The Boys Board Games

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:20 AM

This morning I had the boys create board games for their God and Me booklet (it is for boy scouts).  We had finished all our school work so we decided to try and finish up this workbook so they can earn their God and Me award.  So the last thing is to make a board game and answer questions to what you learned.  So I had 30 questions for them that went along with their games.  They could design their board any way they wanted to.  After they were done, we played each others game.  They did a fabulous job and they are so creative.  Hezekiah's game was called Ant Farm and he made little ants as his game pieces.  He even had squares labeled as what to do with g (for go again), f with a number (go forward so many spaces), and b (for back so many spaces).  Eli had in his boxes how many spaces you would have to move back or if you lost a turn.  He had set it up that if you got to space 15, you had to go back to start and so forth.  He thought it was sooooo funny!  Eli's game was called Robber Chase and he made little Robbers and Policemen as his game pieces.  I told him that I hope God catches those robbers and changes their hearts! 

They had so much fun and so did I!  

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts & Florida Tech's Botanical Garden

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM

This morning I took my kids literally a mile away from home to the Florida Tech campus to visit the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.

Today is the last day for the Upcycled Style exhibit. 

The dresses are all made from recycled materials: Target bags, Coca-Cola cans, phone book pages, tires, and even Delta air plane seats.

Seriously, if you have not been you have til 4 p.m. today to check it out.  My boys even were totally impressed and they were (dresses).

Maggie Beth loved all the dresses, but her favorite was the one made of crushed glass. 

Hezekiah liked the dress made of caution tape.  And Eli said he liked them all!

It was WAY cool! 

We were not allowed to take any pictures inside the museum. 

 

After the museum we strolled around the botanical gardens and found Melbourne's first school house. 

(I forgot that it was back there).  We also found some beautiful flowers.

Time with Grandma

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Grandma and the grandkids created visors for the beach. 

Yeah, they are a crazy bunch!

Boy Scouts

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On at 11:22 AM

Friday night we introduced our nephew to the world of boy scouts. 

He enjoyed going around with the boys to launch rockets with compressed air, with baking soda and vinegar,

studying the planets, and doing some meteorite relays. 

Our Resident Potter

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Eli is our resident potter. 

He has really been enjoying his pottery class. 

This past Wednesday he demonstrated his pottery skills for us. 

We got to see him on his wheel and demonstrate all the steps.

It is really cool to see your child just love and enjoy something so much that they feel right at home doing it and enjoy teaching you about it. 

At the Beach -- Time with our cousin!

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On at 1:25 PM

Not only are Grandma and Grandpa visiting, but so is my brother's son, Schon. 

It is instant fun to have a cousin around to play with.

They are having a great time. 

We thought we might get rained out at the beach today, but we didn't.

It rained as we traveled the 5 miles over the causeway.  But the sun was on the horizon!

Truths Taught at 3 a.m.

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.


An add on:  Talk about them at 3 a.m. when he has just had a nightmare.  Sing about God's hedge of protection at 3:14 a.m. and how His Angel Armies are before him and beside him.  He's 7, teach him the eternal truths.  It's 3 a.m., you want to really just go back to bed.......but God has better plans. 

Thank you Lord, for tugging at my heart to your desire for me to teach at 3 a.m. about You.