Friday, March 14, 2014
We went on two wonderful hikes this week. One was new to me, but the other we hiked about two years ago. I couldn't help but notice how much greener our trek was this time. Perhaps hiking in March rather than very hot summer months or the nice few days of rain we had a few weeks ago. Hmm... Either one: it was oh, so green! Just getting ready for St. Patrick's day around here ; )
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Our wonderful Lent/Easter book basket is out. What a treat to enjoy these books once a year. As a family, I chose to read out loud the Michael Hague Easter Treasury.
Our Lent Box with the Stations of the cross is out. This is such a wonderful activity that my kids enjoy every year. We have our Stations of the Cross Fridays.
Every year I also hope to inspire the kids with our Lenten countdown calendar. Every day we nail a cross to the board. This year I chose to decorate the board with a path made of 40 stones. Every time we nail a cross, I try to talk about our focus for the season: Reconciling and Sharing is our theme this year. I do this by choosing a prayer or a poem or simply reminding them about specific situations/times we need to remember these values in our lives.
Here are my past Lent and Easter posts: