Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mrs. Love is calling!

I decided to do a homeschool lesson on 1 Corinthians Love. You know, "love is patient, love is kind...." I got this lesson from a couple of really awesome homeschooling blogs. It was supposed to be a Valentine's Day lesson, but due to recent incidents, I felt Eva could you a refresher course on how to love others ;-)

All day, the song by Toby Mac was running through my head: "This is love calling..." However, Eva has acute lyricosis, and she sings the song "Mrs. Love is calling..." Hence, the name of this post.

So anyway, I told her about the lesson the night before, and she was really excited about it! She usually is not very eager to do homeschooling, but on this day, she came and woke me up asking when we were going to do school! I think I am going to start doing more themed lessons, since she loves it so much.

Here are some pictures from our Love Day:

...Playing a game that teaches 1 Corinthians 13...

...Memory Verse...

...Our first ever lapbook...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tasty Tuesday -- Mimi Hyde's Mac n Cheese

My sista started this thing called "Tasty Tuesdays," where we post some our fave recipes. This is great, because we can all exchange recipes real easily.
(go to my sista's blog: http://www.bloggingbutter.blogspot.com/ It totally rocks, she's a great writer, just like our mommy!)

So, my first recipe is Mimi Hyde's Macaroni n Cheese. It's really yum. But before I get started on the recipe, let me tell you about Mimi Hyde! Mimi Hyde was my mom's sister's husband's mom. My cousins' grandma. Both she and her husband were so very sweet! Everytime we saw them, they had kind words to say and they were both always smiling, even when they were in physical pain. They both passed away several years ago, but I will always remember how they were filled with joy and with love for God!

So, here's the recipe:

1/2 lb elbow macaroni
4 tbsp butter
Dash of tobasco sauce
12 oz can of evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp dry mustard, dissolved in a little water
1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
salt & pepper to taste

Heat oven to 350*
Boil Macaroni.
Drain and toss with butter in large bow.
Mix tobasco sauce in with evaporated milk.
Stir milk mixture into noodles.
Add the eggs, cheese, & mustard.
Season with salt n peppa
Place in baking disch.
Bake uncovered 30-40 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time.

And... TA-DA! you will have some very tasty mac n cheese!

Photojournal: Spuds, Softball, and Picnics

Spring has sprung! The weather has been beautiful lately, which has encouraged us to get outside and play! In SC, there is a small window of opportunity in which the weather is conducive to playing outside. The weather tends to go from cold to hot very quickly, leaving only a few weeks of good outdoor weather. SO... during this time of the year, we spend as much time outside as we can!

We go to the zoo ...

We eat picnics ...

We ride bikes ...

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pit-Stop to Visit Ms. Sandra...

We play softball ...

And we watch the flowers bloom!
(When Eva was little, she called the flower buds "spuds." Now each year, my mom and I still call them "spuds.")

Oh, and we polish up our bad-guy-shootin' skills.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My man's got mad skills.

>>>>>>>>> Telling me to put the camera down and cover my ears!