Our wonderful church had our 2nd annual Country Fair a couple of weeks ago! The kids had a blast. There were games and prizes, a cookie decorating contest, a photo setup, and a bounce house - what more could you need?
We tried to go with a farm-type theme (hence the baby bandana bib!)
Paige is very opinionated about clothing - no farm theme for her! But she loved all the activities :)
Our CC group put together Operation Christmas Child boxes as a service project last week. The kids each had a partner, and they wrote a note to the child who will receive the box, decorated a bookmark and a Christmas craft for the box, and "shopped" for items for their child (from items the moms had already purchased.)
Meredith and her partner Clare:
Russell and his partner Aidan:
All the kids with their boxes:
We have always loved doing this service project; even more so this year, as part of school and with friends :)
Meredith is singing with a choir this year at our good friends' church. She/we have loved it!
The choir director has an amazing story (and is extremely qualified) - she has an education background and a PhD in something musical - but besides that, she lost her hearing for months and miraculously regained some of it.
There are 20ish children K-2nd grade in this choir. They practice 1 night a week. Their first "public" sing was on Sunday, when they sang as a part of 2 worship services at the church. They did an excellent job!
We've had a lot going on this month so...I kinda forgot to blog.
Anyway - Halloween!
This year, we had Everest from Paw Patrol, a flamingo, a rainbow unicorn, and a Jedi!
This sweet flamingo! I didn't need to buy her a costume, obviously (with 2 older sisters) - but how could I not?
Paw Patrol is Paige's favorite - especially the Pup Pup Boogie!
Meredith knew 1 year ago that she wanted to be a rainbow unicorn. Never waivered.
Russell is big into Star Wars currently. He and Jason decided on some Jedi poses for pictures - apparently it was serious business for them!
The Saturday before Halloween, we took the kids to a place called Safety Town to trick-or-treat. It's a miniature town set up, with kid-sized buildings and streets. After a half-hour wait (!), they had a lesson in trick-or-treat safety:
and then went trick-or-treating! It was a beautiful, mild day!
And on Halloween, we trick-or-treated with a big group of neighbors - so fun! We also had a pizza dinner at our friends' house.
It was a fun Halloween! Bring on the rest of the holidays - best time of year! :)