"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3
Saturday, June 7, 2014
My Newest Kitchen Buddy
Lately the five year old has been very interested in helping in the kitchen. This is pretty awesome for him because his autism makes him very sensitive to textures and things on his hands, and the more we can get him exposed to, the better. And the major bonus here is that he hates to wash his hands, but knows he can't help in the kitchen unless he does. So maybe we'll eventually get him over that dread since he wants to help cook :) As it is now, he fusses about it, but then goes ahead and washes because he doesn't want to miss helping, so that's progress already. Usually I have to drag him to the sink and hang on and wash him while he kicks and screams, so willingly washing is a HUGE improvement.
Today he helped me make bologna and cheese sandwiches for Daddy's work lunches.
He told me he was putting "cheese blankets" on the bologna. :)
It was a beautiful day here. We went to the library, then to a park, and then out for frozen yogurt this afternoon. We were stuck at home this morning because the rental agency sent over a company to dry out everything that got wet in our little flood on Sunday. They have the baseboards and several places on the carpet pulled up and about a dozen high-powered fans going down there. I didn't think to take pictures before the kids were in bed.
We did a lot of nature exploring today (the youngest two are checking out tiny spiders on our deck fence). the ten year old also found a gopher skull, and put it in a jar to go along with his blackbird skull he found earlier this week. We also discovered a mouse in one of our traps, but I nixed the idea of keeping that one... too fresh.
After dinner we played dominoes.
The blue ones are for the little boys, so they feel included in the game. I bought a cheap set at the dollar store and painted the backs with cheap blue fingernail polish awhile back to keep them separate from the main ones.
They have a lot of fun with them and don't bother ours that way :)
And here's a picture of the ten year old being a dork. :)
I'm a born again believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. I am a very happily married wife and a homeschooling mom of five of the greatest kids in the world. We live in a little mountain town in Wyoming, which we love. I enjoy reading and studying God's Word, homeschooling my treasures from Heaven, sewing and doing all sorts of crafts.
Shelter~"That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. He that defends or guards from danger. To cover from violence, injury, annoyance or attack. To defend; to protect from danger; to secure or render safe; to harbor."
"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." Doug Phillips
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow... For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow... So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep... I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!!
You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a Mother who read to me. ~ Stricklan Gillilan