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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Update

It seems like forever since my last post. I actually have started to post something several times, but was interrupted (as many of you probably have been). The Thompson house have been loving the warmer weather. We have had a few adventures to the park, and plenty of time spent outside. Maybe even so much time out that our inside as suffered a bit.

Easter was great. We colored eggs on Good Friday. Lillie asked me why we call it Good Friday. I started talking about the Jesus being crucified and she jumps in with, "I know why it is good, since Jesus died for us - we can go to heaven." It just fills my heart with joy hearing my girls talk about Jesus.

We made the Easter cookies on Saturday. Honestly, I struggled with whether I was going to or not going to do this because no one ate the cookies last year. But Lillie asked me if we were and that just made me realize that it is not the cookies that matter, but the fact that my girls are being taught a very important Bible lesson. We went to church the next morning where Lillie performed with her salvation dance and praise ministry.

For those who would like to see it, you can go to http://www.crosst.org/ and click archive services, then find the April 4th service, and click the icon for the video. She is about 44minutes into service. She comes on stage about the middle of the song and is in the back left corner of the stage. She did awesome!!

I have gotten a lot of shopping done over the last several weeks. I have found that many of the things that Lillie was able to where at Gracie doesn't fit Gracie. They are built completely different. I do think that we are ready for our trip to Disney World. We only need a few items like sunblock and snack items for the trip.

Lillie has really started getting into riding her bike. She rode it a lot last year, but was very anxious the whole time. Now she hops on and takes off without much encouragement. Gracie rides the trike and tries to keep up with her big sister. She does great, (and pedals - which Lillie really didn't do much of until last year) but her trike can go forward and backwards so she sometimes switches. The chalk bucket is getting lighter due to all the art we have made on the driveway. If you were to drive by my driveway you may think it is a crime scene since they love being traced on the driveway.

Tallie also love that we have been out more. The only complaint - wasps. They are everywhere!! We have had our troubles with these "demon insects" and I am praying that they don't stick around this year. I don't go out without my handy can of wasp killer. Just call me one shot Sarah as I tend to get the kill on the first spray!! :)

Since I have given you quite a bit to read for a post I'll wait on the pictures. So I promise to post pictures some time over the next several days.

2 comments:

  1. I loved reading your update! I'm glad you are all doing well. I too have started many posts (or at least thought them out in my head) and yet never really get around to writing them.

    I am having the same trouble with my girls and the clothes--I have tons of stuff left from Anna, but nothing seems to fit Lizzie as well. This has meant that all three of our kids needed clothes for the warm weather--fun for Momma to shop for, but not easy on the bank!

    And also, I'm glad you mentioned this: what is with the wasps?!? They are everywhere! And they are getting a bit aggressive, darting at us, I think. Fortunately no one has been stung, but there are so many of them, I'm worried it's only a matter of time. What killer do you use? I need some that I know works.

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  2. Jess - I use HotShot wasp and hornet spay. Lillie has gotten stung on the arm and couple summers back, Lillie got attacked by some wasps. She got stung several times on her legs and feet and had to have antibiotics. She is so antsy when it comes to any insect outside. Now we always make sure we bring a can with us and Alex checks our yard for wasp nests often. I hope your wasp troubles go away. It is no fun having to worry about them when you want to play with your kids outside.

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