Tonight we had Ice Cream for a snack before bed.
Ridge came and took our bowls to the sink. Dad & I.
He came back with this Bill as he calls it.
Wow , I guess ice cream has sure went up in price or he just wanted to make some fast cash on the side.
Ridge I love you. Great laugh your so worth all that and more.
Just thought I would share this. I can't say enough good things about our school. It's just totally AWESOME some of the cool things they do.
This is a Huge one. Really tugs at my heart.
I know that a lot of kids get free or reduced lunches at school. I mean if you really grocery shop like I do for 3 adults and 4 kids Wow. It takes a lot. I think its great that so many can benefit from it. We get free lunches just because we have so many in our family. Ridge is really the only one that eats at school. My girls like to take there own.
This is the whole purpose of this post is they have a program called " Fremont Friends". This program sends food home with the children for the weekend. This year they have a larger group but with the way things are it doesn't surprise me. It just is so sweet that they do this send a backpack home filled with food and love. Every Friday just before school is out they meet and get there stuff for the weekend.
Another thing a lot of the teachers do is when a student that they know won't get to use there free pizza coupon or whatever like Mc Donalds at home. They will go and get there pizza at lunchtime for those that have earned it so they don't lose out. I think this is amazing not only that they help out but that they show love to one another. At holiday times they also make sure these students have food and presents. I'm so very proud of this.
Today I'm remembering My Daddy.
25 yrs ago he left this world. We were so close. A great Dad/Daughter relationship.
Today I miss you & love you so much always.
It's still hard to believe you have been gone that long.
Today was extra special for me. So many emotions.
Today at church Thaniqua was baptized.
A joy that every parent waits on.
I know that my Father , Thaniqua's Grandpa was smilin down on us today.
It was so great to see this done on this day.
The number 28th has always held a special meaning for our family and today was just that. Another reason I hold that date close to my heart.
Praying for so many family & friends that live on the East Coast.
My friend on FB posted these pictures. She lives Isle of Palms , South Carolina.
She said the Tide was 22 ft REALLY HIGH.
Praying for everyone. I also talked to my husband at lunch and for his job the main computer is out of New York. So they are worried about being able to work this coming week. HUGE PRAYERS for so much.
I found this blog hop & thought I would join in. Sometimes it seems like all I have is Five minutes.
Five minutes to just write, and not worry if it’s just right or not. Kind of like how the rest of my life is at the moment.
Want to join me?
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It’s great , give it a try and see. Here is the topic ~
Older has always been something I never wanted to get. As long as I can remember I wanted to stay young. I think I got that from my Grandma Zollars. She lived to be 95 yrs old. She was a very active lady & so full of life. I wanta so much be like that. She always said I'm never getting old.
I feel your only as old as you make it out to be. I'm almost 47 yrs old. Yes my Birthday is just 11 days away. I had this little talk with Ridge the other night. I don't think 47 is old. I didn't have my first child til I was 35 but you know that's the way God planned it. So I'm not going to worry about it I'm just gonna have as much fun and enjoy this life as long as I can. For I can't change it anyway God holds it all. I told Ridge everyday were getting older we are just that much closer to Heaven.
My five minutes for today.
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Yesterday wwhile walking home from school with the kids we seen this beautiful rose. The color so reminded me of my sweet friend Fran & her Sweet daughter <3 Jenna Belle <3
So beautiful. Huge Hugs & Love always
I woke up this morning feeling a sad. I was thinking of my Step-Dad as he will be saying Goodbye to his son today. I feel bad not being there but I know he understands. It's just I know that hurt that pain. Your child no matter how old it is not easy. I feel bad for my Mom this coming weekend is the anniversary of my Father's death. Even though it has been 25 yrs it is still hard to think of seeing all of that a service and all so close to the day. I know there will be a day when we will all be together as one. No more Goodbyes. I think of how much stronger I am today and how good God is. Knowing that today will be hard for them but God will be there with them.
On a brighter note the kids get out of school right after lunch. I love early out days. It's gonna be pretty warm out so I think a Icee is a super treat for sure. I mean we walk right by the gas station on the way home and the kids already did some extra homework so we have a EASY afternoon.
Yesterday Ridge brought a paper home about D.A.R.E.classes the school and the local sheriff's office is holding for all the 5th graders.
I'm so glad to see this. I know Ridge already knows about what is not right but going over a lot of different things with them is Awesome I feel. This is a few of the things he will complete while doing this.
Complete a workbook
Have good attendance
Keep body free of drugs
Write a D.A.R.E. Report
Make a Pledge Statement & to make wise decisons about getting in to trouble , alcohol , tobacco and other drugs.
As a parent we must do our part in answering any questions he might have or going over his workbook.
Then in January he will graduate from the class and get possible awards.
It is so good to take the time to do this. Just last nite at our Apt complex a seven yr old was bragging about smoking. Ridge was like Mom that is so wrong. The sad part is his parents don't care. There is so much out there and so much that kids already know at a young age. I pray daily for my three in school and that others won't get involved in things like that. I'm so Happy for such a good school that cares for all the children & have great programs like this.
Happy First Day of School ~ This is a picture that was in our morning paper today.
It's our neighbor boy. He has been so excited about going to 1st grade they couldn't have picked a better student for the picture. I just love that little guy !!!
This is the same little boy I posted with his suit on the other day.
Have a great year.
I love how God paints the sky. Saturday it was really pretty just before I got the kids in for the evening. It was really more beautiful in person.
My heart was sad over the weekend , I have a step-brother when my Mom remarried. He is 53 and has MS. Friday evening my Mom called to tell me he passed away earlier in the day. I won't be going home but my heart is with my Step-Dad & my Mom as they have a small service. So when I was looking at the sky I thought I bet Heaven is really a beautiful place just look at the preview God gives us.
I'm a wife to a very special man ~ Paul , who is just Awesome. I'm a Mommy to four wonderful , amazing children on Earth Ridge , Thaniqua , Jennifer and our Little Rainbow Baby Carly. I have four children in Heaven Riley , Little Muffin & Sweet Pea , Rosebud who I miss but know that One day we will be together. Also I have three step-children which are all in there 20's.