Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hoopa Loopin'

Otherwise known as Hula Hooping :) Not only is Drew "hoopa loopin" she is doing the "hoopa loop dance" and boy does she have some serious body rollin goin on!! If you can make it through Bennett's shrill screams it is quite entertaining :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Second Chance Ranch

In our Sunday School class, we try each month to get together with our kids and participate in a mission project. Through the initial idea by addi's momma, we are trying to teach our kids what it is to love others as God would have us to and expose them to situations in which we can do good for other people. We have done things like; caroling to shut-ins, visiting a nursing home, making cards for momma's and their kids in crisis situations, baking cookies for people at The Care Center and writing birthday cards for women at the prison in Newport.

Last Saturday we had the opportunity to volunteer at the SCR. We had planned on planting some flowers and doing a little work outside, but the weather was really nasty so we were able to help in the kitchen instead. The kitchen is recently new, so they needed some dishes and silverware washed. Drew and Evie were their girls for the job!! I was so proud of them and the great job they did. They dried and sorted silverware and even washed some (I think those dishes got somewhat clean?! ;) I was able to clean a bathroom while they worked in the kitchen. It's neat seeing the girls learn how to love others in all different ways.

What is SCR: Second Chance Ranch exists to provide abused, neglected, and at-risk youth a caring home while actively working to resolve crises in the youth’s life, restoring the individual and reunifying the family.

I recently read this quote on another blog and thought it was perfectly fitting for what we are trying to teach our children:

“Christ has no body on earth but yours. No hands but yours. No feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.” – Saint Teresa of Avila

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Welcome to the Club

Other exciting news this month is that Drew got to welcome miss Finley Grace to the Big Sister Club! Finley's new baby sister Ellis Mae came on March 7. Drew would not quit begging me to go see her so we stopped by one day. Big sister Finley had prior engagements that day (your schedule gets busy when your a big sister;) so Drew got Ellis all to herself. Drew was so proud to see and hold her! We haven't got to spend as much time as we would like with her... life just seems to get so busy, but we are going to have to make it more a priority because before you know it she will be all over the place like Bennett!

Isn't Ellis beautiful?! So sweet, I love swaddled babies :)

Bennett made his way in from the playroom... he was very polite and offered some of his toys to Ellis

This is Bennett flashing his "how can you not love me when I smile like this" smile!! He's gotten really good at it ;)

Monday, March 28, 2011

If You Give a Pig a Pancake and the park

I guess this post title seems to have the letter "p" theme to it, so I may need to add the word procrastination! I have been a bad blogger for the month of March. I have pictures that I want to post, I've just been lazy about doing it. So, I think I will try to cram my average 4-5 post in these last few days of March :)

At the beginning of the month Drew had her first field trip. We went to see the play If You Give a Pig a Pancake. It was interesting...just a girl and a pig and they were really BUSY...they had to be to keep 3yr olds attention for nearly an hour! She really enjoyed it and I have to say that all of our preschool classes were on good behavior :)

We have really had some beautiful weather for the majority of the month. We went to the park one weekend and had a little picnic lunch and enjoyed playing outside.
No, it's not Elton John... it's Drew... and these are the sunglasses she chose to wear to the park. I like to call her Elton when she wears these ;)


Busy Boy... I got to chase him around EVERYWHERE

Michael getting sleepy

Wrong way guys!