Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity. Choosing right over wrong, ethic over convenience, and truth over popularity ... these are choices that measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.
This weekend my parents & nephew from Boise came up to visit! Haliee & Grandma are TOTAL Twilightaholics and drug me to the midnight showing! It was so crazy, we got our tickets like 5 weeks ago & they were sold out on all 13 theaters! It was SILLY how many people were there, I wish I had my camcorder so I could've captured the line of hundreds probably thousands of screaming fans! Haliee had so so much fun! We had a great visit though it is ALWAYS too short. One of these days I will remember the darned camera. I think I just forget when they are here because we don't see them nearly enough & I just don't want to miss a minute. Grandma & I went shopping, we all played games, they treated us to dinner out, and we even watched the Boise State game, lol! Hal had to work most of the time :( I am so blessed to have my parents! I LOVE that my kiddos have twice as many Grandparents, and me parents. I LOVE and appreciate them all so much.
How sweet was this! My Lil' Abe Lincoln!!! Drew had a speaking part in this years Veteran's Day Program! He was so dang cute! So touching to have the Veterans and boy scouts do the flag ceremony. It was the same day of the Fort Hood Tragedy, so it was extra emotional (at least for me the cry baby)!! I am so thankful to these brave Men & Women who serve us.
Here they are waiting anxiously for show time and singing their rehearsed songs...
Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address 1863: "This nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, The Government of the People, By the People, and for the People Shall not Perish from this Earth."
The Grimmett girls are over playing and I am trying to catch up a bit on the blogging. I guess this will be my last post as it is romper room around here! I hear some strange noises coming from upstairs where Drew & Zoe are playing. Meanwhile, Sophie was hiding under my studio counter with Drew's basketball as I typed the last blog entry.
She also helped me type while counting stacking and dropping my ribbon...
And...played with her basket full of stuffed animals & her "cave" as she calls it. LOVE her!
Kohl's is a really great organization when it comes to charity. They have a program called "Kohl's Cares for Kids" where they donate $500 to children related activities, events, and other organizations. Their requirements are few, 1 being some of their associates volunteer their time at the event. We have helped in several of these events, even though only Hal technically counts. I love the opportunity to give back to the community and have my children do the same learning how fortunate they are.
A few weeks ago we volunteered at the Special Olympics. We were in charge of the volleyball games as scorekeepers, line judges, and finally as the award presenters. The event leaders chose me (I don't know why, I don't have a BIG mouth or anything, lol) to call out the winner's names and announce the winners. Hal, the kids, and some other associates from Kohl's shook their hands and placed the medals around their necks. The athletes were so funny! They are SO COMPETITIVE! I loved it! They were SO SO SO Jazzed about their wins! What a great time!
Vanessa & Carol keeping score!
Bobo & Ness
My husband so proud of his pink lei!
The games & the line judges...
This little girl was so funny. She was the most competitive of them all. Every point she would count and look at you to make sure you got their point & then cheer. If they lost the point, she would glare & pout! Haliee, Ness, & I loved her!
Ok, so I didn't make it very far before Church, lol, but I am back...let's at least try & get through Halloween...
1st, was Drew's Halloween parade & party at the school. They always do a parade 1st thing in the morning with classroom parties immediately following.
We made Halloween sandwiches and decorated cookies, of course there were tons of goodies!
Drew was The Creature from the Black Lagoon!
The 4th grade had a candy gram fundraiser so we bought some for Drew and he bought some for his friends. He received 6 candy grams 1 from a girl who has a total crush on him, & even 1 from a secret admirer!! He is so not into girls, it embarrasses him so much!
Halloween was very chill this year. YAY! The kids had their own ideas and agendas. We went to my parents house and hung out, ate pizza, and gave out candy. The men took the kids trick or treating and I loved just being lazy this year! I made some orange soda with the kids and some fun candy corn cupcakes. Haliee went back & forth on whether or not she would dress up this year. She finally decided to make a shirt and go as an "Edward Loving" teenager. LOL, goofy girl!