I hope you all had a great week. Obviously, I didn’t get my pictures for the week posted last night. Sleep won over blogging.
Speaking of sleep, my husband is all excited about this article about the benefits of napping. There is a study that shows a nap can increase productivity. I think I will have to figure out how to get everything done during the day and still have time to take a nap.
Since today was Palm Sunday, April Fool’s practical jokes took a back seat this year. That is fine with me, but I do have to share the joke my husband played on our oldest two boys.
We have a little dog who likes to run. We always have to put him up at night or when we are not outside with him. Well, unbeknownst to my boys, my husband had put the dog away before coming inside. After supper he asked James and Joshua to go find the dog and put him up. So, they headed outside.
They called and called for the dog. At one point James was dancing (?) while calling for Wishbone, but they couldn’t seem to get the dog to come. After quite a while of this, Julia (who was in on the joke) went outside and suggested they look around for the dog and get the leash in case he showed up. Finally, the boys figured out that the dog had already been put away.
It was really too funny. It may have been one of those instances where you had to be here to find it as humorous as we did. :)
While we’re on the subject of April Fool’s jokes, my dad always used to do a trick where he would call our phone number and then hang up as soon as he heard the busy signal. The phone would then ring and he would answer it. He would tell one of us the phone was for us and then tell us “April Fool’s” once we realized there was no one on the line.
Anyway, here is a look at our week, in pictures.
I was trying to take a picture of the lilacs (They bloomed so early this year.) my mom gave me when our dog decided he wanted to see what was going on. While this isn’t the best picture of these beautiful, sweet smelling blooms, it definitely shows a typical Roscoe moment.
My baby girl has become a hugger. Janna is hugging us as well as stuffed animals. I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of her hugging this bear.
My boys decided to have some races on Tuesday afternoon. It is always entertaining watching the three of them interact. They are quite a lively crew. I am sure we are in for many more years of fun and adventure.
I posted about this shelf on my Facebook page (Are you a fan?). Many people “liked” this picture, so I thought I would share about it here in case you hadn’t seen it yet.
When I was hanging up laundry on Wednesday, Janna was in the sling. It wasn’t the easiest thing to bend over and pick up laundry while holding a baby. I mentioned to my husband that it would be nice to have a cart or something that would get my laundry basket higher off the ground.
The next thing I knew he was screwing two shelf brackets and a piece of wood into my clothesline pole. He may very well be a genius. :)
I’m not going to share Thursday’s picture. You see, my boys had been playing with shaving cream and were covered from head to toe with it. While I only took the picture from the waist up, I wasn’t sure it was appropriate for this space. They sure had fun, though.
Janna. Almost 1. Enough said.
I didn’t take a picture yesterday. Oops. However, I thought I would share a second picture from Wednesday. Our apple tree is in full bloom and smells heavenly. The bees think so, too.
Today we celebrated Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Every time I read the Easter story, I am so amazed at how happy most people were to see Jesus on that first Palm Sunday so long ago.
Then, just a few days later, they crucified Him. Each time I read it I am saddened by the people and their lack of understanding of how Jesus must have felt being loved one minute and then sentenced to death the next. How could they do that? Why did He have to suffer?
Then, as I get to the part where the tomb is empty I remember that it had to be this way. Jesus knew what was going to happen and yet He went through it anyway. That should have been you and me, but Jesus chose to die in our place.
So, this week, let us all remember that bunnies, eggs, and candy aren’t what Easter is about. Jesus’ death and resurrection is.