Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tubby time at our house is always very exciting. I never have to bribe or fight to get either Annabelle or Ariel in the tubby. I think it's because Annabelle gets a popsicle every time she takes a tubby (yes, anytime: morning, noon, or night) and Ariel gets to try a lick. I have also found that brushing teeth in the tubby works out great.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I am so glad they have each other. I love having sisters and I hope they will enjoy this special built in best friend that the Lord has blessed them with.
Take a look at the fun they had playing princessess together.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
One of our new favorite quick and easy meals is PIZZA BITES.
It is easy, quick, and can be made for everyone's taste. Give it a try!
Here is what you need
A tube of pizza crust (the Pillsbury really does taste better than the Meijer)
Mozzarella Sting Cheese, cut into chunks
Whatever pizza toppings you like
Here is what you do
Preheat the oven to whatever the package of pizza crust says
Open the dough and roll it out to a pretty decent size
Cut it into a bunch of squares - I think I usually get about 24 or so from one crust
Place a pepperoni or whatever topping you like in each square
Place a piece of cheese in each square
Fold up each square so everything is covered
Place in whatever kind of pan you want
Mix a bit of Italian seasoning and some oil
Brush over the bites
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top
Bake for 15-17 minutes
Dip in pizza sauce
Super Yummy. I hope you try them!
We really like them with yellow peppers! Actually we pretty much like anything with yellow peppers.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
We had a lovely Easter. The outfits were perfect, the egg hunt was fun, the meal was tasty.
It is so easy to get caught up in these aspects of Easter and forget the true meaning and why we, as Christians, celebrate this holiday.
Throughout the day Annabelle kept reminding us about the real meaning of Easter. Every few minutes she would ask us, "Why did Jesus die on the cross?" We would try to explain it to her, but she just didn't understand why someone would die for us. As a 3 year old it would be hard to understand, but when you take a moment to think about it, it is pretty amazing that somebody loved us so much he would die for us. Not just us who are Christians, but all of us because we are all created by Him.
This reminds me of a conversation in the book The Shack.
Jesus tells the guy to choose two of his children to live and the others have to die. The guy says he can't choose because he loves them all so much. Jesus says that is the same with him. He doesn't want any of his children to not be with him for eternity.
When you think about every single person being a child of God and how sad he must be when they choose not to follow him, it really makes you think of people differently.
*I may have gotten the details wrong on this part of the book, but that is the jist of it.*
Since Easter is such a special day, I think it is important to take the time to dress up and acknowledge that it is not an ordinary day. Jesus rose from the grave and now he lives and one day we will get to live with him!
We went to Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum. It was sort of an interesting place, but Annabelle enjoyed it.
I think Annabelle's favorite part of the trip was swimming in the hotel pool.
We had a lot of fun, but even the 2 1/2 hour drive was a bit long for our girls. I think next time we might just venture to Grand Rapids.