On Saturday we painted sheds and benches at a local retirement community as part of a special day of service organized by the church members in our area. The painting project was just one of several different projects going on that day.
The kids loved being involved in the project and I was really impressed with how hard the boys worked. Admittedly it was a hard for me to not stress about having the kids around all that red paint. I do all the painting at home and I’m very particular about mess and exactly who is allowed to touch what. I don’t even let Ben paint inside the house.
Adelaide was a champ and happily hung out in the stroller for most of the time. At about the three hour mark she started to get cranky so I took the kids home while Ben finished up the last hour.
I’m really glad that we were able to participate this year especially since last year we went to the fair instead. I can’t tell you how crunchy we felt afterward. This year it felt good to help out and I know that it was important for our kids to feel like they were involved too. We’ll do the fair next weekend.
After the project was over and everyone was fed and mostly clean, we headed out to watch Molly’s first soccer game of the season. She’s #1 this year since she’s still the smallest on her team, a fact that she isn’t too happy about. I’ve reassured her that she’ll have a growth spurt soon. She’s U10 this year which means she plays on a bigger field and with additional player. She’s taken over that new role as mid-fielder (at least for this game) and she’s still figuring things out. She and her team played well and won the game.
It was a super hot afternoon and we were happy to head home and host a little football party. (Though I wish Molly could have come home with us too.) The kids were super hyped up and tired by the end of the evening, so I was not disappointed to leave the bedtime routine to Ben and head out the door to Stake Conference. By the time I got home all the kids were in bed and Ben had picked up the house. I am one lucky woman!