Gracie missed out on celebrating Valentine's Day with her class last week since we were gone, but she had her little mailbox waiting for her today when she returned. She had a good time looking at everything when she got home. Mrs. Zimmerman gave them some homework coupons which she decided to start using on part of tonight's homework since she had some make-up things from last week.
I got to go on a field trip with Gracie & her class this morning. We went to a local planetarium and learned about some of the constellations and the story, "Follow the Drinking Gourd." We also went into a math classroom to learn about measurements. It was really quite educational-and we got to ride on a school bus-can't get much more fun than that can it?!?!?
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was discouraged? Well, the next week didn't appear to be much more promising and Katie'd been a little sick, so I canceled. Last week, 3 women came! I was so excited! Honestly, the night before had been sad & lacking sleep since Big Daddy had passed away, but I knew of a few women who were planning to come and I didn't feel right canceling, so I went ahead and had it. I figured being in prayer that morning for any reason would be better than me sitting around sulking. I was so encouraged that 3 women came and seemed really focused on praying for our children & their school. 2 of them brought their little preschool aged girls and they, along with Katie, all had a great time playing in Katie's kitchen. I heard NO arguing, and that was a blessing in & of itself. Katie struggles at playgroup sometimes with getting along & sharing, etc. so I was a tad worried. I didn't want to scare off these new friends, but thankfully things went really well! I know of at least 2 women who are planning to come tomorrow. I will continue to pray that God will bless us as we seek His protection & will for our kids! Thanks for the encouragement all of YOU gave me when I was discouraged!