Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We started our two middle daughters ages 7 & newly turned 9 in on these lessons with both my husband and myself knowing next to nothing about guitar lessons or how to play (although my hubby is an excellent drummer by ear and I have a piano background) and so far we love the progress and enthusiasm they are showing. These are just the best learning videos around in an age where anybody can learn anything with the Net and all. I encourage everybody to try these and when they're for free, how can you turn that down!!! http://bit.ly/LV8ek3
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Here are some key things that Greg and I did intentionally to foster all our children's love.
- Sibling Gifts: When Fiona was first born, we let our two older children, Kimberly and Lily, pick out a stuffed animal to “gift” to Fiona. They each wrapped their stuffed animal, named it, and gave it to Fiona. There is something about giving a gift that makes you feel love for the recipient. We also had Fiona “gift” the girls something that was very specific to what they loved. So, it was the first start of establishing their relationship with the newest member of our family and so on. We do this with birthdays to add the element of surprise and to make them feel special too.
- “Give one to Nana”. Give one to "Breenie". Give one to "Rexie". We also make them “give” and share things with each other. If one asks for a pretzel or a cookie when we're in the mall, they all get one and we encourage them to share with their brother and sister as if it were their idea and praise them so that their perspective is always one encomposing them all. One for all and all for one works!
- Team FSR! Treat them as a team together as much as possible. Make them high five, hug, and chest bump! They’ll get the sense really quickly that they are on the same team.
We continue to find new ways to encourage our children to be each others best friends because sibling love is so very important to both my husband and myself and would love to hear from our readers how you encourage close bonds in siblings.
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Monday, June 11, 2012
In looking for a Child's Bible or Children's Bible stories online I came across this site & think it's definitely worth looking through and bookmarking for a digital version for when you're on the road or camping out or whatever you may be doing that makes taking a personal Bible impractical! THE CHILDREN'S BIBLE - online book - index page
Genesis 50:20 - ESV - Online Bible Study #DailyBible Our family has recently begun going to a new church which we are enjoying immensely (http://www.alicecoopersolidrock.com/the-rock/ http://genesis-church.com/new/home.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmD-UbdCa5A) that has an amazing new energy that is led by Lead Pastor Pat Stark through Genesis Church in Alice Cooper's long standing and commendable philanthropic reach into Phoenix, Arizona's youth (especially the at risk kids out there that are just waiting for somebody to show them direction.) We as a family have recently decided to commit to reading the Bible in 365 days and would love to have you join us in these pursuits and if you are here in Arizona, we would love to encourage you to join us on Sundays at 10 a.m. at The Rock Of 32nd Street at Thunderbird Rd. & 32nd Street for this dynamic worship hour! It is welcome to all denominations and an extremely inviting yet casual and relaxing live and let be environment! We sure hope to see you there! Right below here we capture the introduction to The Rock AT 32nd Street just to show you why we are so excited to be a part of such a phenomenal program and community offering...
“We are fulfilling a vision we’ve had for several years…to provide teens and children with a central place to learn, have fun, and explore their creativity in a supportive and safe environment. The Rock will be one of the first of many teen centers in Arizona and, ultimately, around the country.” – Alice Cooper
The Rock at 32nd Street Teen Center has been the dream and passion for Alice and Sheryl Cooper and the entire Solid Rock team for the past 12 years. The time has finally come to make that dream a reality. A collaboration of Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock and Genesis Church, The Rock ministers to teens through the music, dance, art, vocational training in sound, lighting, and staging, and fellowship in a safe facility. With so many public schools forced to cut vital programs like music and dance due to lack of school funding, The Rock will cultivate a love of the arts to inspire and challenge teens to choose artistic excellence instead of drugs, guns, or gangs. Who knows what amazing performers, choreographers and producers might come from The Rock?
The Rock at 32nd Street
13625 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
FREE Music and Dance Classes are now happening at The Rock Teen Center on the SE corner of 32nd Street and Thunderbird! We are getting full so please make sure to come in and sign up or email Mark Savale at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Classes run 45 minutes each; you can choose one of each class per week. Teen Room is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. where you can play video games or pool, rock out to music, practice your guitar, or just hang with your friends.