Day 7 is from from John 15.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
My girls have had a hard time getting along lately (as all siblings do). So I thought this was perfect. Elfie explained the bible verse, saying that God loves us NO MATTER WHAT. Their act of kindness today was to tell each other how much they loved one another.
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We went away for the weekend. Elfie met the girls at the hotel in the morning! What a great surprise! This verse is from Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Elfie brought the girls a sweet treat for this sweet bible verse! I wanted them to have the experience of kindness too. Elfie was doing random acts of kindness for them. They were instructed to use sweet words just like Jesus today.
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I have been posting about the Superhero party we had for Kares. Here is the first post. Here is the link to the decorations (under $12 for it all). Here is the link to the superhero themed food we served. Here are the superhero party favors.
This post is about how we entertained over 20 children under the age of 6!
The biggest help was a BOUNCE HOUSE! We got a great deal on ours, but I know this can be a big expense. They didn’t have any superhero themed ones so naturally when you ask a 5 year old girl what she wants…Disney Princesses! It kept the little superheroes out of the house and entertained for hours!
My favorite part was the photo booth we had for the kids. I wanted to do something that would be a little different and memorable. So I set up a place for them to fly!
This was pretty easy. I bought 4 yards of blue fabric on sale for $1 a yard. Then bought 2 yards of white felt (hindsight I didn’t need that much) to make the clouds. I made a small area for the kids to lay on (I used a part of my couch chaise lounge, but a box or cushion would work too). Then I used thumbtacks to hang the fabric on the wall in our garage. I was sure to cover the part where they lay as well. Then the kids took turns pretending to fly through the clouds with the capes. I used my new camera to take great photos of them. I am including a picture of each child in the thank you notes. When you crop and frame it just right the pics look great!
The kids and adults had a great time at the party. I can’t wait to plan the next get together!
I can never seem to keep up with the dishes! It seems as if the dishwasher is always running and my sink is always full!
The other day I was doing the dishes and Kares wanted me to play with her while Kailani was napping. I told her not now, I had to finish the dishes. She then said to me, “Mommy, the dishes can wait, I am ready to play with you now.” WOW little girl…play right into that Mommy guilt. But she was right, the dishes can wait. She was ready and to her, at that moment, playing with me was all that mattered. So of course I stop the dishes and play with my oldest baby. She will remember that her mommy played with her, not that the kitchen was spotless.
But here is my dilemma. When do the dishes get done? I can’t have them piled up to the ceiling. The kids are always wanting to play and the dishes never seem to end!
Here is the solution I found. I read somewhere (I can’t remember where and if anyone knows please comment and I will provide a link) that a mom uses a kitchen timer. She tells her kids to set it for however many minutes. When the timer goes off, she stops with cleaning (even if she isn’t done) and is completely free to play with her kids. What a great idea! My kids understand the timer, they can hold it, they can count down, and they know if they let me get 5 minutes of work done, I am all theirs to play with later.
I am totally going to try this! Maybe I can finally find a way to keep up with the dishes.