A few weeks ago, Meron and I were leaving Kohl's empty handed when she spotted the Kohl's Cares for Kids stuffed animals. She wanted one. Or maybe I wanted her to want one because I love Dr. Seuss. Let's blame her...
So she wanted one. I was pushing for the whale from the "If I ran the circus" book. He was just bulbous and cool. But not Meron. She said "I want that yellow guy."
"Are you sure," I asked. "Want yellow guy!!" was her LOUD response. So we grabbed the yellow guy (I still don't know his name) from "Oh the thinks you can think!" book. That was about all we heard about him for a while.
Fast forward 3 weeks - life is all about yellow guy now. He's everywhere. We're brushing his teeth. He's going potty. He's getting prayed for. He's getting shots and boo-boos fixed. He eats dinner. He watches Meron eat dinner. He goes out with us.
I drew the line at him coming in the tub with her.
I dunno what it is - maybe it's because I am a big stuffed animal fan - but I love that she loves yellow guy so much. I hope she hangs on to that love for a while!
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Sunday, February 28, 2010
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While we were out in Conway picking up the loads of baby formula - I got the rare opportunity to run a 5k with my nephew. The morning of the race he was diagnosed with strep throat. But after some rest and some gigantic pills from the doc - he was determined to run it.
As we ran - I kept checking on him - asking him if he needed to stop, rest, drink water, etc. And like God almost always does - He took my mind to the orphans - and it just really struck me that they don't have anybody to ask them the things I was asking Will. They struggle day in day out - through sickness and health - on their own.
Wanna help change that? Wanna help support an orphan and get them past the challenging first few months of life? You can - and it's easy!
Go check out the Brighton-Kennedy Foundation wesbite, become a fan of the Brighton-Kennedy Foundation on Facebook or donate to help us with our mission! Together - we can make some changes!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
One of Meron's teachers LOVES to braid her hair. She always asks us and we always say "yes!"
Today she caught me in the parking lot and said she started braiding Meron's hair but then lunch was starting to be served and Meron got crazy fussy and said:
"No! I gotta go get my food!"Don't come between this girl and her lunch...
But we still ended up with a much lower, tamer do.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Around the end of last year I tossed out a challenge to my niece and nephew. They live right outside of Little Rock and I don't get to see them enough so I challenged them:
"You guys raise 50 cans of formula for the foundation and I'll drive out to get them and hang out with ya!Well - fast forward 40 days and let me just say this - Laura, Meron and I returned home today with a truck full of formula. Over $4,000 worth of it!
My niece took the challenge to the youth at her church - who partnered up with adult classes and turned it into a competition. Here's just a sampling of what they accomplished:
These kids basically just fed 3 orphans 5 meals a day for over a year!
enough dry formula to make 41,140 ounces of liquid formula that is roughly 6,857 6 oz. bottles At 5 bottles per day - that is enough food for 1,371 DAYS!!
I think I need to repeat that... These kids basically just fed 3 orphans 5 meals a day for over a year!
Ansley, Will and the rest of the incredible kids at First United Methodist Church in Conway, AR - we love you! You guys deserve a huge round of applause!
You've been an inspiration to us and it has been a huge blessing to partner with you on this! May God bless you guys for stepping out in faith and following His lead!
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We woke up today to the neighborhood still looking like a winter wonderland - so it wasn't a dream! It did snow!
Back into the outdoor gear we jumped and headed back out. We played. We ran. We threw snowballs. Made snow angles. Took wagon rides.
And daddy got carried away with the snowman.
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