Friday, November 8, 2013

First November Meeting

We had a great meeting to start off December.  We had a speaker from the Every Child Ready to Read program (and ABC Libraries) talk to us about what we can do to help our children be ready to start kindergarten.  The public libraries in the area have a ton of resources for us!  So, if you missed the talk, don't hisatate to go to one of the libraries and ask a librarian for ideas.

The devotion was on worry.  God tells us to givve it all over to Him AND not take it back.  The not taking it back is the hardest part for most of us.

Now on to the announcements in case you missed the meeting:
  • There is a special election on November 19th.  Early voting has already started, and most locations have no wait.  Here is more information about the election:
  • Our craft fair was a success!  We met our budget (if not exceeded it), which is great.  Thanks for all the help!
  • Moms' Night Out and Play Date information to be announced next week.  Moms' Night out will be the 15th at a restaurant with good desserts!  And the play date will be November 26.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Busy October!

We have had a busy October!  Our second October meeting was a fun one with a get-to-know-you game and a take home craft.  The craft was a little lamb made out of a wash cloth to help tell the story of Jesus as the Lamb of God.  There was also a bunch of time spent talking about the craft fair.

We also had two weeks of play dates.  On the 4th Tuesday, we went to the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch.  This is an awesome, free pumpkin patch located at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.  They sell pumpkins and other items to raise money for their agricultural programs for kids in the ABQ area.  They also have a Christmas Corral (with Christmas trees) that we will probably visit in December.
Then for the 5th Tuesday, we had small group playdates.  These were at a local park, the zoo, and botanical gardens.  They were a great time to get to chat with more of the moms while the kids had a blast.

And now we are busy with the craft fair, our annual fundraiser.  Moms are busy baking items of the bake sale.  This morning many of us were busy setting up everything up (or watching the kids for the other moms working hard).  And then tomorrow we will be there all day selling items and supporting the crafts.