Monday, November 7, 2011

Our Weekend/Gratitude Challenge



We had a pretty quiet and relaxing weekend. We haven’t used our felt board in a couple of years now, so I thought Selena would have fun just playing around with the letters and enjoy something that seemed rather new. She played for hours with it, attempted to spell many words. Suddenly she came running into the living room with the A and announced, “This is the bad news.” I asked her what the verse from Awana said about that and she recited, “All have sinned.” She ran back to the table to come back in with the C. She announced, “This is the good news.” Again I asked what verse it represented, she proudly recited, “While we were sinners, Christ died for us.” She then returned to the table to set up this little display to explain it all to Papa.

Selena and I did break away a bit on Sunday afternoon for a little shopping. We wanted to put together a care package for our daughter and grandson. We picked out two cute outfits for Jr. got him some spoons, tooth brushes, (since he is getting a mouth full of teeth) and his first sippy cup. We came home we went through the Christmas ornaments and I found all the ornaments that we had bought for Kristi from the day she was born, then a few I seldom use along with some decorations and a couple of Christmas stockings. That was one of Kristi’s concern was if she got a Christmas tree what would she do for decorations. She has no idea all this is coming, Merry Early Christmas!

Selena had some of her own money to spend. While we in no way gamble in this home, Selena made the mistake of telling Papa that she bet him that St Louis would win the World Series. Papa being a Texas fan, took her up on the bet and set the anti at $10.00. I guess you know when the World Series was over we had one very happy little girl running around in her way too small pajamas the neighbor gave her doing a victory dance.


I asked her one question,”What are you going to spend your money on?” She simply answered a wallet to keep my money in. She picked out her wallet and a matching purse today, not realizing by the time she paid for them she no longer had any money left to put in her wallet. We quickly took care of that when we got home, not the same amount but a little money for her wallet.

I am thankful for quiet relaxed time with my family.

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  1. R has been playing with our felt board because she has been using one in school.

  2. I just saw your blog at the Homeschool Blog Awards and decided to come check you out. I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)

  3. There were a lot of very disappointed people here when Texas lost

    I bet she loves that purse

  4. Felt boards are great entertainment. It's too funny that Selena won the money bet. I am sure that Kristi will enjoy all the gifts you are sending.

  5. Don't remind me of that loss. LOVE Selena witnessing with her felts. The gospel is simple enough for a child to explain that is for sure!