This week, we have been busy celebrating Bumblebee turning four. Monday was her actual birthday, and she had a great time opening presents, baking cupcakes, and enjoying her special status. You can read more about it here.
Tuesday, we stayed inside mostly due to the hot and humid conditions and terrible air quality due to a fire in the Great Dismal Swamp. Fortunately, our local library had an event with clowns who created twisted balloon figurines and face painting FOR FREE! Did I tell you how much I like our local library? It has been a great resource for us this summer.
Wednesday, we started up Chinese language lesson again with a Simon Says game on parts of the body. The girls ha a riot with the Chinese name for derriere which is pigu, and are running around singing "Shake, shake, shake your pigu." I am not sure if I should be laughing or crying.
Thursday, we went grocery shopping for the big family birthday party this weekend. Bumblebee has requested a Dora the Explorer theme completed with a purple "backpack, backpack" cake, chicken nuggets, waffle fries, and watermelon. So, today, along with a 10:00 am appointment and a 1:00 pm window installation, I can baking a cake, and doing a test run on a chicken nugget recipe which was recommended to me from Pinterest.
Pinterest, pinterest, pinterest, you will be my downfall. As if I don't have enough to do, my friend, Carmen, invited me a couple of weeks ago to join Pinterest, and now I can hooked. If you never heard of Pinterest, which you probably have, think of it as virtual idea boards you can post and share. For a visual person like me, I like it better than Facebook! However, it is a major time waster. You would think, I would be posted like about parenting, or Faith, or recipes, but oh no, I am busy filling up my style board with cute dresses, shoes and handbags. It is a lot of fun, so check me out!
I have been reading the Robe by Lloyd C. Johnson, and I cannot put the book down. I had never read the book before, and I understand when it was first published in the 1950s it was widely denounced by the Catholic press at that time. However, the author is a master story teller. My Mom's Group is starting a bible study to the Acts of the Apostles and I believe this book gives that period in time an interesting persceptive.
Reflection for the weekend:
"I am the light of the world; he who follow me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
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