Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Fun!

Summer has definitely arrived here! Temps are up in the 90+ degree range and children's laughter can be heard all over the neighborhood from early morning to dusk. Last week included the laughter of little ones, the talent of preteens, and an army of volunteers who gave tirelessly to over a hundred children. Our local theatre and art's council co-sponsor an Art Camp each year. I was a volunteer leader. We have danced, created art, played games, and put together an original performance this week adapted from the children's book, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. On Saturday, we shared our hard work with the community!

162 campers ages 4-14
55 volunteers from teenage to retired
An Awesome Performance!

Octopus Dance

Being retired allows the freedom to participate in many activities that full-time employment did not allow. I fully admit... by Saturday... I was pooped; however, it was a good kind of tired! The enthusiasm and vitality of my group were contagious! 

Hoping that you are enjoying your lazy, hazy days of summer! 

If you aren't familiar with The Rainbow Fish, visit here for a YouTube read aloud of this beautiful book.


  1. I am more than a little envious of the fun that you must have had on the weekend! That's just the sort of thing I'd like to do once I'm retired - so many ideas, so many great activities!

    1. I know... I think it would be easy to over extend oneself even in retirement! However, I have learned to say a guilt-free "no thanks" if I choose! Thanks for coming by.

  2. Dear Susan,
    your feat sounds very enticing! And wonderful to invest your time - making children happy (and giving happy memories), and being tired in a good way, grateful.

    1. Yes, lots of emotions by week's end! My first time helping with this, but already looking forward to next year! Thanks for the visit!

  3. Your week sounds lovely Susan! It must be a joy working with the children!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

  4. That sounds like fun! I love the sound of children playing outside after dinner on summer evenings.


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