Bringing Ukraine and Serbia together for this nightly international event....courtesy of Daddy!
Bath time is a highlight in our house! But for me, the best time is afterwards when we gather on the couch to watch "Little Bear" and they are all clean, lotioned up with lavender bed-time lotion, and snuggy-poo in their jammies. Is there any thing better? After a long, harried day, this is a tired Mama's sweet reward!
I have been looking through my photos on my computer to prepare a Powerpoint to present at the Minot Right to Life Banquet this coming Thursday. In the midst of the pictures, I came across these adorable photos of the three littles at Christmas time.... My cousin Ken's daughter Sammy took these. She is a great photographer! These photos are just too cute not to share....even if it is months later, huh?
Tonight we dyed Easter eggs. What fun! All the kids, from the littles to the big, seemed to enjoy it.
We talked about the significance of dyeing eggs and Easter and then did a little research on the computer. Did you know that the first Easter eggs were dyed red to signify Christ's blood flowing at the foot of the Cross?
Or that Easter eggs symbolize "new life" that we have in Christ?
It can also be the symbol of the Christ's tomb "cracking" open and Christ's resurrection! Whatever the meaning of the eggs, we will celebrate the risen Lord on Easter!
My little girls were THRILLED today when they got to wear their new TWINS jerseys.... Daddy bought these for them on clearance last fall. For him to let them wear TWINS jerseys demonstrates what true love is all about....for Daddy is a Yankees fan through and through.
Bottom line, Daddy loves his girls.... oh, if there had been YANKEES jerseys in pink, he would have been all over them.....even at full price! :)
Extra photo to show another Minnesota fan of a different team....the VIKINGS! Take us out the the Ballgame...As long as there's "hachos" (nachos) and cheese, blue juice (gatorade), popcorn, and chocolate milk! Oh, and Nole' would rather take him "out" of the ballgame unless the crowd promises to be quiet! (**kind of like the Vikings' fans last season....not much to cheer about!)
Hello! My name is Paula Burckhard. I am married to Kevin and have five children: Elizabeth (18), Samuel (14), Grace (12 w/Down syndrome), Bella (7 w/Down syndrome adopted from Ukraine 2009); and Nole' (4 w/Down syndrome adopted from Serbia 2011) We are a family that loves God and desires to bring him Glory in all we do.
Nole' (listed as Nathan) Came Home on March 2, 2011 from Serbia!
Bella Bogdana Burckhard
This "beautiful gift from God" has been given to us through the miracle of adoption. She became part of our family in August 2009. We are excited to see how God will use this Ukrainian princess for his glory!