~ Letter Formation ~
The girls were very excited to move along to “H” week, as you can tell from their smiling faces! They are just loving the Alphabet Path! In addition to their Modelling Wax
letter H’s, the girls also worked on making the letter H using Handwriting Without Tears Hands-On Materials
and Kimberlee’s Grey Block Paper
In case you are wondering what is decorating our table, Twinkle Toes asked her daddy if he could help her make an “Autumn Tree“ with a branch she found outside!
~ Herb Twopence Fairy Coloring Pages ~
OH! And “Mom, we can’t forget the honeybees in Over in the Meadow!!!”
(One of our favorite
~ Picture Study :: H is for Hair ~
George Washington by Gilbert Stuart
~ H is for St. Helen ~
~ Writing the ABC’s on Little Hearts :: H is for Helpful ~
Thank you Kimberlee and Lydia for these beautiful coloring pages
! My girls were extremely H
appy to have these this week!
~ Speaking of Helpful :: H is for Home Sweet Home and Housework ~
We read the Home Sweet Home
Book Twinkle Toes received for her birthday, and the girls were very Happy to be Helpful with all the Housework!
~ Crafts ~
We made a few crafts this week based on Handprints, Honeybees, and Houses!
Poster paint in yellow, black and white
Print a single yellow handprint with fingers together in the middle of the paper and leave to dry. Use the side of the hand to print black lines down the handprint for the bee’s stripes. Add an eye with the tip of finger. Again using the side of the hand, add a white line to the bottom of the bee for its sting. Make the wings by using white paint on the side of the hand and moving the hand in a fan shape across the paper with fingers pointing to the bee’s back.
“O” Antiphon House
For a couple years now I have wanted to make an “O” Antiphons House
to add to our own traditions
for observing the “O” Antiphons, but it just hadn’t happened yet. Even though I have had the supplies for awhile now, I figured if I want to have one ready for this year, I had better finish
it before Advent. What better way to make sure I get to it, than incorporating it into our Alphabet Path plans. 😉 “H” is for House after all!
That’s as far as we have gotten, but at least it is a start. I’ll post more pictures once it is completed!
~ Serendipi-Tea time ~
I started the week deciding that we would stick to Healthy Foods like Hummus and Herbs. We did make some delicious Hummus for our Friday dinner, which was Mediterranean Veggie Pitas.
They were definitely Healthy, and absolutely Heavenly!
However, the girls begged me to let them make Honeybee Cookies over the weekend. After all their Help and Housework, I couldn’t turn them down…
The girls were amazed at the efficiency of our new mixer, a recent gift from a friend since she had two (Thank you again Amy!!), and they LOVED sharing the mixer. Watching them brought back memories of sharing the mixer with my own siblings as a child, since my mom’s Kitchen Aid looks identical to this one!
Even though I did opt for a H
than the ones
we’ve made in the past
, I must say, the perfect
sweet and salty combination, leaves this
pregnant momma craving “just one more”… Not good! 😉 Hopefully they will all be gone SOON!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.