is God in their tummies?

11 03 2011

The other day Kajsa flustered me. Completely out of the blue, she asked something about God. I forget what the question was, but my answer was, “God is inside all of us.”

“What?” she asked…

“God is in all of us.. in our hearts” I said.

“Oh. That’s weird,” she said, running off to something else.

The next night she and I were watching “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”, and again, out of the blue, Kajsa brought up God: “Is God in their tummies, too?”

“What?” I asked… 

“God. Is GOD inside THEIR tummies too?”

“Whose tummies?” I asked.

“Goofy, Mickey, Pluto!!! Is God inside their tummies?”

Oh dear. Do I tell her now that Goofy & Co. aren’t real? Nope. How could I do this without lying, and without crushing her….? I thought quickly, that hey, God created the creators of these wonderful characters… so.. I could cover. Maybe not the most theologically accurate decision, but hopefully not heresy. “Well, you mean their hearts? Is God in their hearts? Sure, God’s inside them, too.”

“Yeah”, she said.. “‘Cause there’s not enough God for all those tummies!”

“2 Room House” Video

8 03 2011

Jim’s Mom, Joan, showed Kajsa how to play a game called “2-Room House”… that was nearly a month ago. Kajsa wants to play it ALL the time! It’s so funny.

7-Steps to a School Snack

6 03 2011

It was Kajsa’s turn to be the leader at preschool again last week–which also means snack-provider. Though it was “Letter Y” week at preschool, I thought that in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I’d make “Cat in the Hat” hats.

red-hued gummy lifesavers

Step 1: as Jim heads to the store,

green gummy lifesavers

add these items to his list: gummy lifesavers, vanilla wafer cookies, and a tub of frosting.

Step 2: separate the red lifesavers from the greens, and hope that Leprachauns wear stove pipe hats).

Step 3: frost the vanilla wafers.

Carefully. (I’m sure there’s a better way to do this without getting frosting all over your fingers—I just don’t know what it is.)

Step 4: place red lifesaver on frosted vanilla wafer. Spread some frosting on lifesaver. Repeat twice. Add fourth lifesaver for top of hat.

hat #1

Step 5: Repeat with 4 lifesavers per wafer, until you have a tray of Cat in the Hat hats.

completed project

Very fun.

Until Step 6: Read the Preschool parents’ guide. I was looking up something else in the guide, fortunately, and decided to look at “Snacks”, just in case. Hmmmm. Should have looked at “Snacks” before Jim went to the store. Under “Snacks”, there is a list of what not to send. And in that list? “gummy candies”. oops.

what snacks to not send with your preschooler...

Oh well.

Step 7: Jim goes back to the grocery store and buys Yogurt snacks. “Y”.

And, the teachers were gracious enough to let us send the time-consuming hats home with kids.






(p.s. oops… I just noticed that I had put “9-steps” instead of 7… ah, well. .such is life these days.)

how Kajsa stays busy… at times

3 09 2010

the cubby, the tree, the bubble wrap girl....

One of Kajsa’s favorite soundtracks these days is Veggie Tales... Veggie Tales anything, but we have one CD that we all know quite well now. It’s pretty funny. If you haven’t heard or seen Veggie Tales, look it up.. it’s quite silly and amusing.  But anyhow, there’s one song called “Busy”… and the lyrics are this: I’m busy, busy, dreadfully busy, You’ve no idea what I have to do. Busy, busy, shockingly busy Much, much too busy for you.”  I’m not sure which episode the song is from, but Kajsa loves it.. she walks around the house singing, “I’m busy, busy… shock-a-leeee BUSY… busy, busy, shock-a-leee busy…”

These pictures give a little glimpse into how she keeps “shock-a-leeee busy”… partially. She’s three, so of course this only represents about an hour, probably!

Bubble Wrap Fun

"my Ann-Britt towel"...

a Kajsa-rrito..

I can do it ALL mySELF

while working on sermon...

.... I had Kajsa "paint" the house, the chalk, anything she could paint with water....