The lighthouse was the last one and I just barely finished it at 11:45pm. Notice my quick finish with the yellow paper? (and before any of you say I'm amazing or any such wonderful niceness, I should say that my house is completely trashed right now. It is 12:16am and I'm doing laundry so I will have something to wear tomorrow. And my kids have been pretty much ignored all day.) I painted these wall murals on strips of butcher paper taped together for an activity we are having at church today. In our church there is a program for girls (and boys too, but separately) ages 8-12 called The Faith In God Award. And there is a group called Activity Days where the girls get together and work on their Faith In God Award requirements together as a group. Cookie has been in this group for almost 2 years now and has loved every minute of it. Last night and all day today they are having Activity Days Girl camp, where groups from all over the area are coming together to participate in workshops and activities to pass off even more goals. This year the primary presidency (3 people who run the children's program at our church), of which I am the secretary, has been asked to teach one of the workshops. The camp's theme is something about boats and our workshop is called "Staying Afloat" and focuses on teaching the girls how to overcome emergency or tough situations that will tempt them even after they have decided to choose the right. So, I painted a lighthouse that shows our desired destination (to return to our Father in Heaven), a life saver (we are going to talk about setting up support lines that can help get us out of tricky situations), and a tempting Peer Pressure Island (It looks fun but it is a small island and will get you nowhere. Better to stay on the boat and continue on your journey.). The other things that will be in our room are oars (the goals and actions we make to propel us forward), life jackets (our testimony which can save us if we fall off the boat ), and a picture of Christ (our captain).
I'm excited to see how this all turns out. Luckily all I had to do was paint, and that was fun. It is up to the other gals in the presidency to get the point across.
Hope you are all enjoying a warm, sunny, fun weekend. See you back here on Monday.