Monday, October 20, 2008

Perseverance and Pumpkins

The theme of last week’s lesson was PERSEVERANCE. We used the story of The Tortoise and the Hare from Aesop’s Fables to illustrate this concept. Like the turtle who had to “keep going” even when the race seemed endless, we too must continue to carry out God’s plan even when it seems difficult. We must persevere and always try to do our best. We must not quit. Like the turtle, in the end we will win.
Our focus was on turtles…both land and sea. We actually saw a live turtle on a country road last weekend, but I wasn’t able to get any pictures. We stopped the car and let the girls take a good look. We also visited the pet store to look at turtles.

Check out the price of this Mata Mata. Can you imagine paying $499.00 for a turtle?
We also made turtle cookies that turned out looking like big green blobs!
The girls even made turtle bracelets...the latest fad! Although I learned a lot of new things about turtles, I have to admit that this was not my favorite week. I had a lot of activities planned, but we had so many interruptions that I just didn’t get everything done. Maybe I was experiencing the whole “perseverance” thing. One of Daddy Darling’s favorite sayings is “Persistence Pays Off.” He will stick with a project until every minute detail is complete. Maybe I should have let him teach about perseverance last week; however, I’m not sure what I might have had to persevere as a result of him being around the girls ALL DAY! Lol
We took some time on Friday to meet with our play group at the Pumpkin Patch…definitely cuter than turtles and a lot more fun!

Snow Bunny, Desheng Darling, and Marisa

Doodlebug, Desheng Darling, Snow Bunny and AR
DB and AR
SB, DD, DB, and AR

DD, Mama Darling, and Doodlebug

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Anonymous said...

I agree--pumpkins are a lot more fun than turtles. However, I do admire you for your perservance. I just don't know how you accomplish so much and still look like a kid yourself. I love the picture of my three favorite pumpkins on your post. Love, Aunt Muhl