|Lego Creations around the kitchen table - Drew did this one with very little assistance!|
|Fun times reading about inventions.|
We did a colors project this afternoon, I read the boys Mouse Count and we mixed colors together and then mommy painted the boys with the new color. We then made pictures, Drew made one of flowers to send to his sponsored child in Africa. It is so sweet how often Drew things and prays for Samira. He verbalized a letter last week that we sent off to her - Drew answered her questions about Easter and told her he was praying for her Muslim parents. Drew's first question to Samira was "Do you see Cheetah's where you live in Africa, do you know they run as fast as a car?" He also decided to dive into the Cheetah lapbook I was preparing for our first week back to school, I guess school and fun are finally synonymous! Sorry the picture quality is lacking, my prized camera is in Vietnam with my sweet husband, so I'm resorting to our little coolpix camera.
|We've been learning about Cheetah's - at Drew's request. They really are fascinating animals.|
|We started to learn about Vietnamese culture and geography was a great place to begin.|
|Drew's flower picture for Samira|
|Gabe's Masterpiece (Abby had one too but it was in pencil and the picture didn't turn out).|
|What is left of Gabe's Red and Blue makes Purple lesson|
|Free 1+1+1=1 Frog book that I laminated, plus a 1.00 pocket holder from Target.|
|Life Cycle of frogs who are "live and in color," "doing it" in our playroom!|
I seriously wonder if our female frog will die from all the procreation & male grabbing going on, they never stop!
Finally, I have been enjoying the ladies who are coming over for the Mission To Motherhood book study. We have been talking about some very counter cultural ideals and sharing stories of fun and frustration. Last night we talked about gardening our children's hearts and filling them with righteous living. Sally gave us some great, practical ideas on how to inspire our children to greatness - my favorite was her sharing on literature. So.... I grabbed all my favorite books that promote great character and we had a lovely time sharing and discussing the role of books in family life. I've had some great feedback and many of the ladies have already purchased some classical literature to add to their library. I am truly blessed by this group of women who faithfully commit to read and share so willingly. What a great group of friends I have! Chantal even came over early to help clean and bake so I wouldn't stress about getting it all done before everyone arrived. Sweet Holly brought treats for the second week in a row and she inspired me to take more of my pictures and journals and create memory books for my family to enjoy. I never thought of that before. I'm eager to copy all my 1,000 gifts and compile them into a book for our coffee table.