Saturday, June 12, 2010

A birthday Card and Lessons Learned

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It was my Mother's birthday this week. I really wanted to be there to celebrate it with her. My brother took good care of her - so I wasn't too worried. I don't know what I will do if he ever moves back to KY. It isn't that we see each other much, but it is knowing he is close to my Mom in case anything happens.

My Mom has several bird feeders just off of the deck of her home that faces the Payette River.  One of her favorite things it to watch and listen to her birds.  So based on that, here is my creation...

Just knockin, just singing, just wishing you a happy "bird"day.  She was even able to guess what kind of bird I was trying to copy.    No matter what age I get to I think I will always look for Mothers approval .
Smiley from

Well, my scheduled primary activity did not go off without a hitch.  Between Mother Nature and the building already being used by other wards today - I was not left with a lot of options.  So...I volunteered my house for the primary Articles of Faith scavenger hunt. 
Smiley from millan.netCrazy I know!!!! Here are things I have made a "note to self" regarding primary activities...

1.  Don't over plan - too much for the amount of time and attention spans of small children.  (You can tell I totally don't have kids of my own)
2.  KISS - keep it simple stupid!
3.  It is not worth stressing -
4.  It is much easier to plan a YW/YM activity than it is a primary activity
5.  Next time plan a lot of running around - at least I won't have to tell them to sit down and be quiet.
6. Unlike the youth - if you call and remind them about the acitivity they actually show up - We had over 20 kids there - most of them under the age of 8.

I think the kids did have a good time and hopefully they learned something in the process.  My counselors were there with me through it all - even when it would have been much easier to bow out.

Well, I have a few things to prep for tomorrow so I will sign off for now.  Book review and some more cards to come!
Ta Ta for now

1 comment:

marlene said...

love the card my card picture did not turn out so I am not posting them< but mom told me what you said about putting it on the flower to take the picture so maybe my fathers day card will make it