Monday, April 21, 2008

Flutter on By Claire is Turning 5!

On April 12th Claire celebrated her birthday with her friends. It was a butterfly party. We learned about the lifecycle of a butterfly and played a game that went along with that idea as well as "weed, weed, flower" (duck, duck,goose). They did a craft and had snacks. It was a fun time for them but tiring for me. Thankfully, my friend Gretchen helped.

The day after Claire's birthday we were all surprised by the early arrival of our new cousin Emma. That was a fun surprise and we enjoyed visiting her at the hospital. It has just been a crazy few weeks that seem like an eternity. Riley has been fighting Strep ( 3 times in 7 weeks) as well as others fighting colds and earaches. I've just been put in a Primary President and that has kind of thrown me for a loop. I've never served in Primary accept for the past 3 months as a teacher and know little to nothing. I'm sure it will be fun and I'm always open to ideas ;) Of course there is always school and house work too. Somedays I just want to curl up with a book or movie and do nothing else. Maybe one least I can't say I'm bored.

6 friends said...:

Queen of Chaos said...

Firt off- your new blog look is darling. Good job!

And the idea of a Butterfly party is really cool. Cute pictures! Happy, happy birthday, Claire!! :)

I meant to ask how your new calling as Primary President was going. I figured that was why you've been so busy and hadn't blogged in ahwile. It takes a little while to get used to the routines of your calling- but it will get easier and not so busy. Hang in there.

I'll call you later... ((((HUGS))))

Queen of Chaos said...

Oh- and congrats on your new niece, Emma!

Brian and Lorna said...

hey becky! what a great idea to have a butterfly party! and fun games, too. maybe i'll have a butterfly party next year. it looks like claire and everyone had a lot of fun. i can't believe she's 5!

your blog looks awesome - 2 of my favorite colors!! ;)

and i can't believe you're primary pres...sounds like a big job. and what exactly are acheivement day girls?

anyway, i'm excited to see you guys too! if only brian would get here already! we may have to push our trip back, come later, or shorten it. GRRRR!

we miss you. tell all hi and we'll see them soon. hope riley feels better.

sharon c... that's me said...

wow, what a fun party! i love the cake. primary pres?! how fun, i'm the first council....ure lemme know if you need any ideas

shaina said...

Wow! First off, your ideas for the party were fantastic and super creative. The cake is very fun.

You'll do totally great as the Primary president! You are wonderful with kids (you even homeschool!)
You've got the brains for it. Congratulations!

kdaygirl said...

I am surprised that is was nice enough to have the party outide. It looked like fun and what a great idea for Aleah she can invite her butterfly friend.