With Faith, Family and Food

Monday, September 29, 2014


Over on mansionmoms.blogspot.com I had a picture of an amazing sunset I witnessed last week!  It reminded me of a color project the girls and I did a few weeks ago.

What do yellow and blue make?  What a cool way to find out...

We filled two glasses a third of the way with water and added a few drops of yellow food coloring to one, and blue to the other.  We placed an empty glass between them.  We then carefully placed paper towels from the water glasses to the empty glass.  Slowly by the end of the day, the waters had absorbed and worked their way up the paper towels and into the empty glass to create...you guessed it...green water.  So cool!

Romans 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Keeping Busy, Having Fun, and Learning Along the Way!

My daughter asked a simple question.  "Mom, did you buy any whip cream today?"

I laughed.  I laughed a lot.

I don't know why it was so funny to me.  I think for one, the Lord was sending me the laughter I needed at the end of a rough day, but for whatever reason it was too funny.

My reply..."Honey, we are now together 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We did not go to the store today. So, the question is, 'Did you go buy any whipped cream today?"

Thankfully, my sometimes tender hearted child, laughed along with me.  

There have been a lot of adjustments with homeschooling this year, and being together every waking moment is definitely one of them.  Yes we are separated at co-op, but I am only a few rooms down. And she does have gymnastics, but I usually stay and observe. I am one of the workers in her church group, and her dad is the coach of her soccer team, so I usually hang out for practices too.  Her dad is away most nights, so that leaves little time completely apart.  If I go to the store now, she is usually right by my side.  

With all that said, there has to be some time of separation.  She needs her me-time just like I do.  I have to find ways to keep her busy, let her have fun, and keep her learning even if she doesn't realize she is learning :-) while I'm getting things done.

Last week we played a measuring game while I cooked supper.  I cooked in peace, while she and her sister ran around the house, inside and out, looking for things to measure.  I provided the lists, the ruler, and a pencil, they searched for the objects, measured and recorded their findings.  It was fantastic!  I even watched the news for a few minutes while I cooked...not that the news is positive, but I had felt like I didn't know what was going on in the world!  

Now we are blessed with a back yard I can easily keep an eye on them while I cook, and it was the perfect weather to have the windows open.  But this can easily be a list of just indoor things as well. I hope your family will enjoy a measuring hunt soon!

On this list...A pencil, crayon, cup, book, leaf, rock, stick, and bicycle seat.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith," Gal 5:22

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cursive Writing

On MansionMoms.blogspot.com I chatted about the process of learning to write in cursive.  We have practiced and practiced, but there have still been some tears.  Here are the cursive craft sticks I did for my daughter to copy and play games with.  One set is numbers 1-20 written in cursive and the other is colors.  These have been a big help and I'm sure there will be more to cursive craft sticks to come!