Georgia Aquarium

One of the great things about living in a small community is the opportunities. We have a wonderful Cub Scout Pack that is very involved in the lives of the boys and their families. This weekend our Cub Scout Pack went on an adventure to the Georgia Aquarium.

We saw jellies, sea otters, dolphins, sharks, a variety of whales and fish, puffins, penguins and so much more. We got to tour the backstage areas and see how much work actually goes into keeping this place going everyday.

The most exciting part of our day came at bedtime. We got to sleep next to this beautiful tank full of incredible creatures.

What a wonder it was to lay there and watch all of these things that God has created. I’m blown away by such a loving Father which chose to give us so much. Mankind has only started to understand about some of these creatures but God put so much detail into every little, tiny thing; things that will be discovered for years to come. If He put so much thought into the creation of these creatures, can you even imagine how much he thinks about you? How he plans our days and lives, moment by moment?

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Slow Day

If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.

                           Mother Teresa

The weather was suppose to be terrible here today so all activities were canceled. I am grateful that we didn’t have any nasty weather but I am just as grateful for a day that I got to spend with the most important people in my life. I try not to over schedule but when I am forced to slow down I realize how much I miss time to sit and be still with my precious family. Today turned out to be a great day that was really needed by all of us, even if we didn’t know that we needed it.

Grandma Moses

We have studied many traditional artists so far this year so I decided to introduce a more contemporary artist in co-op. Grandmas Moses started her career late in life. Our lives are never over just because we think we’re too old.

                       “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”                                                                                           Grandma Moses               

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Make the most of your life, no matter if your a child or a senior adult. You have the chance to impact your world. How will you make a change today?

Norman Rockwell

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Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I’ve always called myself an illustrator. I’m not sure what the difference is. All I know is whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.                                                                                                                                                                               Norman Rockwell

Our Heroes

I am so proud to be able to teach my son to believe in things that are of value. I want him to live in a world that believes in the strong fighting for the rights of others, that there are men worth looking up to, and that we all have a part to play in this world.

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Nathan and his dad are proud to be supporters of our Veterans. They were happy to walk with their cub scout troop in the Veterans Day Parade even though it was a cold evening for us Alabamians. That’s the least we can do to honor our Veterans that gave up so much for us.

 

We are proud to call these guys our heroes. Thanks for serving for us Uncle Joe and Grandpa.

Norman Rockwell

In co-op we began learning about Norman Rockwell. His patriotism, small town values and love for a child’s point of view is obvious in his illustrations. When we began to discuss his work we noticed he was not afraid to stand for what he believed in.

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We also noticed all the puppies in his work. After all, who doesn’t love puppies?

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His Four Freedoms Series was something that seemed to strike a cord, even with our teenagers today.

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Feeling safe, having enough (especially food), being able to worship freely and having the right to say what each of us individually believes in are freedoms that we can all still relate to today.

At the end of class one of the girls said that Norman Rockwell is her favorite artist that we have learned about so far which triggered a conversation about which artist was the favorite of each student. Putting into these kids will affect their lives. I hope to leave something positive to inspire their futures, just as Norman Rockwell helped to mold the future we live in now.