<< my week in review: 8/17-23

It's InstaFriday!

Last week's episode of InstaFriday ended with me teaching a tile making art camp.

Now, on to this week's episode:

On Friday the kids glazed the tiles they made.

While at Crossings I saw this in my mailbox. I got my first check for my first sale! 
I sold a soapdish and a little lady sculpture type thing. 
She was cuter than I just made her sound.

I was behind this car at the light on the way home and I thought, 
"wow, that's a pink car. I'd better take a picture of it." 
Because you just don't see a bright pink car every day. 
It's one of those colors that probably seems fun at the time you order it, 
but 3 years later you wonder what you were thinking.
Slug bug bubble-gum-pink.

Sarah really wanted to go to the park Friday night. 
I didn't feel like going to the park because I'd gotten home from work and all I wanted to do was rest. 
But then I thought about all the times that I took the older two
to the park back when I was able to be at home full time and I couldn't wait to get out of the house. 
So I took her to the park.
As soon as I got off my butt and we walked to the park hand in hand I was so glad I did.
Such a sweet time with my little one. 
So easy to make her happy.

We pretended she was at olympic gymnastics training.
I wouldn't have been able to see that if I hadn't gone to the park.

top left: her uneven bar routine
top right: her monkey bar routine (a new gymnastics event)
bottom left: her balance beam routine
bottom right: she nailed the landing! A perfect 10!

She was so determined to do the money bars.

I thought I'd try it too.
That's a fail.

I wouldn't have seen this, either, if I hadn't gone to the park.
It's like I was loving on my daughter and my Father was loving on me.

Saturday evening Sarah and I painted some cards. 
She plans to sell them to earn money for a purchase she wants to make. 
Let's just say I've been trying to hide advertisements for a certain overpriced doll and accessories, 
but she got to the mailbox before me. 
Now she has a list of things she wants and will have to sell 
many, many, many cards to get what she wants.

On Sunday we worked nursery. 
We usually work preschool when it's our turn to serve, 
so it was a treat to be in there with the babies and toddlers. 
This little cutie reminded me of my kiddos when they were that size.

John, 1998

Kaitlin, 2000

Sarah, 2004

I think it's the cheeks. So kissable. 

While we were working the nursery, 
Kaitlin brought me this toy and asked how these kind of phones worked. 
Like, how do you dial the numbers? 
So I had to explain how rotary phones worked. 
It brought back memories of dialing an 8 or 9 or 0 when you were in a hurry 
and having to wait for the circles to spin back into place so you could dial the next number. 

We've come a long way to speed dial, baby.

Monday and Tuesday at tile camp we assembled the tiles on the mirrors and grouted.
Grouting is the part that no one likes. 
Making the tiles and painting them with glaze is fun. 
Grouting is tedious and messy. 
Last year we didn't grout because we didn't have enough time to grout. 
This year though we made the time to grout to have a more finished product.

This girl was such a treat to have in class. 
She had a hard time getting the grout out of some of the grooves in her tiles, 
so she told me she decided that it would be a happy accident.

Throughout the week I talked to them about 
Happy Accidents. 
Those are things that you didn't meant to happen when you do art, 
like glaze dripping where you didn't mean to put it or 
the glaze not ending up the color you wanted after it's fired. 
But, instead of being upset, 
you see the accident for it's unique beauty. 
They are what make original artwork unique. 
They are happy accidents.

That's how I helped them to calm down about their mistakes, anyways.
Because, like Hannah Montana says, 
"everyone makes mistakes."
Might as well not get all worked up about them.

This guy was a real treat, too! 
He kept blowing up his gloves and saying 
"talk to the fat hand, talk to the fat hand." 
Once, he was in the bathroom for, like, ever. 
After giving him enough time to do his job, or whatever, and he still wasn't out, 
I called in and asked him if he was okay. 
"Yes," he said. 
I waited a little bit and called, "do you need any help?" 
"Yes, I need help tying this," he said as he showed me his glove, filled with water. 
He'd been trying to tie together to make a water-glove-balloon. 
"Bud, you need to go work on your mirror if you want to get finished by the end of class." 
I smiled to myself as I made a mental note to tell Marie that she might want to make 
the minimum age for the class a little older.

The finished products, laying out to dry.
This week I started the new Hello Mornings bible study on 1 Peter.
God transformed Peter, just as he transforms each of us.
Thank goodness for that.
And this.
Thank goodness for this:
She was so happy to show this to me.
She made it during her God Time.
Lord, make your face shine on us and be gracious to us.
Happy 43rd Anniversary to my parents!
I love you both.
life rearranged
a link up with Life.Rearranged.

1 comment:

JoKnows said...

Those tiles are adorable. How fun. I tried the monkey bars too...and failed, miserably. Have a great weekend!


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