Well, Grassroots Homeschool group had it’s last gathering last week. The kids had Art Day. Last Tuesday, we took a trip to JoAnn’s Craft Store and each of the kids picked out an art project to do. That afternoon, we spent doing the projects. Christine picked a drawing kit with a little wooden figure in it. Amie picked a picaso-ish painting kit with watercolor pencils. You color the canvas in with the paint pencils and then use water and a brush and it spreads the pencil strokes out with your brush strokes. She really likes it. James picked out bake-able clay and made a dog head and we baked it in the oven to harden it. AnnaBeth picked out a Hello Kitty pillowcase that she had to sew. It had cross-stitching thread to use for the thread, a big plastic needle, and small holes in the fabric to show where to put the needle. She really enjoyed it doing it and she’s proud of her sewing project. Noelle just picked a wooden figure to color. It was Belle from Beauty and the Beast (which was her favorite movie until Tinkerbell came out). She colored her and then had a lot of fun putting glitter glue all over her dress. The good thing… she was very careful and didn’t get it on her clothes. The bad thing… when she was done, she laid it upside down on her bed. *laugh* Oh well, it happens. They each enjoyed talking about their projects to the kids at the group. James told how the clay has to be worked until it is soft enough to mold and to make sure there are no cracks in it. Amie told about how her painting pencils worked and Christine told what her little wooden human figure was for. They each showed what they’d done and they were good and listened while the other kids showed their projects.
The only thing left for our homeschool group to do is graduation night. It is a week from this Wednesday, which is June 3. They give awards to the kids for everything they participated in during the year and they do graduation for Kindergarten, Eighth grade, and High School seniors. AnnaBeth is graduating from Kindergarten this year. She looks forward to wearing her little blue cap and gown. Thankfully, I’ll save some money and can use the same cap and gown for Noelle next year.
Guess who’s been doing the Adult Choir directing during the church the last 3 weeks. Yeah, me. The first week, the head choir director had been sick on Wednesday and so the pianist and I came up with a song for the choir to do. That Sunday was Mother’s Day, so the Children’s Choir was singing as well. It was a very full Sunday for me. The next week, something came up and our head choir director had to leave town on the weekend, so I took over directing the two choir songs we had planned during service. This Sunday, he picked one of the songs that I direct for them to do, so he put me up there. It was ok, I know he’s been needing a break, but it was kind of interesting having to do this three weeks in a row. Truthfully, I love doing it, but I backed down because the choir preferred him over me. I almost wonder if it’s better this way for me. I don’t have the pressure I had before and I enjoy doing it when I have the chance to do it.
Have I told you all how much I enjoy doing the Wii Fit? I love it. AND my chiropractor has used me as a test to see how the yoga and exercises on there help with the flexibility and overall health of a person. She is pleased with the results she’s seen on me. She also likes the fact that many of the exercises it has are some that they recommend for people to do. The list of exercises she gave me last time, I took the sheet and looked over it and told her that I already do them on the Wii. Since it’s warmer out, I’ve been doing more walking or outside stuff and haven’t been on the Wii as much, but I’m getting my exercise. I love it.
I have some pretty pink flowers in my yard. I have no idea what they are, but they are cute. The kids picked a lot of the buds before they bloomed though. I got pretty upset with them. I am loving springtime now that it’s getting warmer. I like the green leaves and the flowers around and the grass and growing my tomatoes and green onions. I take a chair and a book out there and enjoy some reading time out in the sunshine. Today is a bit cooler and I’m wearing a hoodie, but it’s still nicer than last month.
Anyway, I am open to questions if anyone wants to ask some for blog fodder. If you want to know something (as long as it isn’t too personal) then ask away and I’ll answer it. I’ll talk to you all later.