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Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today was field trip day for two younger groups of kids. We took the kids to the Museum of the City of New York and specifically to the exhibit, growing up in New York. The kids were shown toys that kids played with over the past 100 years. They also got to play with a few including pick up sticks and view finders! At the end of the day the kids were asked to create their own mural of what it is like to grow up in New York now. The creativity was quite impressive. As far as field trips go, it was a great day.

Tonight for dinner we decided to give ourselves a bit of a break and eat in the air conditioning of the basement. We were treated to a very yummy smorgasbord. Two different salads, hamburger helper made with beans instead of hamburger (thanks!), chicken and a lovely pitcher of orange water to wash it all down. It was delicious and really hit the spot.

After dinner we decided to stay in the air conditioning and have our reflection in the basement. We were led in a wonderful reflection on the washing of the feet. We reflected and related our experiences in the symbolism of washing someones feet or someone else washing ours. It was wonderful to hear what everyone had to say.

We finally retreated back out of the air conditioning but decided to hang out on the stoop for a little bit to at least feel a little breeze. It is a gorgaous night, but still a little hot and sticky.

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