Oct 1, 2014

Activity Days Activities

Baby Dolls loves to join us!
I'm really liking working with my Activity Days girls. They range in age from about 8 - 11 and for this last activity we had about 10 girls there. We met in the church gym and my amazing Princess taught them a dance class.

In just a little over an hour she taught them a bunch of different moves, stretches, and even a little routine. She is such a pro!

I wanted to share the little video I made with you, but my phone insisted on resizing it. I think the girls really loved this activity. Last month we taught them to make apricot jam and to play volleyball.

I'm excited for October because we are planning a little basketball! I will let you know how it goes. So far these girls have been up for just about anything.

I wonder if they would like it if I taught them to weed my garden?!

Sep 30, 2014

Happiness and Rainbows

Last night my little crew was playing with a whiteboard they carted off from someone's bedroom. I was working on some paperwork and they were drawing together with an occasional giggle. Then Scout came over to show me the picture. "It's our rainbow dancers!" she declared. Then she pointed, "There's me and there's Baby Doll." I frowned. "Where's Curly?" I asked.

She headed back to finish it. Two minutes later they came back to show me the picture. "You can put it on the blog!" says Baby Doll. So here I am, telling you all about their cute picture and sharing it with you.

We were also out and about today in the rain and were pretty stunned to see this full bow rainbow so I snapped a pic for you. There is actually a second smaller bow beside it.

So yeah, my week is full of happiness and rainbows. How about yours?

Sep 29, 2014

Guest Blog: Making Scripture Journals by Elder Dog Walker

I know that I haven't got to guest blog about my mission for a while, but I want to explain another challenge that I'm about to do. I wanted to keep it a secret, since it would be for my entire family as a Christmas gift for Christmas of 2014.

I have a feeling that I revealed the surprise and most of my family members would figure out what I've been trying to do and I think I'll have to give up the plan to do it. I was going to make my entire family a set of Scripture Journals for each member.

What I do was to make a cover on the front of a notebook with a family member's name with an apostrophe and an S and with Scripture Journal on it. Then I would add a smiley face right on the cover under the title. Then after that, I would print out scripture book chapters and put them on a page.

I figured since I got all the stories of chapters from the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price, I have to improvise to try to get all the story chapters to fit into the entire notebook. The purpose for this journal is to read your scriptures and to write down in the journal of what you've learned from it and it would feel like you're glad the scriptures were written and translated. I hope you'll all enjoy about what my challenge would be.

But I guess since I would reveal the secret and surprise too soon before December, I will have to just give up and think of something else to give to my family for Christmas. :(

Sep 28, 2014

A Rainy Saturday

We had so much rain today!

I had all these great plans. After we took the last of the Sleepover Girls over to the service project at the church, we took off for the Lowe's class. The kids had a great time making little fire engines. We left just in time to drop Sport off for his football warmups. Bossy went the opposite direction so she could get Taco to Herriman on time.

It was wet and rainy.when we dropped him off. I didn't see any point in having all the kids getting soaked, so I took all of them home first. Then my sweetie and I headed back to the park. We had waterproof gear, but for some reason we left the umbrella home. We sat for an hour and a half and it rained pretty much the whole time. Yeah, we were soaked.

Sport's team won 13 - 0. It was a tough game made worse by the slipping and sliding, but eventually they were victorious. After the game I came home and took a hot shower. I had planned on taking the girls out fundraising since they only have until the 1st of October to finish putting their orders together, but the rain made it not fun at all so I let the girls stay home. My sweetie and I went shopping in the rain instead.

Last week was beautiful! I kept the camera under cover today.
I didn't get my beans picked either. But I did take the girls to the Women's Conference at the church. About the time we were walking in, Scout said, "I think I just broke a tooth!" Then she spent a good part of the time complaining about how it hurt. When we got home I noticed that it was broken and I'm 90% sure it's a baby tooth so the rest should fall out soon.

After that we just worked on Reflections and ate a nice meal my guys made while we were gone. I love it when I don't have to cook! And my sweetie will cook tomorrow too since Crafty wants spaghetti and meatballs for her birthday dinner. Meatballs is one of his specialties. :)

I feel a good weekend coming on.
It's even stopped raining.

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