Monday, June 20, 2011

Treasures For A Princess - Monday - The Treasure of Knowing Jesus

My little princess has just ended her day by climbing into bed, and now it's time to recap the day.  It's been sort of crazy because it was Middle School Camp Registration day, and that took some of our time away from Grandma Camp.  However, we got her sister registered for her camp, and went to see her dorm room.  

Prior to registration this morning, the three of us went to check out the cat traps we had set last night.  We had set five traps, and caught three cats/kittens.  Cole, our black cat who was caught a couple of weeks ago and neutered, was caught again...for the 6th time.  He just can't resist that bait food.  Another cage had two small kitties...perhaps a couple of months old.  Animal Patrol has taken them and will try to adopt them out.  We have many more cats and kittens on the grounds, so we can't keep them all.  Still, it is hard to give up cute kittens.  I just have to remember they grow up to be wild cats.

We had a rainy day, so we had rain coats on as we rode around in the golf cart.  After lunch (sloppy joes, chips, cookies, salad bar) with the campers, Grandma Camp began. Princess opened her Treasure Bag for the first day, and in it was her lesson and activity sheet with stickers, a Bible, a case containing scissors, glue, Princess Belle pen, and crayons, and her treasure chest.  In today's treasure chest was $1 for Sweet Treasures at the Snack Bar, and some play jewelry, which we pretended were diamonds.

We went to Diamond Mountain (tabernacle/garden) to have our lesson about Knowing Jesus.  Our Bible story was about Lydia, the seller of purple cloth, and how she found Jesus.  Our songs were "Jesus Loves Me" and "Oh, How I Love Jesus".  Our verse was John 3:16, which we will work on all week.

At home we watched a short Charlie Church Mouse DVD on the computer and played a game and printed out color pages.  The story was "The Birth of Jesus" and we colored a picture of the manger scene.  We watched the video "The Crippled Lamb".  Today's activities were all reinforcements of learning about Jesus.  At the tabernacle prayer garden we talked about how Jesus died on a cross for us, and some day we would be with Him in heaven if we believe in Him.  

While Princess watched a video, Lion King II, Simba's Pride, I sat beside her and took a nap.  That felt good!  I had been at the office at 6:30 am for an hour while Grandpa was home with the girls, and it had just been a rush rush day.  

After supper (chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, salad bar, brownies) Princess had craft time with Wanda on the cottage porch, and I went back to work for an hour and a half.  When they were done with their craft (they decorated a doctor's glove), they played with play dough and took a golf cart ride, stopping at the play ground.  

We walked the dogs before we got ready for bed, and then watched a video "David and Goliath".  Then it was bedtime.  I hope to blog each day about our activities after she goes to bed.  She had a great day, got to see lots of her friends here on the campgrounds, and seemed ready to go to bed to rest up for tomorrow.  Our day begins at 8:30 each morning and goes to 9:30 at night.  Rest time comes in mid-afternoon.  Now I must prepare for tomorrow's lesson.  

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