February blurred right by. Time seems to pick up speed the older I get, and in February I hit 36. It was a good birthday month filled with fun memories, most of which I hope to remember right now. Again, things might not be in order. Kenly and I started playing "school." We are not doing a formal curriculum, and I'm not going to home school. She's just an absorbent little sponge right now, so I thought it would be a fun way to give her some special time while riding the "learning is fun" wave. We started with the letter O for lots of reason. The main reason is so we could memorize Colossians 3:20 which says, "Children obey your parents in everything for it pleases the Lord." I loved this verse because of the everything and because it gives a reason for the obedience. Kenly always needs a reason. She memorized the verse with ease, and I've been able to reference the verse several times since then. We are working on obedience. Obedience without question and without hesitation. I think this will be an uphill battle for the next 18 years. We are working on sight words, a shape, and a number when I introduce a new letter. So far we have only completed O, A, B,and C. We've memorized a verse with each letter. Kenly has memorized the D verse even though she has not done the letter work yet. I'm praying that hiding God's word in her heart now will help her with struggles later. I want God's word to pop into her head when she faces a fear or struggles with anger. I want her to be proud of being young and know that youth does not mean that she's not important in God's eyes. Her questions about God are comical. She frequently asks cute questions like "Does God get wet when it rains?" Or "Does God have a cell phone?"
This time we cut out shamrocks for Saint Patrick's Day. And once again, Kenly had an amazing time painting them.
When Kenly is really naughty, we force her to spend some time in the stocks. Just kidding. The Playlodge has a bit of everything.