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Thursday, February 4, 2016

American Girl class: Molly week 2 (Time #2)

We had a fun class this week in American Girls! We read Molly Learns a Lesson (book 2 in the Molly series) for class this week. We talked about the book and I read the War message in the back of the book. I also read a few pages out of Welcome to Molly's World.

In the Molly book this week, she and her classmates take part in the Lend-A-Hand contest at their school and they knit squares for a blanket. I don't know how to knit, and wasn't about to try to teach the girls, so we made Polar Fleece blankets to donate instead! I looked at the polar fleece kits, and decided that they were more money than I wanted to spend. So I just picked out coordinating colors of polar fleece that I liked, and bought enough for four blankets. This worked out well since the classes are smaller this semester. I loved seeing the girls work together to cut and tie the blankets. Some of our scissors were not too sharp though, and that didn't help much! 

 Starting to cut and tie...



We made two blankets in each class, and the girls seemed to enjoy the craft! I got 1 1/2 yards of fleece in two colors for each blanket. I showed the girls how to cut one-inch strips that were about 3 inches long. They cut through two colors at one time. 

Showing off the finished products...
After we cut the strips- there were 3-4 girls working on each blanket-- then they tied the strips into double-knots. A few of the girls thought that was kinda hard. I was very thankful for my mom helpers who helped a bunch with this step-- and I did too! But it was a very fun craft, and we get to donate them! You can find out more about Project Linus here. I will be contacting someone with Project Linus soon to donate the blankets to children in hospitals or social service care. 



When we finished the blankets, we had Boston Brown Bread with Raisins for snack. I found several recipes here. The girls seemed to like the bread! We had butter on it, and water to drink. 

The girls are delightful and make me smile every week!

Next week we will get to celebrate Christmas! 


Matthew 25:35-40

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Thursday, January 28, 2016

American Girl class: Molly week 1 (time #2)

We had a great class this first week of our new semester! It was fun to have some familiar faces and to meet new girls too! I missed them over the Christmas break, and all of their stories! Welcome to the class to all of the new girls! I hope you'll enjoy reading and learning with us!


For class this week, we read and discussed Meet Molly (book 1 in the Molly series). We also talked about the beginning of World War 2, and the Pearl Harbor Attack. After we discussed the book, we began our craft which was Crepe Paper hula skirts. Each of the girls got one two-inch strip of white muslin, which they tied around their waist. Then they took ten three-foot strips of green crepe paper, and we stapled them onto the waistband. It was very simple, but they looked great!

 The 1:00 class modeling their skirts and doing a little hula dancing!

 Our snack in class this week was Popcorn balls and apples. The popcorn balls were yummy and the girls loved them! I did not give the Moms a recipe, they just found one online to use. One worked well, and one was sticky yet crumbly! 
 The 2:00 class...
 Working and waiting on the stapler...
 The 2:00 class modeling their hula skirts, just like Molly wore in our book.
 Some of the dolls got little skirts too!

I had a little extra time so we had a "Hide the thimble" game in the 2:00 class too. I wished I had another craft! But it was a fun class. I'm looking forward to having a delightful semester with these girls.

    Psalm 17:8
    Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.


    Proverbs 7:2
    Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

    Proverbs 25:11
    Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    New kitchen sink!

    Last week, my hubby found a new kitchen sink at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We shopped at Lowe's for some extra supplies for it that evening. On Saturday, he tackled the project. Our old sink was cast iron, very unforgiving on breakables, and we felt like the large and small sinks were swapped. We wanted to have the bigger sink on the left, and the small sink to scrape plates with the disposal on the right side, close to the dishwasher.
    Taking out the old sink, scraping the edges of dirt/grime and caulk...
     The project took him most of the day, and another trip to Lowe's, but now it is finished and it looks great! Of course, the older caulk that we had did not set, so he made one more trip to the store to return some things and get some new caulk. It will be so nice!
     Sink set in place, working on pipes underneath it...
      Caulking it...
    All done and so pretty!


    Matthew 14:22-32
    Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,  and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

    Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
    But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

    “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
     “Come,” he said.
    Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
    Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

    And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.  Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
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