Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
We went to Stonebriar to check out the new faith film Suing the Devil. Following the movie we headed to Frankie's favorite restaurant, the Olive Garden for dinner. Of course we made sure they sang happy birthday to her and that she finished off with a layered chocolate cake!!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
We had a great turn out! Families came to sign up to be a part of PEACH. There were some 45 field trips families can register. There were also homeschool vendors presenting info on sports, art classes, music and more! Abigail decided this would be a great entrepreneurial time for her! She made Lego necklaces and together we made PEACH totes and sold them. She did great business and even had a few orders for additional totes!
Frankie helped me at the membership table and Caleb spent the evening lifting and rearranging tables and chairs and Jon arrived in time for clean up!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910–1912, displays paintings and nearly all of the prints created by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque during these two years of their artistic friendship.
During the years 1910 through 1912, these two great masters invented a new style of art now referred to as the Cubist Experiment.
The two friends would visit eachothers studio and compare work. Many of their pieces are very similar and most include ordinary objects in this new perspective. The exhibition includes paintings from a number of other distinguished collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Tate in London, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, and the Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz Collection.
In an effort to draw a younger audience to this exhibit, curators have included iPads for use during the exhibit that visitors can compare and contract the various artwork. You may zoom in and out of the art work, adjust the lighting to see special details and even an electronic puzzle feature allowing student to re-assemble the artwork. Very Cool!
and worshiped and served created things
rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.
the articles of bronze and iron
are sacred to the LORD and
must go into his treasury
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Calloway’s Nursery garden centers offer summer classes for youth 1st to 5th grade. This was our first class; they focused on planting tomatoes using tin cans. The kids were encouraged to recycle, bringing their own tin can, and then planted tomato seeds. It was a pretty basic class but it covered the importance of frost dates in our area, and understanding the germination time. There were a lot of very young children in attendance and Caleb and Abigail were able to help out with the class.
plant gardens and eat what they produce
Thursday, August 11, 2011
“Come with me and see my zeal for the LORD.”
Then he had him ride along in his chariot.
2 Kings 10:16
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
forever in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem
to be a delight and
its people a joy.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Today several of the youth Jake, Jackson, Ellery, Hannah and Caleb met over at Blake's house to play Guitar Hero and other games. Before ending their afternoon of fun they went and hung out on the trampoline and had a devotional. This was all on their own doing, no adult coordination or even prompting, it is just their sweet spirits! What an amazing group of kids!! Thanks Eddy for sending the pic!
The father of a righteous child has great joy;
a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
May your father and mother rejoice;
may she who gave you birth be joyful!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Yesterday and today were Camp Kaboom for Elementary age children at church. Camp Kaboom is a Science mini-day camp that uses science experiments to illustrate Bible lessons. The kid enjoyed several Bible lessons illustrated using Science. In the photos above Ms. Jennifer is showing various chemical interaction with the blow torch, very similar to the effects of firecrackers. The Bible Stories included Joseph & His Brothers; Esau Sells His Birthright; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendego; and Jonah. Some of the experiments included Lifting Fingerprints; Daincing Raisins; Giant Bubbles; Balancing Nails; Egg in a Bottle; and Building a Lemon Juice Rocket.
. . .which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other