Sunday, November 30, 2008
So we've moved our bible story time to 7:00 pm in the living room and it's worked so much better, the kids are paying attention and asking questions about the story and Jesus. Yeah! We've also started keeping a notebook of the things that we are thankful for each day. I bought a cute notebook from Target and each night after the bible story we talk about what we were thankful for that day. Caley gets to write down her own with a little help from mom and dad. She can do that now since she's a big girl in Kindergarten she tells us. Blake tells us what he wants us to write down and then he makes a few marks on the page because he's a big boy and can do it himself.
It's been really neat to listen to what the kids are thankful for each day and takes the focus off ourselves and we can focus a few minutes on Christ and show the kids that it's important to think of others and not ourselves. I'm looking forward to keeping track and then in a few years going back and reading them with the kids and watching them grow through being thankful.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Next we played the "Pizza Game." For this we had 6 different colors of felt that were cut in the shapes we needed for pizza. We had crust, sauce, cheese, olives, green peppers and some meat. We assigned numbers 1-6 for each item for the pizza and then we took turns rolling the dice to try and get the 6 pieces that we need to make our pizza.
Blake ended up winning the game but we all had a lot of fun playing it. And we've played it through out the weekend.
Here are our pizza's once we finished the game. The picture is kind of hard to see so here's the list of the numbers that we assigned to each item. 1. crust 2. sauce 3. cheese 4. green pepper 5. olives 6. meat.I also wrote the items in the same color so that it would be easier for the kidsespecially since they can't read yet they could figure out what they needed by the color.
Next we moved on to making our pizza's. We let the kids make their own and they got to choose what they wanted on top. They both just chose sauce and cheese. Then I made a pizza for David and myself and we cooked them and then had lunch. Caley's pizza is on the left and Blake's is on the right. After we ate them we decorated out pizza cookies. It was really fun and no too were the same.
Caley's pizza cookie had some candy corn on it.
Blake's pizza cookie included a big blog of icing and lots of chocolate chips.
Needless to say this was a fun and creative way to spend time as a family. Keep posted for the next Hinkle Family Night.
(Like my friend Starr said in her blog about their families night. Just because all the pictures have smiles and everyone looks have and that we are having a great time. It wasn't without a few arguements and kids getting upset with each other.)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
1/4 C sugar
2 Tbs. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
7 C peaches or apples
2 Tbs. honey
2/3 C crushed graham crackers (about 5 squares)
2/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C flour
2 Tbs. oats
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 C butter
Preheat over to 375 degrees
Filling: Sitr together sugar, flour and cinnamon; Add peaches; toss to coat. Spread in a 2 qt. dish. Drizzle with honey.
Topping: Stir graham crackers, brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon. Cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.
Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Caley's new teeth.
Our neighborhood has a parade each halloween and we went this year. It was really fun and the kids thought it was cool to walk down the middle of the street instead of on the sidewalk.
Caley was a cheerleader.
Blake was a football player.
David as "Dave the band guy"
I had to include one last picture in this post. This is of David and our friend Bob Turner. There are really no words I have to express for this picture, it's pretty self explanitory