MAPS (Mothers and PreSchoolers) started back up at church yesterday, and the kids were thrilled to get to play in the nursery while we had our group meetings. It's nice to be back in the swing of thing and have a Tuesday/Thursday routine again. There are a lot of new faces in the MAPS group this year--it will be fun getting to know everyone.
Yesterday also included a birthday for one of Sophie's friends, Sofia. We got her a pair of wings and made her a tutu for her birthday--they were a big hit! The girls all embellished crowns with foam glitter stickers and jewels, then we had a princess cake. It was a lot of fun! Here's a picture of the party girls, and one of the birthday girl in her outfit:
The boys had SO MUCH FUN playing in Sofia's play house. I've hemmed and hawed about getting the kids a play house for downstairs or outside, and I really think it would be a wise investment. I'm kicking myself because I saw several of them at garage sales this summer for $100-125, and I'm afraid we're going to end up paying...(gasp!)...RETAIL. We considered getting one of the cardboard houses from a packaging store, but the Mr. Destructos would have it demolished before the end of the day... What to do, what to do, what to do?