“My favorite things are to organize stuff, take care of dogs, bake and play outside.” I hope those are ALWAYS some of our Caroline’s fave things! We did many together over the weekend for Girls Scouts and 1st Communion Prep.
Saturday was Girl Scout Badge Day, and little C. and her troop mates earned three badges:
1. Stamp Out Hunger
The Lakeville Girl Scouts ended up making 1,300 sandwiches. Way to go, girls!
2. Dog Sledding
In short sleeves and capris, the girls got a GREAT education on sled dogs, mushing, the Iditarod and all the gear. I was really impressed how each portion of this was incredibly hands-on!
Meeting the athletes
The sled dog team had six of their dogs there, and the girls were able to get up close and personal. Five of the dogs were calm yet alert and polite and eager to interact with the girls. One dog snoozed through it all, and we learned she is a new mom to a litter of puppies. (“Let her sleep!” the moms all advised the girls.) Congratulations, mom.
3. (cup)Cake Decorating
Baking is a daily event at our house. This session, too, was really hands-on for the girls. And you can tell a lot about someone’s personality when they decorate with icing! This also hopefully taught the girls that with the right tools, imagination, sugar, inspiration and a tall hat — you can do anything.
Those of you with multiple kids know how challenging–yet important–it is to carve out some one-on-one time with each one, doing their “things.” I’m grateful for two blessed days with our Caroline.
My favorite things are anything with the people I most adore, admire–and who make me smile. Mission accomplished.
Can’t wait to see what else catches her attention — whatever it is, I’m all in.