I have been working on preparing for the school year by working on getting a meal plan in place and by getting all the classes I will be teaching for Covenant classes planned out. These pictures are from the week of July 10 - 16.
Sunday: I didn't take any pictures. This one of Patrick is from Saturday the 16th. You will find that Patrick on the table is a recurring theme. Though it is not always in search of food, Patrick loves to climb on top of anything! I am thankful for this happy and determined little boy.
Monday: Kyle earned a treat for memorizing all of Ephesian 3. He wanted to go to Krispy Kreme. Got to love Krispy Kreme! I am thankful for my kids ability to memorize and learn. They put me to shame. I really should put more effort into memorizing like they have.
Tuesday: We got a lot of new books from the library. Mercy immediately picked out one that she thought looked interesting and sat down to "read" it. I thankful for my kids' love of books and reading!
Wednesday: Patrick on the table! Yes, his pants are wet. He just came from spilling his sister's cup all over himself and the floor to eat cheerios on the table. I am thankful that the crazy antics of a toddler are short lived! (Though I love his craziness most of the time.) I look forward to the time I don't have to keep all the chairs to the table in a different room to protect whatever is on my table!
Thursday: Sophia made popsicles for everyone from Trader Joe's Mint Hot Chocolate. I am thankful for my kids love of cooking! It is fun to watch them plan, prepare, and make food for everyone to enjoy.
Friday: When Keira and Kyle stopped sucking their thumbs, we told them we would get them a treat. We hadn't really figured out what that should be, so we delayed. I finally found a stuffed bear for Kyle and a stuffed Iguana for Keira. Kyle had asked for a stuffed bear for a while, and Keira loves any kind of reptile! I am thankful that the kids have stopped sucking their thumbs! That was such a huge thing for Keira especially!
Saturday: We decided to help the kids make marshmallow blow guns. The kids have had a marvellous time shooting marshmallows and small pom poms with the guns. Kyle and Avalyn also made rubber band guns. We have instituted a rule that the marshmallow shooters can be used to shoot people, but the rubber band gun is to be treated like a real gun. The kids must remember the rules of safe gun handling with them. I am thankful for my kids' love of creative and imaginative play!