Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Even a little child can scatter flowers, to scent the throne room with their fragrance; even a little child can sing, in its shrill treble, the great canticle of Love. That shall be my life: to scatter flowers- to miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word, always doing the tiniest things right, and doing it for love.
~ St Therese of Liseux

Remember that whatever God gives you to do, from moment to moment, that is the very best thing you could possibly be doing. And he who is not in the Lord's service in everything, is at His service in nothing.
~John Tauer

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
~William Shakespeare

My children like to use natural objects as "toys": pine cones, shells, pebbles, etc...
I like to keep these items in small baskets on shelves or in our "nature" areas for them to play with. Large shells make great "dishes and pots."
The possibilities are endless! We have had to do this in an off and on fashion, however, for at times (like having a young toddler) it is hard to keep the items organized. At those times, I put the baskets up a little higher where they cannot be reached by little hands!
This week we found some neat little clam shells and some round, smooth rocks when we went to Goshen pass.

Tommy and Anna played in the rock pools for hours. I brought some soap and shampoo samples along, and we had a "river" spa. That is always Mary Margaret's favorite part!