Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016 Week 3 in Review

The week in pictures...
 We participated in the Vermont March for Life from Mass at St. Augustine's Church to the Capitol Building in Montpelier.  It's the first time I've actually been inside a capitol building and only the second time I've been to a State's Capital.
 The day was beautiful!  Warm for this time of year and snowing beautifully.   It was a nice walk with the kids down the streets of Montpelier and a great gift to be able to share in this witness for life.

 Thomas is modelling our science experiment for Catholic Schoolhouse this week having to do with the four states of matter and the density of different liquids.
The kids were just having fun tonight- so here's an action shot :-)

Highlights from the week:

Miriam's 1st Communion date is set for April 19th - her birthday.  She'll be doing her preparation with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd group which meets about a half hour north of where we are living but she is the only homeschooler in the group who will be making her first communion so we asked our pastor if he'd be willing to allow her to have her First Communion on a weekday - her birthday -  at our parish and he was willing.  That way the people we've been going to daily Mass with can rejoice in her first communion as well.

We had a nice meeting with the homeschool group this week and a fun play date with new friends who have kids our children's ages.  Miriam also had her "form B" evaluation at a teacher's resource and William had a more extensive session at the Stern Center.  I'm excited to have some support and extra resources as we work with his dyslexia.  I was impressed with how thorough their questions were and how they tailored the evaluation for William based on my comments.  He'll have 1 more day of testing in the language/ verbal area and then I look forward to hearing their report.

A neat tidbit about the Diocese of Burlington, which covers the entire state of Vermont, is that the first Bishop had a great devotion to St. Anne and the first Bishop of Burlington, Bishop Louis DeGoesbriand, consecrated himself and the whole diocese to St. Anne as well as the Immaculate Conception.  I was excited to learn this as St. Anne is my confirmation saint.

Finally, two more Simple Saints are painted and almost completely ready to go St. Andre Besset and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

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