Saturday, June 30, 2012

We Made It!

It was a whirlwind of a week!

Monday marked the start of the town’s Summer Rec program. Our town offers very low cost swim lessons, tennis lessons, arts and crafts glasses and more. My girls have taken part in this for a few years now and they love it!

Kaya is doing so well in tennis, which makes me so happy!  I played on the team in school and was pretty good, so I love seeing Kaya take to the sport.  I was so sad that my broken toe kept me from being able to hit the ball around with Kaya, but hopefully it will feel better next week!

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Being homeschoolers, my girls are not used to having to get up and quickly eat and get dressed. Our mornings are usually pretty relaxed, so it has been an adjustment to get out the door every morning, with everything we need.

This week, my girls also took part in a VBS at a nearby church.  The theme for the VBS was Egypt and it was a wonderful program! The fellowship hall was decorated to look like an Egyptian market and there were a lot of really neat activities like brick making, basket weaving and a display of a half dozen beautiful snakes.

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Luna loved the cute costumes they provided, which if course had to be paired with pink “yeehaw” boots!

On the last day of VBS, they were going over the Bible points and Bible verses the lessons had focused on. I smiled as Luna frantically waved her hand to be the one chosen to recite Jeremiah 29:11, but I was shocked and proud when she actually said the whole verse with just one small mistake!

Today, my to-do list is a long one, to make up for being so busy this last week.  On the agenda, I also plan to get letters out to our Compassion children. During busy times this this, I am so thankful for the online letter writing tool that will allow me to upload pictures and duplicate part of letters. I think that our children will enjoy hearing about this week’s VBS classes and seeing pictures of it as well! I plan to encourage each of our children to memorize at least one of the verses from VBS.

If you have a minute, I would love to hear from you. (I know I have a lot of lurkers who haven’t commented before! It would be such a treat to get to know a little more about you!)

How is your summer going so far?  Have you written to your Compassion children lately? And if so, what have you written about?

I hope that your weekend is just lovely! These summer days fly by so fast! Enjoy them!