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Behold the Lamb (Day 2)

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Yesterday, we read the story about how God created all things.  The Jesus Storybook Bible reminds us that God loves all people and desires a relationship with them- that we are God's children.

Today, we read the next story in the book entitled "The Terrible Lie."  The kids learned that the "Terrible Lie" was when the snake told Adam and Eve that they couldn't trust God to be good to them.  The first man and the first woman chose to believe the snake instead of God and disobeyed God's "one rule."  "And terrible pain came into God's heart.  His children hadn't just broken the one rule; they had broken God's heart.  They had broken their wonderful relationship with Him.  And now He (God) knew that everything else would break.  God's creation would start to unravel, and come undone, and go wrong.  From now on everything would die- even though it was supposed to last forever (JSB, pg 33)."



The Jesus Storybook Bible points…

Behold the Lamb (Day 1)

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The mantel is cleared except for a wooden cross- it must be Holy Week.  Today, we started a special
Bible study with our toddlers (ages 3, 2, 1) to show them why Jesus had to die on the cross.  I'm calling the study, "Behold the Lamb."

Today, we read the first story in our Jesus Storybook Bible, "The Beginning: A Perfect Home."  This section is a retelling of Genesis 1 and 2: "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1)."  In Jones' book, God says "Hello" to everything that He makes and pronounces it "Good."  The emphasis of the story is on God's plan and His creative power.  After the perfect home is complete, God created man and woman.  "And Adam and Eve joined in the song of the stars and the streams and the wind in the trees, the wonderful song of love to the One who had made them.  Their hearts were filled with happiness.  And nothing ever made them sad or lonely or sick or afraid.  God loo…

Our Second Family Road Trip (zoo)

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I love Travel Time Tuesday so much that I've decided to give it it's own blog!  It'll take me awhile to transfer everything, but all my future travel posts will now be on the new site- Party Through the USA.  This blog will now be only for homeschooling and parenting stuff, and all the road trip ideas, free travel printables, and DIY toys will be on the new blog.

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Road Trip DIYs

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I love Travel Time Tuesday so much that I've decided to give it it's own blog!  It'll take me awhile to transfer everything, but all my future travel posts will now be on the new site- Party Through the USA.  This blog will now be only for homeschooling and parenting stuff, and all the road trip ideas, free travel printables, and DIY toys will be on the new blog.

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PBJ Game

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Do you need an easy DIY for a preschooler present?  Know how to use a glue gun?  Then, you can make this cute, simple game.  Best of all, it's nut-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free!

Supplies:
- 4 pieces of cream felt (I used craft felt)
- 4 pieces of purple felt
- 4 pieces of tan/light brown felt
- bread slice template (here)
- wood cube (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree)
- freezer paper
- glue gun
- scissors, hot glue sticks, clothes iron, pen/pencil
- metal tin for storage (I bought mine at Walmart)

I saw the idea for this game on Homeketeers and thought it was a great idea.  Since I did my game a bit differently though, I thought I'd post my own DIY.

1)  Print template from the website.  You may need to play around with the sizing to get a "slice" that fits in your tin lunch box.  Or you can draw one free hand.

2)  Place a piece of freezer paper (I found mine with the tin foil, etc, at Walmart) over the printed template, paper side up, and trace the bread slice 4 …

Showing My Nerd Side

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One day, I looked at my kitchen and said, "This isn't me anymore.  And, besides, "coffee shop" is so Pinterest.  What could I do instead?"  I've recently fallen head-over-heels for my sewing machine, so I immediately got online and started looking at fabric.


Suddenly, it all seemed too easy- Star Wars!  I bought the fabric for the curtain at Joann and began planning the other accessories around it.  The fabric had blue and black in it, which was easy to match with some hand towels and dish clothes from Walmart.

It was difficult to decide what to hang in the picture frames, but I soon decided to use this idea from DoodleCraft.  The silhouettes can be obtained for free on her site.  Next, I was off to Amazon for some Geeky gear to line the window sill.

The R2D2 and R2Q5 are salt and pepper shakers.  I'm currently borrowing the Lego Boba Fett alarm clock from my husband until I get the Stormtrooper one for the kitchen.  He also stores his Star Wars tin lu…

Our Very First Family Road Trip (aquarium)

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I love Travel Time Tuesday so much that I've decided to give it it's own blog!  It'll take me awhile to transfer everything, but all my future travel posts will now be on the new site- Party Through the USA.  This blog will now be only for homeschooling and parenting stuff, and all the road trip ideas, free travel printables, and DIY toys will be on the new blog.


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Valentine's Day (Part 1)

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I love Travel Time Tuesday so much that I've decided to give it it's own blog!  It'll take me awhile to transfer everything, but all my future travel posts will now be on the new site- Party Through the USA.  This blog will now be only for homeschooling and parenting stuff, and all the road trip ideas, free travel printables, and DIY toys will be on the new blog.


Home Depot Is My Craft Store

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Living in a small town is tough when you're a crafty person.  My nearest Michaels is an hour from my house and Hobby Lobby is an hour and a half.  The Wal-mart craft section is my only fabric store.  In desperation, I've found an unlikely source of crafting supplies- Home Depot.  Need dowel rods?  Home Depot.  D-rings?  Home Depot.  Chain?  Foam?  Carabiners?  Check.  Check.  Check.  One weekend I'm asking them to cut PVC pipes into 6" sections.  The next, I'm looking for short, fat bolts and nuts to match (fine motor skills practice).  It's so bad that my requests are often met with "And what are you Pinteresting today?"  Like I said- small town.  I'm always amazed at what I find.  I'm hoping that we get a Hobby Lobby someday soon.  Until then, I've got to make do with what I've got.

*No, this is not a paid post.