A Lazy Winter Day at Home

Over the last couple days it has been hovering between -5 and 15 degrees outside. That kind of weather doesn’t really make you want to go anywhere for a while. So the kids, the dog, and I have been hanging out at home finding things to do.

This morning and afternoon I decided to get out my camera and take some pictures. Every time I do this I wonder why I don’t do it more. I love taking pictures of my kids and now the dog, too.

Here are some of the pictures. There’s a lot of them. The pictures I took in our basement were all in black and white. But for the most part, I included the color photos of when we were playing on the couch in the living room.

morning with Micah

the boys in the kitchen

ezra and the wall

morning with Micah

morning with Micah

morning with Micah

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

Lazy winter day

 

Journey to the Cross: Thursday

I did write most of a post for Tuesday and the Bible is very quiet about the events of Wednesday. I would have finished my post if I hadn’t been spending over two hours trying to convince my two and a half year old to stay in bed. But that’s where I’m at in life right now and I’m just not going to be able to post about Tuesday and Wednesday at this point. And really, today isn’t going to be much better.

But Thursday of Holy Week is an incredible day. The Last Supper, the prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, the betrayal, the mobs.

I decided that I wanted to try and share a part of what happened that day to my kids. I pulled out the Jesus Storybook Bible and opened to the page about the Last Supper and the part where Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. I got a basin of warm water and a cloth and we read the story together. I told them that Jesus told us to love everyone in this world. And sometimes that means we have to do things that aren’t pleasant or fun. So I washed Micah’s feet with the damp cloth and showed him how Jesus did that with his disciples. Then I had him wash Ezra’s feet with the cloth like I had done for him. It ended up being a very precious time for me. I grabbed a quick couple shots on my phone, and I’m so glad I did.

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Meet Me at My Park

A group of moms from our church meet every Thursday at various parks throughout the city. Each mom chooses a park near them and each week everyone travels to a different park with their kids to hang out. They call it “Meet Me at My Park.” Today the moms all met up at one of our local parks, Welles Park in Lincoln Square. Because it was nearby, I decided to swing by with my camera to grab a few shots of the kiddos.  I took my time getting to the park, meandering and taking pictures of things along the way.

Here are some of the shots from the day:

Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Reflection

Reflection

Brown Line

Pumping Station

Pumping Station

Sky and roof

Davis Theater

Davis Theater

Roof

Tree, Light, Shadow

Tree, Light, Shadow

Tree, Light, Shadow

Micah, Ezra, and mommy

Micah on the Playground

Micah on the Playground

Micah on the Playground

Behind bars

Micah in the Swing

Micah in the Swing

Micah and the Fountain

Micah and the Fountain

Micah and the Fountain

Micah and the Fountain

Micah and the Fountain

Micah and the Fountain

Mommy and Ezra

Micah and the Fountain

Micah and the Fountain

Tree and Sky