Saturday, April 3, 2010


The most precious gift you can give someone. Do you spend quality time with your kids everyday? If not, you are missing out and doing them a great disservice. Too many times we get caught up in our own lives that we don't take time each day to sit down and just focus completely on them. Sad. When we were at the library the other day, the video we watched was about reading to your kids 20 minutes a day. It was more geared towards the parents I think than the kids, but they were showing it to the kids. In the video the parents were too busy watching TV or just too tired to give their kid any one on one time, leaving him to his video games and TV. When a school teacher asked them if they wanted their kid to be successful, they were like oh yeah, we want him to be smart and do great in school. But, they weren't doing anything themselves to help him along. Anyways, I'll get off my soap box now. Spend some quality time with your kids....or other people that you say you care about.

One of the nurses from the clinic, Miss Johnnie, made Summer this dress for Easter. She had been making her a Christmas dress, but messed up the jacket she said so never got around to getting it to her. She wanted to make good on her promise to Summer and gave her a beautiful dress. Lucky, we have shoes to match! Of course, Summer found some purple headbands too to go along with the outfit. The egg in her hand has her porcelain cat "Peace" in it. It's her bed.
Lexie is wearing one of Summer's old outfits. I just love putting Summer's old clothes on her because it takes me back to when Summer was that little. I've got a whole bag just waiting for this summer! The shoes were Summer's too, but they wouldn't stay on Lexie's feet despite Lexie wearing a size 4 and them being a size 3. Summer's feet were wide, and she wore these shoes a lot and stretched them out.
Summer has been super creative the past few days. She made frames for some pictures last week out of lined paper and stickers. No one asked her to, she just did it. Then last night she cut out a bunny head off of flyer and then taped it to a body and made it some legs and feet. When I was lying in bed, she brought me a bear she had made and said she was making one for her daddy too. She really loves scissors and cutting things up. She is getting pretty good at it too. Luckily, she hasn't cut anything she isn't supposed to yet. She also likes to color a lot, but if there are stickers near, she will forget about the coloring and decorate the pages with some stickers saving the coloring for later.

We dyed some eggs yesterday. This egg says, "Summer rocks." She had fun with it although she was not too excited about have a few yellow fingernails afterwards. We only had 3 colors, so she mixed the colors to make purple, green and orange eggs. Then she put a few stickers on them, but not as many as I expected. She used them for something else though.

Her first t-ball game was Thursday night. It was pretty fun. Willow and her looked great in their uniforms, or as Willow calls them, costumes. I was amazed she kept her glove on the whole time she was on the field. She didn't get down and play in the dirt like a lot of the other kids, but she did kick it a little. The second time she was on the field, she was playing third base. Well, I say playing, but I mean talking to the person on third. It was funny because if the ball had been hit to her, she probably wouldn't have noticed for all the talking she was doing. When it was time to bat, she was NOT excited to wear the batting helmet. She said it was hurting her cheeks, and I must admit we should've practiced with it some beforehand. She hadn't even seen one until the game, and then she almost didn't want to bat. Oops. I had a slight sore throat afterwards for all the cheering I did. Love it!!! Can't wait to see the Hot Rods in action again.


Susie said...

I agree with spending time with your kids. I am glad to see that you are lucky to stay home with Summer. I have to be proud of my daughter she spends time with Ellie and reads to her every night. The dress is cute. I can't wait for Ellie start playing sports. I think her mom is going to put her in soccer when she is 3.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Time IS the most valuable thing we can give our families. That said, I am off to eat breakfast with mine!

Summer said...

Summer is just so precious! I love her Easter Dress and headband....she looks so beautiful! I totally agree about spending quality time with your children! It is soooo important to do so!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Easter....

Summer :0)

marijeighn said...

Hi Summer and Family Thank you so much for all the pictures they are just beautiful. Time is certainly one of the most important things we can give to our children, as a grandma now I realize that and try to spend as much time with my grands as I can. Please know that we are thinking about you and keeping you close in prayer always Hugs and Blessings Debbie and MJ/Angel_Wings