An Invitation to Play

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Last week was super busy.....you remember the painting of the house.

I am sorry I did not have many posts last week....so I am catching up a bit today.

Last week Hezekiah made an invitation to a friend to come over to play.  I love how he sticks out his tongue when he colors, draws, and thinks.  Just one of the little things I love about being able to teach him is watching his little face and studying how he accomplishes tasks. 

He and Maggie also learned a lot about laundry last week.  They both learned how to empty the dryer, get the clothes out of the washing machine and put them in the dryer, and how to fill up the washing machine and add detergent.  This was all while I was preparing a marinade for pork chops and a mustard sauce.  I was just extremely impressed by their laundry skills.  Which I will be putting to use!!!!

Another fun activity which really seems almost like a blur to me was seeing how Legos are made.  In our See How It's Made book we learned about the production of these fun little blocks that I step on ALL the time...ouch!  The boys also watched on-line the making of Legos and the assignment was to build something with your Legos and take a picture and put it in your science log.  So we did! 

We also had a lesson this week at Church at Home on building each other up.  One of our "family" songs is Be Kind to One Another and Build Each Other UP.  Well, let me just say, I get to sing this song a lot!  I can just imagine when they are teenagers and I am still singing this song to them. 

Anyhow, the verses being from Romans 14:19, Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification (original - build one another up).  And from I Thessolonians 5:11, Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just in fact that you are doing.

God gave me the idea to use two types of blocks, the smooth blocks to show that when we build things without God's love we are like the smooth blocks that easily tumble when knocked over by trials.  Were not effective and our words and actions are shallow.  However, with the Legos, when we build and are connected to God's leading then we are more effective in our building, because we are stronger.  We are connected through God's strings of love and it is going to be more efficient because when trials come we have others there to under gird us and help us along.  

Believe me those trials come and often for me in the form of parenting. 



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