- I am so thankful for my mother who listens to me for hours.
- I am thankful for a few friends who understand what I am going through, either because they have taken the time to embrace our family or else walk in their own trenches with special needs kids.
- I am thankful for our physical health.
- I am thankful that three of our children are progressing day by day.
- I am thankful for energy.
- I am thankful that being a mother, wife and teacher have always been my goals since I was a young child (so at least I am doing what I intended to do, although with much more difficult children than I could have imagined).
- I am thankful that my husband looks forward to coming home and being with his loud and sometimes chaotic family.
- I am thankful for life's little bits of respite (a balmy and windy evening, a roaring fireplace, a sunset, bubble baths, music, a fun cookbook, interesting Sunday school class, and the PBS channel).
- I am thankful for Tim's day program that provides him with a break from the sister who makes him a nervous wreck with her wild and unpredictable nature.
- Biscuits ~ Woodrow Wilson ~ hint was a bag of flour
- Strawberries ~ Gerald Ford ~ hint was a picture of a strawberry plant
- Apples ~ George Washington ~ hint was a peeler
- Popcorn ~ Andrew Johnson ~ hint was salt
- Coffee ~ Theodore Roosevelt ~ hint was coffee beans
- Pickles ~ Calvin Coolidge ~ hint was vinegar
- Ice Cream ~ Thomas Jefferson ~ hint was an ice cream scoop
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels ~ Herbert Hoover (who loved homemade candy) ~hint was a candy thermometer
- Hard Boiled Eggs ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~ hint was a picture of a chicken
First, we each made a blueprint of a window.
Using the blueprints as templates, we cut out the tissue paper. Next, we placed our blueprint under the non-sticky side of the contact paper and placed the cut outs on the adhesive side. With the tissue paper on the the adhesive side, we covered the sticky side with another piece of contact paper. Then we slid the blueprint away. Lastly, we drew "leading" lines with black permanent markers to complete our "stained glass" windows.
All the Rest ~ We learned lots of World War II history, which I will be posting separately over the weekend. Also, Little Red Riding Hood has gotten 100% on three spelling tests this week! Timothy
(our special needs adult son) went to the movies and the library with his day program. He loves going out into the community with this program. The kids had two play dates this week and made it to all of their therapy, dance and gymnastics classes.