Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New kind of crayons

I'm old school. I admit it. I love old books.
And I still have videos at my house. Old videos. And the kids love them! I have the video above and it has songs on it like "Go Tell It On The Mountain", "Joshua Fit The Battle" and those oldies.

The girls love them. (This video creeps me out a little because there is a church lady on it and she sort of looks like me. It is freaky to watch me, but not me, on tv.)

There is a part of the video where during the songs, there are these hands painting a picture on glass. Hannah has thought that was so cool and always asks when we can do that.
So when I saw these crayons at the store, I had to snatch them up!

And the girls LOVED that! It colors on mirrors...
and glass doors. This is looking outside onto the deck...
and then taken on the deck looking in.
Pretty cool stuff! And easy to clean too.

Friday, July 8, 2011


I have some special friends and we have one thing in common. We are all named Debby - or Debbie - or Debbe. We know others in our chuch named Debi and Deb.

In Hebrew, the name Debby means- Bee.

Debbie brought me some bee products and Debbe brought me an awesome drink from

Similar to a mocha java chiller. Do you know a large one of those has 720 calories???? I don't know how many calories the one from Mojo's has. It is made with soy milk. Sooooo goood! Debbe tells me that the name for the drink is "It's so good". It is!! We went out to eat at Reba's. What a fun birthday celebration! Thanks Debbie and Debbe!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I saw advertized in the paper that the Dyck Arboretum was going to have a "Tuesdays on the Prairie" class for children grades 1-4 so I enrolled Hannah. Yesterday in the "Kansan", our local paper, there was an article about that.

The children were given an assignment. First they were divided into a boys' group and a girls' group.

They had to find a flower in every color of the rainbow.

And find a flower that had more than 10 petals.

And one that had less petals than 6.

And find a flower that sounds good to eat, but don't! (we found a flower called tomato soup!)

The Best Red-Flowered Coneflower Ever!

They were supposed to write down answers, but half
the kids didn't really know how to spell much, having just
completed kindergarten.

The teacher said they could just make a check-mark if they found the flowers.

After the scavenger hunt, they went inside to make some flowers.

A perfect flower garden!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


On the 4th of July, we went to Joel and Jess' to celebrate.

Jess did such a great job decorating! You can read about it here.

Sandbox, pool, swing - the kids had such fun!

This one is for you, Adam.

Kendall matched the tablecloth!

Ryan and Lindsey provided fireworks.