So lots has been going on at the casa. We've been busy hence, the long overdue post. First... Good Friday.
She just likes to scribble on WHATEVER Hoots drawing.
Hoot is getting old enough to understand the true meaning of Easter. We've tried to teach him from the get go that Easter is not about a visit from The Easter Bunny... however he does enjoy the visit. I stole this idea from Darby http://www.flythroughourwindow.com/ and think it's genius. Yes, I am the artist behind the fantastic Sharpie drawings... I have many other talents too... I laid the poster board and all the markers and crayons on the table and waited for the conversation to begin. Hoot started coloring and then he read the words. Lambert and I had a good chat with him about Good Friday. The best question was, "why was it a good Friday if Jesus had to die?" Great question... there wouldn't be anything good about that day IF the event that took place on the third day didn't happen! We celebrate that day because God loved us enough to send his son to take the punishment of our sin! When Jesus said, "It is Finished!" That was it... it was finished. There is a way for our sins to be forgiven and for ALL to have a relationship with God through Jesus. Hoot asked this morning if he was a Christian. I'm not sure he fully understands what that means, but were heading in that direction. I think these purposeful conversations are a great way to communicate with our kiddos.
Before Good Friday The Packag(s) arrived. How awesome that I get to say packages... plural!!! Libbie received her first Package from Granna. She was like an old pro. She was so excited about the opening of the package even before she knew what was in the package. We told Hoot he had a surprise he could open after bath time and he knew what was coming. He quickly ate dinner and then headed to the tub. He was squeeky clean in a matter of minutes and ready to receive THE PACKAGE! They both loved their gifts and Hoot has a call to make to Granna and Papa. He's not good about the calling..
She looks excited. I love how they watched each other to see what the other one got. I used to do that with my sister and I always thought she got the better deal.
I had to delete a couple of great photos... address was still showing on the packages..sorry
WAIT FOR IT!!!
Now thats an excited 3 year old. Look at Hoot's face... he thinks she got the better deal.. He is his mother!
The girl and her chocolate. She says yummmy OPEIT (open it)
Two happy kiddos!
I hope you enjoy this Easter weekend and reflect on the events that took place so that you and I could have hope for the future and peace for today.
John 19:28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.