Monday, August 13, 2018

Cookie Baking Night 08/13/18

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Ethan, Carissa, Allison, Rylar, and Enzo. Tonight was Enzo's birthday choice (he turns 5 years old in two days). His only request was a big giant waffle. I got as close as I could with some "extra thick" waffles. He said, "That's exactly what I wanted!" (I'll take it). We had a hard time narrowing down a cookie choice for him (he was stuck on "big giant waffle"). We landed on my suggestion of chocolate chip cookies but settled tonight for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies when we ran out of brown sugar (Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes to the rescue).


This is what happened when I said "Smile"



For our Bible time tonight we continued learning about the book of Genesis.


We learned that Genesis is the first book of the Bible. It has 50 chapters in it. It was written by Moses. 


If you're wondering about what you will read about in the book of Genesis, here are few of the topics: 
Creation, Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah/the flood/the ark, Abraham & Sarah, Isaac, Jacob & Esau
Joseph





We continued working on our memory verse: Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." 



Since it was Enzo's birthday choice we walked to the local gas station for a treat. 



We've been there many times, but the decision is still a hard one for Rylar and Enzo. 


It's important to survey all the options. 





It hit 90 degrees again today, so I thought it would be a good day for a little water balloon fun. 


Ethan agrees. 



As usual, a fun time was had by all. 



Monday, July 23, 2018

Cookie Baking Night 07/23/18

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Carissa, Allison, Rylar, and Enzo. It was Larry and Clara's (my parents) birthday choices tonight. They combined their choices and for supper they asked for french toast, bacon, and strawberries. For their cookie choice: oatmeal cookies (1/2 with walnuts--Larry's request).





For Bible time tonight, we started something new. We're going to work our way through the Bible one book at a time with an overview of each book. Tonight we started with Genesis. While I taught about the book, the kids colored a picture of the word Genesis. We'll take two Cookie Baking Nights per book (unless they're really short), and we'll learn one verse from each book. Tonight's verse is: Genesis 1:1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." It's a very simple verse but foundational to Christianity and a very important truth to have in our heads while growing up in this current world culture. It will serve us all well to have this verse in our memory bank. 


It was a very busy Cookie Baking Night, but we still managed to squeeze in a trip to the local gas station for a treat. 

As usual, a fun time was had by all. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Cookie Baking NIght 07/09/2018

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Carissa, Allison, Rylar, and Enzo.
It was Carissa's birthday choice (she turned 13 years old at the beginning of this month). For supper, she chose, macaroni & cheese, tator tots, and berries. For her "cookie" she chose: Dirt cups (a long time favorite of hers).





Cookie crumbs, pudding, and gummy worms. What's not to love?







As part of Carissa's birthday choice, we went for a walk to the local gas station for a treat. 
It was so fun to have Uncle Greg join us on the walk this evening. 



As usual, a fun time was had by all!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Cookie Baking Night 06/25/18

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Ethan, Carissa, and Enzo (Allison and Rylar were attending a birthday party elsewhere tonight--even the little ones are growing up).

We had an unusually long break between Cookie Baking Nights this time, and I was ready to get back into the swing of things. I missed our time together.

Tonight was Uncle Greg's birthday choice. For supper, he chose cheese dreams (toasted English muffins with tomato, bacon, and cheese), pears, and corn chips. For his cookie, he chose peanut butter cookies ("with the fork prints").







A little post cookie baking clean up (the sugar overflow)


As part of Uncle Greg's birthday choice, we made a trip to the local gas station for a treat. 


The gas station/convenience store has anticipated our little Monday night trips and conveniently placed a picnic table outside for us--very kind of them. 






This evening Enzo brought his "video" game with him (or as he says it "bideo game" - I'm a little partial to that pronunciation myself). You might recognize this state of the art technology from your youth. He passed it around for all to play and explained it to us in great detail. I don't want to brag here, but I did make it to the "dinosaur level" without any assistance from Enzo. 

Another Cookie Baking Night has come and gone and, as usual, a fun time was had by all. 


Monday, May 14, 2018

Cookie Baking Night 05/14/18

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Carissa, Allison, Rylar, and Enzo.

We decorated sugar cookies in the shape of spring flowers.











All the personalities came out in these cookies tonight. As usual, a fun time was had by all. 

Cookie Baking Night 08/13/18

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Ethan, Carissa, Allison, Rylar, and Enzo. Tonight was Enzo's birthday choic...