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It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Let’s see if I can catch up on this Friday’s favorites (with a few from last week).
- I recently attended my first Court of Honor. It’s like Pack Meeting, only shorter and with no games. There was still silly cheers though!
- We made another trip to Flagstaff. It’s such a pretty town and much cooler than the valley!
- I’ve been reading a bunch. I recently finished the Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and Where I Belong by Rachel Ann Nunes. I’m almost done with Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.
- There’s been Pack Meeting and book club.
- ANWA is having WOW – a Week of Writing. I’ve exceeded my daily goals so far this week, but today’s not looking too good.
There’s lots of cool busy people blogging a way. Here’s a few of my online favorites.
- Monzanita shows off her collection of August posts.
- I loved iWrite Network’s use of Tarzan to illustrate story structure.
- These whole wheat soft pretzels from New Nostalgia would be a yummy and healthy snack.
What are your favorites this week?
Like last week, it’s been another busy week – what would it be like to say it’s been a relaxing week with not much going on? I’d probably be bored out of my mind and not have many favorites to share! Without further ado, here’s this week’s favorites.
- Last Saturday we went to Scout-o-rama. Picture three of four ball fields of booth sharing information about Dutch ovens, knots, Cub Scout belt loops and merit badges. There was so much fun, hands-on activities for the whole family. We definitely need to get there earlier next year. One of my favorite exhibits was the Dirty Derby; it’s like a demolition derby with saw blades and swinging logs for over-sized wood block cars.
- Part of this week’s business was canning chicken and deep cleaning the kitchen and floors.
- I showed you the Book themed party invitation, and I’ve been working on decorations for the party this week. I’ll show you how they turned next week.
Here are a couple of favorite posts from a couple of my favorite blogs!
- Celebrations at Home shares her simple recipe for Chocolate Filled Pastry Rolls – sign me up!
- Booking Mama reviews How to Eat a Cupcake; it sounds intriguing.
Share your favorites of the week!
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I’m excited to get back into the swing of things with last week’s Family Home Evening lesson. Once again, we had a multipurpose lesson. Our subject material was taken from the Webelos handbook. First we discussed ways our family can show respect to our community. (Younger children will probably need to start off with a definition of citizenship.) We chose five rule our family follows to be good citizens – respecting the flag, respecting military and emergency personnel, obeying laws, putting trash in garbage cans, and being neighborly. Next we talked about respecting the flag.
Not only is this a beneficial lesson for all families, it helped my son finish the requirements for his Citizenship belt loop, and it helped our family earn the Connecting with Your Community Patch from the Fun for the Family book.
The activity also helped my son earn his Citizenship belt loop, but we all had a blast making a college of ways we can be good citizens. I don’t know what it is about cutting up magazines and gluing them into a new picture that is so fun. Maybe it’s the creativity that comes from assigning our own interpretation to the pictures and fitting them together like a jigsaw puzzle. It is more time consuming than other activities, so we tried to get an earlier start.
We topped off the night with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! I love it when Family Home Evening adds so much to our Sabbath day observance.