One weekend in September, we tried to do an outdoor movie night. We invited a few other families over for a bbq, and set up a screen and projecter outside to watch the Paddington movie.
The kids were so excited to have friends over, that getting their help preparing was a pleasure. Here Kia is making punch, Ry mincing vegetables for homemade burgers, and Rz doing a bit of taste testing on the punch.
Make that a double taste test...
Supper was great, the company even better. Kia and a few of her friends thought they would take special seats on the balconey for movie viewing. However, about 15 minutes into Paddington, the clouds gathered in record time to begin a downpour. We will attempt a movie night again next summer.
The very next day, there was a gathering in the park after the meeting for one of our favorite friends who happens to be moving to Hong Kong for the next year. It was a beautiful, chilly fall afternoon and we were all grateful for the large outdoor fireplace!
The sister organizing the gathering planned a photo scavenger hunt for kids and adults alike. Our mission: to collect photos of found objects that looked like letters of the alphabet. Each group had a different fruitage of the spirit word to gather the letters for.
Can you decipher from the following photos what word my friend Catherine and I found?
It was a beautiful afternoon that stretched into the evening, and some of us had a hard time packing it up to go home. Kevin is a beloved part of our congregation and will be dearly missed in the months to come. So we just stayed and visited into the evening until the fire burned down low.
|Love this taking-a-selfie photo of Rz with Kevin, the guest of honor.|
Now THAT was a very satisfying weekend!