Saturday, April 11, 2009

Project 365~April 5th-11th

Loved to Death

King of all kings, Lord from on high,
He became common but for to die.
He rode in a king then was sold for slaves cost.
He gave up His glory that I not be lost.
Betrayed, accused, beaten and shamed,
For the sins of man this king would be blamed.
His body was broken His blood was shed,
A crown of scorns placed on his head.
“Forgive them Father they know not what they do.”
He was speaking of me, was He also of you?
For with each sin I pierced His hand.
But before His Father blameless I’ll stand.

Death could not keep Him, he rose from His grave.
As He told His disciples, He came to save.
Now ascended to reign on high,
He is my advocate in the sky.
Also, within me, a still small voice.
Not by my doing, it was His choice.
To save a wretch so wicked and lame,
But now in God’s eyes we are one in the same.

Thank you, my Brother, for enduring that day.
For dying that in my heart you might stay.
Thank you, my Savior, for rising up,
For praying for me and drinking that cup.
Thank you, my friend, for dwelling in me
And causing this one, so blinded, to see.

By Becky(me)

Sunday, April 5th is clash night at Awanas. Kiah and I put together the perfect outfit... very clashy don't ya think?

Monday, April 6th I sent Eden and James out to the yard to burn off some energy which turned into a sword fight over some unclaimed territory.

Tuesday, April 7th there was no Campus Life due to Spring break so I used the spare time to fill my bird feeders. It didn't take long for the goldfinches and siskins to find them. The nuthatches, juncos and chickadees soon joined them. Later this this week I had house finches and even grossbeaks. I can sit and watch my birds for hours. Of course that never happens... its usually two minutes here... thirty seconds there...

Wednesday, April 8th is ballet day. Kiah looks like a little pink Easter egg ready to hatch.

Thursday, April 9th Marli is developing some interesting quirks. One of them is that directly after our daily walk or anytime she has had her shoes on for a bit she has a need to check for foreign objects in between each toe. If you listen closely you can hear her say as she spreads them apart, "nope, nope, ew, nope, ew, nope, nope. nope."

Friday, April 10th Uncle Gary is treated to a home cooked meal and a brownie cake for his birthday. We all gathered around to sing and watch him blow out the candles.

Saturday, April 11th we take the kids to the local miniature golf course which is hosting a free egg hunt. FREE! Even though it was super crowded we all had a blast gathering eggs and playing games.

Marli tries her hand at a bean bag throw and the ring toss.

James and Eden search for the perfect egg. Preferably one stuffed with candy.

Kiah finds a furry friend. She has been wanting her own pet bunny for a couple of years. I set my foot down and told her when she was eight. That will be this December! EEK!

James wants a lizard. Um... Buddy... lets find one a little smaller OK. Seriously, this lizard was as big as my arm but he was very nice, and so handsome.

Before we left the kids wanted to watch the go carts. Poor Marli didn't like it though... see her fingers in her ears? lol.

I hope and pray that all of my bloggy friends
have had a truly blessed
Resurrection Day!

He has risen INDEED!


Andi said...

I love the poem! Hope your Resurrection Day is wonderful! Hey, bunnies and snakes...hmmmm...if you got two bunnies you wouldn't have to buy food for the snakes!

Hootin' Anni said...

What a super wonderful post. All the family photo shares are fantastic!!! I do hope you had a very pleasant and peaceful holiday.

[ps....I think I really LOVE the 'clash' outfit best!!! LOL, that is darling]

Thanks for the visit today. Happy week wishes to you.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

he is risen indeed!
Happy day after easter to you too! I am struggeling to catch back up! love the updates on your kids they just make me smile ... Love the mismatched day outfit!
Have a great monday!

Kim said...

"nope, nope, ew, nope, ew, nope, nope. nope." ROFL
Kids, what will they think of next?!

Great photos and love the commentary that goes with them. Yeah, I'm with you, pet lizards should be SMALL.

Lisa said...

Clashy indeed! The kids look like they love animals.

Karen Deborah said...

He is risen indeed!
love this post, a whole weeks worth!
good poem, touching.
your kids are so fun. The toe thing? that kid I can relate too and the beginnings of OCD. Actually it feels pretty awful to have stuff between your toes she is learning to take good care of herself.

TCKK said...

Loved your pictures!!! The kids are adorable!

fransmomma said...

great week!! kiah's outfit is no doubt one of the worst i've ever seen (in a completely good, awanas appropriate way, of course! :)) i can't believe you have such beautiful birds right outside your door! too cool!!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Glad to catch up with your week!

Esthermay said...

Awesome photos. Even awesome'er captions! I wish my husband would clean between his toes like that! How much more personal hygiene conscious can one get! That's precious!
Did you crochet that pink poncho? Very nice.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I'm glad you had a blessed Easter, Becky. I'm so glad you're getting back in the swing here. I'm trying to stay caught up reading. The kids are so cute, esp. in the header pic. OK--so you're in for the 30 x 5--I'm glad. We'll lean on each other! Hold me accountable, Becky!

LuAnn said...

GReat Pictures this week!!!
Easter Blessings to you!

rita said...

I'm impressed, you really know your birds.
The toe jam, well, that was too much! LOL
Bunny, lizard...what will it be...
So, busy mom, now I understand your profile 'photo' ;)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Adorable kids, fun week, fabulous poem, but oh I cannot handle that "toe" issue (but then . . . you knew that). Actually I recall my mom noting that as a youngster I engaged in that very activity . . . OFTEN! ICK! She'll grow out of it (and become OCD about something else) unless she doesn't. God never uses cookie cutters! : D

Dena said...

LOVE the clashy outfit. Very funny! Oh and saying a lizard is "handsome" is something you will never hear me say, so that makes you a much better mom than me. LOL

Life with Kaishon said...

This was beautiful! I loved it very much! Your family is so fun! Even the toe picture didn't gross me out...ok, well maybe just a teeny tiny bit!

Celeste said...

Sounds like you and your family had a great Easter Becky. Love the little bunny :)

Beck said...

Happy Easter!
Your daughter's clash night outfit is pretty similar to my oldest child's everyday uniform. She's a kook.