Friday, September 23, 2011

Week 5

The girls have been doing preschool with Aiden. They are so cute with him! We made a trip to the library for them to pick out some books. They've been teaching him shapes, colors, and letters. This week they had turtle day. They read turtle books and Aiden got a close up look at our pet turtles.

Of course his favorite part of  school is recess!! He's been having fun driving his Jeep and collecting apples.

This week we continued our study of ancient Egypt.  The girls built a pyramid together out of sugar cubes. The large pyramid is the king's. The smaller ones are for his queens.  They added a temple and the Nile River.

This week we celebrated The Feast of Booths, which is a time to remember when the Israelites lived in booths while they were leaving Egypt during the Exodus. It's a time to remember God's protection and provision.  During the Feast of Booths, the family is to build their own booth to celebrate in. Due to time constraints and physical limitations we made a modified version of a booth. I made a trip to the Salvation Army store and bought a couple of bed sheets. We hung those on the back porch around our picnic table and wa la! Our booth!
 The girls did a great job of decorating the booth with pumpkins, apples, pinecones and flowers they found in the yard.


According to our book the traditional meal would be something similar to our traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We had a turkey breast roast, mashed potatoes, bread and pumpkin pie.

The girls took this pic of us just before dinner.

During dinner we talked about our home on this earth. Like the booths, it is temporary. But Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us, a place that will last forever. His kingdom will never be shaken! There is only one way to that place, and that is through Jesus Christ. How awesome that our God not only protects us and provides for us here on earth, but He has provided a way for us to be with Him forever!

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