We survived our first week off of school! Things are starting to hit a groove with the kids. Today me and Gavin made a list of the things we wanted to do before school started again. Here are some of the many things we came up with:
1. trip to the zoo
2. plant green beans
3. wash the cars
4. make a lemonade stand
5. have a sleepover
6. go to the beach!
7. have a family game night
8. dig for fossils
9. stay up late to use the telescope
10. create our own holiday
Pretty creative, huh? There are many, many more! I think we will pick a one or two each week and see what we can do to accomplish them. Some may take a little more creativity to accomplish :)
We are working on developing godly characteristics in our kids so we decided that this summer would be a great time to start learning a new character quality every few days. We'll work on honesty, love, gentleness, self-control, attentiveness, courtesy, fairness, generosity, tactfulness....etc.....there are so many. It'll be great for us parents too! We need to be reminded of the things we should be doing...but aren't.
We decided that our first character quality would be creativeness......it means doing something in a new way. Today, we worked on being creative with our time this summer (the list above) and were creative in making up a new game this afternoon.
This week we are also memorizing I Timothy 4:12...
Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.
If you want to start something like this with your kids....shoot me an email...I have some great resources to get started.....
In other news, we are planning a trip up north this weekend for a Cubs game. Jason is soooo excited! It's gonna be so much fun to hang out with great friends. Praying for NO rain!
Not much else to report on. I just made a huge purchase....a VERY stressful decision that I hope works out like I hope. I'll share more when it comes in! I am so excited for this one.....