"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Break

We don't really officially take a spring break. However, we have cousins and friends who are out of school and some of our normal weekly activities (Community Bible Study, homeschool enrichment, etc) take one as well . . . so we end up with a day off here and a day off there. One of those days off happened to coincide with Levi's birthday, so we enjoyed having some friends over for the day ~ and also got to indulge in an "open gym time". Levi and Emily were both thrilled that they were able to master doing a back handspring and a back flip (with a lot of wonderful help from Daniel's gymnastics coach). . . guess what they've been doing on our trampoline ever since?!

On Mondays the kids are normally at enrichment all day . . . but since there wasn't enrichment today, we took advantage of the opportunity to "serve up some fun"! We went to our favorite 'soup kitchen' (a church downtown that serves food to the homeless every Monday) and helped out for a few hours. Some of Emily's friends were able to join us, and Grandpa too!

Anna's AWANA class takes turns sending "Cubbie bear" home with a different child each week (they get to chronicle his adventures in a class journal), this has been Anna's week to enjoy having Cubbie at home, so any guesses about who else went along to serve the homeless? ~ yep, Mr Cubbie Bear himself!