Friday, April 29, 2011

Our Week in Review - The Disciples, Clothing, & Chocolate

12 more days of school!!!  Can't believe this school year is almost over! Here's what Mj did this week!

Bible:  Mj learned about Jesus calling the disciples.  He also started a book called Pelts & Promises.  Mj memorized Mark 1:17 "And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men."
Reading Pelts & Promises with a little help from Gabe.

English: Mj learned how to expand sentences by using adjectives.  He also learned how to combine subjects and predicates.

Reading:  Mj read a story about King Jehosophat.  He also started reading Chronicles of Narnia.  He's very excited to do some extra reading.
One of his many reading positions.
Math: Mj added & subtracted 4-digit numbers.

Heritage Studies:  Mj studied clothing of the Seperatists, soldiers and Colonial times.

Science:  Mj started a new chapter and learned about different shorelines.

It was so beautiful this week and there was NO RAIN!!!!  So we took a morning and went to the park and Chocolate World!!
Enjoying Cocoa Castle and some bright sunshine.

Learning how chocolate is made at Chocolate World.

Tot School - "Y"

Jadyn is 34 months old & Gabe is 14 months old.
Tot School
This week we focused on "y".  We took it easy this week so we didn't have too many "organized" activities, but it was definitely a fun week!

Y is for yak and yardstick.  Check out Totally Tots for great alphabet craft ideas.

Jadyn loves doing the powerpoints from 1+1+1=1.

Practicing making the letter y.

Enjoying some fun at Cocoa Castle on a beautiful spring day!

Gabe had a fun week, too.  Trying to get his bottle to fit in the bin.

My little reader!

Concentrating on his geometric sorter

Gabe wanted to do school in his big brother's desk.
Hanging out with his buddy Streak.

Gabe enjoyed the swing at Cocoa Castle.

Enjoying some free chocolate at Chocolate World

Not much "school" getting done, but definitely a lot of fun being done!=)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This Little Prayer of Mine - Review

Anthony DeStefano does a beautiful job of helping children understand how important their prayers are to God.  Their prayers are not too small for our God, He cares about them, too.  The illustrations and rhyming words make this book enjoyable for children.  My kids have asked to read this book over and over.  This has become one of their favorites!  I recommend this book for preschool and lower elementary children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging for Books 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

Cocoa Castle + Chocolate World = A Fun Morning

What a beautiful day!  We couldn't just stay inside so I took the kids to Cocoa Castle to run off some energy!

Gabe enjoyed some swinging.
Jadyn enjoyed some bouncing.
Happy to be at the park!
After Cocoa Castle, I took the kids to Chocolate World.
Ready to get on the tour ride.
Watching the singing cows.
My attempt at a picture of the 4 of us! LOL
Enjoying our free chocolate after the ride.
Do you think Gabe enjoyed his chocolate? ;)
So thankful for my 3 sweeties and a beautiful day to spend with them!

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's Becoming Reality!

I looked out my window after putting the kids to bed and I saw our realtor putting our for sale sign up for our house!  I had a mix of emotions - sad and excited!  We've made so many wonderful memories in this house and have worked so hard to make it our own, but yet we are so excited to see God work in our lives in Miami.  Can't believe we'll be moving in a month and a half!  Wow!

And can I just say how awesome God is even with the realtor we have.  This goes back to when Mark and I were engaged and we talked to this realtor about a house.  He was a Christian which we were so excited about!  What an awesome thing to start our meetings with him in prayer!  Well, we weren't quite ready to buy a house so we rented an apartment for our first year of marriage.  Out of the blue the realtor emailed us a year after we were married and said that he wanted us to look at a house that he thought would be perfect for us and boy was he right!!!!!  So he sold us this house that the Lord wonderfully provided for us!  And now he will be selling our house!  He is such an encouragement every time we meet with him, just uplifting us spiritually.  Lord, you are so good to us!!!!

So if you would pray with us that if it is the Lord's will that our house would sell quickly.  If it's not his will for it to sell quickly, please pray with us for patience!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

We enjoyed a great Easter celebrating our risen Lord!  Here are some pics from the day!

Mj found the first Easter egg.
Gabe loved his Easter Egg and chucked it across the room!
Jadyn was so excited to find an Easter egg.
Jadyn & Mj showing off their eggs.
Ready for church. By the way, Jadyn's wearing a dress that was mine when I was her age! ;)
Jadyn helped me get the biscuits ready for dinner.
Playing with their cousin Micah after dinner.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gabe's 1st Haircut

After - My baby is now a little man!!!!

Resurrection Rolls

Yesterday we made Resurrection Rolls.  You can check out the recipe at Saving Dollars & Sense.

Getting the crescent rolls (grave clothes).
Adding a marshmallow (Jesus).
Rolling the marshmallow in butter (embalming oils).
Rolling the buttered marshmallow in cinnamon/sugar (spices for the body).
Wrapping the body.
All of our resurrection rolls.
Putting them in the oven (tomb).
Enjoying a yummy treat!
The marshmallow is gone!  Jesus is risen!!!
Jadyn loved it!!!
Mj ate his so fast I couldn't even get a picture of him eating it! ;)
A yummy treat and a great way to celebrate our risen Lord!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Our Week in Review - Motion, Francis Scott Key, & Easter

It's been a crazy week at our house this week.  We've been finishing up last minute things to be able to get our house up for sale so we had school in our dining room most of the week.  Here's a look at Mj's week.

Bible: We focused on the Resurrection this week.  Mj memorized Matthew 28:6 "He is not here: for He is risen, as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay."

English: Mj reviewed sentences & fragments and subject & predicate.

A little help on Mj's English paper from his Lego friends.

Reading:  Mj read about Francis Scott Key and our National Anthem.

Math: Mj reviewed place value and we talked about the Thousands place.

Heritage Studies: Mj learned about the clothing of the early colonists.

Science: Mj learned about the 2nd & 3rd laws of motion.  And we did some experiments.

2nd law of motion experiment.  The paper is easier to move than the penny because it weighs less.

3rd law of motion experiment.  For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Mj had to follow a recipe and make a strawberry jello dessert!  It turned out yummy!

Dying Easter eggs with Jadyn.
Putting the Resurrection rolls in the "tomb."
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