Friday, March 13, 2009

Enrichment

that  seems to be the word of the month in my house.  And consequently the reason I have neglected my blog as of late.  


Last night we celebrated the Relief Society's 167th birthday.  We had Home, Family, and Purse-onal Enrichment.  An idea we found here.  It was so fun and it turned out great!  We have a very small ward with ok attendance to activities.  I think our turnout was larger than I have ever seen to a weekday activity.  I was happy.  It was a lot of work.  I am very tired today.  In addition to all the purse fun, we collected photos and created a movie of everyone at different stages of their lives, from baby photos to wedding pictures to recent pictures and some that I took over the past month or so.    We also prepared a delicious meal of Chicken Alfredo Manicotti and Spinach Salad with Bread sticks and Cheesecake for dessert.   We really wanted to make it special and  a treat for our sisters.  I think we succeeded.  One of the best parts was my beautiful mom came and spoke.  I love her and it was fun to have her be there for it.  

At school they offer Enrichment Activities 3 times a year after school.  Students sign up to participate and pay a small fee.  I am teaching the Cooking class this time to 3rd-6th graders.  So far we have met twice and both times I found myself scrambling for more to do--especially while the food is cooking in the oven.  I think I have next time planned out well enough that we should be ok.  This has taken a lot of time to prepare.  I have enjoyed it, but I was not completely aware of what I was getting myself into when I volunteered.  2 more classes to go...

2 comments:

Sandi said...

That Enrichment was AMAZING! It was so fun, and that delicious meal made me

TOTALLY

blow my diet for the day. Thanks a lot! But it was worth it! Thanks for all the hard work you put into it. I loved listening to your mom, too. That story about her being pregnant when your sister was 4 months old scared me to death!

Shalah said...

Hey Lisha. I checked out your link and that sounds like a really great RS b-day Enrichment. We just had ours. It was fun and we also had great attendance. I recently got called back into RS as the Homemaking Counselor. From what you said, it sounds like you too have a similar/same calling. Maybe we can swap good ideas. Also- loved the family pics!!!

 
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