Mr. Tarantula passing through last night.
I am thankful for ~
The rain we had early this morning.
The Irish coffee that my husband whips up for me every now and then.
For our children and the opportunity to teach them at home.
Our two week school break that recharged our batteries.
From the school room ~
* Miss Ester (who LOVES art) and Miss Sally (who doesn't) continued on with their art class even though we were on break from our homeschool.
Two finished pieces I have been able to see::
Zentangle - an abstract drawing using repetitive patterns.
Live art -
* Chemistry lab - Miss Sally needs 18 hours of chemistry lab this year. She worked on those over our break.
From the kitchen ~
What I am reading ~
I just finished Saint John Paul the Great.
This book was amazing. There are so many facts I learned about him. What an honor it was to live during the time of this very holy man! Where I most likely will never be as spiritually strong in faith that he was, I am certainly empowered by him to grow stronger in my faith, especially through prayer and love of the Holy Eucharist.
What I am praying for ~
For a handful of kids in my Confirmation class. It is heart breaking to see the few who could care less about God. Where I want to shake them silly, I know I must just plant the seeds.
For a successful second quarter.
For all those who have asked me to pray for them.
Around my house ~
We were blessed with gorgeous weather over our break.
We used our FREE homeschool tickets to the State Fair of Texas.
This year it was about tasting some fun food!
(Bottom left, Texas Fried Bluebonnet - Bottom right, Fried Cheesecake)
And seeing some animals.
We celebrated Stan the Man's 9th birthday :)
Miss Ester joined the youth group and took part in the Hike for Life Texas. (Check out those AWESOME t-shirts!!)
Miss Sally and I were at her swim meet.
Miss Mabel took a babysitter / CPR class.
Coming down the pike this week ~
* Mandatory Adult faith formation class for myself
* Little Flowers/ Little Women (I have to teach Little Flowers this month.)
* Homeschool group's family Rosary night / hot dog roast
* Homecoming dance
What I am listening to ~
Lego blocks. Someone in the shower upstairs. Someone else using their electric toothbrush.
One (final ) photo to share ~
We celebrated the feast of St. Faustina this past Sunday. I kept it short and sweet. Already owning the CD with St. Faustina's story, I just got it out for the kids to listen to.
Wishing you a great week ahead!!
~ Patty ~