- The Sea Chest -wonderful storybook
- Stella, Star of the Sea - Stella cracks me up!
- Sea, Sand, Me! - a rhythmic preschool book that is one of my own favorites. Wouldn't go to the beach without it!
- Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea
- Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore - Jim Arnosky - need I say more?
- Starfish (Welcome Books)
- Seahorse, (A Science I can read book)
- Bats at the Beach - Ethan's favorite last year, lots of fun
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Other Father's Day pics.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Most of the old names have worn off or been removed, but I've started a new round. Most of these are names of couples. The couple who's husband is out of work, the couple who's wife has cancer, the couples in our shepherding group, couples in my family. I've been making a point of putting a name on a sticker whenever someone asks me to pray for them, I tell someone that I'll pray for them, or I feel the need to be in prayer for a particular person. There's nothing worse than telling someone that you'll pray for them, and then forgetting until the next time you see them.
The names are in better locations based on my first experience. The stickers on my computer monitor and kitchen window above the sink are well prayed for. The stove and the book crate beside my seat on the couch are great spots too.
It is my hope that sticker praying will allow me to say with Paul, "I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers."(Ephesians 1:16, NIV)
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Woop D Du ..... Pretty self explanatory.
WRSHP ..... Worship --- I was listening to my favorite Christian radio station when I saw this one.
KRYP2N8 ..... Yes, I believe this means Kryptonite. The driver must think he is Superman.
NSCR8FN ..... Nascar 8 Fan --- Unfortunately, I think that the driver's husband must be the Nascar fan, because she wasn't even driving the speed limit.
2PRAZ GD ..... This was my particular favorite. Joseph, my husband, and I were listening to Lifesong by Casting Crown when we saw this plate. It took only a few seconds to guess...To Praise God!!! Wonderful.
MITE GOD ..... Mighty God. 'Nuff said.
ILLMKIT ..... I'll Make It. ---I don't know WHAT I'm making, but I'll make it!
K9 DSGN ..... Canine Design. --- Do you think maybe she make dog clothes? You know, cute little pink outfits with pompoms?
Well, that's all folks. If Alicia doesn't write too often this week you can blame it on me. She is all mine!
I finally got the pool up for my real kids (actually Brian did). And while my computer has been messed up, I've actually had time to read fiction - and I've sure enjoyed it. My mother sent me Lynn Austin's Refiner's Fire books 1-3 for my birthday in March, I've finally read them. and I really enjoyed them, especially the first one, Candle in the Darkness.
Ethan is sleeping in his top bunk for the first time tonight and Anna is is the bottom and Rose is on a mattress on the floor since the girls' room has been designated the guest room. I finally got the mattress for the second bunk all fixed up and on the bed. He's thrilled.
Rose loves to dance! She's not as graceful as Anna Kate, but she makes up for it in passion and enthusiasm. We had CMT's summer fun station on (you can skip any songs that you don't like) and she danced and danced. Playing music is always a funny debate at our house. Brian turns it on at a medium to medium low volume. Ethan's always disliked loud noise or music (other than himself), so he 's good with that volume. I, on the other hand, believe that if you're going to listen to music (or sing or "dance" to it) it should be as loud as possible. This is an across the board rule from Mozart's Great C Minor Mass to Blake Shelton's "Some Beach." Brian enjoys my enjoyment of my very loud music, but usually turns it down when that particular "favorite" is over (I only turn it down if channel surfing doesn't present another favorite), Ethan sits and complains about how loud it is. And let me tell you, folks, they have not even heard loud yet. When no one is home, or I'm in the car by myself it is way louder than anything they tolerate.
Well, I've been my usual random self. Someday I'll get my pics and stuff up that I want to share with you all. Happy Sunday!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love
Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace
who blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
Monday, June 11, 2007
- Rules for flying the flag and great Americans sharing their thoughts on the flag at the Presidential Prayer Team for Kids website.
- A candy flag at the Idea Box.
- A flag to color at Crayola.
- A craft stick flag craft at Enchanted Learning.
- Printable flags and skads of other Flag Day ideas at Child Fun.
- There are several Flag Day worksheets as well as Father's Day sheets in the new Joyous June set of worsksheets at Learning Pages.com. Sign up for access - it's free!
- The All American Flag Mold, or, if you don't have a mold, Uncle Sam's Red, White, And Blue Parfaits from Kraft Foods.
- American flag iron-ons from hp.
We try to have a Kid's Day party each summer. So far we've had a Pirate and Island Princess Party and a Cowboy and Indians party. This year we're having a Flag Day party. We'll make a flag craft then decorate bikes and wagons and make homemade instruments (or use what we already have) for a parade to Sousa marches. We'll have few all-American games including hot potato (with a flag, of course). We'll learn and sing "You're a Grand Old Flag," then read some flag books while enjoying hot dogs on a stick, the flag mold, and watermelon star pops. After lunch, we'll turn on the sprinkler and jump in the pools for some water fun. Maybe the Cool-Off Game or water balloons too.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night.
I will make a palace fit for you and me
Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.
I will make my kitchen, and you shall keep your room,
Where white flows the river and bright blows the broom,
And you shall wash your linen and keep your body white
In rainfall at morning and dewfall at night.
And this shall be for music when no one else is near,
The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!
That only I remember, that only you admire,
Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Thursday, June 07, 2007
watching my kids run in the rain
lilacs and gardenias
parties with friends
I Corinthians 15
candles at a candle shop
track 3 on the new Pirates soundtrack
twilight that lingers
Thanks to Mrs. B at Cherish the Home for the inspiration. What do you like?
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Picture courtesy of Download-Free-Pictures.com
- I can't get rid of books unless I really don't like them. And I hardly ever have a book that I really don't like. And I really like to buy books (at thrift stores, of course). So now you have a mental image of my house. :^)
- I get wicked morning sickness. I've had days where I pretty much threw up every 15-20 minutes all day long.
- I don't trust doctors at all. I believe that most of them are well-intentioned, but that they are generally of very little use for serious ailments beyond surgeries and signing prescriptions.
- I have a habit of staying up too late that I'm always working on, and my kids have a habit of getting up too early, even when they get to bed late that I wish they'd work on!
- I have a portrait of my mother and I on my wall that was done when I was about 2 and she was about 23. My friends usually think that it is Anna Kate and myself at first glance.
- I don't like ice in my drinks. I don't even drink water from the refrigerator; I drink it at tap temperature.
- I have a serious addiction to chocolate. Serious.
Well that was random, all right.