Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Johnathon's Nativity

Johnathon has a great Cub Scout Den Leader. Ida Ewing is one of those rare gems who does something super fun and creative each week. Johnathon is always excited to attend and I always look forward to seeing what activity she did.

This week she sent the mom's an email asking for some help with supplies. It seemed she might be planning to make gingerbread houses. Instead she did something even better. Check it out:

Can you see the sheep are made from large marshmallows and black licorice? Joseph & Mary are in the stable? Of course, that's baby Jesus lying in the manger. There's a donkey made from snickers & tootsie rolls & black icing. And a shepherd with a cane. Isn't that clever?

Johnathon was so proud of it and had such a great time! Thanks, Sister Ewing for being so awesome (and patient)!

Monday, December 6, 2010

My friend Lucy taught a great lesson on Sunday and so many great comments were made. It made me think about a quote I wrote down a few months ago. It's from Time Magazine. "Busyness - The constant distraction from difficult realities."

Deborah's First Day of School

It's not really school. It's actually speech therapy, but she is attending at a school. Thus, she's fully convinced that she's going to school. "To finally get to go inside!" At first she wanted to know if it was going to be Jacob's school or Jessica's school. When I explained that it was neither Jacob or Jessica's, I was worried that she'd be very disappointed. However, she became really excited about having her very own school.

I thought you might enjoy seeing a picture of her. I actually took about 20 pictures and this was the best one. I realize that it's slightly out of focus. I just could not get the little lady to stand still. She was so excited to go to "her" school!
I wish this type of enthusiasm lasted forever about school! Don't you?