The children participated in the primary program on the day we took these pictures. John and Margaret had their parts memorized so well. Clara did the descant for the song " He Lives and He Loves Me" on her violin. John has a solo in "If the Savior Stood Beside Me." It was wonderful. I sure love these kids.
Not every afternoon is like this. Eliza normally keeps me on my toes. This afternoon was very peaceful. Margaret drew the cute little picture of a unicorn. She followed step by step instructions and then pointed out that it was at sunset because the sky was yellow. I love seeing it there. She really showed her love for Marie by putting it there.
I have been having so much fun coming up with snacks! Chips and salsa, popcorn, apples and carmel, veggies and ranch dip, Chex Muddy Buddies, and the tip of the top, rosette cookies. Those rosette cookies are so so fun! I am really surprised with how hungry the children are. We have been having dinner so much later then in the past. I feel like having a snack makes it easier to help the children make it to dinner.
Clara and I put up the floating hats and the children had a good time making it go up and down and having it land on their heads. It was so cute! We also got all the butternut squash in out of the garden! It really is Autumn.
This beauty turned three and all of a sudden was toilet trained. It was like she was waiting till she was a "big girl." I am so glad. She wanted a pink cake so I made some Italian buttercream. It was her golden birthday.
Butterflies are known for their unusual life cycle that includes a spectacular metamorphosis from caterpillar to a colorful winged adult. They have an erratic yet graceful flight pattern that attracts attention when they pass. The Ancient Greek word for butterfly is psȳchē, which means soul. I particularly admire their symmetry and kaleidoscope of colors.