I am thankful for children who are willing to work hard. I have watched each of them take on new responsibilities when needed.
Since Mark has started working full time, the girls are mowing the lawn so he can spend his afternoons studying and still have time to help with the alpacas. It is more work for them, but they seem to enjoy it.
After a very busy morning, Megan thought I needed a break. So she planned a wonderful tea party for me. She prepared cold peppermint tea, sliced bananas, apples and strawberries and M&M’s. She set the table all by herself.
I enjoyed being able to relax with a special tea prepared by my little princess.
We noticed the sun shining in the woods and I wanted to attempt some pictures using the reflector. Audrey volunteered to be my model and suggested a bunch of ideas. It was fun trying to get the pictures she wanted.
Friday, Audrey taught three fifth grade classes about butterflies. While she gave her presentations, the rest of the kids and I explored the gardens. Adrian and Megan decided to sit and listen part of the time since they have never heard one of her talks.
It is fun discovering what new flowers are out also.
For Thursday’s game, Adrian’s coach asked him to be goalie. Adrian wanted to try, but was a little scared. He was never taught how to be goalie and was not sure how to stop the ball if it came toward him.
He was goalie for the whole second half. Once he figured out to stay by the goal, he watched the ball and tried to follow it the best he could. The other team never scored a point during the second half! He was so thankful that his team played so well, the ball rarely came near him.
I am so proud of Adrian. He was willing to try something scary to help his team. He plays hard and tries his best, but he has not ever played “real” soccer. Upward was fun, but they had a short field, did not have goals and some rules were modified. Each week we see him improve in something as he practices and learns new skills with his new group.
This is the first year that the children did AWANA at church. They learned verses and worked their ways through books teaching them more about the Bible.
Each of the children did very well. Adrian did one book with all the extra credit. Andrea and Audrey both finished two books. Megan, with the girls help, went through two complete books and the extra credit books reviewing all she had learned!