Dance Party and Dino Eggs

It’s been a fun couple of days! I didn’t even remember to mention on Thursday night that Lauren and I helped Ashley study for Spanish…now while that may not seem fun to all of you, let’s just say we found ways to make it unbelievably hysterical. I am no good at Spanish, but I am quite skilled in coming up with unique ways to remember things: I think our favorite had to do with the phrase “al lado de” and somehow it turned into the phrase “al lado de boys sit next to me and I am muy muy divertida.” If you know any Spanish, the phrase doesn’t really make sense at all, but I am pretty sure Ashley didn’t foget the meanings of those few words. Good times!

Yesterday, work was fun. I was back in my pre-k room and it was “fun friday dance party” day! haha Our room cuts loose on Friday! After our dance party, I had the kids paint their dinosaur eggs (for our dinosaur theme this past week) because the clay they had molded the previous day was dry. To top all that fun off, I brought in special face paints just for fun with the kids. Not only did we have plenty of fun activities planned throughout the day, I had some hilarious conversations with some of my little friends. In mid conversation with 2 of the kids, one of the girls smiled at me and said, “Look at my teeth.”
So I responded, “Oh very clean. What about mine?” (smiling at her). She replied, “Yeah, clean!” Then she goes, “I have bugs in my teeth.” I didn’t think I had heard her right and said, “Bugs?” (while laughing). Then she said, “Yeah. But just a little bit; I have to brush very very hard.” Come to find out through more conversation, she had been to the dentist and I think she was using the word bugs to talk about cavities. Another really funny moment of the day was hearing how one of the little boys pronounces “toothpaste” (I will just say that he hasn’t mastered the word “paste” and the “a” becomes and “i”). Sometimes my little pre-k kids just make me smile all day long!

after painting all the little faces, they wanted me to paint my own...since that wouldn't work out too well, I told them I would do it on my hand 🙂

of course I made a dino egg with them...never got around to painting mine with them

After work, I finally got the last bit of my homework done for Monday’s class and then got ready to head to Panther Creek’s homecoming game with Lauren (Ashley was already on her way there).

stole my mom's shirt, altered it, and threw on my Toms

Going to the game started out as a good plan for the night, but there was literally no place to park (in either of the 2 parking lots or the sides of the street) for the game and the line to get into the game was winding into the parking lot…RIDICULOUS! Lauren and I decided to just head home! haha

Today, us girls got to to to the Tanger Outlets in Mebane. I have been wanting to go for a while and we had such a blast! It’s fun to do something different every once in a while. We did some shopping and at at Jake’s Wayout Burger!

Ashley and Mom

Me and Lauren...can't believe she already has to go back tomorrow

love my sweet little sisters

Lauren and Mom

what beautiful ladies that I get to call my family

Our family tonight ordered some wings and we are watching the VT game together! Love getting to spend this time with my family!

Before I go and devote more of my attention to the game, I have been thinking about adoption. I have had the desire to adopt for a long time, and hope someday to have the opportunity to if the Lord wills for me to do so. I just think adopting is a beautiful picture of God’s love. I was also thinking about my own adoption into the family of God. Because I am adopted as God’s child, I have an inheritance of measureless worth (salvation, eternal life, the promises of God, the world). I am a co-heir with Christ (WHAT?? Crazy right!). I am a daughter of the King. This adoption shapes my life. All that I do reflects back to my Father–> the way I speak, the way I present myself, the way I interact with others, everything. What a motivation to live a faithful life of service to my Great God and Abba Father. What a sweet thing that Yahweh is also Abba Father. I just love to think upon the sweetness of that truth. I can approach Him and He loves and cares for me deeply and personally. I am adopted into God’s Family!

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Romans 8:14-17

 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Galatians 3:26-29

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