What a nice, rainy day we are having here! Even though I would love to be able to start a fire in our fire pit this afternoon and roast the HUGE marshmallows and hotdogs we bought today, I know there will be plenty of time for that this fall.
We had a great weekend as well. The kids and I got to spend Friday night in Mt. Airy and went to VBS at my dad’s church, which was a lot of fun. While we were gone, Jason was busy assembling the kids new (to us) swing set so they could be surprised by it when we got home. They haven’t been able to enjoy it too much yet because of all of the rain we have been getting, but they have loved it the few minutes they have been able to play on it.
I just love this peaceful picture of Maddie that I took Saturday afternoon. She was worn out after our traveling and playing a little in the rain on the swing set!
Charlie and I just finished up an exciting game of Candy Land.
You will notice that we are not sitting on the couch. That is because Charlie refuses to play a normal game of Candy Land. He turns all of the pieces into superheroes (I always have to play with the yellow man, called “Cheese Guy.”). He plays with the red and blue men (Batman and Superman). We hold them on the game cards and fly them all over the house. Every so often we return to the game board to fight with Lord Licorice, the evil bad guy.
Here is Charlie playing Candy Land. The heroes are in the Bat Cave.
I am starting to do some preschool stuff with Charlie. This morning we made our calendars for the week.
I added a spot for a weekly Bible verse for the kids to memorize and also added a place to put their chores. They are really excited about doing chores right now. I wonder how long that will last?
Click here for a template of the calendar: Weekly Calendar Template
These websites have great suggestions of Bible verses for children to memorize: http://www.ministry-to-children.com/easy-bible-verses/, http://www.tolovehonorandvacuum.com/2011/01/50-most-important-bible-verses-to/.
And here is a great list of suggested chores for your kids according to their age: http://www.parentingsquad.com/43-chores-young-children-can-do.
I am hoping that this helps Charlie learn his days of the week, memorize some scripture, start doing some chores, and just shows him about planning, and Maddie might pick up a little, too.