taking a moment to find joy in the little things
Over the weekend we visited a park on the other side of the city. It was some sort of wildlife refuge within the city limits and there were so many ducks, geese and birds. So many varieties, too. They seemed to be used to people being around, so they were pretty tame and let us get pretty close. It was nice to be able to watch them and enjoy them in their natural habitat.
Right now my girls have the opportunity to take art history/painting lessons. Both of my girls love painting, and show skill above their age. I'm happy to take them each week, and happy for the hour I have to sit, drink coffee and read while they are painting and someone else is picking up the mess.
Last week after they were finished with their self-portraits, they had time to create whatever they wanted. Here are the results.
|by Sydney, age 9|
|by Kayleigh, age 7|
It's cold here this week (cold for us is anything below 30) . We decided to see if bubbles would freeze. It was a little tricky because it was so windy and we could hardly get a photo snapped before they blew away or popped.
Well, here's where I should have a photo of myself laying on the frozen ground, trying to take pictures of bubbles. All the while, my kids are whining that it's too cold to be outside.
For months I've been dreaming about and planning a Compassion event for sponsors and advocates here in my area. The event got much bigger than I could have ever hoped and I'm so excited that it's finally here...Friday and Saturday! It's going to be a FULL weekend...lots of preparations Thursday and Friday and then the conference itself Friday night and Saturday.