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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Crayola crayons, the love of reading and the kindness of strangers

I finally declared a week off from school and it has been heavenly.
Swimming, bowling, sleepovers, and more.

Then I stepped into Target...
and got caught in the back to school shopping frenzy.
Cuz who doesn't love new crayons, especially when there's a theme involved like Pixie Dust?


I couldn't think of a valid reason to buy one of these, oh but I wanted to.  I think Ideas Grow Here is my favorite, but look at the sweet birdie on Follow Your Heart.
Precious.


Speaking of precious, love these two.  They share a passion for reading, shopping and One Direction. I have to brag a bit here and tell you that my little one read for over 50 hours this summer.  Between the two of us we could open a library or organize a support group.;)


Another thing we have in common is the tendency to be a bit cautious (unlike my older daughter who is a thrill seeker extraordinaire!).  But look what happened the other day!  I was so proud of her- the diving board is a big step!  It's amazing what you can do when a sweet friend and your big sister are encouraging you.  My heart was absolutely full watching the story unfold.


Then big sister climbed on the high dive!  Everyone in line clapped when she jumped and my heart soared once again.  It was almost too much!  The kindness of strangers is powerful, dear friends.  Be sure to do it at least once a week and I'll do the same.:)


I think we'll take school off this week, too.
We can break in those crayons later.



4 comments:

Tristan said...

I have been taking a couple little weeks off..haha..we are starting back on monday...these back to school pics are depressing and i just want to snuggle her!!

way to go katie!!

pixie dust crayons? they are on my list..haha!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Our school break is over--it started yesterday. The kids were mostly excited though. I haven't seen those cool crayons. I did see some that were all reds and all blues, etc. I may have to run out to Target today to look at crayons.
You have such brave girls Lori! Good for them. And may we always remember to be the strangers with a cup of kindness. :)

Rhoda Castro said...

Wow! I want to go visit you guys! You seem to have loads of fun. When you guys come to California, be sure to go to Pescadero! My church goes camping there all the time during the summer. Maybe you guys can come to California next summer!

val said...

school started her on the 9th. BAH! I miss my kiddos......