Monday, August 24, 2009
New Loch Ness Sighting
Well we thought we had seen the Loch Ness Monster in our lake again, but it turned out to be the Ahinga bird. This is such a fun bird to watch they love to dive under the water and you never know where they will pop up again. Then of course they also look very lovely when they spread out their wings to dry.
We found this picture on the Internet since we did not have a snapshot of the bird we saw out of the water.
We have been able to fit Art into school again which is a blessing. School had been down to the basics since my teeth had been pulled so we have been playing catch up with all the subjects we really love like Spanish, art, music, and nature study.
We tend to do art all the time but I do like to purchase a program also to keep us focused on particular skills for the children to develop. This year we are using Rod and Staff again, and the program is called Art with a purpose. Noah is learning how to shade with Art pens. And Liam and Anna are continuing with there shading skills as well!
This is a piece Noah worked on with his art pens. The project was an outline of the picture and he had to fill in all the shading.
Adrian purchased helmets for the boys this weekend they went out for the first time on Adrian's motorcycle which they were extremely excited about. I do not think it was possible for their smiles to get any bigger!
Noah with his Dad! He gets the first ride.
Liam gets his turn!
Last but not least we have a new pet in our household. Anna has a hamster named CoCo. He or She I am not sure which? is very cute although very loud at night when it likes to run crazy on that silly hamster wheel.
We took some video and set up a Hamster Cam so you can check CoCo out and see just how cute this little hamster is!
Here is a quote from Thelma Wells on the study of contentment in our lives that I thought was very good and would like to share.
"Because we live in a fallen world, we will experience negative in our lives. Heartache and disappointment will come our way. We experience "STUFF" we don't deserve, don't want, and can't send back, It's ours. But thanks be to God, nothing happens in this world that He doesn't know about and that He can't handle."
Whatever stuff you have going on know that God our Heavenly Father knows every little detail about it! There is not much we alone can do with our stuff! But once God gets his hands into that stuff we can believe just what the bible says "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
So if your clinging to some things this week that are leaving you feeling discontent go ahead and hand it over to the Lord. And put a smile on your face, something good is going to happen!
1 Chronicles 16:34
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever."
"But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."