New websites added to our "Beehive" section: Kristie’s Webpage: www.mkfabila.com Janie & Jon’s Wedding webpage: www.tinyurl.com/janieandjonathan New things on twelvesixteen.net: new splashpage: "Stork Delivery" Theme new baby blog 2.0 New albums in gallery: NYC Trip Oct.2008 Mom’s Washington Trip in August Multimedia projects I’m working on this month: SJBCI recap media presentation SJBCI history presentation first time working w/ prerecorded audio/visual. Graphics for SJBCI invitation (b), promotional banner (c), and program (a) Party Invitation for family friend. Announcement cards.
Tonight, Emma said, "I love being your best friend."
Last night, I woke up in the middle of my sleep and a passing thought of our couples bible study caught my attention. For just a couple of minutes, I found myself smiling over things that were shared that night, and I was genuinely thankful that we started this Young Married Couple Bible Study. I led the first study, using the Dr. Emerson Eggerichs’ book "Love & Respect." It’s affiliated w/ Focus on the Family, with Dr. Emerson having led numerous marriage conferences. So far, having studied half of session one, I’m looking forward to getting deeper into the study, onto more practical and Biblical teachings that will help us in our communication and response to each other. What I loved most about the night was the sharing of stories…even embarrassing stories. At first, general issues were shared but as the night progressed, we were laughing over some more serious problems we dealt with within our marriages. We revealed our strengths and weaknesses, and were able to really admit where we faltered in our communication. This was a great platform because it was a safe zone to talk about Crazy Cycles without taking things said too personally. We got to […]
*laughter* …wait for it… …wait for it…
There are little tricks here and there that I’ve found to be very effective in helping boost Em’s imaginary and memory skills. Par example, every night, we have a routine of telling stories, usually alternating story tellers. I do this so she can think on her feet and create a story line with cause and effect. She is amazing with adding twists to the plot. For example, she’ll create a villain, a baby dragon, who usually gets "palo" because of its inability to share. But after the hero/heroine defeats the baby dragon and all seems well in Emma kingdom, the Mama Dragon appears, with thrice the anger and revenge over her emotionally wrecked offspring. I mean, talk about re-Grendel-ling the storyline!!!!! C’mon, and she’s never taken highschool english lit. It’s great…I laugh at her creativity. For her memory skills, each night, I usually slip in a lesson and trick her into conversation rather than school time, by asking her key questions about her day. This way, she’s forced into recalling specific things that happened. I also use key words like today and yesterday to teach her about the progression of time and its state. I find this a really good […]