jill on Flickr.

Sawyer LOVES his Angry Birds Space game that he got for his birthday from Zach and Alli! Eric and I think it's pretty fun too!:)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Letter "W"

Olivia and I had a great time studying Letter "W"! She is very eager to learn, which blesses my heart.
Olivia made Wiggly Worms in Mud!
Click here for recipe!

Wikki Sticks on "W"

Woody, Watermelon, Whale...

Our Bible Story was Jonah in the Whale
I'm finding my Bible story worksheets HERE.

"W"agon Fun

"W"atermelon for snack
wearing her beautiful "W"atermelon dress
Some of our favorite Letter "W" Books:
Katje the Windmill Cat by: Gretchen Woelfle
Whistle for Willie by: Ezra Jack Keats
The Wheels on the School Bus by: Mary-Alice Moore
The Whales' Song by: Dylan Sheldon 
The Wing Shop by: Elvira Woodruff
Walter the Wolf by: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sawyer - our big 1st grader!!

Sawyer started 1st grade last Friday! Several people have commented about how much taller he is getting!  We are so proud of him and know that he is going to have a great year! 

Our cute "IlaGator"

Sawyer with his teacher Mrs. Brown

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sawyer and Olivia's swimming lessons June 2012

We are really proud of Sawyer's progress this year! He got a little scared on some days but  he showed his courageous side and tried very hard to do his best. He can hold his breath very well. He can jump in and swim all the way across the pool in the deep end. We are very pleased.

Olivia learned some survival skills like reaching for the side of the pool and moving her hands across the wall to get to the ladder. We are very proud of her!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kindergarten Celebration

MVI_1585 a video by Eric and Jill on Flickr.
We are so proud of Sawyer! He has matured and is growing into a fine little boy. He received the Citizenship Award! We love you, Sawyer!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012


MVI_1476 a video by Eric and Jill on Flickr.
Here's a cute video clip of Sawyer and Olivia swinging.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sawyer's class egg hunt

Sawyer with his bunny ears!

all lined up and ready to go!

Sawyer with his sweet teacher

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Book Review: Heaven is for Real Conversation Kit

Heaven is for Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit by: Todd Burpo

This book and DVD kit supplement the book Heaven is for Real. The kit can be used with small groups at church or in homes for family devotional use. My husband and I watched the videos with our children, and used the kit as a family devotional. Our children, ages 2 and 6, were too small to glean as much as I had hoped from the study, but I think older children would enjoy it.

There are five sessions in the book and on the DVD. In order to get the most out of this study, you must have already read Heaven is for Real. For each session, there are discussion questions and scripture that go along with the topic about heaven in that DVD session. Each session addresses a different topic. The topics are “Why Should we care about Heaven?”, “What is Heaven Like?”, “When Does a Person Go to Heaven?”, “Where Is Heaven?”, and lastly, “Who Goes to Heaven?” My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the interviews with Todd, the father and author of the book, Sonja, and Colton. The only complaint about the DVD is that my husband and I noticed that the interviews did not always stay on topic with what each session said it would be addressing.

This kit is great for any groups that enjoyed the book Heaven is for Real and want to learn more on the topic of heaven! The study challenged and inspired me to think about heaven more… “what a day, glorious day that will be”! I’m so thankful that the Burpo family have shared Colton’s story with all of us so that we can learn every bit about heaven that we can. I’m completely convinced that Colton’s experience in heaven really happened, because I know that no four year old could have made up facts, so precisely matching scripture, as Colton shared. I greatly appreciated Sonja’s testimony of miscarriage in the DVD. I believe that her testimony is going to encourage and bring comfort to many women who have experienced miscarriage and the loss of a child.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, January 28, 2012