I made a bad choice tonight. I've been under the weather for a week. I welcomed a steroid shot this morning and got some antibiotics. In the past hour I've gotten a little energy surge (but not one that inspired me to get the whites out of of the dryer.)
The energy is mostly in my head and in my fingertips; the two parts that allow me to work where I don't have to get up. I bought a package of Mrs. Baird's chocolate donuts thirty minutes ago (another thing I'll blame on the shot) so I need to do something to assuage my guilt and keep me busy so that my hands are out of the donut bag.
For these reasons I thought I'd add a few links (that you may already know about) that provide activity/entertainment suggestions for your children or grandchildren or the kids you're babysitting this summer.
Feel free to email me anything else you're aware of and I'll add it to the list. (A link and a pic would be nice). I'm missing a ton of stuff. Maybe we could make this a collaborative effort. I love that kind.
Let's go to the movies. Good clean (rated G or PG) movies for $3 showing every week at B&B in Central Mall.
Lamar Summer Camps for all ages. I just signed my fifth grader up for volleyball camp. They have quite a few camps to offer (sports and other). Check the camps out out here.
VBS. My goodness. I couldn't begin to put the links up for all the Bible Schools that will be put on locally this summer (which is a really cool thing). Check out First Baptist Nederland's VBS on the First Baptist Nederland Facebook page. Let me know when your church's VBS is and I'll post it.
We also have Wednesday night kid and youth events all summer that I'll try to get more info on. And there's GA camp for first through sixth grade girls coming up in July. I'll try to get more details.
Sno cones Let's not forget the sno cone stands on 27th Ave and Helena Ave here in Nederland.
Check out the Marion & Ed Hughes Library for some cool FREE summer activities. JASON and Rylie are summer book club members working on getting their names in a pot for a great drawing.
Baking Camps/Baking Party
I've heard rumors about baking camps. Trying to confirm that. If it's true, my daughter will go bezerk. She has an official chef jacket. She would give anything to have an opportunity to wear it in AND bake in public. (Link hopefully coming soon).
BUT I do happen to know about a Pajama/ Baking Party at Calvary Baptist this Friday. All girls and their guardians are invited to come. Bring a finger food and your favorite drink and be ready to bake, play games and watch a movie. If you're interested in this I'll hook you up with the coordinator of this fun event.
Doorbos Park (Pool) has some fun family nights planned too.
Here's contact info and the pool summer schedule.
My donut energy has run out for now. Help me out. I know this list could be much longer. I'd love to add some Port Neches/Groves (or other Nederland church) events too. Shoot me an email and I'll add them.
The Village Girl Handbook
If you know of a girl who will be in middle school/lower high school grades (around age 10-15) consider giving them this book authored by myself and some fabulous girls/ladies. The Viallage Girl Handbook has stories and activities which remind girls that there are seasons where particular struggles invite themselves into your life.
Girls make mistakes and will likely suffer the consequences of others' choices. This book cheers them on and gives practical advice on how to face struggle with grace and courage while knowing they're not alone. Consider mentoring a middle school girl by purchasing this book and making a time weekly to go through the book with her. She'll be entertained and encouraged this summer. She'll also be better prepared to meet the new school year with new perspective.
Check it out on Amazon here!
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