Thursday, March 3, 2011

february book of days

~ a field trip to a local newspaper office

~ Happy Birthday, Papa!

It all began with Dream Books for the kids.  They do keep a bedtime journal in which they draw while the bedtime story is being read.  We do not end up reading out loud every night, but their journals from last year are a treasure to me.  Anyway, I had the idea at the end of last year for them to make dream books.  These would be composition notebooks for them to list or draw about what they wanted to do when they grow up.  They have listed cupcake maker, fashion designer, mama, papa, missionary, etc.  I, too, still get excited about dreaming of new habits to accomplish, or new skills to learn.  So I also have a dream book.  However, mine is set up more like a list of goals that I want to acheive this year, with space to journal each month. 

Earlier this year, I was also enchanted by Ann Voskamp's 100 day calendar.  You choose three goals/habits and commit to do each of them for 100 days.  It has been a good discipline for me to have a limited number of things to focus on for a sustained amount of time.  I tend to have a good idea about something and attempt it for a week or two, lose motivation, etc.  My three goals have been to excercise, practise my guitar and read 2 chapters from the New Testament daily.

How We Marked Some of Our Days in February:

GAMES:  Go Fish, Trouble and Marbles
WALKS:  the kids and I got some walks in this georgous weather!
KID CRAFTS:  Valentine bags and Valentine boxes
the older three children took a painting class offered at our awesome local library
MOM CRAFTS:  one dishrag and 2-3 scrapbook pages
MOM'S MEMORY VERSE: Isaiah 40:28-31
MOM'S BOOKS READ:  from the Bible - Romans, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Galations, Ephesians, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Charlotte Figg Takes Paradise, Regret Free Parenting, Blind Hope
E'S BOOKWhere the Red Fern Grows
M'S BOOKAlice in Wonderland
J'S BOOKPinocchio
BEDTIME STORIESThe Hundred Dresses, Make Way for Ducklings, The Hobbit (still working on)
CELEBRATIONS: Papa's Birthday!

I hope all is well with you and your precious family!


Rie said...

It looks like y'all had a wonderful February. I missed that calendar of Ann's, I'll have to go check it out.

Love you, friend. And give that big teddy bear of a husband of yours a birthday hug from us!

KTElltt said...

Betsy! I found your blog and love this post. LOVE the heart-shaped pepperonis! -Katie Elliott