*Shelby's Art Camp
Shelby participated in Art Camp a few of weeks ago. She had so much fun creating new things each day that went a long with a theme. She's very creative and uses her imagination so this was right down her alley.
*V. B. S.
Our church had V.B.S. a couple of weeks ago. The theme was Crocodile Doc. The kids learned that , 1. God is with us, 2. God is powerful, 3. God does what He says He will do, 4. God cares for us.
My Mom, the girls and I went to Hereford to visit my Grandad, Aunt, Uncle, and cousins. It was fun! On the way back home I got to meet up with a very dear friend of mine. We haven't seen each other since high school. It was so good to give her a great big hug and watch our girls play together!
Our church started a new Women's Ministry called MOMents (emphasis on MOM) since we no longer have a MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) group anymore. We had our first informational meeting last week. The group was started so that moms of all ages who have kids of all ages could come together and fellowship. We'll have speakers sometimes but mainly it's another way for moms to talk with other moms and encourage and uplift. I think it's going to be a really good thing!
We've been slowly but surely working on our Master Bathroom. We took it down to this:
We've replaced a BIG weak spot in the floor, moved a drain for the new corner shower, put in a new vent/fan, closed in a window, worked with our very old plumbing...(When I say we, it was mostly Adam and his Dad! I'm so not good at that stuff!) We need to have some electrical work down so we can actually hook up the vent/fan and lights, then we can have the dry wall put up and texture on, toilet and sink in and then shower installed. Painting will be next. I'm either going to paint it chocolate brown or blue. I'm not sure yet. Either will go with the bedroom. We will put new flooring in and then have to finish the trim! Whew. We've been working on this a very long time but Adam and I have come to the conclusion that in the future when it comes to major projects we just might hire someone to do them! I'm REALLY proud of Adam though. He used to say that he was NOT a handyman but I don't agree. He may not be able to just go in a do something, but if he reads up on it, he does it! He's a smarty! Needless to say, we will be soooo glad to have our bathroom back!!
*Gymnastics, Swimming and Piano Lessons
Shelby will finish up her last gymnastics lesson of the summer tonight. She won't go back to that until September.
Today was her second day of swimming lessons. She actually got to jump off of the diving board today! She said she was scared at first but after that she had so much fun! She jumped off FIVE times and swam back all by herself! I was so proud and NERVOUS!
Next week she starts piano lessons. The lady that we wanted Shelby to take them from finally had an opening. I'm so excited for her to learn. Hopefully I can remember enough to help her out. Maybe I'll start practicing again since we will have the keyboard out all the time...