“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.”
Thomas S. Monson

Monday, July 18, 2011

Safety Town, Clay Camp, and Soccer...oh my!

I saved up last Spring so that the littles could do some fun activities over the summer through the Parks and Rec department. The last week of June, Joseph got to participate in Safety Town, which was three hours each morning. They learned safety, safety, safety...learning how to ask before approaching strange dogs, bus safety, fire safety, pedestrian safety, they worked on memorizing their addresses and phone numbers, they got to ride around in go carts and learned how to call 911 in case of emergency. Through a simulator that was provided, they talked to an actual operator and learned to stay calm and report the problem. Joseph had a great time every single day. On Friday we got to go to a celebration at the end of the day where the safety kids got to present all the things they had been learning. I took all the kids and they got to play in a police car as well as in "Safety Town".

After picking Joseph up each day we headed over to Shadywood Park to have a quick lunch and then headed over to Annalina's Clay Camp. She got to spend 3 hours each day creating with clay, including throwing on the wheel. She made many fun pots and a plate of food she hand crafted. She came home covered in clay smears and dust and had a wonderful time! I was so glad they got to participate in these classes this summer!

We had a week off then Joseph had Soccer Camp! He went every day from 11-12. Some days the kids played at the park while he played soccer, other days they rode bikes and scooters, and a couple days we just sat and watched. It was fun!

We have this week off and then Joseph will have Track Camp where he is hoping to learn to run faster than Jacob! Annalina will have volleyball camp and with her height, she should do fabulously!

We will have a few weeks of quiet time and then Richard and I will take the littles on our annual camping trip to Fort Stevens. It has been a busy, full summer so far, but I am glad the kids are out doing things and having fun!

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