O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Monday, April 6, 2015

Catching up

Well, catching up would be impossible. This year is flying by so fast and I haven’t had any time to keep up on the blog. But here are a few things from the last couple of months.

Here is a picture from Christmas. Everyone was healthy for Christmas but since everyone had been sick before and after, I don’t have a picture of Butterfly’s birthday. She turned 11. Dec 24 2014_0124We had to do birthday cake for her after Christmas.  Dec 28 2014_0015

The kids made a breakfast for B for his birthday- everything they cooked they did in the shape of a 40 and they put 40 pieces of tofu on the plate (he doesn’t particularly like tofu, so the kid ate that I think). Jan 03 2015_0265

In February B took me to see Carousel. It was so much fun to go and see a play with him. We dressed up, went to dinner, and then went to the play. I think Butterfly took this picture for us.

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Strawberry earned her purple stripe in February. She was really excited.

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Butterfly and Pumpkin Pie had roles in our co-op’s play this year. Strawberry also had a small part. Here is Butterfly playing an old woman in the scene depicting the Aesop’s fable story of the miller and donkey.  Feb 28 2015_0004And here is Pumpkin Pie the rich merchant in the same scene. Feb 28 2015_0006


March meant 13 for Tiger complete with birthday muffins for breakfast (frosted in peanut butter and honey frosting),

2015 Mar 06_0254and a surprise birthday party at the park with his friends. Thanks to some dear friends for putting it together!

2015 Mar 06_02622015 Mar 06_0287A week later Little One turned 2. I suppose he really needs a new nickname on the blog as he is getting to be not so little. 2015 Mar 13_02332015 Mar 21_0181He is full of silliness, love, and two-ness. Here he is “fixing” or “pssshhhh”ing or possibly doing magic on Daddy’s shoes. 2015 Mar 21_0195And of course when he sleeps he is always sweet. 2015 Mar 26_0176

We celebrated “Bunny Day” the week before Easter. The kids decorated their eggs very carefully.

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The tulip festival started a few weeks early this year so the kids and I went to see the tulips. It was a bit windy but the fields were beautiful.


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This is how Little One smells- mouth open…2015 Mar 30_0050

We took a little tractor trailer ride around the field. That was Little One’s favorite part- the “dgoo dgoo.”

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At the beginning of the month, our co-op put on a formal family ball. We had a great time. I did the girls’ hair fancy.

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Butterfly is supposed to have a butterfly in her hair. 2015 Apr 03_00222015 Apr 03_00272015 Apr 03_0031

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Learning to waltz2015 Apr 03_0068

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More water!2015 Apr 03_0049

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The sons presenting their mother…2015 Apr 03_0074

The presentation of the daughters…2015 Apr 03_0051


This year I decided that Easter, although the most holy day of the year doesn’t get enough recognition or tradition. Since Jesus was celebrating the Passover before his crucifixion, I took elements of the Passover and we talked about the symbolism and how it played into Christianity. We then had a Jerusalem dinner after the Passover.  We started by ridding the dining room of all leavened breads. I had the kids hunt for some bread pieces. Then, as the Jewish people do, we burned it. 2015 Apr 04_00072015 Apr 04_00082015 Apr 04_0012

Then we had our Seder plate and talked about why the Jews celebrate Passover and what it means and how the symbols are also symbols of Jesus and his teachings.

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Then we made our Easter Cookies with the story of the crucifixion.

Here is Strawberry “sealing” the tomb (the oven) before heading to bed. 2015 Apr 04_0016

Easter morning the tomb was empty and this sweet treat awaited the family.

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