On Memorial Day our family walked up the smaller mountain we have here in Wisconsin. :) It was a great family walk and fun picnic at the top of a beautiful view:
As we started the hike back down we turned our walk to a run. After we got half way down my daughter requested to run with us. She impressed both my husband and myself. She ran and ran and her coordination was great!! :) I was so thrilled! She was running in sandals and a dress so I knew a shopping trip was in store for us to find running shoes and outfit for her!
3 hours of searching for the right shoes this is what we found:
After we got home she immediately put it on. We waited and waited for daddy to arrive home. I absolutely enjoyed my husbands enthusiasm when he saw his daughter. He was so encouraging and full of compliments. :) It melted my heart.... I love him so much, and I adore watching him being a daddy. :)
Soon after the hubby and I had to change because Selah was anxiously waiting to go for a run in her new shoes. :) So here is the SHOCKING part we ran... 1.21 miles! :) Her first run in her new shoes and she impressed us so so much!!! :) :)
I am looking forward to a running partner! :) :) In fact I signed her up for a half mile run in 2 weeks and I will be running a 5K. :)
It is a joy to watch my children in new talents. Running may not seem like much to many but to me I sit back and think if this is a talent that God is blessing my daughter with then how can she use it to Glorify God? How can I help her in this talent?
A lot for me to reflect on. I love it and I LOVE GOD!
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t