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Saturday, June 19, 2010

The New Sandbox

We've had the little turtle sandbox since Sadie was just a toddler. In the past few years, we've realized it's a bit small for three kids... particularly one with a machinery lot full of construction equipment.

The joy of digging is a PASSION for Grant. There is no denying that he loves it. People who have only known him for minutes of time could guess that he "digs" dirt.

Our garden has been the resource for a larger digging area for the past few (muddy) months. But now that it is planted, we needed a new spot for Grant.

To justify a change/purchase for Daddy, I pitched the plan with a "kill two birds" approach. We have a low spot in the back yard that becomes a muddy puddle area anytime it rains or we play with the sprinkler or pool. And we have a small patio. To give better drainage to the wet spot, I suggested putting a sandbox there. And in case we ever want to extend our patio, the sand/gravel would make a good foundation for new concrete.

So-- it was done. After waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for the spot to dry out for digging and filling, Grant was awarded the joy of filling his new sandbox last week. The whole family pitched in, and we're all having fun playing around in it too.

Come on over and play!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Superstar Allison

Sweet Allison is so amazing... this girl is physically capable of a lot! We are so impressed by her mad climbing and gymnast skills. She's had a lot of practice on a climbing wall at school, and has enjoyed a few gymnastics classes.

We love to see her accomplish great things, and she never ceases to amaze us.

In just two weeks she'll be starting up gymnastics again. We're so proud of her!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Donation Time!

She's been growing and growing for months. And the time came this week to make her donation!

Sadie chose to grow out her hair for Locks of Love. There were many shampoos, tangles and tears that come with longer hair. But she persevered and waited for the 8 inches of donatable hair to grow.

We knew she'd look super cute with a new and shorter do since she used to always wear it short. We had forgotten just how cute, though. Check out the work in progress:

LOVE that smile! She feels great about her new look. And I think that is fabulous. :)