Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why I LOVE...

Homeschooling! Yesterday after the kids and I finished our learning time I realized how very thankful I was for what they had learned. I also realized that if my 5yo. Micah (yep he is 5 as of Aug. 23rd!) had been in regular school he would not have been with us to learn and he certainly would not have received this sort of instruction in school.

We are doing Sonlight again this year and starting on the Kindergarten curriculum. We have been reading the book Hero Tales and talking about Martin Luther and William Tyndale. I have been able to talk to my children about how we can not do enough good things to get us into heaven and how we can not buy our way in either. I have also seen the look of anguish on their faces when we talk about how Tyndale was burned at the stake because he translated the Bible into English even though it was illegal at the time. Also the great thing about all this is that I am learning right along with them. I already knew most of the stuff about Martin Luther but I really have learned a lot about Tyndale. Of course that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as what we are learning. Hopefully I will be able to share more as we go along!

And for your enjoyment here are a few Maddie quotes.
-Mommy Micah is antagonizing me! (where did she hear that you ask? daddy explained it to her the other day and she even used it in the right context!)
-While Michael was outside painting something Maddie wanted to help and after she was told no said "but daddy, God said you have to let me!"
Yes this is how Michael and I amuse ourselves sometimes in the evening, seeing who can one up the other with funny kid stories!

P.S. -Tune in soon because tomorrow we should find out the gender of this precious new baby!


Blogger Grateful for Grace said...

Thanks for the comment on the Mom's Time Out group. Sad times we'e in.

I love your thoughts on this with your kiddos. How fun it is.

I will check in tomorrow!!!!

6:24 PM


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