I am waiting for one more 70 degree day...just one more. Winter in Wisconsin seems to last, well, FOREVER! This fall weather seemed to have snuck up on me and now I am missing our hot and humid summer. So yes, I am praying for a few more warm days to come my way! :)
I just had to highlight a couple cute boys playing on the playground. I am blessed to be able to watch this boy the same age as my son. They play really well together and a little extra income is helping a lot! :) God sure takes care of us! :)
On this particular day the sun was shining and we were in the 60's.... close to my 70 degree day I am longing for. The boys and I had a nice stroll around the neighborhood, me walking and them riding in the wagon. The day was awesome and beautiful but then I let something make me angry.
I am not a person who likes to complain but this issue seems like it exists at all our parks.
What issue??? Well, just take a peek at my picture below.
Yep, cigarette butts just thrown on the ground in the park by playground. I don't know about you but I for one got a bit angry. There was a time last year that my son actually put one of these cancer sticks in his mouth. :( GROSS There have been a couple times too that I have left a park because of people smoking right where my kids are playing. NOT COOL- DISRESPECTFUL
I do not understand how parents or caregivers feel OK to smoke around children?? Then to leave the butts around so anyone of these little ones can pick it up and put it in their mouths...grrrrrr
1. I know I really should not allow something like this to steal my joy but it truly is upsetting. 2. I know I should not be judging. 3. I should not be pointing out the speck in someones eye. 4. I should be more loving. So my solution was to just rebuke smoking and praying for addictions to be broken and freedom to take place. So I have decided that no longer will this issue make me angry and steal my joy but instead I am going to pray about it. JOIN ME! :)
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!
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