Last night we had our Activity Day Recognition Night. Katie and I were in charge of it this time. Seeing that we have 40 girls in Activity Days in our ward, this was no small undertaking!
We decided to do an Olympics theme and have the girls and their families split into teams, and participate in different obstacle courses that represented the Faith In God topics. Learning and Living the Gospel, Service, and Talents. We had them put on some silly clothes to represent modesty with learning and living the gospel. They had to put a diaper on a baby for service, and carry an egg with a spoon for talent. We had the opening ceremony, where the girls all marched in to the Olympics music. We also had a podium ceremony at the end where they each got a medal.
We had some girls give a 1 minute talk about activities they have done and how it has helped them with their goals for their Faith In God. One of the girls is very shy, and she did a great job. I was so proud of her. It was a big deal.
We planned on about 60 people attending. We ended up with over 100. That is a good reason why I only have pictures from the very end of the activity. I was busy doing other things when it was all happening.
It was a huge success, and it really wasn't that bad. We kept the whole thing, including the decorations, very simple, but fun. That is our style, and being young mothers, it was a good way to save time and headache. We got it all set up in about 1/2 an hour, and taking it down was a breeze. We were proud of ourselves.
We ended the evening with red, white, and blue ice cream sundays. (vanilla ice cream, blueberries, strawberries, and some syrups) We got nervous, because when we got the food, we got enough for 60 people, not 100. But I believe the Lord makes food go a long way when you are doing a ward activity, or when you are feeding others for a good cause. We ended up with exactly one sunday left over, a handful of blueberries, and maybe 5 strawberry slices! We even had enough to serve seconds, give some to the boys messing around in the hall, and give some to the men that were there for a meeting. Amazing.
I am really enjoying my calling as an Activity Day leader. The girls are all one of a kind, and full of fun and personality. We have had good times together. I feel very blessed.
While I was at the church, Ben was with the kids at Sam's T-ball game. Sam has come a LONG way, and is wearing the shirt and playing in the game. I am so proud of him. They went to the park after the game, and Ben discovered that this certain someone LOVES to swing! I could seriously eat this kid.