May 16, 2018

Rice Babies and Retreats

Cille's class made rice babies and I got to help!  Cille's birth weight was 7 pounds, 14 ounces, making her my third largest baby and making her rice baby a little on the hefty side...
At the same time that Cille was making a child out of rice, Stella was celebrating the end of 4th grade with a class retreat designed to help them prepare for middle school...

Some of my favorite 4th grade moms were there to help out...and they were very enthusiastic volunteers, as you can see...
Their entire class!
Lots of these kids have been together since kindergarten, and some since Pre-K...
The teachers ended the retreat by giving each student the instruction manual for life.  We are so thankful for Stella's homeroom teacher, Mrs. Ware.  She is a giant of the faith who walked a very difficult path this school year, but she was the best example of unwavering faith in the face of tragedy.  She truly lived out for her students what it is to praise God and trust Him in ALL circumstances...
How fabulous that the most important lessons Stella learned in 4th grade were not academic ones.

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