Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So, my weekly updates are becoming just that. I know there are a certain few who shall remain nameless who actually do read and enjoy our comings and goings, so for you, I write this post.
We are entering Greece of ancient times in school, we feel like Patricia Polacco is living in our house since we have about 20 of her books around everywhere as we study her for this month's author. Stephanie just finished the most current collection of American Girl books, Rebekah. She loved reading about the Jewish family and their journey to this country.
Steve and I have been loving our Fireproof bible study we are a part of....it is lots of work, but well worth it in the long run. A good marriage is worth making great.
The pool is closed up and ready for the winter, we thought that might magically make it stay in the seventies instead of the nineties!!!!!!
Cooking has changed around here since we are improving our eating habits and trying to lose some inches and pounds around here. It is like a new adventure. We each are at the twenty pounds down mark....so we will keep going.
We love our church more than ever, and looking through some old photos made me see even more how awesome it is when God directs our steps and we obey.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
It was a blast taking time to learn about ancient China and it's inventions, the map, silkworms and the making of silk, the lantern festival, the ancient flag...making dragons out of hand prints and drawing on a piece of rice paper. The best part of the day was tasting all the goodies from China and learning some Confucius "sayings". It was a very calm day, and we really enjoyed the extra guests of Grandparents and a Dad.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The kids saw guns, uniforms, weapons and other artifacts from the time period. Whatever ones feelings are of the Indians vs. American soldiers, it is a time in our history that needs to be accounted for. The efforts were enormous and paid for with lives. Larger courage and bravery were exhibited on that day in Bushnell than imagined. We will look forward to going to the re-enactment of the battle in early January, with the story better known by all of us. We found out about the owner of the name of our street. His nickname was Alligator. Wish it was the one we used on all of our mail. But it is not. The paintings we stared at and learned about were incredible.
We owe a big thanks to Ranger Wicks. Thanks.
Monday, October 5, 2009