…who actually read this blog…..
I obviously haven’t posted for a while. I am not giving up altogether, though.
I’ll be able to post more when school slows down, which will not be any time soon. :)
Head over to my Twitter account. That will keep you updated until I officially return to blog-world.
Last week I volunteered at the Friendship Baptist Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
They held a Vacation Bible School for the inner city kids in the area. Age 4 to 7th grade kids were invited. I think our high for the week was 50 something.
Here are some pictures. These kids were all so cute! Most were Mexican or African American.
Alex and Fernando.
This was a push-up contest that my preschoolers “competed” in. Needless to say, their push-ups were not valid for entry in the competition.
This is Gina.
This is Leila.
And one more, folks…..
What a fun week! It was VERY hot each day, though. The kids came and listened to Bible stories, ate snacks, played games, and sang songs.
We fed them lunch, since most of the kids probably had no breakfast.
One day, we were putting tattoos on the kids’ arms. We asked Fernando if he wanted a tattoo. He told us that he would not get a tattoo because they hurt very badly. We explained that these were tattoos that would come off, they would not hurt. He insisted that he would not get a tattoo because they hurt too much. I looked over at one of the Directors, and she said “He knows… They all know!”
Another story: Fernando didn’t come on the last day of VBS, so we asked Fernando’s brother, Hosea, if he was coming. Most of the kids are still working on their English. Hosea replied, “Fernando’s sick. He got puked.” :)
I am sure that the title is self-explanatory, however, I will tell you anyway.
I am doing swimming lessons this week.
Get a load of these.
This is Jack Benny and Mel Blanc in an old video I found. Hilarious.
Hey, you! Yeah, you. Look over there. In the sidebar. See the “Things You Ought to Know” section? Yeah. Look closer. See the part about “weird things I do”? Well. Here is a lovely example of that very phrase. Oh, dear.
I made an M&M of myself. I call her Shirley.
Why? Because I am weird. WEIRD. Say it: weird.
Blue body: I like blue. And green. And pretty much all colors.
Brown hair: I wish my hair was that flippity. Hmph.
Mouth: Can you see the braces?
Stethoscope: Because I like medical stuff, that’s why.
Converse tennis shoes: I like those, too.
Eyes: I look like I am going to fall over in a traumatic fainting spell.
Just to let you know, it doesn’t really look like me. Also, I will never sleep again because I put this on here. For the whole world to see.
I am still here. (Does that count as new or old discussion?)
We are having a garage sale. So far we’ve earned a whopping $16.75. Whoop-diddy-do.
I am still knitting. More Misti Alpaca “Birds in Paradise” socks, only a different pattern.
Winter. It’s finally over. Iowa winters kill.