Thursday, December 22

Snowball and Lulu

The word for rabbit in Chinyanja is kalulu. Well, for Christmas our kids received two kalulu! Kendall had been checking around town and found a lady that was selling them. Yesterday, he snuck out to go and buy the kids their Christmas presents! The kids were so excited! Of course the first order of business was naming the rabbits. Snowball and Carrots were the first names. Then we settled on Snowball and Lulu. Lulu had a little adventure jumping around the yard and went right into a cactus in our front yard. So for about 20 minutes, Kendall and I used tape to pull out the fine hair thorns. For several hours after we kept finding them in our clothes and they would randomly appear on our hands. Needless to say, Lulu was not held very much yesterday because of the thorns. ( I think that he/she was a smart kalulu.) Kendall and Rabson built a great pen for the rabbits and they are happy. The funniest thing is that our dog, Summer, is incredibly protective of the rabbits and will not let the other two dogs anywhere near the fence. She slept by the pen yesterday and is quite the mother kalulu!

Lily holding Snowball

Lulu...loving the fact that the kids can't hold her because of the thorns!

Summer watching Kendall dig the last hole for the final post of the pen. She was already watching over those rabbits!

Snowball was hungry and Easton loves these rabbits and would stay there all day and night if we would let him!

A Simple Nativity

Yesterday's Christmas craft were these fun, easy, and cute nativity scenes! The kids loved making these. I had to help them with the hot glue and the garland on the angels, but everything else they did! Popsicle sticks, paint pens, and glitter glue. You can't tell by the picture but the angels robes are made of glitter glue! I found the idea on Pinterest and the link to the idea creator is below!

Easton's nativity

Lily's nativity

Lauren's nativity

Idea came from this blog:

Tuesday, December 20

Gingerbread House and Nerd Snow!

Our precious friends sent us a Gingerbread House kit from the States and for craft time today the kids decorated it! I was pretty impressed at how well they did! And the best part about this craft is that they ate all of the "scraps" off of the table! Fast, easy, and efficient clean up!

Friday, December 16

"Tan I Dew Da Dishes, Mama?"

Everyday, as I turn on the faucet to begin washing dishes...I petite little girl with big brown eyes and a big smile pulls up a stool and says, "Mama, tan I dew da dishes?" With delight I accept her request and she works until they are done.

Saturday, December 10

Easy and Fun Initials

I got this fun, easy, and neat idea from Pinterest! ( I had to try it since I had all of the materials. All you need is cardboard, yarn, and hot glue! Simply cut out the letter or letters you want, then hot glue the end of the yarn to the back and wrap away! I had so much fun doing this for the kids and start to finish was about 1 1/2 hours!


Friday, December 2

SOS....from Timeout

Lily hardly ever gets put in timeout. Well, she did this week. After she had been allowed to come out of timeout, Easton produced 5 letters that Lily had written during her "imprisonment"  and passed them through the window to him to give to me. The best one got thrown away and it said, "Easton, please tell Mama to let me out, I am bored! PLEASE!" These were two of the notes I found today. I love the picture of the wedding cake with Kendall and I on top. Funny girl.