Well, Good Monday Morning, my friends. :)
I thought I'd share some notes from my weekly planning page with you today. We've got a busy week ahead: appointments to keep, activities to attend, and a brand new liturgical season to kick off. At home, EB and I will be focusing on a few simple themes - and without even really meaning to, I've made this an "M" week:
Earlybird will be in charge of getting the mail this week.
We'll observe the many different kinds of things that come in the mail.
We'll say hello to our mail carrier.
We'll read about a mail carrier's job.
We'll prepare things to mail.
(Practice printing. What's our address?)
What do we need in order to mail things?
We'll pay a visit the post office.
(Mail stuff. Buy stamps)
We'll start making St. Patrick's Day cards.
We'll be "Catching Sweetness" on our Maple Tree board.
We'll look up the "sugar maple" in field guides.
I'll buy varying grades of syrup for the boys to sample/compare.
I'll bake a Simple Maple Cream Cake.
We'll read books about maple sugaring.
EB and I will make a colorful "maple leaf" sand craft.
We'll visit trees being tapped at a local park.
And we'll all have LOTS of maple syrup on our Fat Tuesday pancakes!
On Tuesday (aka Fat or Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras) the boys will make masks. Yes, even the older ones - they're good about joining in with EB when I ask. :)
A Mass, A Matinee and Making Sacrifices
We'll receive ashes Wednesday morning and catch a movie in the afternoon. We'll start our Lenten journey and talk about ways to make a sacrifice - giving something up and/or giving of ourselves.
Melting, Measuring & Mud
We're expecting milder temperatures this week, as well as a little rain and a lot of sun, so I predict we'll see lots of melting and maybe even some mud.
We'll stick a plastic ruler into the snow in our yard and watch more numbers appear.
We'll look for mud on our nature walks - a sure sign of spring!
Thursday (March 10th) is MARIO day. My boys are big Mario fans, so they'll play Mario Kart (after school work is done of course) and I'll make "Mario's Meatball Subs" for supper. :)
Just another ordinary week, with much to do - much to accomplish and appreciate. Aren't we blessed to have this time together?
Dear friends, we had some very sad news recently. Back in December I mentioned a friend of Bookworm's who'd been stricken suddenly with a brain tumor. Tragically - unbelievably - this wonderful boy passed away last week. Please, if you would, remember Anthony in your prayers?
So it may be just another week, but it's extraordinary in every way that matters.
Every new week is a gift, every day we have with our children a blessing. We must remember to cherish it all, every moment ...
Thank you as always, for stopping by. I wish you all a lovely day ~ and I hope to see you again very soon.