Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This shot,hmmmnn? Maybe just up from a nap?
The" stained glass" discs we made the other day. Go to http://enchantedlearning.com and look under Spring Activities. Some of the activities look boring but these are well worth the mess in my book!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Some of the actors before the play, serving and eating fish cooked over the fire.
Lee getting aquainted with one of the actors.
These actors had a basket of bread there.
Lee at one of the stalls.
The stage. I don't think it was allowed to take pictures during the play. I was concerned that the boys wouldn't handle of a few of the scenes well but they did fine. I kept whispering that it's just pretend. (I had gone to the play a couple nights beforehand to preview it.) I felt it was well worth our time and was yet another way of envisioning that wonderful story. I also felt they did a very good job of conveying the Gospel message in its profoundness and simplicity.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The harvest. Two teeth extracted by Pilgrim Mama. We're feeling bittersweet about all this. I mean our firstborn already has adult teeth? Adult Teeth! I think it's kind of like when Jess gave up his blanky. I felt sort of pleased and rather close to tears. I imagine more experienced parents probably get this. That Feeling. You know?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Someone wrote that Isaac was partially colorblind. Now,from what I can humanly perceive, he has heavenly vision and can see things in a way none of us know and realizes the true Reality.And yes, does anyone think he feels fatherless anymore?
Monday, March 17, 2008
Those hard hats come in handy for times like these! Lee has started a tool collection for each boy and that provides great props for carpenter play. The level was not included in the deal if I understand Lee properly! He tends to keep part of his tool collection in the living room too. It can get interesting-the toolshed properties our livingroom seems to possess at times. When I can look at it in a positive light it seems to be part and parcel of a busy family. Other times it can seem ,well,unnaturally toolshedish to my sensibilities! Ah,well. It's a season.
We are now officially part of the Shenandoah homeschoolers group(or at least one of them). Now I need to get my papers done with the school district. I grew frustrated with the reading program I had and we are now starting a workbook which gives me more freedom . Reading aloud in a big way is also a definite goal here. I have to help with selections at the library though or we would tend to have a heavy diet of Clifford and Franklin though. We went to the bookfair near here and got a few books recently also. And I have a selection of homeschooling books borrowed from the homeschool library that is keeping my gray matter exercised. Well,this may be a rather dry explanation .Guess I'll go read books... Marcella
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Maybe this is a wierd post but as a family we strive to live as pilgrims passing through and sometimes this means moving around. What does life look like when one can't necessarily cart furniture everywhere? Well,Pilgrim Mama has found a helpful tip! Use baskets. Here are some of the baskets we use in our current home. Maybe that last one is not technically a basket but it works!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Well,we are having a typical busy weekend.I need to finish preparation for the Sunday School lesson I'm teaching today. Have an inspirational weekend! Marcella