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Friday, September 30, 2016

micah and the venus fly trap

[UPDATED below]
Last year my then-four-year-old discovered Venus Fly Traps. He wanted one. I've wanted one too because they're cool. I had some seeds that never grew once. I didn't want to purchase one of those kits again because then you have to wait for the plant to grow and so much can go wrong in the meantime. So I told Micah that if we ever saw one at the store then we could buy it. TODAY WAS THAT DAY!

Adventures in homeschooling!

Now we get to learn about plants. My teacher-mind is going nuts with all the plant cell pictures we can draw and learn about the anatomy of VFTs. Plus we learned what a "nutrient" is! I think I may even get David Attenborough to help us.

Here's Micah's drawing, aka Kindergarten report:
Micah explained that his plant is on the left with a heart on the top left side. You can also see a fly in his jar with a smiley face. "Venus fly trap" is titled across the top. He signed his name and drew a picture of himself above his signature. The plant on the right is Holly's. He drew it for her with a heart, smiley fly, and picture of Holly above her "name". The scribbles are his attempt to write, "This is Holly's Venus Fly Trap" but he doesn't know how to spell, he clarified for me.

We captured a fly and trapped him in the jar but the little bugger found a hole to escape. That fly even landed on Micah's head at one point as if to mock us in our efforts to feed him to our pet plant.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Veggies Tale Devotional review and giveaway

The Veggie Tales devotional has two versions - one for boys and one for girls. We received the girl version and immediately my two-year-old, Holly, declared her book came in the mail! ha! We have only recently started watching Veggie Tales DVDs and the kids love them. All the kids were excited to see the devotional with their favorite characters. My daughter often brings me the book to have me read from it. The Bible verses are in random versions from NIV to The Message and others. The devotional part of each page is short and (as far as I can tell) Biblically accurate. I'm not sure what the difference is between the two versions. Probably just the characters on the page and pronouns.

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About the Book:
Every Day with God is the latest 365-day devotional (one for boys and another for girls) from VeggieTales. The updated content and art offer the perfect opportunity for parent and child to share time together each day. Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer. The content will help children learn more about God and develop a daily practice to keep Him close in their lives. The book is perfect for bedtime reading, family devotion time, or as a fresh way to start each day!

Amazon retail links:
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

baby baby! giveaway

I read Baby, Baby to my almost one-year old. She loved it! There's a tiny mirror on the front cover that made her gasp and she moved the book out of the way so she could see the "other" baby - I guess she thought it was a window! We went through several pages but she then skipped to the end and thought seeing her reflection was SO FUN! It was adorable. I knew from my older children that books like these are a huge hit! Babies really enjoy seeing other babies. If I'm on Instagram and my baby sees one of your photos of your babies it makes her giggle and she tries to steal my phone so she can see better!

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A sweet, colorful board book that appeals to a baby's interest in looking at other babies
Babies enjoy books, looking at other babies, and their own flowering abilities. This short rhyming poem combines all three in a sweet and happy way, while introducing babies to God's love for them. The simple words are paired with colorful images of babies engaging in familiar activities, allowing the book to be used as an introductory concept book as well. And it ends with a reminder that Baby is always loved by God.