Monday, April 24, 2017

Rainy Days and Mickey

Thursday I went to a fundraising luncheon for a great organization in NWA.  Saving Grace helps girls who have aged out of foster homes or group homes.  Foster care is a huge issue but it's also hard when these kids become adults and are thrown out in the world without any guidance.  Saving Grace takes girls in and they go to school and get jobs and get counseling and are assigned mentors.  They are given life skills.  It is such a needed organization.  

Our weekend was miserable weather wise.  It was pouring down rain and cold all day Friday and Saturday.  The good news is it was a good weekend to slow down and catch up.  It's been so busy lately and I was so happy to be home and actually be caught up on laundry!!!! Harper had choir practice for her musical on Sunday both Friday night and Saturday morning but other than that we stayed at home.  I took the little two with me to Lowe's after we dropped Harper off at church Saturday morning.  

And then to Walmart where by this time Will Holden had had ENOUGH! And so had I! 

Our big excitement for the weekend was Scott and I spent over two hours cleaning our kitchen floor.  He was on his hands and knees scrubbing and I did the pre work and the drying.  It was worth it but it was hard work! At one point me and all the kids were just laying in our bed.  I love those kinds of weekends.  
 Sunday night was the kids choir musical at church.  This is always a big production.  It was so good! 

 Harper loves being in the choir! I'm excited for next year when she and Hollis will both be in it.  

I wanted to send Will Holden some treats to school today and his teacher requested fruit so I made tiny little mickey fruit designs and because Will Holden LOVES cheese - I cut it out in his initials.  

Riding home from school with a BIG mickey balloon and a mickey doll his good friend Remington gave him.  (We were actually in car line when I took this so I wasn't driving! :-))

When Harper was two I threw her a huge mickey themed party at the local jump place and invited about 25 kids.  Which was great.  But I learned along the way that a two year old barely knows what a birthday is and we can celebrate just as well with just our family.  Now if you throw huge pinterest worthy parties every year - that's awesome but for us - it was easier this year to just celebrate as a family! 

The girls loved helping him open his presents! 

We had two huge birthday cakes in march since we have two March birthdays so I decided it would be fun to have a cookie cake.  I called Walmart and just asked for some kind of Mickey cookie cake.  This wouldn't have been my pick for design but it worked.  I was just happy his name turned out.  I had to spell out his name no less than 14 times over the phone and at point she kept saying "Will and Holden?" so I had no idea what we would end up with.  It was really good thought I have to say! 

When I was putting him to bed I said "Did you have a good day buddy?" He nodded his head several times and said "had a good day".  And I had a good one too.  Because of him.  

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