Friday, April 30, 2010

For our Feathery Friends

Today the kids painted a bird house and baked bird biscuits to hang in the tree.  The recipe's on our other blog,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What If the Church?

Tonight we gathered with 24 other churches in downtown KC to sing praises to our God.  We are so blessed to be part of our church family, Heartland Community Church, which was 1 of 3churches that began this program 3 years ago.
Lorelei ran into her preschool teacher, Mrs. Bergdall, and her family tonight.  Here, Lorelei snuggles under the sleeping bag to stay warm.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Train Table in our Living Room!

Grammy and BPop brought over the train table from their basement, and we set it up in the living room. I knew Mark might be a bit perturbed to walk in after work and see it (it is very large, and takes up a huge chunk of corner) but the kids are LOVING it.  Gryffy is obsessed with trains now, and Lorelei loves them too. Woo-Woo.  All Da-Board (that's what Lorelei used to say :0)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sprout Garden

We planted our first garden, a square foot garden, and the kids are taking care of it! We planted tomatoes, rhubarb, onions, basil, peas, broccoli, squash, carrots, peppers, and my favorite, okra. Worried about my black thumb, I thought we ought to try some positive affirmations over the plants--I'm hoping the word "Sprout" will coax them out! Can't wait for our harvest!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Climbing Tree

Today was a beautiful tree climbing day. After we watered our garden and planted some seeds, Lorelei took to the tree.

Easter Morning

On Easter morning, the Easter Bunny had hopped by to drop off eggs on the swingset. The bunny knew our family was on candy overload from our other egg hunts, so he left us Cheddar Bunnies. Good rabbit!
Can you spot the eggs?
The kids Easter Buckets were brimming with clothes and toys from the Easter Bunny!
Lorelei couldn't wait to open her eggs!
Neither could Gryffy! (Okay, so the Bunny DID leave a few chocolates, too ;o)

Easter Eggs

The kids loved dying eggs this year, but Gryffy thought hard-boiled eggs could only be for eating--shell included! Good thing he has a big sis to show him the ropes. And mommy messed up and forgot to put the eggs in the fridge... so we never got to hide them! Oops.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Party at Preschool

At Lorelei's preschool Easter party, the kids made tissue crosses, bunny and egg bagels, and had an Easter Egg Hunt with their gallon cartons-turned-Easter baskets. Gryffy got to tag along.