Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What are you giving up for Lent?

The kids and I spend a bit of time in the car together each day. One morning we left for school and I forgot my coffee. I was a bit concerned. Tynli asked me if I drink coffee everyday. After I said yes she suggested I give it up for Lent. My response was I might not be a very good mom without coffee! After a thought I offered to give up coffee is she would be willing to give up sucking her thumb. Yes my 7 year old still sucks her thumb. We don't want it to be negative or demeaning or ugly in anyway so we do our best to encourage her to stop-maybe this could be the way! She thought for a second and said that it would be really, really hard to stop sucking her thumb. I said I understand, it would be difficult to not drink coffee. Right then in his most encouraging manner Porter said "Come on Tynli, is you stop sucking your thumb I'll stop eating my boogers!"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Not new, but cute!

My kids had a fun experience this Christmas. We made an appointment. with a local photographer in her studio with Santa. No mall, no line, just 15 uninterrupted minutes with Santa's full attention. It was such a great time, something I'm sure they won't forget too soon.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Two of my favorite people

This was Christmas Eve. Love, Love, Love them!

Tynli's Prayer

Tynli's class had to write their favorite prayer or compose their own for a class prayer book for a fundraising project. Here is hers:

Tynli's Prayer

God help the homeless. Please, please, please and please. Help my dog from dieing. Please God keep all of us alive and help my family. Help me save the world from danger. God I love you with all my heart. God help all people in the world. Help my class be quiet and get ready for 3rd grade. God almighty help me so I will live. Amen