No rest for the weary (unless the weary spend half the day in bed on Friday)…
Let’s review the weekend, shall we? Starting with Thursday (because if college students have it right, the weekend really does begin on Thursday)
Ella went to PWOC with me on Thursday morning. It was our fall kick-off (Bible studies start next week) but there was music
and a nice luncheon.
Ella makes new friends wherever she goes!
On Friday evening, there was a high school football game to attend. Ella tried to join in with the trumpets (she DOES have experience with trumpeting, you know)
And then she tried out the drums:
But the tuba turned out to be her favorite instrument:
She was dressed as a cheerleader –in proper colors!
(Thanks goes to Dr. John for Ella’s cheerleading uniform)
Ella was given the opportunity to join the varsity cheerleading squad!
And then there was more time to be a band groupie…
Saturday was the day for another birthday party!
EB’s birthday was on Friday (but he had cross-country practice and half of us were at the high school football game that evening) — and SuperDad’s birthday is tomorrow, a.k.a. Monday (but we have back-to-school night at the high school) — so we celebrated with a joint party on Saturday evening. Ella had hoped this stack of presents was for her…
but in the end (after a small tantrum), she was convinced that a piece of homemade pumpkin pie was something to be happy about. (Yes, birthday pie had been requested.)
Sunday saw us back at church. The music group I participate in leads worship on the 2nd Sunday each month. Ella was more than happy to rehearse with us
Then she helped our talented young organist with the postlude
And she helped Pastor Jessica with the children’s sermon, too!