Archive for July 15th 2013
We had to go to a going away party today. Bridget and her husband are moving back to the Midwest to be closer to family and are leaving a huge gap in our church family. Bridget was the faith formation director at our church which means she led all of the children’s programs including VBS and Sunday School. She and her husband are such a great couple and they will be greatly missed.
This is the second year Colm and some of his friends have been in a book club. They read the book before the meeting, then they discuss the book/play a fun game that has to do with the book and then do an activity related to what they read. Then they play or swim…depending on the venue. Today they discussed their book about Neil Armstrong, played a little comprehension game and then launched water balloons using these awesome balloon launchers that a friend of ours made. Good times.
Camp Cursive is paying off. Colm has been spending some time this summer learning how to read and write in cursive. I don’t care what anyone says about cursive being dead and kids spending so much time on computers that they don’t need to know cursive. I disagree. If my child receives a piece of mail and can’t read it because it’s in cursive, that’s just sad. What if he goes to buy a house and needs to sign all those papers and he can’t sign his name? Should he just print his name? No. Cursive is not dead…at least not in our house.