It’s time for Lego Fun Friday!
Lego Fun Friday is a blog hop for kid-generated Lego designs and Lego learning activities. Join us on the first and third Fridays of each month!
This week, Aidan made a Lego robot. He named him “Everman” because “he lives forever.”
I liked the pieces he chose for the feet of the robot! The things on his head are laser guns (of course we had to have guns in there somewhere…) and an antenna.
Aidan built an “E” into his leg for “Everman.”
Lego Fun Friday: Robot Design
At our house, we have discovered many things to do with foam bathtub letters besides play with them in the bathtub! Obviously, they are very fun to stick to the side of the tub, but we have also used them as stamps for spelling the boys’ names in paint and as part of a game to spell three-letter words.
Yesterday, I needed something quick to occupy Owen while I fed the baby. I’ve been starting to work with him on the alphabet (he just turned 3 in May). I sent Gresham upstairs for the
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We are always looking for new lunch ideas! My boys are getting to the stage where they eat a lot, and Aidan is really starting to outgrow peanut butter and jelly. Aidan (age 9) made these corndog muffins for lunch today – mostly by himself! We decided that this recipe was a winner!
I adapted this recipe from Laura’s corndog muffins at Heavenly Homemakers. She used buttermilk in hers, and we substituted regular milk. I also used 1/2 cup white flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour instead of 1 cup whole wheat
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My husband and I have been working together to study the type of character that God wants our boys to have. After all, we have four of them! We are responsible before God to teach our sons to walk in His ways. This post is the first in a series on Biblical Boyhood. I’ll be writing about what we have learned in our study on heroic character, fighting and retaliation and handling bullying situations (and this list may grow as I study more!).
Heroes – God’s Way
Do your boys like superheroes? Mine do! They LOVE to be
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This week, we’ll be listening to “Ma Vlast” translated “My Country” by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. Last week, we listened to “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” which was a symphonic poem describing a caravan traveling through northern Asia. ”My Country” is a set of six symphonic poems written between 1874 and 1879 that describe Smetana’s homeland of Bohemia. We’ll be listening to “Vltava” also known by its German name “The Moldau.” According to Smetana, the piece describes the Moldau River as it winds through the countryside, through farmlands where a farmer is celebrating a wedding, past mermaids dancing in
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