Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes.

I love this music video and just wanted to post it here so that I would have it.

"There is no way that I can possibly describe my love ..."

for you ...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Can a friend come over?

One reason that we were excited for school to start was because we were hoping that Rachel would be able to find some friends in the neighborhood who are close to her age.  We have been quickly blessed!  There are several sweet girls who are Rachel's bus buddies.  Two of them are in first grade and can read, so they have been very helpful with finding seats when things get switched up a bit!

A new family moved in across the street about the same time that a "new girl" started in Rachel's class at school. Rachel talked about how much she liked this new girl and I thought ... maybe?  So, we marched on over to "welcome" these new folks.  Sure enough!  Sable (that is the "new girl's" name) is our new neighbor!  She and Rach had a great time playing yesterday - sidewalk chalk, hopscotch, snacks!

And three doors down is the friend from her class who came over and played today ...

Yep ... a BOY!  They had a great time playing the Wii.
(Please ignore the toys all over the floor!)

Now, Alex has had a friend over to play almost every day for the past couple of weeks.  We've been watching my nephew, his cousin and BFF, Kade.  They have a great time playing "BALL" together.

Alex playing in the little house.  He loves it.  Can you tell that he played in the dirt before that?

Kade eating blueberries!  Yum!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fun Runnin ...

The Boosterthon Fun Run for Rachel's school was today.  They got pledges ahead of time (ie. $1 per lap) and then today they ran.  It was a fun run!  Music blastin and kids, teachers, and parents dancing!  I was impressed with how serious Rachel was ... the girl booked it!  Now she didn't have many pledges because I told her if she wanted people to give her money for it, she'd have to ask people.  So, she didn't ask very many people :-)  The one night she got a few pledges, she was excited about the prize she could get the next day.

 It was hard to catch her for a picture!  For the first several laps, she wouldn't slow down to pose for me!
There!  I at least got her face in this one!

I have to confess, I was a little emotional at the fun run today.  I know, it seems strange.  But I suddenly thought about how blessed I am to be able to go to Rachel's school events.  If I were working, I would have missed this.  On the last lap, the students were encouraged to bring their parent(s) along.  Rachel wouldn't have had anyone there.  So, thank you God and thank you David for making this work.  I am so grateful.

If you are interested in helping Fort Mill Elementary, you can still donate for the Boosterthon Fun Run.  Just let us know!

For those of you who have been keeping up, this is the famous "curly haired" girl!

They slowed down a little for the video :-)

And in Alex news ... check out HAM HEAD!  If I weren't home with him all day, I might miss moments like today when he was wandering the yard in search of the doggie barking ... patting his leg, say "who, who".  I am so blessed.