make our Home a Haven. It is also Fix it up Friday. I do feel so very blessed to have a home that I can work to make a haven with the help of" fixing things up" here and there.
I had fun working on a little bit of fall decorating today after school time and spending some time outside on this blustery but lovely fall day. As far as the decorating.... I have long wanted to try my hand at making a bunting (I think that is the correct term- correct me if I am wrong, I know bunting can also be rounded) and I also wanted to figure out some fun way to display the fruits of the Spirit as a reminder for us to work on cultivating them. I decided to put those two desires together into one project.
Speaking of children.....
|All of the kids had much fun playing in the leaves today!|
They have been coming down like crazy this week.
I did have lots of fun watching and appreciating them today (and them unfortunately I also got frustrated with them too- patience is still something I need to work on!). Here are some of the things I enjoyed seeing.....
|Running with the wind and leaves|
Jonathan's........ Diligence while doing his schoolwork. Good attitude. Creativity. Imagination. Willingness to vacuum the upstairs.
Aaron's....... Delight in finding things in the garden. Seeing a need and taking care of it. Enjoying his math. Sensitivity about so many things.
|Megan holding the doll who is wearing the dress which she mended.|
There were struggles today -We were feeling tired (I think perhaps partly at least because of the change in weather) and so it was easy to be short with each other but over all we had a good day and, Lord willing, tomorrow will be even better!
Kindness was our theme today (and I think we will work on it more tomorrow!) and this is a verse I would like to emulate:
"She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." Proverbs 31:26