Well, hello there!
June seems to be getting away from me rather quickly. Last week was our church’s Vacation Bible School, which is always a whirlwind adventure. [See pictures of our beautiful nursery here.] As usual, Heather did an amazing job pulling together and preparing so many fun activities for our littlest participants (in this case: 7 two- and three-year-olds). Thanks again!! The kids had a blast; it’s totally one of the highlights of the summer, and I’m so thankful for it.
Also as usual, the grown-ups were exhausted by the end of the week. Or maybe by the middle of the week. Happy to be doing this for the kids…but exhausted. It’s really hard to believe that you could be so drained by a week of half-days, even if they are filled with non-stop activity!
Not as usual, I was also in the play this year. Yepper — I was in a play. It was actually fun, but required a lot more of a time commitment than I’d (rather foolishly) expected, and that was even after the director kindly agreed to excuse me from about half of the rehearsals during the first two weeks. No matter, though, because — as of yesterday — it’s over! Done and done.
The house looks like a bomb was detonated in the toy area of the living room, and my workroom looks like it was downwind of the blast. By the end of last week, I was just dreaming of coming home and getting things in order. Haven’t made that much progress yet (partly because yesterday was the first mostly free day), but we do have food in the house again. Things are happening!
Right before VBS, Bridget was invited to her first non-family birthday party. She made me read the invitation to her every day leading up to it, not that she was looking forward to it or anything. Since the birthday girl is very much a pink and purple and sparkles kind of gal, and since the momma bakes up some very tasty treats, I whipped up my favorite kids apron . A cute book and stuff to fancy up some cupcakes of her own rounded it out, and we were good to go.
Today, we’re off to another very special birthday celebration: my magnificent niece is turning seven today! Happy Birthday, Bean!
(Tomorrow, I’ll show you what we brought for her. It’s another old chestnut from my bag of tricks.)