"You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God's fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts." - Charles Spurgeon
What else can be said...? nothing. Thanks Mr. Spurgeon for the encouragement.
I'm planning to enjoy every minute of it while I can.
This year, as part of our homeschool, we registered the kids for Awana. First time ever and they love it...
It is quite amazing how much they learn and how much I am learning too! So we practice verses all week and on Thursday nights the kids have to tell them to their leader.
We have one T&T, one Sparky and one Cubbie who are having fun going to their meetings.
My T&T is so eager that sometimes he does too much - so he has been told to slow down... Slow down we did. He has an advantage on the other kids because he is homeschool which means we incorporate the Awana lessons in our days. Obviously the kids who goes to school during the day do not have as much time to spend on their book/projects to do. So to make it harder I asked him to also do the silver and gold sections. In a recent project, he has to do a poster on creation.
My Sparky has a blast. I find that it is more difficult for him to do memorization. He was having trouble with the New Testament books the last two week. Fortunately, his Sparks book came with a CD (which Jasmine had broken and we got a new one!) and I had bought the extra CD with songs as well. So we popped these in the CD player and listened to them. He was able to say them no problem after that.
My Cubbie is having fun. I'm glad he was able to adjust himself easily for this. I had a bit of fear but he is so happy of his vest and getting new patches for it. It is so cute.
While the kids are going to AWANA, hubby, Jasmine and I are having a date night. Mostly we do groceries... LOL but it has to be done. The funny part is that Jasmine doesn't want mommy to push the cart is has to be daddy - ALL the time. *grin* Daddy's girl through and through.
For those who don't know, we collect comics. Mind you it has been years since we bought new ones and recently I've discovered that HULK was red at one point.
A few years ago, we bought about 186 boxes of comics for a really good price and sold some during a garage sale. Out of these we have about 35-40 boxes we kept to create two separate collections to sell eventually. The work we have right now is to bag the comics and price them (we are still waiting for the price guide to come in) and open our basement for potential buyers.
And let me tell you it is a BIG job. Alexandre is very helpful and the three of us can do a lot in one afternoon but we are still only three. We are almost done going through collection #2. Now my job is to try to place in alphabetical order the 10-15 boxes at one corner of the basement.
So we are having fun. The funniest thing is that right now it makes me want to read some comics. It has been a long time since I did that.
Check out the cool chocolate my kids got during Halloween...! Isn't it cute?
The best part is that my kids gave them to me because the REALLY know I love this little creature and that I am known to be the Canadianladybug on the net. I do have sweet kids! I love them. LOTS!
This little ladybug comes in three flavors - caramel, a green paste and a pink paste. The pink paste one is the best I think - flavor is like cherries.
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