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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sadie Jumps for Heart

Yesterday was the big day! Sadie participated in the Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Kids at her school spent three hours yesterday jumping rope-- talk about some serious calories burned!
The school's PE teacher is SOOOO fantastic... we all just love him. He made the kids really enjoy their time with a variety of games and activities. When it was done, some kids wanted to know if they could do it again today and tomorrow!
She got to have some fun physical activity time with her friends (this is Dami) and even raised $75 for the American Heart Association.

We're so proud of you Sadie! Great work.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sabbath Rest

Ah, the restful pleasures a Sunday should have...

We put on jammies right after church, and stayed out of the rainy cold weather. My favorite part of the day was our family paper-crafting session... a joy of a scrappin' mom's heart! (Grant concentrates pretty hard with his mouth and tongue...)

I couldn't believe that I had all three kids interested in joining me with crafting. They all generally enjoy doing projects, but not usually at the same time or for an extended period of time. It was so fun to watch them cut (Sadie made some clever thank you cards), glue (note to self: the large bottle of elmers glue should not reach the hands of the three year old...), and glitter (Allison is the GlitzMaster!)with me today.

How was your day of rest?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is my dad's birthday. Two days after my birthday, and two days before valentines day.

Dad's 24th birthday party was interrupted by my Mom's need to head to the hospital to have me. For more than 30 years beyond that birthday party, he's shared his birthday celebrations with his oldest daughter. I've always loved having a birthday so close to my dad's.

And I love having Valentines day so close to today too. I am so thankful for how much my dad loves me and the rest of our family. We're so very lucky to have him! Watching him with my kids is the very best. His love for his grandchildren overflows... you can just watch it bubbling out of his heart. He adores them.

Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Poopy Promise

We held up our end of the deal. A deal made with our three year old.

The G-man finally pooped in the potty! And, for you parents who understand the overwhelming joy that poop can bring, you'll know that the bribes that got you there must be followed through.

Our promise: He got to ride the 4-wheeler at Grandpa's house if he'd go on the potty.

We all got some joy out of the situation. Hooray for poop!