Right away, she saw Transformer Bumblebee....and an old Aeroplane.
She was very brave. She wasn't afraid of the polar bear! He's stuffed.
She watched Caleb play with a fun game at the Mr. Potato Head exhibit.
Tara really enjoyed the LEGO exhibit...
She watched kids race cars...
...and even rode in a fast LEGO race car!! VROOM, VROOM!!
She had her picture taken in front of the Fireworks of Glass which is the largest permanent sculpture by glass artist
Dale Chihuly. The 43-foot-tall tower took more than 14 days to install.
There are more than 3,200 pieces of glass in the sculpture and an
additional 1,600 in the ceiling. So pretty!!
Then she went on a deep sea dive with her good buddy Emma!
They saw a man do a live action Bumblebee...it was a little scary...but we were okay.
Then we saw some dinosaurs...
...they were neat!
Tara was sure to ride the Carousel before she went home too!
We had a great visit with Flat Tara and friends! Now Emma and Caleb and MomE need a nap! Phew! Flat Tara might take one too!
I pray fervently for the hearts of my children to be transformed by God's mighty, saving grace. Emma asked Jesus to be her Savior a while ago...and we do see small changes in her life. My son... gives me heart palpitations in this department. He's stubborn and knows that certain things mean a lot to me. Sometimes, I'm sure, he says things just to get me going. Such as, "I hate church"..."I don't want a clean heart"...you get the picture. Please don't misunderstand...he's a sweet little four year old...but he's a little sinner...and an unrepentant one at this point.
When I picked him up from Bible study this week....He was happy at first, skipping to the car. But, as we headed out to pick up his sister from Kindergarten, he grumbled..."I don't want a TURTLE LIFE....I'm fast...I want a rabbit life." At first, I was totally flummoxed...We've read Aesop's fables...but I didn't think they'd read those at Bible study...
Our lesson had been on Holiness and as I pondered how this could be in any way about turtles...I suddenly realized he meant...ETERNAL LIFE!!!
I tried to explain....it's ETERNAL....not A TURTLE...
That means it has no beginning or end...it last forever and ever and ever. God is eternal. The Bible is eternal. If you know Jesus as your Savior you live forever as a part of God's family...ETERNALLY in heaven. But, if you reject him...you still live ETERNALLY...in hell. Because God is holy...he can't stand sin.
John 3:36, "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the
Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."
"For we know that since Christ was
raised from the dead, he cannot die
death no longer
has mastery over him."
As is our family tradition...we mark our hands for Good Friday.
As I wrote Loverbrains'
name on his hand he jokingly said, "Oh look! You wrote my name so I
won't forget it...thanks!"
Little Emma piped up,
"No, Daddy...it's because Jesus died for YOU!" Well said...well
It wouldn't be a Good
Friday without Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday)...Ever think
about that?? It would be terrible and horribly depressing if He took
all our sins on Himself and stayed dead. But, because He was the God
man...the grave couldn't hold Him...Hallelujah...what a Savior!
"For this very reason, Christ died
and returned to life so that he might
be the Lord of both the dead and the living." Romans 14:9
Totally forgetting that today was Spring Break, I headed to the zoo today! I know, how shocking is that...especially considering that one of my two children was with me because she is on spring break. *sigh* Anyhew...it was a madhouse.
But, there was a nice cool breeze...and we had a lovely time. The walrus was up and doing his cute tricks...for lots of fish! Emma said that she thought that was GROSS!
The meerkats were cute...Emma said, "Hey, he's lookin' at me!!"
Caleb was loving the lizards...especially this big guy...cuz the glass in front of him was cracked. I think someone kicked it...but Lubby was sure that it was cuz the "dragon" was so big and strong.
Then we watched the lemurs and the flamingos...one calm pink party next door to a wild ring-tailed party!
Phew...it started to get hot...so, we stopped for a drink and a snack. We had slim jims...otherwise known as "oni sticks" (short for pepperONI). Then MomE sort of forgot about her camera...cuz she was hot and hauling boobahs about. We went out for lunch in the back of the van...and then tromped back in to see the rhinos, giraffes and elephants.
Now, we are back home...and I wish I could be this guy above...He's napping...so relaxed his limbs are swaying in the breeze! Heehe! Think I'm going to say hello to the hammock out back!
I decided to cut my little MomE self a break...So, on this gorgeous day, I did NOT begin the cleaning for my Easter company, or work on the 2 intensive Bible studies I've been wadding my way through...
...I took my babies to the grocery store...with their own lists...and patiently completely what hadto be done for the day. Then came home and pulled out the crafting supplies...and made paper crowns...
...practiced our cutting and taping and curling skills...taking pictures of chubby baby hands. I read...