Friday, May 27, 2011

Love Reading This

In Conversation with God: Meditations for Each Day of the Year, Vol. 2: Lent, Holy Week, Eastertide
This has got to be one of the best things I've ever bought for myself!
Some dear friends of mine were reading these conversations and sharing how wonderful they were.  I finally was able to get the volume for Easter and have been loving reading it!  I can't wait to have the whole set

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Math with Mom

As many of you may know, I don't use a "math program" with my little ones.
There's plenty of opportunity to learn the basic skills in everyday life.

Example 1
 I ask Buck, "If I owe you $3 and hand you $5, how much change would you owe me?"  5-3=2

Example 2
Honeybee wins Mr. Monopoly's loose change.
There are two $2 bills.
"What's 2+2?" asks Mom.
"4!" shouts Honeybee.

As you can see, the possiblities are endless.

Learning can be soooo much fun!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Miracle of Fatima

Once the 1st part is finished you will have the option to click on pt.2 and so on.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Honeybee!

I can't believe our baby is 6 years old already!!!
You are so precious and so full of love.
We are so thankful for the gift of you!

We love you,
Mom, Dad, House Cat, Snuggle Bug, and Buck

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Good Shepherd's Garden ~ Week One

Easter Week One
I'm really enjoying sharing more about the Good Shepherd with Buck and Honeybee during this Easter season.  I took Jessica's advice and laminated the stickers for the Garden of the Good Shepherd activity.  I cut them out and placed them in a small basket near the garden poster. We are using mounting putty to hold them in place.
Now for our "Garden Party"...

This week's focus ~
The Good Shepherd's Pasture

~ Snack time ~
Popcorn (sheep)

The sheep in the sheepfold with a few gone astray.
Our Good Shepherd patiently watching and waiting to bring the lost back into His sheepfold.

Snuggle Bug's Gate to the Sheepfold
Lamb's Wool
to drink.

~ Supper Time ~

Shepherd's Crook Breadsticks
and cute little lamb cupcakes.
During dessert we discussed who the Good Shepherd was to each of us.

What a fun and meaningful way to celebrate the first week of Easter.

Visit Catholic Cuisine for more Garden Party fun!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

We Experienced FIRST HAND Our Lord's Divine Mercy!

We are so thankful for Our Lord's Mercy in sparing us from harm last week.  We were in the DIRECT PATH of the deadly tornado that ripped across the state of AL on the 27th of April.  We were having supper when we heard the tornado was hitting downtown Tuscaloosa. We turned on the television to a horrifying site.  You just know people are losing everything when you see a tornado a mile wide ripping right through a city!

It wasn't long before the tornado sirens were sounding and we realized this monster was heading straight for Birmingham.  We got in our safest spot under our staircase and prayed our Divine Mercy Novena.  Buck is especially terrified of tornadoes!!!  He held a small crucifix and prayed his little heart out.  We all did!  Our Lord is so good to us!!  From what I understand, the tornado lifted from the ground for about 8 miles.  I can't find the words to tell you how amazing it is that our home is in the middle of that stretch!  We are so thankful, humbled, grateful.....

You can visit this blog to see it for yourself ~
The Original Weather Blog: More on Birmingham, AL Tornado 4-27-11: "***Updated 4-30-11, 9am (added prelim. track map, videos & photos). The violent, extremely damaging tornado that struck the Western and Nor..."

Please continue to pray for all those who were affected by the storms last Wednesday!

Praying the Rosary keeps us close to Jesus