As I went to add pictures to a post the other day a notice came up saying that I ran out of room.
They said I could pay and have more storage space.
It's pretty cheap to buy more storage, but I really don't want to pay,
I tried switching to wordpress, but that wasn't doing it for me.
I have decided to make another blog site and just put a link from this one to that one.
We didn't do all the activities I wanted to do this week because of the holiday and a few other things we had going this week.
We kept talking about how we can be generous throughout the week.
At the pool, the girls were sharing a juice box. Ariel told Annabelle not to finish it. I asked her if that was being generous. Then she said, "Well, you can finish it, but not all of it."
Then Annabelle said she didn't want anymore and Ariel said, "That is being generous, Annabelle."
Sometimes I wonder if they are understanding the concepts we are talking about. If I take the time to listen to the girls talk I realize they are taking in what I am teaching them.
Annabelle told Ariel that some people don't have houses, so we can be generous and give them money so they can have a house.
I can continue talking about these characteristcs that I want them to have and I will be able to go more in depth as the girls get older.
The girls do not have a problem with lying, but I think it is a good thing to always talk about. We have always talked about telling the truth and how important it is. So a few weeks ago when I asked Annabelle if she cut her hair, she told me that she did. I asked her why she told me the truth and she said, "because you already knew that I did." I didn't punish her because I was so proud of her for telling the truth right away.
I had a hard time finding bible stories that were on the girls' level so we did some other stories and activities.
We made glittery spider webs. My mom always said this little poem to us:
What a tangled web we weave, when we choose to deceive.
This idea was a little over the girls head, but still a fun craft.
We also played the Truth and Lie Game. I would tell them something and they would have to decide if it was a truth or a lie.
We watched The Boy Who Cried Wolf and talked about how if we lie people won't believe us when we do tell the truth.
Then we played this great game! I told the girls to close their eyes and I would give them some candy.
But really I put salt on their tongues.
They couldn't get enough water :)
Again I told them I would give them candy. Trusting little girls, I gave them more salt.
Again I said I would give them candy. Again they trusted me, although it wasn't as strong. This time I did give them a chocolate chip. Then I did it a few more times with sweet treats so they would fully trust me.
The girls had fun with this lesson!
The Lord does not like lying lips, but He is happy with those who tell the truth.