Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bubbles make kids happy!

If it only took bubbles to make us happy each and every day, I would buy the whole rack at Wal-Mart!
This evening we decided to get our outdoor "laundry basket" of bubble toys out of the garage and blow some bubbles with the neighbors' grand kids.
Needless to say...They LOVED it!

Avery chased bubbles all over the front yard.

"V" came over to play with Hudson (apparently she's a big fan of my little man). The first thing he did when she came over was take her to Avery's room and ask if she wanted a princess dress. It was the cutest thing! Of course, Avery told her to be Snow White and found her a crown to wear too!

Avery had been dressed as Rapunzel because she had kept her panties dry and had been going to the big girl potty (going potty=wearing princess dresses) You learn the art of bribery as you become a mother real quick!
These two are the cutest little princesses of Nightingale Ct!

They had bubble wands that were making the largest bubbles ever. The best part was that I didn't have to blow out my lungs blowing bubbles for an hour! It was so easy for them to do it themselves.

One day I'm going to look at these princess dresses put away 20+ years from now and remember all of the things they have been through.

Hudson was a big helper "prince" with distributing bubbles when the girls ran out.

I was HAPPY because my two were playing so nicely together, which is a rare occasion right now.

"V" you have to come and visit more often....
Thank you Lord for such a beautiful day for these children to play together outside.

Monday, May 2, 2011

and they came 2 by 2

Last weekend our Jr. High Youth entered the Cardboard Boat Regatta. We knew talking with them a few months ago about doing this would be a total hit for the kids. Us leaders had a bigger plan..."How can we minister to others while we are there?"

Here is our Noah & Noah's wife in front of the ark.

Let me introduce a special couple, the elephants....oops I mean the Whiteheads. This couple is very special to me because of how dedicated they are in the youth and in our church in general.  

You may not realize it, but yes that's me and the hubs...the tigers! Look how beautiful the day was with the sun shining. We couldn't have ask the Lord for anything better.

This is a good pic of our youth shirts which I totally LOVE. I'm really into the peace signs these days. Maybe someone is trying to tell me I need more "peace" in my life. Hint!?

Here is the crew including leaders, leaders children, youth, and friends.

The little ones had a blast just as much because they could make their own "boats" from manila folders and straws and float in the kiddie pool. I think they all enjoyed themselves. 

I couldn't pass this pic up of the kitten and the dog AKA the Fleege girlies. They are the sweetest girls, and it's so amazing to me see how they are growing so quickly. I remember when we first started going to CBC little Megan was a newborn baby and we sat right behind them in service. I would just stare at her the entire church service dreaming of having my own little princess one day.

Time for launch...This pic cracks me up because it looks like Kevin & Jared are holding hands. They are not but more like holding the boats before the whistle is blown. As you can tell Darien was ready to go!

Noah's ark didn't make it too far into the water. That's ok because our ARK rescue boat made it through the course 2 TIMES!!!

Here is a picture of our proud youth. Not only were they proud of themselves, but all of us leaders were SO VERY PROUD of them for all of their teamwork and ministry they did that day.

Do you see how far they actually had to paddle and then all the way back, didn't look too easy especially with the wind blowing against them. GREAT TEAMWORK KIDDOS!

That's all that it takes to make this world we live in a better place while we are here.