I just had to post this. Operation Christmas Child. This is one of the most phenomenal things you can do with your child/children. We did this the past few years. You can see here. Anyways, this year was Matties' first year. I really thought our little guy wouldn't be able to go pick out toys and truly give them away. But he did great! We told him that before we go shopping for toys, etc, that these gifts are for a child somewhere in the world who may not have very much. We took all three to the store. They each got a plastic shopping basket. Then they began to go shop for their kids. We made sure to remind them that toothbrushes, socks, hair brushes were great too! Amazing! All three of our beautiful babes absolutely LOVED this! Yet again for Chayce and Josh but Mattie had the best time! Each of them went through the checkout so that all of their items stayed together in the same bag. We came home and wrapped our boxes...the top and bottom separately. Then each of them filled their boxes with the goodies they got. So much fun! I tell ya teaching a child about servant hood at such an early age is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Children are just naturally always thinking about themselves...as well they should. Children are innocent. But teaching them to care for someone they have never met but who has a need...truly awesome! Chris and my heart just sang with joy watching these little guys want to share their hearts through gifts! So there is still time if you want to do this. You can click here to find out how. :) K here's a fun pic of Chayce's little book project! :) Toodles for now!
now since we have the fireplace cooking a warm fire and are sometimes turning the heat on. The cozy feeling from autumn and the beginning of winter makes my heart sing! :) Hope you all had a great Halloween. Here's a few from our first part of halloween.:)
Too much fun! We had way too much candy as usual trick or treating with all their friends in the neighborhood. :) And just one hour of treating and we had 4 huge bins full of candy. LOL Hopefully the dentist will clear us of all cavities since we brushed their teeth like 4 x's a day! LOL
Anyways, I peeked at Lanne's blog today..holy moly...how cute is this fabric?
I have not sewn in forever but when I saw this...oh wow...this would totally go with our house..like maybe a cute pillow on a leather couch? Trimmed with corduroy? I will definitely have to think on this one...this would surely make a cute little skirt too! :) Good pick Lanne! :) Definitely love the warm mellow tones on this.
Okay back to getting things crossed off my list! :) Hope you are all having a beautiful weekend. :0
Just a quick break in work to post...Summer is going by too fast it seems. School is around the corner..well we still have a month but I'm trying to make every day 'summerfied' by going everywhere we can. The kids have swimming lessons and other fun things they do everyday. And it's so funny and please tell me if your kids are the same but just the 'summer go go fun' gets them so worn out. See Matthew below. Saturday he just crashed on the floor. :) Our little cutie pie. But swim lessons are going so well. I think Josh is ready for the high dive..but I'm not ready for him to do that! LOL Anyways, will be posting later this week again so stay tuned...hope you are all doing fabulous!!!!
in my entire life won a trophy this big! LOL How sad is that? And yet Chayce managed to pull it off. Her team placed 2nd in Girls Softball. Just so awesome! We are so proud of her. She was one of the most improved players. :) OH gotta love hearing that from the referee and coaches!
And as requested by several of you...:)...I joined Facebook! And right when I did that, like it was beyond me...friends from High School and college started chatting away! Just amazing! So much fun! Sending flair and starbucks...lol...too fun. Let me know if you're on there too! :)
K off to do some stuff! Take care!!!
...and soooo excited..no cavities....none for the boys...chayce had a tiny one in a crack of an old filling she got years ago but the dentist said that wasn't her fault. So we're all set for another six months. :) Chayce is all set for her Orthodontist stuff now too. She's getting a spacer for year and then retainer for 3. That's just to straighten up her 'thumb sucking' gap! LOL Crazy girl. Anyways, their grandpa and nanna came up for a visit last weekend..fun! :) It's nice to get some decent pictures. :) And LOOOOVE playing with these textures. Lanne...am I doing this right? I might need another screenshare lesson from you !:) xoxox
Oh and how much fun is this layout? I swear, go bowling..just to get cute pictures to scrap with this kit! :) I looove miss J's cute bowling ball too found here. :) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! K I need to burn these pics off my mac...just too many and lots of crowding going on. :)
K off to read some books with the boys! :) Toodles!
Okay come here me whine a bit....Out of everything that happens in life, the fact that time flies so quick really saddens me some times. I mean, let me freeze time, just for a little while, and I will be so happy. Just realizing another year is almost done, makes me realize our three little babies are another year grown. Of course this is great news for what they have accomplished and what goals they have reached. But for this sappy mommy, I still want to bundle up our newborns...hear them waking up at night....change their diapers...all that fun stuff. Little did I realize way back when just how quickly time flies.
Last night was Josh' last tball game. :) And it was sweeter than candy to me. Chayce still have a few more weeks of her softball and she is just shining. School is almost over and next year will be a whole new year. I am excited about summer though. We selfishly get them all to ourselves. LOL So anyways, not really whining but kinda. Here's a few pics to share. And look at the shining gold trophy! LOL Josh was tickled to get this last night! :)
BTW Miss Jacque Larsen sent me these incredible hand made clips! Are these just adorable or what? Okay go check her out here. She is a bundle of sweetness and her clips are amazing! Anyone with little girls, go grab a few. They are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! :) TY miss jacque! Love ya girl!
And actually got to scrap a page! :) LOL I loooove this sweet collab at Pickleberry! Totally rocks! This alpha is just amazing!!!!!
Wow...long time no bloggie...but hope you all had wonderful Memorial Day weekends to those that celebrated it. :) OMG our quilts are almost done! They are looking so radical! I'm dumbfounded I actually did this! LOL Betheroo helped with the binding and I'm almost done..just need to add some more flowers. :)
Here is Chayce modeling her best and sweetest smile....And then...the highlight of our day today...my favorite day..the day I get to help out in Josh' class....he giggled as his teacher painted his feet to make prints on the floor......:) Happy Day!
Okay so Josh's little buddy in Australia asked him to have a video pirate playdate. :) Hilarious and totally cute. Lanne's little budy Lochie and Josh chatted via video yesterday....each of them first decked out in pirate gear...then they moved on and changed costumes...shared toys...showed artwork...chatted...hilariously cute!!!! Here's a few screenshots...HA! A tad fuzzy I know..but Josh LOVED this...he really enjoyed this little guy on the other side of the planet....