Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekend Clearing

This weekend I went to a clearing sale with my mum and three boys.  Here are some of the treasures I found.

A outside rocking horse for the boys

A beat up old tin trunk

It's going to be my wood box by my fire this winter

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Outside Time

Here is some of the things that happened outside this week - moments I want to remember.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Here are some of the things our family did to celebrate Easter and started some new traditions.

On Friday morning we built a hill and made crosses and Jesus and the robbers.

 Friday night we wrapped Jesus and put him in the tomb and put the big rock in place.

Sunday morning when the boys got up, the tomb only had the cloth inside - Jesus is risen.

Then we did an Easter egg treasure hunt!

Each 'egg' had a part of the resurrection story and the clue to find the next part of the story.

Our story ended with this!  So we all had eggs before breakfast.

I asked Isaiah what was in his egg (expecting him to say nothing so we could talk about how the tomb was empty too) but he comes out with 'A new life'.  

I was happy with the mix of chocolate and the real reason for Easter that we managed to establish in our house.  Did you do anything special with your family this Easter? How do you mix chocolate and Jesus in your house??

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter 'Advent'

Easter is pivotal in our faith and we want help our kids understand this.  So I am aiming to do an activity with them each day and gives us an opportunity to learn more about why it is so important.  We have very active, hand-on boys so doing physical things with them helps them learn, rather than just talking about it.  Here's yesterdays activity.

Oh how I wish I could share the smell that came from my oven as these cooked with you.  It was so good.  My boys thought this was the best lunch we've had in a long time!  We are definitely going to make these again.  My husband reckons they were as good as ones from the bakery.  Yay!!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In April

I don't think this is what I originally had planned for this month but I think I need to work on this with my kids at present. I love the resource Character First that helps us get a better understanding of these character traits and gives the kids concrete concepts to help them at their level.