Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Countdown until St. Valentine's Day

I want to thank Lacy, over at Catholic Icing, for providing this fun activity for St. Valentine's Day. A heart St. Valentine's Day paperchain countdown.
If you subscribe to the site, you can get the printables free.
It is just the perfect thing to use to get excited about St. Valentine's Day. The chain has beautiful Bible verses concerning love....I think I will use each days chain as handwriting practice for my children. It will be a nice break from the normal schoolwork.

Make sure to check out Catholic Icing for complete instructions and printables for this. You will also be amazed at the many, many wonderful activities find on this site.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy 12th Birthday, Mark!!

Mark's first birthday!!!
Mark's 12th birthday.
(I have to admit, you have gotten a lot neater as the years have past)

Monday, January 16, 2012

On Martin Luther King Jr Day

I want to apologize for neglecting this little space in the world wide web. But sometimes life gets in the way, and the fun things, the happy blog worthy happenings, seem to get pushed to the side. But I received a comment today on this old post....and I realized that we haven't been doing any on the "fun" things that used to fill our days....so I am going to try and remedy this, and fill our days with more intentional, enjoyable activities.

So being Martin Luther King Jr. Day I found a couple fun crafts to make with the kids. I found this handprint/poem craft here.
And who can resist paint....not my littles!!

These pictures were just the thing to get back a little of the joy of homeschooling.

I found the idea over at Handprint and Footprint Art.