Saturday, March 19, 2011

The last 2 weeks.......

we've been keeping busy!

Being busy is making this pregnancy seem to go by fast.

I can't believe I'm about half way already!


Austin attended "Night in a Box."

He's been helping out at the homeless shelter by our house.

A group of jr. high students spent the night in cardboard boxes to experience what it would be like to live on the street.

It helped him understand the tragedy of street children around the world.

He even put a cross on his "house."
He said he got cold and hungry during the night and couldn't imagine living like that!
He's been studying India, Liberia, Brazil and Romania's "street kids" and reading many stories about their life. How they breath solvent based glue at young ages just to kill their hunger pains etc. Breaks my heart!
Aunt Brianna came with me to drop Austin off for the night. She made sure he had a warm place to stay.

Austin also helped build loft houses for children in Mexico the next morning...


The kids woke up to some green treats and a silly string mess on St. Patty's day.

Then we had green milk and Lucky Charms for breakfast.



We got on our green gear and headed to a St. Patrick's party at the park...





Everyone wearing green....

Finley is throwing a fit because I wouldn't let her have a cupcake....tragic, I know..geesh!


We even painted our nails green...ta-da...
Helping themselves to the green treats....

Mardi Gras...not that we celebrated but I thought this pic of the girls was cute anyway:)
We had P.E. at the Gym....

Landen showing off his cartwheels...



Big sister help...
Big brother help....
I love how close all my kids are. Even though there is an age gap they are all close.
I'm thankful for homeschooling and the fact that my kids are always together.



My baseball studs after Saturdays games....
This season I cheer for the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers!



We finally finished our model of the Tabernacle!
Here's Landen painting the lamp stand.



Austin working on the Ark of the Covenant...


his finished Ark of the Covenant. Those cherubim angels weren't easy to make out of clay...




The kids followed the instructions given in the bible...here's the inside of the Ark of the Covenant along with Aaron's staff, a gold jar of manna and the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments on them.




Here's the Holy Place with the lamp stand, altar of incense and the table of the presence...

The courtyard...
Faith made the washbasin a little large the priest would have to climb up it to wash. ha! She did a great job other than that. She also made the altar of burnt offering and painted them with brown because we didn't have a bronze color.
They did a great job! It was an amazing project to do together.
I loved watching the kids frequently referring to the Bible to be sure they were "making it right." We learned so much and had fun doing it!
When Daddy got home the kids gave a full presentation on the Tabernacle and explained the various rituals and what possible meaning they could have for us today. They talked Daddy through what each room was and the measurements etc...
While building the Tabernacle these two kept busy being princesses...







Maybe we do need some socialization....

I'm kidding...I sometimes think we are over socialized!
Here's Landen with his piggy bank of hard earned allowance.
He's donating it to a bake sale for Japan.


The kids have seen pictures and the news on what is going on in Japan. Our hearts break for them. They got all their money together and I drove them down to donate to the bake sale put on by one of our homeschool groups.

I think that about sums up our last 2 weeks around here....
Oh, and here is the bun baking away....
All stretch out in there!

Hi bloggy friends...do you think I'm a boy or a girl???







12 comments:

Pamela said...

What an amazing project! Your kids did a great job! I think I might want to try to do this with my kids too, it is a wonderful idea and such a neat way to get them interested in all of the details.

JULIE said...

I bet the boys are hoping for a little brother to even things out. I know in my family of seven my two brothers REALLY wanted the youngest to be a boy...cause they were outnumbered even more...and they got their wish!! The girls still "beat" them though...haha!!

Since my husband and I married a bit older (at 30 and 32) we will not end up with as big of a family...but I am definitely hoping to give my little guy at least a sibling or two!!

Lisa said...

girl!

Joannah said...

I'm guessing girl!

Renata said...

Hi Bridget
I just have to say how much I love your art of the covenant project - it looks amazing!

As for the u/s I'm guessing a girl!
Hope you have a wonderful week
Renata:)

Rossie said...

BOY!!! You are such an inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

I love this game :)

Too Many Kids In The Bathtub said...

i think you will have a girl...and a boy!!! i am voting for twins!!! :)

~1/2 a dozen~ said...

Wow. It looks like there's a lot of people guessing girl. I HOPE it's a boy just to make it an even 3 and 3... but I think it's another girl! AND if it is another girl, we'll have the same- 4 girls and 2 boys! Good luck, mama. Enjoy your pregnancy!

Jill said...

So great to have them involved like that!!

Wonderful pictures! You're such a great mom!

Have a great weekend!

blessings,
Jill

Kristie's Kin said...

ummm...I'm no ultrasound reader, but that looks like a BOY allllll stretched out there!!! dontcha think??? :):) LOVE YOU!

Valerie said...

too hard!!! I'm just gonna guess and say boy, but that picture looks like it could go either way. Loved all the pictures by the way!!