Sunday, April 25, 2010
We worked with a Baptist church in the area and did a whole bunch of different things from going and visiting in an old folks home, to building ramps for those who need them for their homes, to doing lawn work and mulching for those that are a little older and have the desire, but not the strength to do so.
I am not trying to toot my own horn, Hey look at me. But, I am proud to live among such people that would do for others and not want something out of it. That is getting more rare these days. We can all say we're Christians, but are actions scream what our heart feels. I am thankful for all those that put their hard work in organizing it and for those that wanted to bring a little light of Christ to brighten up someones day.
I love my Savior and I hope that I can follow Him and be more mindful to serve others.
The garden is happening. Don rented a tiller, yes mom a tiller I live in the east now, on Thursday and tilled our little garden boxes. Then Friday after work he and Holly started to build boxes. She was a proud little helper. Holding screws and helping to carry in boards.
On Saturday he and Holly finished the boxes, We now have 8 4X4 beautiful boxes in our backyard. I have to shovel the dirt in them if it would just not rain for a day or two.
While this has been good practise for me and I will be adventuring on making my own shirt, when you blog these things you open yourself up to people thinking you actually know what you are talking about. Ha-Ha. A certain friend, Thanks Alice, who may I add was deflecting her own talents, suggested I be one of the ladies to demo a sewing project for our next enrichment meeting. Well honestly, I don't mind showing them, but at the same time I know nothing and can't answer any sewing questions. So, hopefully all will go well. It's only one night, right?
A couple of blogs ago I talked about going and buying plants, here are some pictures of said plants. I have some other hanging basket holders that need hanging baskets in them that come off of our porch, but that is for a future purchase.
I have been trying to explain, demonstrate, push and encourage Josh into swinging by himself. I just thought he should know by 5 yrs old, and 6 is creeping up on us, how to swing by himself. You know you think that the basic concept is easy, but I guess it is one of those riding on a bike kinda things, once you get the feel it just CLICKS. He was doing this keep my body stiff and rock back and forth on the seat kinda thing. This week he gets home from school and he is swinging. So it was probably some kid from school that taught him, but I laid a lot of ground work and Josh practiced. Yeah, HE FINALLY GETS IT!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday I ask Don what time do you want to get the tiller. he says noon. In my head I am screaming "NOON, NOON Are you kidding me?". I know we have some other stuff to do so I settle down and call all around to find where we can rent one. (My bishop was even willing to let us borrow his, but it was broken)
It's Saturday before noon. I call Home Depot (first come first serve) to see if there is one in stock. After calling 3 different stores I finally find one. We drive out there and discover we had no idea how big it was going to be and we only had our cars. The helpful man behind the counter said we could rent one of their trucks, but that means we would have to till are never been tilled boxes in 45 minutes, to get the truck back in time. UGHHH!! You know honestly I wanted to throw a child's fit right there in the store. I had built this up so much and waited and now someone came along and popped my bubble. I did kinda act like a child. I finally got over it when I went to the garden center of the store and drooled over all the plants.
So final wrap up. Brought the kids home feed and put them down for a nap. Went out to shop on my own. Spent an hour at the fabric store and only spending 5 dollars; went to 2 different garden centers and spent more than 4 times that at those place; came home and planted flowers and Don is going to borrow a truck from work so we can till some time this week. I hope.
This week I was doing school work with Holly. I was letting her pick a vocab. card and then having her practising sounding it out so she could read it. The first one was red. RRREEEDDD. She got it quite fast the next one was for. That took a little more work. The last one was has. HH AA SSS. HHHAAASS. "Has, mommy, has, like has been, Daddy is a has been." (She meant husband, it was something we had talked about earlier when she wanted Uncle Mike to be her brother).
I cut my families hair. Dons isn't hard and I figured for the kids if I started young enough by the time they cared I be able to do a decent job. I cut Don's hair Saturday night after the kids went to bed, it was getting pretty shabby looking. We were sitting in sacrament today and Don was kinda leaning over to pray. Josh looked at him and said, "Daddy, you have hardly any hair left!".
So to sum up Dons week, his daughter thinks he 's a has been and his son pointed out that he is going bald, TOUGH WEEK!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thank you everyone for your support it really helps. My hope is 50 pounds by June.
Holly building houses and towers with domino's. She is wearing the princess outfit, including the cape and purple shoes, the only thing that is missing the crown. All got from Tu-tu. She took us to a toy store that my uncle works at and bought Josh and Holly outfits. Josh is a knight including; shield, sword, cape, mail, and hat thingy (not a crown).
Tu-tu and I playing gin. ( I think she let me win).