Friday, 29 June 2012

A slow, slow week!!

At the beginning of this week I thought we were past all the sickness!! But I was wrong! Adele and Avril became sick during the week, and we were all quite tired as our bodies recovered. So we had quite a slow week.

But before they became sick this is what we did...

Avril collecting grass for our pictures of the flaming bush story in the Bible, Exodus 3: 1- 10. We made a picture of a bush and fire that didn't burn. These posters remind us to listen to God as Moses did in the story.

Whilst we were outside we checked out our bird feeders. We were delighted to discover that the birds had enjoyed their treat.

Avril did some more MEP maths.We focused on counting to five, shapes and more than, less than and equal to, left and right.

Josef enjoyed the grapes.

Adele got sick!

Avril and Josef played trains...

When they were feeling a little better. We read Genesis 21: 1 -2, about Isaac's birth. We learned how God can always be trusted and that we must have faith in him. This lesson on faith led to trust games being played. First an obstacle course, blind folded...

Josef joined in too!!! But we weren't allowed to direct him, we just stopped him from bumping into things!

Next we did the exercise where you fall backwards into someones arms, trusting that they will catch you.

They really enjoyed this game. This game was followed with an Old Testamentt Character sheet which we filled out about Isaac.

Avril loves helping me in the kitchen. In this picture she has decided to help me make caramelised bananas for her porridge.

We were all well enough Friday for our usual Friday hangout! We had a houseful of kids today :) Here are some of them helping to make a coconut, orange cake.

Here are some shots from today...

I am hoping and praying that we have more energy next week :)

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Friday Favourite Finds

All Favourite Finds below have been linked to my Pinterest page, School Adventures. For more Favourite Finds head to Finding Joy In My Kitchen:

Roasted Strawberry, Chocolate and Grilled Cheese...I will be indulging in this beauty, this week!!! YUM!

Blueberry Dark Choco Chip Ice Cream...when summer returns!!

Raspberry Peach Crumble...great for the cold evenings.

Triple Chocolate Pecan Fudge Brownies...I can never pass up a brownie!!

Triple Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Blueberry, Banana, Flaxseed Smoothie...loving breakfast smoothies.

Montessori Inspired Eric Carle Activities

Caterpillar-Butterfly Tray (Photo from Little Wonders' Days)

Disney Paper girls love paper dolls.

Icecream Sundae Gift Box...this looks like a great idea for friends at Christmas time.

DIY Ice Cream Sundae Gift Box

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Weekly Menu Plan

I know I am late with this one :) I wanted to try and create my own whole foods menu. So I looked at what The Better Mom had done and copied their pattern. I have also created this menu to be gluten free. Where bread is used, I will make some coconut bread or Gluten free tortillas. So here we go:

Thursday 28th June:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with caramelised bananas.
Lunch: Chips in the park!!!
Dinner: Chicken and Ginger Soup from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen...

Friday 29th June:

Breakfast: Maple raspberry Scones and a boiled egg.

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, garden salad.

Dinner: Pear and Hazelnut salad with a creamy cranberry dressing. 
Lemon, Garlic and Thyme salmon.

Saturday 30th June:

Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal with honey, mixed berries, chia seeds and cocao nibs. Poached Egg.

Roasted Strawberry, brie and chocolate grilled cheese.

Buck wheat cookies.

Dinner: Warm Brown Rice and Grilled Vegetable salad and Grilled Shrimp Kebabs.

Sunday 1st July:
Breakfast: Soaked flour free oatmeal pancakes, berries, maple syrup and sausages

Lunch: Raspberry Quesadillas and vanilla yoghurt.

Dinner: Slow-cooked beef stew, mashed potato and cabbageslaw.

Monday 2nd July:
Breakfast: Coconut Flour Bread, fried eggs and fruit salad.

Lunch: Stick Sandwiches, vanilla yoghurt and fruit.
stick sandwiches

Sweetcorn Risotto and garden salad.
sweet corn risotto
Dessert: Coconut flour orange cake.

Tuesday 3rd July:
Breakfast: Granola Yoghurt Parfait, boiled egg.
yogurt with blueberries and homemade granola

Lunch: Egg Muffins and a garden salad.
Egg Muffins

Dinner: Balsamic roasted Chicken with figs and sweet Onions, brown rice and a raw green salad.

Wednesday 4th July:
Breakfast: Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes with caramelised bananas. Smoothie.

Lunch: Almost raw Wraps and roasted chickpeas.