This year I realized that our kids are old enough to really get what Easter is and it scared me when I asked them and the answers I got were, "spending time with family, bunnies, eggs, fun, and sharing." Have I really let them grow up this much and not have shared with them the true meaning of this holiday? I began to explain to them how all of those things are nice but the true celebration of Easter is because Jesus arose on the third day. They said, "Oh yeah, we know that story." So maybe they had the concepts but just didn't put them all together. I know that kids can really get wrapped up in what they have and don't have, what they do and don't do, or where they go and don't get to go. I guess I am just at that time in my life when I want to make sure they stop and realize why we are all here. We took them all to the Passion play this year at First Baptist Church. I was amazed at how focused they were on what was going on. It was such a great opportunity for them. They got to ask questions and experience a glimpse of what our savior did for us.
I often wonder about the people who seem to have it all together. Of course I know the saying that says, "the grass always looks greener on the other side." We may not be able to see all the details but there are those who appear to have it all together. I am not one of those people! Our house is lived in, my car is our second home, we are always on the run, always late, and way to busy living life. But I must say that we are also happy, enjoying our family and and the blessings God has given us.
I think it is so funny how excited the kids get for crazy days at school. They have these days to get the kids excited about different activities that are taking place at school. This was one of the kids favorites this year. HAT DAY! They could wear any kind of hat and here is what they chose!
We have recently taken a weekend trip with our good friends to see Phenis and Ferb Live! The kids had a ball. They really loved it.What could be better than a day out with friends anyway? Kiersten wanted to meet and greet the cast of course. I think she would have performed with them if they would let her. However, I think Peyton's favorite part was all the music. He knew every word to every song! I don't know if he will admit how much fun he had but I could tell by the excitment that was in his face.
Keenan enjoyed the show too, but I think his favorite part came after the show. We went shopping a little, of course, at the mall and they had one of those trampolines with the bungie cords! He loved jumping on it! Rick and I had a great time too. We were with the most amazing kids and friends, how could we not?
Valentine's day always gets me excited even though it can be alot of work. OK, so I usually try to do something different for the kids to take to their friends. Sometimes we take coloring books, we have provided ice cream and other party treats, but we always end up filling out those little cards. I really wanted to do something different. I found this idea on pinterest, my new favorite site. It reminds me of the old time candy that has the old cardboard at the top. I thought it was super cute. Then I decided I would make them a special breakfast that morning before school. Also, a idea from pinterest!
Tooth Fairy Flies around the world for one little girl!
Kiersten was so ready to lose her first tooth. She has been talking about it for almost a year now. She really wanted to lose one like her brothers and her friends. So, with a lot of wiggle time in it the tooth became so lose it was barely hanging in there. Rick was going to try to pull it out with a string tied to the door. Watch below…..
Needless to say it was unsuccessful and she wasn't going to let any of us touch that tooth! So I told her that she really needed to let us get it out because the Tooth Fairy was going to be on the other side of the world the next night and may not make it back to bring her anything. This was not convincing enoough for her. She was keeping her mouth shut. However, the following day at school she let her speech teacher pull it! I couldn't believe it. Then, as we were putting them to bed that night her brothers helped her to tuck the tooth fairy bear into his own bed that they made. Then all snuggled in their bed she prayed ... God, I know the tooth fiary is on the other side of the world but let her come back tonight because I have a special tooth and I need her to come back. She was right it was special it was her first so the tooth fairy made it back to our house from the other side of the world!
We have now lost 2 teeth! Plus there is another loose one! What will we do?