Normally we are working with Lauren on a school project. But Emily has a presentation due this week on Coyotes. I don’t remember doing this with Lauren when she was in kindergarten.
Tonight Emily did great. We worked on her poster and will do some practice tomorrow talking about it and presenting it. Though she seems tired, she still did great and never complained.
At bath time, she got shampoo in her eyes and was crying. I helped wash the shampoo out of her hair and got her out of the tub. As she stood in her room she said “Daddy. You’re really good at solving problems.”
I hope and pray that I can always do that for her regardless of her age and it warms my heart to know that she sees me as someone capable of helping and fixing things.
I love it when Emily prays. When she says the blessing before meals she usually says the same thing. But what she says comes from the heart. She always includes this:
“Please help the people that don’t have mommies and daddies get mommies and daddies. And please help the people on the roads get a house.”
Broke my heart when I heard her say that the first time. To pray for orphans and the homeless is so touching. I want us as a family to do more than merely pray. Looking for ways to give to those we pray for as well.
But her prayers are certainly a start and it always provides me with perspective.
The snuggle bug was pretty excited about being at House of Boom the other day.
Ice cream tastes better when you eat it when you should be in bed!
Birthday gift from Mimi for Emily’s “bed cave”.
When I picked up Lauren from school the other day, she handed me this and said she drew it for me. Big grin on her face. I guess 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
This past weekend, we saw our first snow of the year. It was not a ton, especially compared to what we got last year, but it was enough for the girls to get outside and play until their cheeks were pink! Continue reading
Emily now has a reading journal from school. The other night she read her book to me and was genuinely excited about it. The books are great for her age group and she does awesome with the words. I was pretty impressed.
Last Saturday was a great one for us. We kicked off the day at House of Boom, where we spent an hour all being kids. But before we got there, I knew it would be a crazy day for us.
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