Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bella's Volunteer Experience

I believe it is never to early to get a child involved in volunteering in family, community, and church. We simply took our kids along with us.  Bre had MOPS today. It is much easier for her if Bella stays with me on MOPS day because someone picks her up and Bella's car seat is difficult to move around.

MOPS comes when the uncles and auntie are schooling. I try to safeguard school time for them. Bella and I kept active. We colored. We read books. We watered seedlings and planted a bit.  I looked at the day's "list" and knew I needed to get  200 eggs filled with candy. She was a willing helper.

Bella's  eyes grew big, round, and sparkly when I dumped all the eggs on the counter, pulled up a chair for her, and emptied the bags of candy. LOL 

I did have to explain the candy needed to go into the eggs, she should not feed Yuuki any, and  - well - she only snatched one piece for herself and one for Yuuki. She's a good girl. It WAS tempting.

Yay, she gets the candy into the egg! She was content to work on this until we were done! She'd hand them to me to click shut when she got a piece to fit. 

A colorful pile ready to go back to church. We had fun together, made a memory, AND we checked the item off the list. Go us! 

Why all the eggs? On Sunday, after breakfast and service, our church hosts a big Easter Egg hunt. I love that there is still snow on the ground and children need boots to hunt for eggs. LOL

If you are in the local area, feel free to join us Sunday at Matanuska Assembly of God on W.  Auklet Street. Breakfast is at 0930. Service begins at 1100. 

The Shelves

There is a nook-shaped room in the basement. It is too small to be much of a bedroom - though it'd be a cute nursery. We, however, have more need for book storage, than baby paraphernalia storage. In addition to the shape, this room has odd ledges and a low ceiling along one edge of the room. Michael decided to build a bookshelf the width of the one wall, just the right size to fit under the ledge. The other shelves are full and were too tall, anyway.

We need the shelves to finish unpacking this room. I downsized our books to 3 shelves. I kept 4 bookshelves, but Michal has an office which migrated to our home when he retired. It will be nice to have the shelves up so we can finish the room. It's another project I'm trying to finish before it gets nice enough to garden and build outside.

Michael thought he may have to build the shelves in the room. He made some alterations and he and Jamin worked on it in the garage - much nicer for new babies trying to nap. CoRielle's room is down there. There was always going to be a day when the noise and shelf would have to move into the basement. 

They took over the common area - which is pretty much CoRielle's living room and kitchen area. 

They cleared boxes out of the study, moved the shelf into the study, and brought the boxes back. 

Stacia and I put furniture back in place, swept and mopped. The guys worked on last touches. 

The shelves are in place and nearly all assembled. We'll have to get the room unpacked in the near future.