Friday, July 11, 2008

Best Callings

I just wanted to do a quick post about the callings I'm blessed to have. I am currently an Activity Days leader and I love it! My partner is the best and we have so much fun with the girls. They're such a cute bunch and I think everyone of them is fantastic! We've done some fun things including hiking the Grotto, doing a fun water activity, making a yummy meal, and going to the local quilt show. Next week we're going to spend the day at the Wales house to celebrate Pioneer Day. I'm excited for that as well. Here we are at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at BYU last week. It was such a fun tour. Here's the cute girls making pots afterward.

My other calling is teaching the 10-12 year olds with Doug. They're a fun bunch too. We usually have about 8 or 9 kids every week. Some week we only have 3 and other weeks we have 12 so it's always a surprise! They really are pretty good and instead of bringing them a treat every week we told them we were going to earn an ice cream party. They've been working on it since April and they finally earned it so we had the party last night. Only 3 kids showed up but that's okay. We told them we'd bring cookies to the kids who didn't make it so no one will miss out for working so hard. Here's a pic of the 3 kids who came. We had a great time eating yummy ice cream and getting really wet! The two girls are about my favorite two in the whole class (don't tell anyone in the class though). The one on the left is about to go to young women and is so excited! At least we'll have her in our class for a little while still. She also loves Lilly and Sophia and they are pretty fond of her too. It's so nice to have a potential babysitter and I'll definitely be calling her to come play with my kids in the near future.
Here's the Willers enjoying her share of ice cream.
My other fun calling as a mother has been pretty good lately. I've had a few moments where I've been ready to sell Sophia lately but it hasn't been too bad. Yesterday was one of those moments and so I called my friend and asked if we could come swim in their little wading pool. The girls had a fabulous time and it was so fun to play with Rachel. We'll definitely make that a regular occurrence through the rest of the summer.

This picture pretty much demonstrates the need to get out of the house! Here's my sweet little one showing a bit of 'tude that has lately become too much for me to handle!


The Ullery Family said...

sophia is so funny! I love the pose!

Nancy said...

I'm glad you are enjoying the ward there. Good callings make church so much fun. I'm kind of excited to be home and back to our ward. We are in nursery this summer and let me say with twelve toddlers to handle plus josh, it gets a little crazy. I dont think I'll miss it.

Telisa said...

Hi Jo, fun pictures. I love my calling too, I'm in the YW and it's so much fun! Lots of meetings though. I went to camp a couple of weeks ago and it was so neat to be back at Mia Shalom! We need to all get together sometime and let the kids play. Hope you guys are doing good! Talk to you soon.

Melissa said...

What a great shot of the Sophs- I love that you always want to sell her. I'll buy her any day! How about two cents? Cute activity day girls- that sounds like the funnest calling. And too cute lillers as always!

The Favorite said...

I'll buy Sophs anytime! I'll pay One hundred million dollars.
Cute suit Sophs!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your callings. You are awesome at them!!!!