We have started learning about the Biblical Holidays this year starting with Passover. About fifty days after Passover, comes the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot. Some of you have heard of Pentacost which is the Greek name for the same feast. Jews celebrate this day as the day the Law was given to Moses. In Bible times, two loaves of new grain were waved before the Lord as an offering of the First Fruits of wheat. Christians know this day to be the day when the Holy Spirit came down in fire and the 12 apostles spoke in different languages.
Our family attempted to celebrate this important holiday by memorizing the 10 Commandments in order. We decorated with a plaque of the 10 Commandments and a sheaf of wheat as a centerpiece and we put the word "JOY" up on our mantel. I wanted to do a little more, but we were good to get those decorations up. We also played a gripping round of Bible Baseball on the front lawn.
I thought it would even be fun to set up the tent and let the kids spend the night out there. They got all snuggled in and then instead of a bedtime story, they all got to tell one bible story of their choosing. L chose Joshua. E chose her fave - Esther. Z chose ? (I can't remember. But I was really impressed at his story.) I told them all good night and gave kisses all around and went in to play on the computer thinking that I had done my motherly duty for the night and was now off the clock so to speak. Not 10 minutes later Betty comes in saying she can't sleep and Ter brings in Bo all crying that he wants his bed. Ter goes back out and starts to doze when Z says he can't sleep and wants to get in his own bed. L comes in a little emotional and says he can't sleep and he needs me to rub his back so he can calm down and fall asleep in his bed. Of course, E tells Ter that since it's just the two of them left, they might as well go in too. So much for the backyard campout. Better luck next time!
I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. Ezekiel 36:27
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
OK. I think I blinked. Yes. Maybe twice. 2012....it's here! What have we been doing? I'm glad you asked.
E helped Betty learn to skate.
Took turns on the zip line.
Played with friends.
Rung in the New Year with the Ball Drop...
and goofy friends. :)
Looked cute again with "Love Glasses."
Walkin' in my boots.
Lookin' cute again in what is really a stretchy scarf but don't mention that because someone gets upset when it's called anything other than a dress.
Whew! I'm so glad I got my first post of 2012 out of the way. Maybe they will come a little more often now. :)
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I was looking for ideas on the internet one day because I was wanting to figure out how to use cloth napkins with my whole crew and not have to wash them after every meal and also not have to leave them on the table for the whole day since we use our dining room table for more than just meals. I fround a post at http://raisingolives.blogspot.com for names on napkin rings and it gave me this idea. I just used some scrapbooking rub-ons and monogrammed everyone a napkin ring and now we can get out our napkins for each meal and then put the napkin back on the ring and back in the drawer. When we need them for the next meal, we get them out and everybody has their same napkin instead of sharing their "cooties" with somebody else. Yeah! Of course, this will only work if everyone in your house has a different initial, but it works for us.
I feel cute and organized at the same time! It doesn't get much better than that for us mommies. Ha!
Monday, December 12, 2011
The littles had a fun time down on the farm recently in school. I put together a simple sensory bin using dried corn as the base and the using the farm toob figures from Safari Ltd. I added a wooden spoon and a metal container and it was done! Bo really enjoyed this bin for some reason - maybe the corn was fun to play in for him. Betty wasn't too interested, but I'm pretty sure it had something to do with farming and farm animals not sparkling and the only pink being on such a disgusting animal as a pig. (Her idea not mine. :))
She prefered the cutsie animals from her Leapster Farm toy.
We did do many of the activities from 2 teaching mommies "On the Farm" Pack . They both loved the cow printable - not in the right way, of course, but they loved coloring ol' Bessie. Masterpieces!