Jemma

Room make over

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We scraped the ceiling and painted the ceiling, and walls in Jemma’s bedroom a couple weeks ago.

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Her friend Hallie helped to decorate.  I took them to two different thrift stores, so they could look for things they could repurpose.  A few things they got at Hobby Lobby on clearance.

The round circle with a “J”, they got at the thrift store.  They painted the J on it.  They also repainted a couple of picture frames.  A couple of them we already had, one they got at the thrift store.  One of the frames they made into a chalk board.

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Camp, camp, camp

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I had quilt camp this week for these girls since their older siblings were at bible camp.

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They finished their quilts in 6 hours over two days.  I couldn’t believe how fast they were.  I think it helped that we have sewn before.

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I’ve been doing a quilt camp for these girls.  It’s been a little harder coordinating schedules with these girls.

They made pillow cases.  Next we will make pajama pants.

Ballet performance

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My parents got to come and see Jemma in the ballet.  My niece, Samantha, saw her first ballet.  She liked the fabric on Jemma’s skirt, because she kept rubbing it.

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Friends that have come to every ballet.

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With Princess Aurora.

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The white doublet is the last one I made.  This is the only picture I got of it.

Work Camp

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The first week in June, Bill, Justin, and Jemma went to Wichita KS, to participate in work camp.

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Bill and Jemma were on the same team

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They painted over the graffitti all over the city.

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Justin was assigned to another group, but was also painting over graffitti.

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Bill got to work with both of our kids.

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Cake Decorating

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Sharon Ackerman spent an afternoon with Jemma’s girl scout troop teaching them how to decorate a cake.

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The girls made a cake and frosting before the class started.  So they started decorating as soon as they could.

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This is the finished product.

Student of the month

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Jemma was choosen as student of the month at Academy of Ballet for the month of May.

Jemma was selected because of her kind heart, for the way she enthusiastically supports ever student at ABTA, and for her good posture.  Good job Jemma!

Donuts

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Today Jemma turns 14.  She loves donuts, so I got these for her birthday.

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Long time friends

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It’s been a long time since we’ve taken pictures of these girls.

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In the last couple of weeks, someone has thought to take their picture twice.

Costume help

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Jemma helped me cut out a ballet costume on Saturday.  I was sewing on something else while she was cutting and as soon as she was done, I started sewing what she was working on.  She has also helped me tear out some seams.

Honors Night

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Before spring break, Cimarron middle school had Honors night.

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She made Cimarron’s honor roll because she has had a gpa above 3.5 for two semester.  She also made the honor society because her grades are in the top 10% of her class for two semester.

She works very hard to maintain her grades.  I’m so proud of how hard she works.