Saturday, October 18, 2008

Baby, Buckley Homestead, Armor of God

Sleeping angel in our yard one beautiful autumn day:












He was 3 weeks old the day I took these. He is one month old today already! The first month after they are born sure goes faster than the last month before they are born!!
















Just loved this angle....


















This week we went on our first big adventure since Johann was born: the Buckley Homestead, which is an original homestead now used for educational purposes. The year was 1900. Here are all the students in the one room schoolhouse:

























The cabin:













Inside the cabin, where the children learned all sorts of things about the way things were done in 1900:












Me and Johann outside the outhouse:












Outside the barns, we learned even more! They still have a working farm there, so we were able to see the animals and find out how the Buckley Homestead ran, way back when...










Inside the hay "loft":














Dominique and her little friend, Kiley:












Inside the hay barn:














Petting the sheep:













Last week, Joshua decided he wanted to make "the armor of God". The idea was entirely his own, and he received zero adult assistance in the construction process:


















It brought up a great opportunity to talk about spiritual warfare, read Ephesians 6 together, and discuss each piece of the armor. Since he was interested enough to initiate this project, I think it will stick better! Learning at its best!
















"Feet shod with the readiness of the gospel of peace..."

3 comments:

luciana said...

to com o coração apertado de tanta saudade...

amo voces

Bipin Sen said...

Nice work with the "armor"! Very imaginative, and quite fun too!

MOM said...

Really cute pics, Friz. Great job, Joshua. I'm proud of you!
LUV,
Grandma Carol