Daily Archives: August 28, 2008

A New Thing

I told you about my bbb, Leigh? The one who saved me with some good Q verses?

Well, we met almost a year ago when we did a swap online. We connected immediately because we both crush on Harry Connick, both have January 06 babies and basically think the same about tv, family and God. (You know, the three most important things in life.)

When I started this blog, Leigh was really excited about it. She’s been wanting to do something with her son (same age as Lydia, remember?) and this is exactly up her alley. Because oh yeah, I forgot to mention she’s uber-crafty.

She emailed me this week and said she was starting the Letter A with her son. They’re going to do “And God is able to shower all kinds of blessings on you.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 as their verse. Isn’t that a great one? I was going to ask her to make sure to post on her blog about it so I could steal see her ideas. Then, I thought, why not post them here?! So, I asked her to start posting what she’s doing here at Impress Your Kids, too! I’m so excited to see what God moves her to do and what she and her son create together!

The next few days she’ll post, we’ll add some info to the “about me” page, etc. So, look for those changes! And don’t forget to visit Leigh at her bloggy home away from home, My New Thing.

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Quite Possibly the World’s Most Perfect Q

We’re to Q. Q. What kind of letter is Q? It can’t even work on it’s own, it’s got to have a little “u” next to it. How random is that? Who made that rule up? It’s very strange to me much less a 2 year old.

I was a little stuck on a Q verse. The only one I could think of was “Quench not the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19. King Jimmy anyone?  So, I emailed my bbb* (and one faithful commenter), Leigh. She got concordance- happy and sent me a great list of Q verses.

We chose:

“I am quick to obey your commands…” Psalm 119:32

That is definitely something I want my daughter, Lydia to be. Quick to obey. That’s one reason I named her Lydia because the Lydia in the Bible was quick to believe and do for God. However, when I explained that “quick” meant “fast”, she said, “Mommy, I don’t like fast.” Oh, well.

After a little starfall, and reading the verse, we decided to make a queen.. A beautiful, royal queen. I wanted it to just be her face with a little tinfoil crown. I mean, everyone has tinfoil in their cupboard, right?

WRONG!

So, on to Plan B. I looked through my wrapping paper until I found some silver ribbons. I found some pretty purple tissue paper with scalloped edges and voila, our queen:

OK, so Lydia put her lips on upside down. And she doesn’t have any limbs. And as Lydia pointed out, no chin, either. But still, she looks regal. Right?

I’m looking forward to this letter because I really want to tell Lydia the story of Queen Esther. One of my favorite kids’ Bibles, The Super Hero Bible is illustrated by Brother Jones Artwork. And their picture of Queen Esther is the best I’ve ever seen. I know she’ll love it when she sees it. Sorry I can’t show it to you… (FYI: I just went on amazon to link to it and it says it is OUT OF PRINT. If you ever find one at your bookstore, buy it. It’s way cool.)

Anyway, I think we’re also going to watch Veggie Tale’s Queen Esther. Even though it may be a little confusing when Lydia doesn’t even know the story to watch it with vegetables, but whatever. And of course, I’ve already promised Lydia we’ll be making Queen crowns. I found some really cute ones online yesterday. I’ll share them with you soon, I promise!

Oh, and keep your feed readers open, I’ve got a special announcement coming up ASAP!

*best blogging buddy

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