Ron bought this climbing Santa a few years ago. I think it is the only Christmas decoration he has ever bought. The kids think it is hilarious!
For Veronika's birthday, I gave her season tickets to the Arkansas Arts Center Childrens's Theatre. We will be going to see 6 plays this year. The first was "Treasure Island". After spending the weekend in Hot Springs, we kept going and went straight to the theatre.
The play was pretty good. It was a pretty strong story, with a lot of noise and action. We sat on the front row, so a couple of times the actors were right on top of us, I thought they were going to fall in our lap. So Veronika was a little upset about that. But she didn't mind the fighting and swords. Her main concern was if the swords were real and the blood was real. Also, the pirate with the peg leg, that was interesting. After the play was over, they had a question and answer session and he showed how he had a peg leg. Very interesting.
Next month we go see, "Junie B Jones and a Little Monkey Business!". I am sure that will be Veronika's favorite!
We spent the weekend in Hot Springs for a family wedding. I just wanted to have a family weekend, so we spent the weekend there.
Friday night, we all met and went to Coy's for dinner. Great service, not so great food!
Saturday, we went to the Mid America Museum. I think the kids enjoyed it. It's educational and fun. The adults saw the "Body" exhibit. Real human bodies preserved and on display. It was interesting, and more than a little creepy.
Ron likes to sit on the back deck and read the paper after work. We have more hummingbirds than ever before! We decided to try holding the feeder. My gardening and birding books have acticles and pictures of people hand feeding the hummingbirds.
It was really funny to have them flying all over me. Ron and I both held the feeders. The viedo of me was too long to post. They landed on my hands with such a light touch, and I could feel the wind from their wings.
We are going to try it with the grandkids next, to see if they can hold the feeders, not have them flock to us when we hold sugary treats.
Jackson and Tucker love the stage! Their dance class had a recital Saturday night. Jackson and Tucker preformed with Courtney and Zoe, they are good friends from church and the neighborhood. At soon as they were finished, Jackson wanted to do it again.
Sunday night we had our AWANA closing. This year was great. Amanda, Andrea, Paula, and our friend Julie Mayberry helped out in our Wednesday night class. We had 9 kids this year. And many nights we had extra pregnant Moms hanging out with us. And we had three of those Moms have their babies and bring them also. What a room full.
It was a pretty crazy room full. But I think the kids learned about the Bible, said some memory verses, learned new songs and pretty much had a good time.
I really love teaching this class. I have been working with the "pre-cubbies" for 5 years. I have gotten to know so many people, parents and their children. And the other teachers.
I consider it a blessing to me to be able to do this ministry.
Amanda was in charge of music. I love this song they do, kneel and pray, they kids love it!