Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Family Day

I'm sure that the government did not take it into consideration, but I found it so meaningful that after a day wholly dedicated to doing the LORD's work and not our own, that then was the day dedicated to our families.

What Fun!

1) First bible reading in pjs and blankets curled up with Daddy
2) Tag with Daddy
3) Magoo's favourite breakfast (eggs on toast)
4) Princess' favourite lunch (tomato soup and salad)
5) An innumerable amount of stories
6) Dancing to the Micdash tape
7) "Tea" served by Princess in the Playroom
8) Fun background music c/o "Mr. Henry's Wild and Wacky but Totally True Bible Stories"
9) Funny Fish crafts
10) NAPS!!! (Mummy loved this activity)
11) Sipping cappuchinos with Hubby
12) Helping Magoo read a verse with the 2 bible reading
13) Visit to the playground
14) Pruning the garden
15) Riding bikes (in full snow gear as it was so cold)
16) Chocolate chip cookie picnic!

Needless to say we had a wonderful good day! While Magoo was working on some home school day sheets for CHC I was able to get a project done that I've been wanting to for, well I'd rather not admit for how long!!

This is the Goons Board. I've flipped their names under for privacy, but normally it shows their names under their Hebrew names. There is a section for the two eldest memory verses (obviously Sprout is too young for those since her vocabulary consists of "fish" "hot" Mama" "Daay" & "this"). At the top is Proverbs 20:11 "Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right" mainly to remind me of the biblical expectation of children of God.
On the left hand bottom is a sleeve for Magoo's work for Home Schooling Days and an illustration of their responsibilities. We do not call them chores but responsibilities but that could take up a whole other post! They are expected to put their pjs under their pillows and make their beds each morning. Set the table, and clear their spots. Sweep the dining room and kitchen (with Mummy's help) and tidy up the toys before Daddy gets home each evening.

On the top of that sheet is Deuteronomy 6:7 "And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." to remind us of our outlook while doing the housework together.

On the other side is our weekly work. The Weekly Words for this week are "God, jump & as" the letter is J and we are using our ABC Bible flashcards for this section. Our Number is 12, for the 12 tribes of Israel. Our Hebrew word is (seh) for lamb. In my Goon drawer (must do a post on that as well!) I found some "children of the Bible" stickers and used them to decorate. Overall I am thrilled with the way it turned out, now we just need to hang it! In case you would like to do this, the back is a cork board, and I covered scrapbook paper with packing tape to "laminate" it so that the only pieces that need to be switched out are under the thumb tacks and will not wreck the paper.

Memory verses for the Goons:
Magoo: "I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love" Psalm 119:163 (yep, we are going through THAT stage)
Princess: "Yea happy is that people, whose God is Yahweh" Psalm 144:15b

I hope you found that helpful!


Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Happy Family Day!
A delight to share with you...
Every blessing to you and yours...

All's grace,

Karin Katherine said...

I really love how you incorporate your memory verses into your daily life and routine. It's a great minder for all. I particularly love the reminder from Proverbs 20:11. I will have to post that on our bulletin board.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day you had! I think we may have to implement a Family Day at our home as well. :-)

I just clicked over from your comment at my blog. You have a beautiful family!