Friday, October 10, 2008

Nesting Time

After this week’s Nest Theme, I have a new respect for birds! Have you ever tried to build a nest? Oh my. Let me just say that if building a nest had have been required for me to have children, I probably wouldn’t be the mother of four today. Don’t get me wrong…labor with no anesthesia was DIFFICULT and spending approx. 20 hrs on a plane with a screaming baby was no piece of cake, but at least I didn’t have to make over five hundred trips (while pregnant) picking up little pieces of straw, thread, and “stuff” in my mouth in order to build a nice, safe home for the birth of the babies. If you ever get the chance, look closely at a bird’s nest and take note of the intricate details. It’s amazing.

This week’s Biblical theme: “God takes good care of me” was demonstrated by comparing the way God enables birds to instinctively take care of their young to the way he takes care of us. God wants to keep us safe and help us grow just like he enables the parent birds to take care of their young.
Psalm 91:1-4a “Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you.’ God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you can hide.”

Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Nests....Yummy!
Making a nest from chocolate chips and chow mein noodles is a lot easier than trying to make a “real” nest. The girls and I set out on an adventure to collect materials to make a bird’s nest...The collecting part was interesting, but the building part wasn’t quite as simple as we thought it would be… Even when we started with a brown paper bag as a base and cheated with a glue gun. lol

Since we are obviously not gifted in the area of Animal Architecture, we decided to just stick with the chow mein noodles …. But this time we made a nest for our egg salad. Not bad when you mix in an egg and bake for a few minutes.
Something tells me that if I continue with these types of activities, I am going to have to buy bigger clothes. Next week’s theme involves turtles…Can you believe I’m already thinking about chocolate, caramal and pecan turtle candy???? Ummmmm.


Mommy Spice said...

When we moved in to the bunkhouse this summer, a bird's nest was already built on the light outside our front door. Within a few days of our arrival, a batch of baby birds hatched. It was so much fun watching them grow and fly away. The nest is still there, and S.G. and I have noticed all the different pieces in the nest.

I LOVE the chow mein noodle nests. Going to have to make those!! The M&M's might not make it into the nest though. LOL!!

Anonymous said...

It looks as if the girls are having a lot fun with their learning. I am sorry we missed them while they were at Nannie's.

Panda-Mom said...

Guess what? Seriously contemplating homeschooling next school year. YIPPEEEEEE! PandaGirl is already excited about occasionally going on a field trip with DD and DB! Details later...