Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Table

D Man and Ducky sitting at our new table we got for free at our local school department, we were so excited to get this table. We use it for crafts, school and we will sometimes even eat at it.

Pick and Draw Card Game

Thank you so much to Pick and Draw for sending our family this wonderful card game.

This game is so much fun for all ages.

What is Pick and Draw?

Pick and Draw is a fun, one-of-a-kind drawing game that teaches you how to make very creative cartoon faces.

There are 60,000 different possibilities in the game (a deck of cards).

The game uses mainly simple shapes everyone already knows how to do thereby giving confidence to those who try.

It is simple and easy to use providing endless hours of fun and learning. In five minutes or less you will know how to play.

It can be used by one person or by any group number.

It also opens up creative thinking and using the imagination.

This makes “success” possible providing a good kind of confidence to encourage continued learning.

Best of all, it’s alot of fun!

No, it’s not a gimmick… and yes, it only costs $10.

You can buy Pick and Draw directly from Rich Davis at Pick and Draw for only $10.

Also check Rich's step by step drawing blog at
D Man had so much fun drawing these cartoon figures.

D Man face here show's how much he loved this game. D man here is priceless. I love it.

Our 7 year old son said:
That he was amazed at how good he could draw.

This card game gave our son the confidence to draw which says a lot for a child that didn't like to draw. The pictures he drew were funny,exciting and created by him, which make's it more rewarding to your children.
Pick and Draw card game allowed him to be creative but still learn at the same time, and have lots of fun.
Thank you again to Rich at Pick and Draw.

Would you like to win such a wonderful game for your family!!! Here's how to enter:

Go to Pick and Draw and tell me what you like about this card game-2 entries.

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Make a blog post linking to this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to it. Blogging about this giveaway earns 3 entries.

May God bless you with this wonderful game.

Giveaway ends 8/8/10 @ 11:59 PM. US only. Winner will be picked and announced the following day. Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own may vary from others. Thank you to Pick and Draw who supplied this product for the review and the giveaway.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bible Study for Kids-Service

This is our last week on Service.

Bottom Line:
What in the world are you doing that only God knows?

Memory Verse: Ephesians 6:7

Service is lending a hand to help someone else.

Bible Story: Matthew 6:1-4

God Time:

Day 1
Read Matthew 5:8
Be a secret servant
Do acts of service without being told.
Thank God for letting you serve him.

Day 2
Read 1 Peter 5:5
Be a humble servant, let your light shine for God.
Pray that God will help you be humble.

Day 3
Read Colossians 3:13
Don't hold a grudge, learn to forgive others cause God forgives you.
Listen to God on how he wants you to forgive others.

Day 4
Read James 2:15-16
Start your own canned food drive in your neighborhood to benefit a local food pnatry or charity.
God wants you to serve your brothers and sisters.

Have a blessed week.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bible Study for kids-Service


Bottom Line: What in the world are you doing to put others first?

Memory Verse: Ephesians 6:7: "Serve wholeheartedly as if you were serving the Lord,not men"

Service is lending a hand to help someone else.

God Time:

Day 1
Read Mark 9:35
Jesus gave up his life for us, we need to do the same for others.
Thank God for caring and protecting you.

Day 2
Read 1 Corinthians 10:24
When someone asks for help this is your chance to put them first before yourself.
Pray God will help you do good for others.

Day 3
Read Philippians 2:3
Listen to how God wants you to think of others.

Day 4
Read Galatians 6:9
God never gets weary of taking care of you.

Have a blessed week


and More Leaves

Leaves- Do you know that leaves have mouths?
On the bottom side of very leaf are many liilte mouths,called stomata.
The stomata opens when the sun is out and it's closes when it's night.
Isn't it AMAZING what God has created.
requires light,chlorophyll (makes leaves green),carbon dioxide from the air, and water from the soil.

The photos above:
The one on top is 4 things for the process of Photosynthesis.
The one on the bottom is the Stomata, when it's open and closed.


Green Peppers and Onions
lomo saltado usually made with beef, we don't eat beef so I used turkey.
This dish has rice on the bottom,turkey meat, saute green peppers and onions
and then topped with french fries.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Level 2 Gymnastics

Ducky leaping in the air on the tumble track.

Ducky jumping off the tumble track into the pit.
Ducky warning up.

Ducky first french braid.  I was so proud of myself.
Ducky moved up to Level 2 Team. She was so excited . Thank you Clarice for the leo.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dispersal and Fruit

Mechanically Disperal
D Man drew a tractor for mechanical dispersal of seeds.

Wind Dispersal
D Man drew the sky and clouds with seeds flying through the sky.

Water Disperal
D Man drew the ocean with a counut floating in the water.

Human Disperal
D Man drew a man with a rake planting a seed.
These are all five drawings for Human,Water,Wind,Mechanical, and Animal Disperal.

Fleshy Fruits
Hesperidium ( Orange)
A modified berry.
Its has a leathery skin but not as hard a pepo.

Pepo and Hesperidium are both modified fruits.
We  compared the outer shell of each.
 Fleshy Fruits
It's skin is hard and thick it is called a rind.
Fleshy Fruits
They all have thin skin and the entire fruit is fleshy.
We also talked about Dry Fruits :
Grain or caryopsis
Pods or legumes

This was the end of our fruit study which was Lesson 5 in Exploring Creation with Botany.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bible Study for Kids-Service

This month we are learning about Service
Service is lending a hand to help someone else.

Bible Story: Luke 10:30-37

Day 1
Read Romans 15:7
Discuss how we should love all people no matter what. God doesn't plat favorites.

Day 2
Read Philippians 2:4
Discuss how God wants to pay attention to the needs of others.

Day 3
Read Hebrews 13:16
Discuss how a caring servant finds out what people need.

Day 4
Read 2 Corinthians 9:8
When you a good work, God will provide the resources you need.
Be the servant that God emans you to be and trust him to give you all you need.

Have a blessed week

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hermie and Friends "Who's in Charge Anyways?"

Thank you Thomas Nelson for letting us review this DVD.

Max Lucado'sHermie and Friends
Who's in Charge Anyways?"
Featuring the voice talents of:
Tim Conway and Sam Mercurio

ISBN: 23755 41419
running time: 60 minutes

"It's All about Growing up with God"

This video by Max Lucado is a brightly colorful video, that will catch any child's eye.
Freddie the flea over hears Hailey and Bailey asking there the mother what so special about a flea, so Freddie the flea goes to God and asks what's so special about him. God explains how we are all special and God cares even about a little flea. 
We are all made for a purpose and that all of Freddie's friends had to learn important lessons before they could put there talents to use. 
Freddie realized that God is at work always in us and we need to use our gifts.

There are a few things I know our children can learn from this movie:

1. That God cares for everyone.

2. God has given us a special talent. we need to use it.

3. To be servants to others, because this is what matters to God. 

4. To know who's in charge of our life, it's not us but God.

Our children(7 and 5 yrs old) watched this movie several times and learned that they are special and loved dearly by God. 
I believe that we need to instill the love for God on a daily basis and they need to know how God cares for them and will always be there for them.  This is a why I picked this video, to learn more about God and who he is and learn to trust him.

So if your looking for a wholesome video for your children, this would be a great pick. All contents will honor God and your children will be learning about who God is at the same time.

Psalm 90:16
" Show your servants the wonderful things you do: show your greatness to their children.

Have a blessed day.
Thanks so much to Our Peaceful Home for blessing me with an award! I am honored that you would choose Our Hope Is In The Lord for such a great award! What a blessing!
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3. Pass the award on to 5 deserving blogger
" Showing the Love of God"

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bible Study for Kids

Bottom Line: What in the world are you doing that's more than you have to do?
Memoery Verse: "Serve wholeheartedly as if you were serving the Lord, not men." Ephesians 6:7
Service is lending a hand to help someone else
Bible Story: Matthew 5:41

Day 1:

Read Galatians 6:2
Do 10 push-ups to build servant muscles so you can offer yourself to others.
Thank God for helping you help someone else.

Day 2
Read Galatians 5:13
Do something extra special for your mom,dad,friend,etc.
Ask God to help you serve others.

Day 3
Read Ephesians 6:7
Write a thank you letter and put nit in your Bible to remind you of his faithful to you.
Thank God how you are thankful for his fauthfulness to you.

Day 4
Read 1 Peter 4:10
Give a gift to someone.
God gives you the tools to serve others.

This is the lesson we will be doing this week, I hope you will too.

Have a blessed week and remember that God loves you:)

South America-Colombia

D Man and Ducky holding the Colombian Flag


Ducky and D Man eating there dessert from Colombia ( Odleas) Wafers and caramel spread
Traditional Colombian Meal: Rice, Red Beans with Egg on the side, Meat and Pork.

Ducky putting the pieces on the South America puzzle.
Traditional Shoes they wear for some of there dances
It was so nice because the friend I do this co-op with is from Colombia and our son's coach for gymnastics is from Colombia also, so we had the inside on this one country. It was a great night and feel very blessed to have this co-op with our friends. Thank you my friend:)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Weekly Crafts

I bought these at Micheals, they are peel and sprinkle the sand onto to the drawing.

Crayola, Model Magic Presto Dots. below is a lamb that Ducky made.