Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Homecoming and Reunion

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know" ~A.A. Milne

Yesterday hubby was making forts with the girls and I took a nap.  Oh how sweet it is to see them playing together! 








It’s been a year since he packed his bag
To fight for the Rugged Old Flag
Well done, my soldier, your mission’s complete
It’s reunion time now – oh how sweet!
The bus turns the corner and you see them there
Smiling and jumping; flags waving in the air
Step off the bus, kneel down, open arms wide
Hearts are bursting with American pride
Hugs and kisses; tickles and tears
Those laughs; it’s music to your ears!










Welcome home hubby, daddy, and hero!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tot School Tuesday: Mm is for Military

The timing of this unit worked out perfectly.  We celebrated Veteran's Day and welcomed home Daddy and about 100 other soldiers from a year long tour to Iraq. 


LETTER "M" CRAFT


BIBLE STORY: JOSHUA AND THE BATTLE OF JERICHO
Theme: God has shown His Providence in battle throughout history.
We built the city of Jericho out of large blocks.  We then reenacted walking around the city once each day for six days, and seven times on the seventh day.  The girls pretended to blow a trumpet and destroyed their city.


CRAFT: WELCOME HOME SIGNS



POETRY AND CRAFT: IN FLANDERS FIELDS
You can find a copy of the poem on DLTK's Growing Together.  The girls finger painted a Poppy field.  "M's" painting is shown below.


BOOKS ON OUR SHELVES:
*Read and Share Toddler Bible - Stories Retold by Gwen Ellis
*The U.S. Army by Michael Benson
*Home Again by Dorinda Williams
*I'm Here For You Now by Janice Im
*Over There by Dorinda Williams
*The U.S. Air Force y Matt Doeden
*H is for Honor by Devin Scillian
*Alpha, Bravo, Charlie by Chris Demarest


Friday, November 11, 2011

A Thank You to our Veterans

To all who have served and are serving, THANK YOU! 

Five years ago I welcomed home my husband from his first tour to Iraq.  In a few days we look forward to welcoming him home again.

I also want to say thank you to all who support our troops. Yesterday we were eating at Jason's Deli and a man came up to a soldier in line and bought him lunch. That meant so much to our family (even though it wasn't our lunch he bought!). It's just nice to know people support us.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tot School Tuesday: Fall Fun and Reset Week

It seems as though it has been one thing after another lately, so we relaxed quite a bit on school these past two weeks.  I bought some baskets for $1 a piece at our local thrift store and put together a fall sensory basket for the girls.  They have had a blast with it.






I also went to the library and checked out about 20 books to go along with our upcoming Community Heroes theme (titles in future posts).  I put some in a basket and others along the windowsill.  While cooking dinner I found "M" curled up reading.

After dinner I put "Boo" down to bed, and came out to find that "M" had finished lining the rest of the books up along the kitchen windowsill.  She is developing such a love for books and enjoys having them all around.


And there was lots of play time (both organized and free).  I am really enjoying watching their imaginations bloom. 

"Boo" was so proud of herself for climbing up on sister's bike.



Working hard!