Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A lovely bit of life.

It was a gorgeous, fresh, baby green, sunny, blue sky day here today. The tiny sprouts of spring are springing all over the place and the hideouts between the trees on the road to co-op were lush and barefoot-worthy. And then on the drive home, I just wanted to stop at the top of the freeway and take in the puffy clouds and great big sky. Tonight and for the rest of the week, we will have rain! :) I don't mind rain and don't mind the wet, but there is something tremendous about a wide blue open sky.

On Monday, my husband received word that he was chosen for a new job. It is something I have been wishing for since early December. I praise God. He is our Sovereign Provider, and He has never failed us. Amen and amen! It is the kind of job in which he excels, and I can't wait to see where he will go. God is so faithful. All the time. We live, as always, before the face of God. It is a beautiful place to be.

So last week was a little insane in the school department, but we did manage to learn about Jupiter, Bunker Hill and the cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, predicate nominatives, solving for N, The Bondage of the Will, logical fallacies, and somebody learned some biology and Spanish, but it wasn't me, obviously. I am really enjoying teaching history. How was history ever boring to me?

I searched hither and yon for a do-able-at-home craft for Jupiter. I could not find one that was not idiotic or way too babyish for my two youngest children. So I made one up. I figured, paper art and swirly stormy color striations make for interesting ideas so we did this with construction paper and glue. Tearing the colors into Jupiter "stripes"--my word, no science involved there.

Gluing on the stripes...

She wanted to stay in the Jupiter border. Very neat and tidy planet here. No excitable stripes for her. :)

She wanted even the four moons as well as the cloudy surface of Jupiter.

And just in case you forgot that Jupiter has a red spot, here it is:

I know this isn't wildly creative on my part or anything, but we enjoyed it. I like seeing the differences that come out in the children when they create something. They are so different!

These were some verses that have meant much to me over the past few months. Glory to God for His goodness.

Psalm 95:3-7

For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.


Jenn in Mo said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so happy for you guys! Looks like a great school day, too!

Dawn said...

How fun, Kate! I think your Jupiter craft is very creative btw! Love that Emma added the moons to hers. :)

And we are so thankful with you about Mark's new job!

Love you!

Magistra Meg said...

Joining you in praising God for His goodness and provision. Is 26:4 "Trust in the Lord always. The Lord God is an everlasting Rock."