What our Friday should have looked like:
9 AM - #1 to Little Flowers, others school and play
Noon - Pick up #1 from Little Flowers, home for lunch
1 PM - Head out to St. Vincent for classes
2 PM - Top 4 in class, mom explores the campus with Mr. G
3:30 PM - Begin the long journey home
4:45 PM - Arrive home to greet DH who has picked up the fish fry; sit down to dinner
6:15 PM - Dinner finished, hop in the car to head to Slovak Dance
7:00 PM - Slovak Dance, all kids
9:00 PM - Head home and off to bed
Yeah, Friday is turning into my least favorite day but at least we're together for most of it. It is a lot of driving and I was grateful for a week off (even though we were already off last week) to just stay home.
Yesterday happened to be the feast of Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three Fatima kids so we started with breakfast and listening to Saint of the Day. At the beginning of breakfast, Blondie pointed out that the Blessed Mother had a rainbow (doesn't show that well in the picture, sorry) so I figured we were on the right track.
Finishing breakfast, I thought about what we could do to take up the whole day. Going with my theme of starting something then having it develop, I assigned the two older kids to read up on the things we saw at the Charleston Museum and find a way to transmit that knowledge to the rest of us.
We took a break from play, and from play-writing, to start an art/science project. I am always grateful for my friend Kellie. She is so art-wise and crafty. I saw this post while we were at the beach and immediately ordered them with my phone. I was so grateful for the idea! This is an all-day project if ever there were one :0) Water beads are the coolest thing. One warning, follow the directions, don't just let your kids dump them in the water or you will end up with a roomful of beads. Excellent exercise in absorption and dessication though.
We are blessed!For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
— Ephesians 6:12-13