Friday, February 10, 2012

The Knighthood

This past week we have been very engulfed in our study of chivalry, knighthoods, castles and kings. Jayden informed me that he is now a page because 7 is the age that a boy's training would have started. To say we have been busy this week would be an understatement. The week started off with a body presentation at a theater downtown, a National Geographic Event where a speaker talked about rowing across the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, celebrating my birthday( I was given 4 skeins of yarn- hollah baby!), an amazing art class where the boys learned to paint with Rembrandt techniques, a valentines day breakfast and party and tomorrow- a birthday party.

Above was just a synopsis of our extras, school still continued on this week and we have been working very hard, all of us, on our studies. Obedience to the king. The kids have had sword fights, reenacted a medieval castle life including peasants, squires, prisoners, queen, king, nobles, lords and livestock.

Austen spent hours building a Lego castle. We played MANY castle themed games. If you know anything about our family, we love games and my game closet is a testament to it. We are a bit obsessed :) Jayden beat me in checkers and we are hoping to play chess this upcoming week which means i have to learn chess, this upcoming week.

The kids all designed and created their coat of arms. Something that I have really enjoyed is the enthusiasm that all there show in our unit studies. Moriah's is more free style, but she understands the concept of what we are creating, Austen's is a little more detailed and Jayden is very detailed, looking at a book to create symbols that actually meant something back in the Medieval times. Some of the books we are reading are in the sidebar listed under in Amazon.

We are still working on memorizing the books of the Bible and the armor of God. Glory to God!

   10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS15and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE16in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:10

yes, those are roses in the background because my husband is AMazing!

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