Lydia and Jessica are members of the Missionettes program at our church. It’s a program for girls that teaches bible stories, biblical principles and scripture memory. They earn badges for each unit they complete. For example, Lydia just earned her Women of the Bible badge. Crafts and parties are among some of the other highlights of the program. Lydia is in Prims and Jessica is a Daisy.
Saturday Morning, the Missionettes had a Hawaiian party. The girls learned about the Hawaiian language and ate Hawaiian food. They brought home a sheet of interesting facts about the language:
The 5 vowels a, e, i, o and u as well as the 7 consonants h, k, l, m, n, p and w make up the entire Hawaiian alphabet.
In Hawaiian Language, a consonant is always followed by a vowel. Names and words are more easily pronounced when they are broken down into single syllable chunks. For example, Hawaii’s state fish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, is pronounced hu-mu-hu-mu-nu-ku-nu-ku-a-pu-a-a.
Sunday– Lapule (lay-poo-lay)
Monday– Po’akahi (poh-ah-kah-hee)
Tuesday– Po’aula (poh-ah-ko-loo)
Wednesday– Po’ alolu (poh-ah-ha)
Thursday– Poaha (poh-ah-ha)
Friday– Po’ alima (poh-ah-lee-mah)
Late Saturday afternoon, we spent some time in the backyard playing and raking leaves.
The girls loved burying James!
I am very excited about the Johnny Cash movie, Walk The Line, that opens this coming weekend! I grew up listening to Cash’s music, as my parents were both big fans. I appreciate it much more now than I did then. We are taking Mom and Larry to see it with us on Friday!!
Sarah posted this video of one of Johnny’s last works. It’s a very touching video of his song, Hurt.
“Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils” Cyril Connolly