Sometimes it is fun to curl up under a blanket and watch shows together.
Especially when we have a Wild Kratts to enjoy. That third season is finally out. New animals!!!
We had a fun spring/Easter themed book to read and draw a picture from.
And Miss Echo took a dress up break. She is definitely our princess of the day.
The kids did a venn diagram comparing what we know about Jesus and the Easter Bunny to see what sort of celebrations and such corresponded… things like bright colours and family together time of course.
Emanuel and Daddy snuck out to get spiffy… brand new haircuts! Though the lady did go shorter than we usually like with our curly haired boy.
That left the twins to follow suit with showing off their buzz cuts thanks to Daddy!
That evening we sat down and built our next science kit… a solar car. Sadly the next day when we tried it out it was not very willing to drive. Ken figures some tweaking is required. So I brought out the tiny solar grasshopper we got last year on a steal.
On Tuesday we gave a new method of egg dying a spin… Volcano eggs. You mix the dye (liquid) with baking soda using a bit of water, spread it on the eggs like paint and then add vinegar and watch the fizz. We used our plastic eggs that we picked up at Walmart though the results were not brilliant. I need to check into different dyes and the like for next year. The fizzing did please all! Who doesn’t love a good volcano activity?? We found our original instructions on Toddler Approved HERE.
Emanuel has started earning arrow points for Scouts. One of the ones they are doing with the den is a puzzle. They each have a part of it to assemble on their own and bring in a couple weeks to the meeting! Exciting!
We had a lovely sunny day to enjoy and a trip to Sam’s to take so photos first in the sunshine and then off we went.
Of course after that we had to enjoy just a little more sunshine in the backyard… it is a bit of a mucky mess but we managed.
We have been talking about the religious roots of Easter lately. The kids are starting to grasp the full life of Jesus now and it is interesting to see and hear how that impacts what they figure THEY should do – be kind, share His story, share…
We had planned to do family photos but with the snow still apparent I settled for some cute ones with the girls.
Echo then played in the sun room while the kids took their recess and played out in the backyard. It truly is starting to look like spring… so far.
Emanuel had his big wheel out…
The grass in our dish is starting to grow…
And we even found time for another chapter of Treasure Island…
An Easter themed storytime…
And a Wild Kratts!
Spring is here at least for the moment and we are trying to face every moment with a smile and our best intentions. New life, new start, new us!
Even a touch of green outside!