Monday, October 8, 2018

Cookie Baking Night 10/08/2018

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



Tonight we did one of our favorite October Cookie Baking Night activities.


We frosted pumpkin bars



and decorated them with candy pumpkins





The finished product was very exciting. 



We continued on our journey through the Bible, one book at a time. Tonight we started talking about the third book in the Old Testament, the book of Leviticus. 
Our first challenge was learning how to say it. It's a tricky one to pronounce. 

We learned that the book of Leviticus is where God gave his people, the Israelites, many laws and rules to set them apart from the people around them and to remind others that there is only one true God, and He is holy. 

Our Bible verse from Leviticus is from chapter 11, verse 45
" I am the LORD, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God,
 therefore be holy because I am holy."


Another cookie baking night has come and gone and, as usual, a fun time was had by all. 





Monday, September 24, 2018

Cookie Baking Night 09/24/2018

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night: In attendance this evening: Allison, Rylar, and Enzo.
Tonight was Aunt Katrina's birthday choice. For supper she chose tacos in a bag and for her cookie: Seven Layer Bars and Raspberry Oatmeal Bars (two of her favorites).












We continued learning about the second book of the Bible, Exodus. Our Bible verse for Exodus is found in chapter 2 verse 25. 

"God saw the people of Isreal--and God knew". 
Tonight we learned about how God delivered the people of Isreal out of the land of Egypt to bring them to a land of their own. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Cookie Baking Night 08/27/18

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Allison, Enzo, and Rylar. And a special guest appearance by Carissa. (We didn't think Carissa was going to make it tonight because she had an open house for school, but she finished a little early and asked her mom to bring her because it was Allison's birthday choice--Allison was thrilled to say the least). Allison turned 8 years old last week.



For Allison's birthday choice she opted to make "dirt cups". 





I think gummy worms is the highlight of this dish for the kids. 






At the end of the night, we walked up to the local gas station for an ice cream treat. 


As usual, a fun time was had by all. 

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. 

Cookie Baking Night 10/08/2018

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Allison, Rylar, and Enzo. Tonight we did one of our favorite October Co...