Though we didn’t start off so strong, there is hope that C/D week will slightly better (fever STILL staying put)! I have been wanting to take the kids on a “Church Tour” for a while now so C week provides the perfect opportunity! I really want to expose the kids to the different ways people see God and church life….which often shows in the structure of a building. We are planning on one of the larger Catholic Churches, a mega church, and a few others. We will be chatting about church plants & house church along the way and what church is really about…people worshiping and serving Jesus in unity. I’m super super excited for this. We are a part of a church plant that just finished building in January. We took the kids to visit the property every week, took pictures every week as it went up and prayer walked the surrounding neighborhoods with them serveral times. They feel such ownership in our church & I am so thankful for that. I pray that they see that the church is not about the size or place or look of a building through our little journey but about the people who choose to live out life together.
Other C things we will be doing…cloud shapes, cartwheel races, eating chinese food with chopsticks, and hosting a free car wash for our neighbors (if the kids are healthy, fingers crossed!!!). Our faith lesson will be about the Kindgom of Heaven…we will be building a castle and discussing how the place Jesus is building for us will differ from the churches we worship in on earth.
C Books from Home: Corduroy, Clone Wars early readers series, The Cat in the Hat, Charlie & Lola books, Clifford books, In the Castle by Anna Milbourne, 1 2 3 California by Puck, Cowboys by Catriona Clarke, Castles & Forts by Simon Adams, My Car by Byron Barton, The Sand Castle Contest by Robert Munsch, There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Shell by Lucille Colandro, John Deere’s Big Book of Construction Machines, and Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn #2
For D: the outing will be an early morning “Donuts with Dad” before work!! The boys cannot get enough of either ;-)! We will be making dinosoars, having a dance party, taking a neighbors dog on a walk, and taking a road trip to Dallas to see several of their cousins on my side of the family!! Daniel will be doing the faith lesson during their donut time about lonliness…who/ what fills the “holes” in our lives.
D Books from Home: David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon, Dinothesaurus by Douglas Florian, Daddy’s Lullaby by Tony Bradman, Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements, How Big Were the Dinosaurs? by Bernard Most, The Digging-est Dog by Al Perkins, The Lost Dinosaur Bone by Mercer Mayer, The Dinosaurs Series “How do Dinosaurs…” by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague, Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
If we can just get through these fevers….I would prefer that F week does not include them….or the flies. Seriously.