Arden is working at the pool as a lifeguard this summer, but she still enjoys going when she is not working. She had to complete a ton of training and testing before getting certified. The other day, she was there just for fun. Mike was going to swim in the lap pool, so he told her to put her training to good use if he got in trouble. She dryly responded, "there are plenty of other lifeguards working Dad." I guess when she's off the clock, she's off the clock.
Thank goodness baseball season ended, even if Mike did do all the work.
I've got summer flowers along with carpenter bees. Those things are nasty and destructive! First time I've ever had to deal with them, but they were actually making holes all in my shed! I finally got rid of them, and now we have a mole tearing up the yard. I got rid of the bees myself, but I draw the line with moles. Ugh! Mike is trying to get rid of with them, but so far no luck.
On the way to the pool the other day, we stopped by the school to see what teachers the kids have next year. Stafan, Shepard, Lyric and Cokie will all be in 4th grade along with their cousin Gabrielle. Lyric and Gabrielle will be in the same class. Shepard is with Cokie. Stafan says he is glad he is by himself this year. He and cousin Gabrielle have been in the same class since kindergarten. Gabrielle is a teacher's pet, but when her kindergarten teacher asked her if she could help Stafan (he was just learning English) she just answered, "no," and that was the end of it. Cousin Darby will be in 3rd. Lyric was very excited, because Darby for the 4th time in a row has the teacher Lyric has had the previous year. Then, there is Sawyer who tends to get in trouble a lot and will be in 5th grade. His teacher has taught my Brady, Lael, Arden, Remi and my niece Erin. She is a WONDERFUL teacher and she does not mess around. She is known for getting the kids prepared for middle school.
My sister and her husband took a trip for a few days, and their kids stayed with us. Between the swimming, church activities and movies, they were tired at night.
Jeeves thinks he is one of the kids.
The kids did Bible school and most of my kids that were too old to attend helped out. My niece Payton taught a class and Bret was her helper. Last week our church also had Creation Day. I think they called it something else, but that is really what it was. They taught the 4th and 5th graders about creation!!
Jesus comes first in our house. My kids attend church every Sunday and usually a lot more. That includes Lael and Arden, even though Lael will be 18 y.o. soon. It is really not a chore to get them to go, because they love church. Lael and Arden will be attending two Christian retreats in Tennessee this year (they just got back from the first). I'm really proud of the young ladies they are becoming.
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.