Happy belated Father's Day to everyone who is a Dad, a Dad-who's-expecting, a Grandpa, a god-father, an Uncle, or just a really awesome guy who fathers other people to wholeness. THANK YOU for all that you are and all that you do!
This week, there was a lot that went on. What better way than to re-cap with some pictures. Since they're worth a thousand words already, I can save some time and some mental energy by posting them. Laziness at it's finest, folks.
|Jeshurun has "shark teeth." Did you know this? His first adult tooth came in this week, but BEFORE the baby one fell out!|
|His smile, "before" the baby tooth got pulled.|
|Run's smile "after" the teeth pulling. He's so cute I could squeeeeeze him!|
|We got lots of extra play time with Sammy, Lily, Elliot and Jed this week! One of the fun things we did was make cool name-tag bracelets out of construction paper and pipe cleaners.|
|Run and Lily are practically inseparable. Considering they are 5 and 6, we're not too worried. But, in a few years a good DTR might be in order. :)|
|Treavor joined in on the fun and led "Head and Shoulders"...|
|...and taught the kids "P.E." Push-ups, sit ups, stretches, jumping jacks...it was quite a sight!|
|The "big kids" and I learned about atoms, molecules and materials. Then, we went on a "materials" hunt all around the house.|
|We read The House at Pooh Corner and the kids did their own illustrations while they listened.|
|Later that day, we watched an old-school Winnie The Pooh movie. They didn't like it. One bit. As you can see, they were very dis-interested!|
|The kids and I made our own play-dough. They all chose their own colors and mixed them into the dough. Here's Elliot proudly displaying his pink cave!|
Want to make your own play-dough? It is really simple!
Homemade Play-Dough (recipe from my Sonlight curriculum)
Mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tablespoon oil, and 2 tablespoons cream of tartar into a pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture forms a ball. Cool on waxed paper. Knead food coloring into a ball when cool enough to handle. Store in a sealable bag. Will keep for several weeks if stored properly.
|We ended our fun time with a puppet show. They made up a story about monsters, princes and princesses, moving kingdoms, dying and such. They are a hilarious and creative little bunch!|
How have you been making the summer special so far?