Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 10, 2010 Missionary Packages

April 10, 2010
Preparing Missionary Packages

We met at Lindsay's place. The girls started dropping in a few at a time. The last few were Brynn and Lily and boy were they worked up. I say worked up for lack of a better words. Really they were sugared out, hyper, silly, giggly, and all they wanted to do was talk about how the place smelled of frosting. The mere mention of cookies would have been detrimental to our plans to remain within the hour time limit. We never stay in the time limit. Sorry Moms and Dads. And I forgot my camera, again.

We prepared a thoughtful package for five different missionaries. When I was a missionary, cookies were much appreciated. However, I do believe the spiritual level of the missionaries since then has risin along with the "bar". We thought they'd appreciate some personal messages from the girls with a few object lessons to aid them when they are out of ideas of their own. The topics of the messages ranged from "I miss you!" to appropriate versions of the Roses are Red poems. Appropriate because the girls are still ages 8-11. No harm in mentioning the word 'love' right?
To tie things up we quizzed them. All were eager to answer especially since I was holding a platter of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies sprinkled with Hershey's chocolate eggs above my head. As I lowered it the girls started floating closer to me. There must be magnetic powers between females and chocolate. I found a safe way to sort of drop the platter in the middle of the table and once it hit the surface the girls suddenely resembled sharks on a feeding frenzy. It was scary!

We encouraged the girls to invite a non member friend to our next activity. We also made it very clear to them that should any non members attend that our best behavior would be required. That means no ear whispering with the hand cover followed by a giggle or exclusions. They understood and I hope we have a good turnout for next time. They are jolly girls and really get along well together. We missed Abby and Morgan this time and hope to see them soon.

And last but not least, our youngest soon to be Activity Days member is turing one year old on the 22nd. Happy Birthday Leoni!