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Monday, April 25, 2011

How many baskets are there?

Hope you all had a joyous Easter celebrating our RISEN LORD! We did…

Our Easter was extra exciting because we had a little extra surprise for our kids.

Count the baskets…

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This was our way to tell the kids that we are expecting our 4th little bundle!

Yep!This Thanksgiving  we will have one more Nelson babe to be thankful for!Smile

God is good. Very good.

 

Rebekah was pretty quick to put it all together. Anna was excited, but I think equally excited about the chocolate bunny.

Micah was 100% interested in his sister’s candy!

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Can you see the little baby bean? That was a couple weeks ago… heading into week 9 now.

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A glorious Easter celebrating new life… the new life abundant we receive through Jesus… and the new life we can’t wait to meet in November.

God is good… truly good.

The Science Fair:

On the 15th Rebekah participated in a Science Fair for the 1st graders with homeschooling group.

For her project she chose the “Life Cycle of Butterflies”…

As with anything we do in our home studies… this project became a family affair and we all learned, participated and enjoyed seeing “our” caterpillars grow change and eventually become Pink Lady butterflies!

Here is Rebekah’s set up….

A collection of weeks of journaling, reading, coloring, painting, crafting and of course raising butterflies. 

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She was so excited to show everyone all she had done.

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Rebekah was a natural in front of all the parents and guests. She got up and completely ad-libbed a speech talking about her butterflies with confidence. We were so proud!

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Here are close ups of the butterfly release day…

Making egg carton caterpillars…

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Our 5 Pink Ladies…

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Time to say goodbye…

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The first one flew out and away without any hesitation.

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The next three flew away shortly after…

The last one however, enjoyed his home and was not in a hurry to make his getaway. Rebekah had to gently lift him out of the net… even then he stayed around.

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He eventually flew away to meet his friends.

We had a great time learning all there is to know about butterflies… seriously, we found out some very interesting facts.

(Ask Anna what one butterfly eats….Winking smile)

Monday, April 4, 2011

A weekend in the snow…

A couple of weekends ago we spent some time in the snow with friends…

This is what it looked like…

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Fun times! Snow in late March? What world is this?