Did a really neat activity the other day during Devotion time. We read about Abraham and Issac on Mount Moriah and talked about trusting God even when you don't understand and can't see things clearly. It started as that and ended up being a nice little talk about God's leading us through this life. I put chairs and stools and tables all over the living room , (these were the dangers and obstacles that faced us each day that we don't see) The plan was that the kids would be blindfolded and I would get them safely through the maze by either telling them "left" or "right" or touching the shoulder of the direction they should go to avoid the obstacle. However, the kids freaked out and I ended up being the one blindfolded and let them lead me through the maze. It actually worked out better. If I came close to an obstacle, they'd scream "Stop!" or "Watch Out!" Then, they'd take my hand and gently pull me the direction I needed to go. They worked together and got me through the maze without a broken leg. I know, you're probably saying "You let your children blindfold you! You have to be crazy." No, I'm not. I have a confession, I made sure I could sneak a peek when needed...Hey! I didn't exactly have the Lord leading me, now did I? I had a five year old who giggled the whole time and a three year old who doesn't know left from right! But, it served to illustrate the point. For your viewing pleasure, here's the little goobers leading a blindfolded Chloe through the maze. By the way, at the end, it looks like they throw her down. They don't... she tripped over the couch . And don't worry, her little nose was poking through, she could breathe fine...
I love file folder games and so do the kids. I made a game for Jack last night that will help him practice his patterning skills. Here's a pic and I believe it will be self explanatory how the game is played.
Okay, so here's the latest pictures of Chloe doing what she does best...bucking the line to the bathtub.
So, that's about it for the highlights....pretty exciting time, eh?