Hello!! Late in posting today...but I am finally posting!!
Been busy trying to get a couple of scrapbooks for my dad and my brother's birthdays!! I wish that I had thought about this before..much earlier since we leave a week from today!! Dad (as you know) will be 90 and my brother will be 60..both in the same month!! We are celebrating both of them. Ron is coming from Arizona back to Illinois for his and Dad's birthdays. If I had thought about this earlier I would have made them each a nice scrapbook but as it is I just bought two blank ones and did the front pages of them. This way they can keep their pictures and their cards in these. I only hope that they like them. You know when you get a certain age and are a GUY it is really hard to buy for them.
Today I picked up the kids at VBS. Both of their parents are working today and this is when "Gma Sandy comes in HANDY!!" As always I got there a little early and watched. I tell you our church really puts on a great VBS!! I picked up the kids and took them home for lunch. After lunch we got back in the car and went back to church and went through an exhibit that is set up there.
World Vision has set up the nicest exhibit taking you on a trip through Africa with the children that actually live there. They tell their own stories. They told about their lives living with AIDS and about losing their parents to it! It was very fascinating and quite the experience!! We were each given an IPOD to listen as the children talked to us. We moved from room to room as the IPOD told us too!! I think it was very good for the kids to see how kids live in another country and in a completely OTHER world. They were very good and very quiet and listened intently!! I have some pictures that show you how good they were. It was dark in there so hard to get good pictures but i tried..
Garrett is looking quite
intently at the display, while Madison is sitting on one of the stools that they asked us to sit while in the hut!! Our boys that we followed were Emmauel and his brother, Fred!! They told their story about losing their parents to Aids and then having to leave their home and go out on their own!! It was good for the kids to see how other children HAVE to live and a good time for them to learn just how much they really have!! They came away with a new perspective!! I am glad that I took them.
We came home and watched an old VHS tape of them as babies!! It held their interest for awhile but now they are snacking!! Garrett just cannot get enough food it seems and Madison is growing so fast that she tells me it makes her legs hurt!! She is getting so tall!!
Hope all is going well in your world today!! WE all need to be SO THANKFUL that we have homes to live in, food to eat and are keeping COOL with air conditioning. We have so much to be thankful for, don't we!!??
Thought for the day: "Life is more accurately measured by the lives you touch than by the things you acquire." We certainly learned that today!!