Sunday, April 24, 2011

More Easter Fun!!

My little chick-a-dee's

School Party

Making Daddy's Treat and Love Note
Getting out of bed Saturday night (little stinker!!) and finding the
Easter Bunny's Footprints mommy left....
that lead to her Easter basket

This is the coolest book!!! When Kaitlyn points the pen on the page a woman reads the story.
Kaitlyn can also point to the words and they make noises too!
Making Resurrection Rolls Easter morning!!

Little Miss got caught eating marshmallows
 And when they are all ready! They are empty!! Just like the tomb!
 He is risen!!
Easter Lunch at Mom's

And more chance to eat candy!! An egg hunt with the girls!!

God has refreshed my heart this year while teaching Kaitlyn of His love.
Her awe and amazement has given me a new
perspective on the amazing sacrifice He made just for me.
Oh to view Chris through the eyes of a Child, what a beautiful gift!
Happy Easter!!! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kaitlyn's Prince

The royal wedding and a blog post has got me thinking.

Isn't it every little girls marry her prince.

I know my sweet Kaitlyn is fascinated with the idea of "her prince". She asks me several times a week, "well daddy is your prince, but who will be my prince? daddy is too "bigger" for me" :) She loves dressing up in her princess costume and heels, twirling around, pretending she is in a royal castle. I was reminded of the scene from Snowhite where she dreams of her "someday" when her prince finally comes....

Who will marry my princess? Her fascination has me already on my knees about the Prince God has for her.

I saw this prayer that a mom prayed over her 4 little boy's princesses' to was too great not to make it my prayer for my little princess. My heart aches for her to be a beautiful represntation of a life adorned with grace and dignity.

And so my prayer for Kaitlyn is....

…She will be a Princess that realizes she is the daughter of the King of Heaven and Earth.

…She will be a Princess clothed in humility and grace, rather than the must-have fashions and trends.

…She will be a Princess with hands that will get dirty for the sake of serving others and with feet willing to walk the extra mile.(Rather than one that demands manicures and pedicures by age seven.)

…She will be a Princess whose “adornment is not merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—  rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 
1 Peter 3:3-5

…She will be  a Princess who loves unconditionally and forever, and doesn’t run out when her Prince falls off his Royal horse and isn’t as charming as she dreamed. (Because it will happen.)

My sweet Princess Kaitlyn
My sweet baby
turning into a precious little girl 
whose heart already longs for her Prince. 
May you learn early that God has a beautiful love story for your life
that starts with you falling in love with Him and handing the pen over to His control.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter 2011

We are having so much fun preparing for Easter 2011!
So far we have....
Made Footprint ducklings

Used markers to color the tomb and cross of Jesus

We ate an Easter Lamb donut for breakfast
Watched our Easter DVD (over and over...its her new fav!!)

We went on a scavenger hunt through the house to find clues to fill in our Easter Story. The simple story I used is below. I gave Kaitlyn and Daddy pictures (clues)  to fill in the blanks of the story. It was so fun and I was so proud of how well Kaitlyn did!!
One night Jesus had _____with his friends
After supper, Jesus took his friends to a garden to _____, but they fell asleep
Suddenly, ______ came to take Jesus away
The soldiers put Jesus on a _____to die
Jesus’ friends buried him in a ____ and rolled a great stone across the doorway
But when they came back, the stone was rolled away and Jesus was

 And lastly, we played with our reserruction eggs. 
These are so great and we found our's at Mardells'
Praise the One who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead!!!
Looking forward to more fun this week hunting eggs and making bunny cupcakes! 
And most of all, making our resurrection rolls Sunday morning that Aunt Jane told us about!!! You should check these out!! What a fun way to teach your little one He is Alive!!!!