I seemed to hit the birthday jackpot!
On Saturday, Elizabeth had her zoo class, at which she learned about mountain animals including alpacas, Dall sheep and snow leopards. While she had her class, Cecilia, Felicity, Teresa, Brigid and I wandered around the zoo. Several of the animals were very accommodating.
On Monday we got back to the books. While Cecilia read about St. Athanasius in religion, I read about Joshua and the taking of Jericho, the defense of Samson and the importance of Ruth with Felicity and Elizabeth. We also read The Story of Saint Patrick by James Janda, Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert, Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola, and we began St. Patrick's Summer by Marigold Hunt. We also read about St. Patrick and St. Mary of Egypt in Saints: Lives and Illuminations and about St. Comgall in Once Upon A Time Saints.
I began sewing bed curtains for Teresa and Felicity in the lower bunks because they always try to hang blankets in front of their beds for privacy and to block out the distraction of anyone else moving about. I finished the two small curtains when Felicity was inspired and began sewing stuffed animals for her sisters and then decided to sew herself an apron with extra fabric from one of her curtains.
|Left to Right: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Raphael the Archangel, St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Lucy, and St. Helena (with a photobomb little brother)|
Saturday, James took Cecilia and Felicity to their zoo class, which they loved and where they learned about mountain animals and I took Elizabeth, Teresa, Brigid and Thomas to the seminary library for a reading of C. M. Millen's The Ink Garden of Brother Theophany, cookies and coloring!
Felicity's awesome SuperGirl costume was an early Birthday present from my parents. Teresa wants to wear it if Felicity ever takes it off. :)