For May’s “Service Saturday” we wanted to help a small family in our neighborhood. Last year, they were sealed together as a family in the Manti LDS temple on their 10th wedding anniversary. Chad and I were invited to the ceremony, and it was special to see the kids sealed to their parents.
It all started with sick kids and sippy cups. In an effort to decrease the spread of germs, I assigned each kid their favorite color of sippy cup. Elle was green; Crew was blue; and Croft was pink. They were not to drink out of any other color.
Every mom wants her children to read over the summer, but it is not always easy to motivate them. I decided to head up a Summer Book Club last year for my daughter to keep her reading. We invited 5 of her friends to participate that were all around the…
Elle drew a “No” symbol on a brown paper bag. Then I filled it with props: a straw, toothpick, ice (in a baggie), whistle, and the word BELCH. The kids drew out one prop at a time and then we discussed the manner.
Before I had children I was pretty judgmental of other moms. I was never going to have a messy car like the families I babysat for with french fries on the floor and crusty car seats. I was never going to have a messy house, like the family in my neighborhood with peanut butter and jelly smeared on their wall or laundry spread all over.
For Crew’s 5th birthday, he wanted a Sonic X birthday party. I was hesitant because I knew nothing about Sonic X. As I tried to tell him I didn’t have any ideas, he said, “Just google it mom.” Well, I googled “Sonic X birthday party ideas” and wasn’t that excited about anything I found. So I sucked it up, gave myself a pep talk, and decided to create my own party.