Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekend Wrap

We had a really full weekend planned but the weather cancelled a few events so it ended up being a good mixture of activities and relaxing.

Last Friday I ended up with lots of turkey mites or deer ticks, something like that, from the knees down. My legs are a sight. It was a hot week but I didn't dare wear shorts or a dress. They are starting to get better, I'm praying there is no scarring!
We ate at CFA one night last week and Jack reached all the way across the table for a dip in the Polynesian sauce. He thinks he's so big!

I think he stood the whole time we ate.
Friday Georgia Grace started the OWL Academy at North Butler Elementary. It is a program for 2-5 year olds every other Friday from 9a-11a that focuses on early childhood development and kindergarten readiness. A parent (or any adult connected to the child) stays with them for the class. The program is sponsored by the Family Resource Center which is one of the programs I direct so I loved being able to be involved in the program in this way. She was excited to go to a big school like Daddys and to have a backpack :)

The class started with each child practicing tracing their name. Georgia is in the 4/5 year old class so she's one of the youngest but she did a great job with her school work and class participation.
It felt just like my days in kindergarten. It's amazing what a child is expected to know before entering K. A lot of the things they are learning are things I didn't learn until I started school! They worked on the months of the year, the days of the week, counting and letter recognition. Her favorite part of the OWL Academy was the painting :) It is a wonderful program and a great supplement to the preschool that she attends.

Saturday we headed to the football field to watch Keagen play a junior pro game. His team won the game! Keag was excited to see his biggest fans in the stand.

He looked three years old in his fan gear. I think he will be a sports fanatic like his daddy.

We had intentions of either going to an outdoor movie in our town or the Balloons Tunes and BBQ festival but the rain cancelled all of that. We opted for a simple Saturday night instead.

Sunday made up for the slow Saturday. We had two birthday parties, a baby shower and a baptism all in one afternoon. Unfortunately, we couldn't get to everything but we did stay busy with the activities we were able to make. One of my best friends had her baby shower Sunday afternoon. She is due with Baby Ben in November and we just can't wait to love on him! This baby has been prayed for so much and is just a blessing to all of us. Ash looked beautiful as always. James wore a shirt that said "I'm the reason behind the bump" so there's that. Love his sense of humor :)

When your student wants you to come to their baptism, you alter your schedule and make it happen! We're so proud of Ty's decision to follow Christ and his obedience to baptism.

We were so blessed by the service as well. It's neat how things come together full circle sometimes. I was connected to Ty when he was just a baby through his older sister that played ball on the same team as me. Their mom passed away when Ty was in kindergarten and his sister Ashley has stepped up to fill her mom's void and she is doing a great job helping raise such a sweet boy. God is using their family in big ways. God is good!

That's a wrap on our weekend. This week we are looking forward to milder temps and a slower schedule. Fall is almost here and we are excited for a new season.

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