The weekend was warmer than usual, and we enjoyed a great time in Bemidji at their annual retreat. There were games, food, singing, fellowship, and preaching. We managed to get little sleep and had a wonderful time with Ken and Abbi and other old friends.I caught this photo of Malia and friends during lunch at the retreat. It truly was beautiful outside!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
DJ celebrated yesterday with four friends from the church. We've always had a family birthday party until this year, but Grandma Carol still made it. Construction was the theme. We started with lego building, then took a trip to Home Depot for their kids' Saturday projects. Lunch consisted of lots of chunks of food that could be used to build (toothpicks included). Kent took them all on a hike outdoors to search for a geo-cache (each of them "found" a screwdriver and candy bar to take home). What fun! Seven and eight year olds can be sooo creative and have great attention spans (sometimes! anyway).