Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snow much fun!

What a surprise to wake up to snow falling down! Dad said he thought it might melt, but it is still there (an answer to my prayer)! It was even falling in humongous snowflakes!

Mom took us out to play. We went sledding, made snowballs, snow angels and even a couple snowmen.

I covered the baby Jesus with snow, but Mom made me brush it off. She said it was disrespectful. Oops.

We had SNOW much fun! I hope you got a chance to get out and play.  ((hugs)) E1

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ringing the Bell

Wow, we did something super fun tonight! We got to put on the red aprons and ring the bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive. It was so much fun - well, the first part was fun, but we were there a long time. Mom said it was only 3 hours but it felt like 6. E2 was super excited to be hanging out at our local Kroger  - for about 15 minutes. Then she was ready for the car. But then Daddy showed up and we all got to hang out together as a family.

So much fun!

And to top it all off, the money that was put into the kettle goes for a good cause. Mom said that the Salvation Army helps a lot of people who need it. They give people food, shelter, and help them with problems they might have. How wonderful!

I was such a good helper (all the people remarked about it, too)! I rang the bell. I sang songs. I helped some people put the money into the bowl.  

But E2 did something even better than that. She went up to one lady and pulled at her pocket looking for some loose change. Ha ha ha!! I couldn't believe it!

So remember to put some change in the red kettle at your local store. Every penny, nickel, dime and quarter counts. The bells are ringing to remind us about the poor who need our help. Do you hear them?

 The florist at Kroger loves us! She gave us free balloons.