Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our green thumb;)

Well, today we were back to pulling our "Cool Summer Strips" again. 

We've taken about two weeks off--one week because of VBS and then last week because Shane was home.
The kids were really excited to be back to using the chart again and they couldn't wait to find out what was in store for them today. 

(We are providing respite care again for another foster family for a few days, so the kids let our "little friend"pull and read the strip for the day.)

Today's slip read...
"We're getting crafty in a special kind-of way.
Today is Cheer Up the Lonely Day"

I bought some terra-cotta pots for the kids to paint today. Then we went to the store and the kids helped me pick out some really pretty flowers to plant in each pot.

We then headed over to the nursing home where my grandpa is living and delivered our freshly potted plants to some of the sweet residents there.

We enjoyed a nice visit with my grandpa, but before long it was time for him to head to dinner.

We then stopped and said hello to a few of the other residents there, and handed our plants out to them.
I pray we were a blessing (even a small one) and were able to bring a little joy to their day.

And because we were in the gardening mood today,

 I surprised the kids with their very own dirt cake for dessert tonight!

Good to the very last drop;)


Sarah said...

ttrruusstt me, you were a HUGE blessing to those precious residents! wonderful that you're showing your kids, from an early age, the value of life!

Kimberly said...

Your really a great Mom!

Courtney said...

What a great idea. I am sure you guys were such a blessing to those residents.

These Are The Days said...

What a great idea with the flower pots. I'll have to do something similar. We too have 'nursing home' on our summer list. :)

Melanie said...

This is such a beautiful post! I love your heart for others & how you are sharing it with your children. I am sure you all were such a blessing to all of the residents you visited!

paige said...

Totally dropping tears at the picture of Rileys handing.his pot.to the sweet lady. Oh my, I can barely type this!

Bethany said...

What a creative way to teach little ones about caring for others, especially our elders.
And dirt pie is always yummy!

Brian & Ashley said...

There's no doubt you and your children were blessings to the residents. You're doing a wonderful job of showing Jesus to your children by serving and loving others.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Now that is a fantastic idea! I bet those residents were thrilled!

Terri said...

Oh. my. heart. This post made me cry!!!! What a sweet thing for your precious family to do!!! Blessings!