Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Recital

My sweet preschoolers have been 
preparing for several weeks for tonight's Christmas program.  Both 4 year old classes sang Santa Clause is Coming to Town. 

Later Kyle read Pete the Cat Saves Christmas.  The parents joined us for cookies and pictures with the Big Guy! 

The kids made decorative plates using their hand prints to create Rudolph!  They were very sweet! 

Jon and the kids came up for the festivities! 

Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. "For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
Matthew 24:42-44

Monday, December 3, 2018

Let It Snow

In preschool we are still working on weather unit.  Today for P.E. Class I thought we could do something weather related, so . . . . 

I found snowballs at Target.  They are plush, squishy, realistic feeling snowballs.  First I read "Snow" by P.D. Eastman about all the fun things you can do in the snow.  

Wes, our pulpit minister joined us in the auditorium for a snow ball fight!  Usually we discourage the kids from throwing things at each other, so Wes was good spirited and let us throw snowballs at him.  Once the kids saw it was harmless and fun spirited they were ready to take aim at each other!  

They ran off a lot of energy, had a ball, no one got hurt and no snow balls landed in the baptistery! Sounds like a great day! 

Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,

    they shall be as white as snow
Isaiah 1:18

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Happy Birthday, Granny

Today we got make the trip to Tulsa to see the moms!  We enjoyed a belated Thanksgiving celebration with my Mom and Bob. And had a really great visit.  

The next morning we headed to a lunch celebration for Granny's birthday!  I wish the kids could have joined us but it was still nice to get together with Jon's mom, brother and family!  

A wise son makes a glad father,

    but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. 
Proverbs 10:1

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Weather Unit Study

What a fun day of experiments at preschool today!  We are working this week on studying weather.  At the end of the day we had some fun with several experiments.  The kids love this time together and it's definitely one of my favorites when they can actually visualize the science behind what we're learning. 

We created clouds using shaving cream and blue water droppings.  Next, we created snow in a jar using baby oil, white paint, water, glitter, and Alka Seltzer.  The Alka Seltzer bubbles and propels the white glittery paint to the surface and then falls like snow! 

We also made thunder clouds using paper bags and simulated a rainbow using Skittles and water.  I love seeing the kids wonder and excitement as we play and learn! 

When He imparted weight to the wind And meted out the waters by measure, When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt, Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.  Job 28:25-27

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Bible Bowl Buddies

For Bible Bowl this year I have quite a few high school boys.  The boys have been taking turns teaching the Bible lessons and doing a fabulous job!  With Caleb in town this weekend he taught from the book of John.  

One of my sweet preschoolers asked to hang out with us in class because her older sister is in the class.  She helped me get a few pictures of our class.  She was intrigued with Jon's beard and took several pictures of him!  At the end of class she wanted a selfie with Caleb, so sweet! 

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. I Timothy 5:1-2

Saturday, November 24, 2018


The girl has made her college selection, Oklahoma Christian University!  I'm very excited because OC is where my dad, my uncle, my brother and I attended!  She'll make a fabulous Eagle! 

She's so excited to have her college decision made, plus she has a sweet friend from Camp Blue Haven that she will be rooming with, Ms. Audrey! Can't wait to hear about all their adventures! 

May he grant you your heart's desire

    and fulfill all your plans!
Psalm 20:4

Friday, November 23, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

The boy got in from Lubbock yesterday, and while we waited for his arrival the girls and I got busy baking.  With it just being the five of us we were able to keep it simple but delicious.  

I know the days of having all three 'babies' home are numbered but I'm so happy to have our little family together.  For family and friends who stop by our little blog, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Blessings to all! 

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul,  and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Psalm 107:8-9

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Kirkwood Thanksgiving

The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest is all gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.

Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain.
So open wide the doorway-
Thanksgiving comes again!  

when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord,  “For he is good,

    for his steadfast love endures forever,”
2 Chronicles 5:13

Monday, November 19, 2018

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

I'm not sure, but I'm guessing this is about our 12th year to have a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with our McDermott home schooling families!  

It's a great afternoon with a lot of great food, Charlie Brown style.  You know, buttered toast, jellybeans, pretzel sticks, popcorn, sandwiches and desserts.  The kids usually watch the Thanksgiving special while they eat lunch and then head outside after wards to play. 

This year we were at Ms. Julie's beautiful home and enjoyed marvelous conversation while the kids had their fill of Nerf wars and trampoline time. 

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15

Friday, November 16, 2018

Oklahoma Christian University's Honors Program

Abigail has been looking at all her options for college.  She's weighed playing college softball versus academics.  Her top school is Oklahoma Christian University.  

OC has the Honor's college that accepts about 5% of the incoming freshman class.  The Honors Political Science program is very solid, in fact 100% of their students have past the LSAT for the last six years! 

Our trip to OC today was for Abigail to interview with the head of the Honors department, Dr. Baird for the program.  She's made it past the application and phone interview and today is her one on one interview!  If it goes well, she should receive her acceptance letter into the program by Christmas! Of course it shouldn't hurt that her letter of recommendation was from General Tommy Franks! 

Turn from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.   Psalm 34:14