Saturday, November 3, 2007

Operation Christmas Child

Our church participates in Operation Christmas Child which is a way to give to children all over the world. The idea is to fill a shoe box with toys, toiletries, candy, etc. and then to ship it to the headquarter, then they distribute them all over the world to children in need. This year Drew put together his very own box, using money from his piggy bank. He really seemed to understand the concept of what he was doing, and really enjoyed shopping for his "friend in need." He has a huge heart and it was so fun to see him do this....we hope to make it a yearly tradition, and we plan on letting Noah do his own box next year, too. We had Drew make a box for a three year old boy, just like him...next year he'll do a four year old boy and so on.

Here is Drew at the Dollar General with his shoe box...
Picking out toys to put in the box...
Helping Daddy count his money to pay for his stuff....
At home, putting the box together...
So excited about the box....
We are really proud of him and hope that he is learning to share all that he is blessed with. He is such a sweet boy with a big heart....he makes my heart swell!

My Superheros...

I was very well protected this Halloween...

We had a fun night of Trunk or Treating at the church. The weather wasn't the best, but the boys had fun and got tons of candy, so they were happy!!! I'm about ready for the candy to be out of the house, though!!!

My Power Ranger...
My little Spiderman and Power Ranger!
Power Ranger Drew trying to take down Spiderman....
All of my heroes!





Cancun!

We had a very nice family vacation to Cancun last week...it was so relaxing and so fun and the boys did great. We went with Michael's mom, Carol. She enjoyed her time with the boys (and us!) and they loved the time with their Grandma! Michael and I even had a nice (expensive) date at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse! Here are a few pictures from the trip....

Noah on the plane...he was a little trooper for a 17 month, extremely active little boy!
And Drew was amazing on all legs of the trip...he just sat in his little seat and did his own thing! I was so proud of him. He is fascinated by planes...sounds like his uncles Matt and Andy!
The boys weren't all that fond of the ocean. Drew swallowed a mouthful of salt water his first time in, and that pretty much did it for him. But they did enjoy playing in the sand!
I just though Noah's expression in this picture was cute....
The resort has a little play area that the boys took advantage of once...
Noah loved the pool! He didn't venture off the steps until our last two days there, then he took off....both boys could reach the bottom throughout the entire pool.
Drew was a hoot with his water gun....Mr. Personality for sure!
And this is a picture of the ocean...doesn't it look so calm and soothing?!?! I'm ready for 2009 when we go again....