Saturday, February 20, 2010

At the Creek

We've had lovely weather the past few days. On Saturday the temperature was in the 60's, so we decided to go to the creek. There were still a few patches of ice and snow, but they were quickly melting.
I love the way the water looks rushing over the rocks!
The bottom of our creek is covered with fossils from The Flood. It is really neat to see them!
This is an oyster fossil, exogyra ponderosa. (We learned that from Mrs. Hale.) :)
If you know the names of the rest of these, please leave us a comment!
Stuart enjoys playing in the creek.
Shaking water on us :)
David at the top of the creek bank
All along the creek there are fossils sticking out of the banks.
The banks are very slippery near the bottom -the gray area.
We found this dead coyote down in the creek! :(-
It's difficult to walk in the rushing water.
We found a shell with a hole in it....I just HAD to use it for a picture. :)
Little waves

"Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:13-14

The beavers have moved from our small creek to our neighbor's pond.
The pond

Monday, February 15, 2010

Signs of Spring :)

Little flowers and buds
It's been snowing all day....I love the contrast of the white snow up against the tulips!
In case you're wondering, we just took these tulips outside for the picture. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A fun visit!

It was so good to have friends from Texas (the Wahlquists) come for a visit this week!
Some of the girls talking and snacking
Deborah W.
Sweet little ones
Rebekah with Stephen
Playing "Hungry Hippos"
Ben, David, Nathaniel, Jonathan and Andrew before Bible study
(front row) Melissa, Beth, Deborah, Micah, Rebekah, Sarah, Elisha, and Amanda
More talking
We always spend at least half of our time laughing. :) Mr. and Mrs. W.
"Scattergories" teams...
Sarah, Elisha and Anna
Mr. Wahlquist, Amanda and Emily
Mrs. Wahlquist, Melissa and Mama
Playing "One Big Happy Family"
We always play this game with the Wahlquists. :)
Stephen and the two Deborahs
Deborah, Beth and Stephen
Stephen turning a flip
Elisha and Anna

Valentine Cookies

This week we had fun making valentine cookies for some friends and students. We got the idea from the Krahns last Valentine's Day and decided that we would try it this year.
Icing the cooled cookies
Piping names onto the cookies
The finished product

The Southern Snowman

In case you are wondering, David is 6' 2''.