Category Archives: Kid Stuff

what God and “science” really say about me

IMG_9239I saw a heartbreaking picture on Facebook today. The picture shows an adorable little girl holding a page full of lies.

I felt I just had to respond to it.

Our world is so full of lies about what “religion” says about people. This is what God says:

God says that anyone who harms a child is better off tying a millstone around his neck and jumping into the sea.

He sent his only Son to DIE for us, He made us in His image. He gives us hope for eternity. He hears our prayers, He answers them. He cares about the sparrows. He provides for us. He is our fortress, an ever present help in times of trouble. He is a Father to the fatherless. I could go on and on.

According to “science” i.e. evolution we are just a cosmic accident. We came from animals, we are basically just animals ourselves. We have no soul, no hope, no purpose, no life after death.

Now which is really more damaging?

Hope for Heaven through Christ, or a guarantee of Hell whether you believe in it or not?

Like I said, it breaks my heart.



learning letters and writing



We’ve spent some time this week working on writing. Aurora finally decided to be interested in really working on her letters and writing.

We spent a good amount of time this week writing names and words on the chalkboard while Gideon ate raisins and watchedย 
IMG_8192 IMG_8193 G says “guh” as in goat. H was “huh” as in horse. Drawing a goat (notice the horns) and a horseIMG_8189




It’s fun. I’ve been waiting for this stage. She’s such an artsy, dancer type who never really wants to focus for long so this was a nice change. ๐Ÿ™‚

a princess gathering





Just something silly to make my daughter laugh…. It’s not perfect because it was just for her quick, but she is thrilled. She wants a video…. told her that isn’t really possible for me…



have a great and imaginative day!


Easter, Secret Church, and Tea

Easter has come and gone now. It was a busy weekend but a great one. Friday were at church in the morning, with my family for an early supper and then went to my old church (the one i grew up in and that my parents still go to and a couple of my siblings have started going to again.) for Secret Church. It was really cool to see some of my old friends from Youth Group and growing up. I try to go from time to time to catch up a bit with old friends. It’s a neat church and a great group of people.

Another funny story, I am such a nerd. As we pulled in to the people’s house another car was parking and the person in it (who also sat behind us then) was Ann Voscamp. I know she goes there but I have to say, I giggled a bit and was like “this is so weird!! she’s like famous!” when I saw her. You can laugh at me now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The night was interesting, the internet wasn’t working at the church so just as Caleb and I were pulling in (we were 30 minutes late because we didn’t decide for sure to go until the last minute and it’s a 45-60 minute drive) everyone was leaving to go to the home of one of the families instead. Luckily this amazing family opened their home to all 60-80 (or more) of us until late in the night (it ended around 2am) It was SOOO late but a great way to spend Good Friday evening.

Saturday came very early (or seemed early since we didn’t get home and pick up the kids until 3am). I was asked to do sand art during a couple songs at the Easter Sunday service at church, so we were at worship practice all morning. That was really fun; Caleb has been on one of the worship teams for a while but I haven’t really met a lot of the people he works with so that was really neat. Being in Sunday School most Sundays it’s hard to get to know people who aren’t in with you (or who aren’t kids ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

Saturday afternoon/evening we has another Easter celebration with Caleb’s family. Then once again left childless (very odd for us! I think this was Gideon’s first time sleeping the whole night away from us and I can count on my fingers how many times Aurora has so this was a new thing for us!) It was so sweet of Caleb’s mom to watch them (we had to be at the church at 8am and be there for both services), especially considering Aurora woke up around 6am and threw up!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I felt pretty bad not being there for her and that poor Grandma had to deal with it!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Here is a video I’ve been meaning to post of the kids enjoying their tea set. If you are seeing this, Thank you Mrs. Makino!

Tea Parties

IMG_8110The obsession in our house all week has been tea parties. One night Aurora set up her plastic dishes (filled with water of course) while I was putting Gideon to bed, we had a pretend tea party and while we were doing that we talked about having a party with her friends. (We’ve been working on planning that – maybe next week..)

We also remembered a beautiful china kids tea set that a very sweet lady from my mom’s home church gave Aurora. It’s an amazing full set of cups, plates, sugar dishes, creamers, tea posts all in perfect condition. The kids are LOVING using them and we’ve been having tea parties almost every day.
IMG_8113 Gideon is so gentle with them! (we obviously watch him like hawks) He loves tea, it’s pretty funny. ย Aurora loves pouring the tea and making sure everyone has everything she needs. ย IMG_8118

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It’s Good Friday

I love it when my daughter reminds me what is really important, especially when I am just going about my normal day doing regular stuff not really thinking about the Lord at all let alone putting him first.




A couple days ago she came over to show me the picture she had just drawn, “It’s Jesus on the cross.” she said. “That is God (brown), he’s sad and that is Mary (purple) crying. I drew it for Jesus for his birthday!”

She is obsessed with birthdays and loves making cards for people and is a little obsessed with Jesus. It’s so sweet to see the simple love of a child.

I thought it was neat that she picked this week to draw this, we haven’t really talked (more than we usually do) about what this week means so it was completely out of the blue.

Just a little reminder from a little girl to be thinking about what our Saviour did for us every day and not just today on Good Friday.

Joshua 1:9

Aurora’s memory verse, she learned this one as a song and as a verse and chose to sing it for the video. It’s a song from G.T. and the Halo Express, a tape I had as a kid and would like to get for my kids because I really loved them. ๐Ÿ™‚