Friday, August 24, 2018

A clay rose

Eliot got a hold of some cheap modeling clay. Not bad... She made a rose. There is a Fine Arts competition coming up for her school. She can enter into the sculpting category. I think she should...




Back to school

Eli is on his second week of going to daycare where I work during the day. He seems to be enjoying it OK. He is such an easy going baby / toddler that is what I would expect. He did make quite a mess on the way to school the other day. Remind me not to give him a yogurt squeeze pouch in the car again...




The other 5 littles started back to GLBA. They have been chomping at the bit to get back to school. Eliot and Evan have been especially excited. I was able to rush and take them the first day yesterday and still make it to work on time. Their teachers are so warm and caring. I feel that my children are safe. Usually I am so worried about their health and safety when school started at public school. This school has given me peace of mind.....

































Monday, August 20, 2018

Fun after choir practice

In tune out of tune is the name of the game. When the teacher says :in tune" you hop to one side then the other when she says "out of tune". Half of the kids shown are mine...

They are enjoying choir practice. Technically Evan can move up to the youth and adult choir but I think he is still comfortable here. The other five children come from 2 families. There are a few more children that usually participate who are the only ones in their family in this age group so for a small church this isn't a bad turn out...

And Etta is learning the words even though she can't sing really well. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

School shopping

Late night trip to pick up items on our list. Evan and Eliot were my helpers....

We found almost everything.









Random acts of kindness...

Today during an errand at work in a large discount warehouse I witnessed several acts of random kindness. A stranger helping a young mother soothe a fussy baby, a white middle aged man helping an elder who was female and black (yes, those descriptors are necessary here in the South) who had dropped something under a shelf. I saw several people let others with less items in their carts go ahead of them in line. And as I was walking my buggy (shopping cart to my non-southern readers) a woman took it from me and put it away for me.

As I shared some of this with a friend he said when something is going wrong and the world just feels like it is full of hate to remember these moments. That meant a lot to me. That it all happened did lighten my day that started very heavy but sharing it with someone special and it having meaning for him meant a lot to me too. Others forget we need these small moments during our messed up busy lives. Living with our human family all around us is hard. Just recognizing the humanity in each of us can bring peace if you let it.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

School Orientation

It was meet the teacher and school orientation tonight. The kids are so excited. They are ready for school....