So, some have been wanting to know why I let people call me Ape and how it came about? Okay first thing is first, it does not come from my ancestors. I believe they all walked on two feet and were fully human, not primates.
When I was young my mom bought me everything purple. I believe back then there was a cartoon called "Grape Ape". Yah. It just kinda caught and never went away. Somewhere along the way I lost the grape part.....fabulous!!! To tell you the truth I never really liked purple that much after that. I am slowly starting to like it again. Anyhow, My sister Lisa was LeeLee, Stephanie was Stephy, and Bethany Jade was BJ, and my brother Phillip Andrew is Drew......So I guess the only way to shorten April was to drop the RIL and add an E. I dunno. I do wish someone could be more creative though. After all, it is not a very flattering nickname. I only let family and close friends call me that so consider yourself privileged.
On another note, we had a great day at church yesterday. Sunday morning we taught the 3-6 year old class. Though we felt a little unprepared compared to last time. I think we missed the mark. The kids were so ancy and I don't know if they learned much other than the words HOLY HOLY HOLY which is in our memory verse. I think, and correct me if I am wrong honey, but I think Tommy is having a bit of an adjusting time. We went from teaching youth in Maine to 3-6 years olds. I am just not sure we are simplifying it enough for their age....or maybe it would just be getting some flannel graph to keep their attention better. When I taught 3&4 year olds back years ago...I use to set their chairs in a semi circle around the flannel graph board, so that no one was a few rows back thinking they could goof off. They were all on the front row. I am not sure what to do with that. I welcome the ideas and feedback as some of your kids were with us on Sunday and some of you have observed the class.
We went to pastors house last night after church and anyone who goes there knows there is no such thing as an early night. We are a bit exhausted today and poor Tommy had 3 hours of sleep before going off to work. But we are feeling very uplifted from services last night and the kids program, which was just great. So to all have a blessed day! -April
P.S. I had to add a picture of my beautiful blessings. One of which, is so worn out, she, is still sleeping and it is 10am. :)