Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
My mom and I made these cute cupcakes. They are easy to make. You bake them in silver liners. When they are cool, you frost and decorate them. We used pipe cleaners to stick in the cupcake to make it look like a handle. We put beads through the pipe cleaner to make them look more pretty. You can change the colors for different celebrations. Aren't they cute?
On December 25, we went to my Grandpa "Papo" and Grandma Rena's house. We gathered together to celebrate Jesus and have fun together. My Grandma made menudo and my Nana made tamales. I love my grandma's menduo and my Nana's cheese tamales. We also ate different pies for dessert.
Here are some pictures we took. Enjoy!
Two weeks before Christmas my baby brother got very sick one night. My parents took him to the hospital and at the hospital they put him in an ambulance and took him to another hospital especially for children.
My baby brother had to take many tests. All his tests came out fine. The doctors do not know why he got so sick. We prayed for him and we still pray for him every day. We thank God for healing him. He is OK now and hasn't gotten sick again. I take extra good care of him now because I am thankful that God healed him.
My mom was very busy one day in November getting ready for Thanksgiving and I asked her if I could make dinner. She said that I could. We had tortillas, chicken, cheese and enchilada sauce, so I made enchiladas. Everyone liked them! I like to cook and I like it when everyone enjoys my food.
My Grandma Rena invited me and my Mom to a special tea house, Truffles and Lace. It was a present for us and we loved our present. My Grandma picked us up and she drove an hour to take us there.
My Grandma, my Mom and I had a very wonderful time. The food was very delicious. We had a salad and tomato soup. We also had fruit, cheese toasts and lots of little sandwiches. On the last plate of our tray there were tiny desserts. At the very end our server brought us heart shaped cones with cream and jam. I wish I could have tea here every day!
I had my own pot of tea named, "Sinful." It was soooo good. I shared my pot with with my mom because she liked my tea more than hers. My Grandma ordered a spicy tea that she liked very much. We put sugar cubes and milk in our tea.
In the back of the tea house there is a room with hats. We tried on many hats and took pictures with them on. We all picked a hat to wear at our table.
Afterward, we went shopping at some stores.
Thank you, Grandma Rena, for taking us to tea. I loved it and I love you!
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that my family celebrates. We have celebrated Hanukkah every year since my brother Abraham was very little. Jesus was a Jew and celebrated Hanukkah and you can read about it in the Bible in John 10:22:39. The feast of Dedication is the Festival of Lights which is Hanukkah.
Then came the feast of the Dedication in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple area in Solomon’s Portico. The Jewish leaders surrounded him and asked, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus replied, “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in my Father’s name testify about me. But you refuse to believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them from my Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”Hannukah is celebrated for 8 days. I like to celebrate Hanukkah. We get books from the library and read stories about Hanukkah. We light our menorah and say special blessings. We get small presents every day. We also play games with a dreidal. My Mom bought a Hanukkah music cd that we love, especially my little brothers. We like to dance with the music and sing the songs. It makes me happy to celebrate a festival that Jesus celebrated too!
Maybe you can celebrate Hannukah next year. You can learn about it here: http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/354748/jewish/Chanukah.htm. There are fun cartoons and stories and games on this website.