Today was the Disney store's 25th anniversary, so our local mall's Disney Store gave out free Mickey ears. Fun times! Did I mention they were FREE?!?! I get very excited about free things. :)
Afterwards the kiddos explored the Disney store. It's always challenging being in the Disney store with a boy and a girl. Christian constantly wants to see the Cars items and Abbie wants to see the princesses and fairies, and of course they're on opposite sides of the store. Greg and I have often commented that they should alternate the boys and girls items instead of putting all the boys stuff and girls stuff on opposite sides of the store. I left Greg alone in there once to use the restroom and when I came back he said, "Please don't ever leave me alone in here with both of them again." Haha - I totally get it! :) So today we took turns going back and forth from boy to girl items - they were good sports about it. Love my munchkins! :)
Last night we went to the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Dragons Circus! The kids had a wonderful time seeing the animals during the pre-show and watching all the amazing performances. They both fell asleep about 1/2 way through the show, but considering the show went from 7:30-10:00 PM and bedtime is usually 8:00 PM that wasn't surprising. :) Abbie's favorite part was the "Elephants - the baby elephant was so cute!" and Christian's favorite part was the "Motorcycles - Vroom! Vroom! - racing in the ball!"
Yesterday I bought Christian and Abbie's summer wardrobe (43 items) for only $140 - that's only around $3 per item! Christian already had 20 hand-me-down t-shirts, but I had to purchase everything else. I got 2 khaki pants, 2 blue jeans, 2 swimming suits, 2 swimming trunks, 5 summer dresses, 8 boys shorts, 2 girls skirts/shorts, 5 girls capris, 6 boys spring/summer dress shirts, and 9 girls summer tops all for just $140 from Once Upon A Child. All of these clothes look new and our brand names - Gap, Children's Place, Carters, and Cherokee.
Once Upon A Child buys and sells lightly used children's clothes. All the clothes are brand names in great condition! I highly recommend them!
Sunday Greg had the awesome privilege of baptizing seven of our youth group teens! We love Grace, Orena, Theresa, Josiah, Dan, Jevons, and Kevin to pieces and were thrilled to be part of this special day in their lives! :)
Baptism is a simple act of being dunked under the water to represent dying to sin and being raised out of the water to represent a cleansed person who wants to live for Christ. Just as we wear wedding rings to show the world our commitment to our spouse, so baptism shows the world our commitment to our Savior.
One of Christian's best friends from school had a bowling birthday party last Saturday, and Christian went bowling for the first time! Christian loves playing Wii bowling, but this was his first time bowling for real. He loved it and is excited to go back soon! :)
Christian & Michael
Christian - Ready to Bowl!
Adorable Little Bowling Shoes
"Good Job!" Hug :)
Christian has an eye infection - poor little guy!
Last night Christian's eye was a little swollen which we thought was very strange because we knew he hadn't bumped it. This morning when he woke up his eye was all puffed up, so we made an appointment to see the pediatrician in the afternoon. Then this morning he got two nose bleeds - super weird!
Christian's pediatrician thinks he has periorbital cellulitis - a fancy way of saying an infection in his sinuses ended up in his eye, so hopefully his ten day antibiotic regimen will clear up his sinuses and eye infection.
As you can see from the above picture Christian also has a bruise on his forehead that his little sister gave him when they were rough housing on the floor (don't mess with Abbie - she may be small but she's tough).
Christian's such a brave little trooper though - as you can see he still has a huge smile on his face! :)
Best part - school picture day is Friday - awesome.
Our church youth group, Greg, and I are doing World Vision's 30 Hour Famine! We don't think it's right that as many as 11,000 kids die from hunger every day, so we're doing something about it.
We’re going without food for 30 hours to raise money so others can eat. Just $30 can help feed and care for a hungry child for a month. All you have to do is mail me a check made out to “World Vision” or simply give safely and securely online (http://support.worldvision.org/site/TR/30HourFamine/30HourFamine?px=1153118&pg=personal&fr_id=1610), and your donation is tax-deductible.
Will you help me reach my goal of raising $300 to help feed and care for a child for 10 months?
“The King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:24-40