Tuesday, August 8, 2017

First Day of School 2017

Yesterday these two went back to school!!
Rachel is in 8th grade this year and Rebecca is a 3rd grader.
Rebecca was the first to go to school.
She is back at Sage School again this year.
I still need to blog all about Sage, on of these days.
She was excited to get back to school.
I know she was anxious to see her friends and get back to
a school time routine.
Rachel doesn't go to school until later, so Raphael and I went to the
bus stop to see her off. The bus was very late, so about 20 kids
waiting and talking. I made the girls gather for a picture :).
The bus finally showed up and off they went.
I know Rachel was happy to see her friends and looking forward
to her schedule this fall. I think 8th grade will be a good year for her.

They came home from school full of news and stories.
Sounded like the first day was a success!
Praying a safe and learning filled year for them.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Month of July in Pictures

Ok, so I am way behind with keeping up with blogging this summer. Besides the trip to the PNW, we did a lot of summer time kind of activities.

Lake Lanier
Rachel and I went to the gym together and I started a new
program called Pinnacle .
Amy went home to Panama for a few weeks.
Rebecca and I went to Dave & Busters.
Lunch with Nana at the Great American Doll store.
Rebecca's doll got her ears pierced and glasses :).
And Nana bought the "Rebecca " doll for our Rebecca.
Anderson sunflower farm.
Rebecca got her ears pierced! She had been talking about it for
awhile and she did great!
More swimming.
Rebecca and I love musicals. The Fox Theater
had a sing- along for Mary Poppins, so she and I went to
see it. Raphael and Rachel went to see Spider-Man.
Life-- allergy shots, waiting rooms, shopping at Walmart.
We like to watch Shark Week each summer and it motivated us to
go the Georgia Aquarium for the afternoon.
After the Aquarium, we walked to the Hard Rock Café for dinner.
Fort Yargo Lake days.
Stone Mountain fun.
Sunshine and swimming!
I decided to get the girls cooking more. Rebecca went first and she
chose to make Crock pot garlic chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits and salad.
She did so great and the food was good too.

We did other little things too and had lots of lazy days at the house, but
that was pretty much our July.

We only have three days left of summer vacation. I can't believe how fast
the summer went by. I hate to see it go. I love summertime 🌞!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ALL -- WIn Shape Camp 2017

This year, both of the girls attended a Win Shape Camp. This was
Rebecca's first time at the day camp and she had a fun week.
They divide the kids up into teams and Rebecca ended up on  the Ocean team.
And her sub group was a Penguin.

The theme for camp this year was ALL.
Love the Lord with ALL your heart, ALL your soul,
ALL your mind and ALL your strength.
Mark 12:30
Fridays at camp are Chick-fil-A Friday Family Fun Day.
Rachel and I were able to go to camp with Rebecca.
Rebecca's camp ended with Tri-Angulation game.
It was crazy and fun and so hot outside.
When the games finished, we all had Chick-fil-A for
lunch and then time to go home.

The next week, it was Rachel's turn for camp.
This was her second year at Win Shape Camp at Young Harris.
The girls stay at the college campus for a week.
The campers are in groups and Rachel is in the Royalum group.
Rachel was so excited for camp this year. It helped a lot that she had gone last year and
knew what to expect.
We helped her unpack and make her bed.
I love college campuses... always so pretty. We
said goodbye and headed home for the week.
On the last day of camp, the girls all meet with their
leader and review the week. Each camper gets a
"paper plate award".  This year Rachel got the
"fire ball" award.  She really loved her leader and
her room mates.
The camp ended with a big group time, singing and then Chick-fil-A lunch.
So thankful our girls are able to go to camp, learn about God
and make new friends.