It's been one of those full weeks, with plenty of "best" and a few "worst" moments wrapped up into its days.
|The view from outside the Bayside Lodge, where we stay during the family retreat.|
|An unfortunate reminder of Hurricane Sandy's destruction--the little pier outside our lodge was destroyed.|
|Here are some of the girls dressed up as sheep for our skit of the Parable of the Lost Sheep. We won't mention the fact that our "costumes" make them look a bit more like little pigs! It was a low-budget affair!|
|That's me in the foreground of the photo, looking studious as I wait for one of sessions to begin.|
On Tuesday, I registered my older daughter for kindergarten in the fall--what a milestone!
My younger daughter turned four on Wednesday, so I visited her preschool classroom to read a book to the class and listen to everyone sing her "Happy Birthday." Later in the afternoon, we had children in our Moms' group over for a cupcake-decorating playdate.
Thursday brought Bayla's four-year well-visit at the pediatricians's office. We have to address some ongoing digestive issues with her that will be familiar to those of you who have gone through motherhood, but I'll spare you the details. I decided that with all of the authority I wield in this household, it is ridiculous that I continue to make the eating of vegetables and other healthy food choices "optional" for my girls. I came home from the grocery store with the announcement that we are a now a family who eats vegetables and other healthy foods! I made a whole-grain pasta primavera for dinner that Bayla ended up loving, and Katy ended up crying over. I told Michael that I was happy enough with a 50 percent success rate for now!
Tomorrow evening I am going to a Craft Night at the house of a woman in my Bible Study Circle at church; I've never done something like that, and will give you a full report! Then Saturday we are having my daughter's entire preschool class over for a birthday party. (I am now heartily wishing that I had called the cupcake-decorating playdate her birthday party, and left it at that, but it's too late for that now!)
So life has been abundantly full, and not necessarily with art-making and craft projects. I DO have two spreads in my Round Robin Art Journal to show you, and some more fabulous mail art to share with you, but that will have to await a few moments of calm for my next post!