It’s no surprise by now to read a blog about all the things we’ve been up to over the past week. Instead of Amy Scott’s Thoughts, I should change the name of this blog to Amy Scott’s activities… A lot less thinking these days and a lot more moving. That’s not true. I still think. But my thoughts in someways have become more private and contemplative. Obviously, not everything I think belongs on the internet. I’ll store up my thoughts and save them for an amazing tell all book that I will publish in the next 30 years (give or take a decade). Until then, here is how we spent the last week!
I mentioned in my last post that this week was a big one for children’s ministries. On Sunday, the message was all about mentoring the next generation. Our network children’s leader spoke in all three gatherings and then he lead a teacher training after church. It’s always a big day when I’m at church for both morning gatherings and an afternoon commitment. My in-laws took Graham during the first gathering so I was actually able to sit by my husband (this happens twice a year… or less) and hear the whole message. Graham was able to take multiple naps throughout his time at church. I sent Owen home with my mom for nap time so I only had one child to focus on during the teacher training. It was a great Sunday and a big win for children’s ministries. I love seeing kids being the focus and our teachers being invested in. It was a big day, but very worth it.
Tuesday, was our usual MOPS morning. Tuesday night was a very special vision dinner. Jeremy got to share with 200+ people his heart for children’s ministries and the changes that will be launched over the coming year. It’s an exciting time as we plan and prepare for a new Kid’s Zone. Our hope is to update our classrooms and make them more kid friendly. Along with changing the rooms, we are also looking to improve the experience of children’s ministries across the board. Jeremy and a team of leaders are examining how we currently do things and are making improvements as they see fit. It’s a lot of hard work, but we know it will pay off in the end. The whole goal is that kids connect with Jesus. From the environment they enter to the teacher they interact with to the message they hear, we want it all to be about them meeting their Savior. It’s about kids being passionate about Jesus and growing in their walk with him. Kid’s ministry is the foundation of faith. These young hearts are making lifetime decisions and we want to be there for them. Our job is important. It matters for eternity. It’s a privilege and an honor to be in the classroom with these kids.
Also I want to mention how proud I am of my husband. He is working harder than ever to make things at Bethel top notch. He did a fantastic job leading the meetings he was apart of this week. He was clear in his communication and shared his heart well. Leading large meetings is not for the faint of heart. He amazes me! On Tuesday, I had the boys both wear shirts that talked about their love of daddy! I view our family has his cheer team. We are here to love, support and encourage him. If I had a “I love my husband” or “Jeremy rocks” shirt, I would have worn it that night right alongside my boys! We are big fans of Jeremy in this household! He is our super hero!
Wednesday brought major potty training success in our house! Owen’s interest in using the potty is back! Woo hoo! He went 7 times on the potty which is a new record! The most we’ve ever had before that was 2 times a day. We are now making potty training a bigger effort at home and it seems to be paying off. Hopefully we’ll have more news on the potty training front soon. It would be so great to celebrate the victory of being fully potty trained!
Thursday, my mom and I took the boys up to Olympia to the Hands On Children’s Museum. My sister-in-law and her friends were heading up there and invited us to tag along. Owen loves hanging with is cousin Nolan. It was fun to see Beckie, Nolan and Bennett two Thursdays in a row. What a treat! Owen loved the museum. It had been a year since we were last there. It blows my mind how much Owen has changed in a year. I’m thankful that my mom came along for the adventure! She had Graham strapped on her in the carrier so I could keep up with Owen. The ratio of one adult to one child helps my nerves on big outings like this one!
There you go! Meetings, fun, potty training… Add some housekeeping, naps and eating. That’s our life.