Saturday, November 08, 2008

b-ster park time

i love my alone time each week with each of the girls...
and i love it more when i can shoot lots of pics and remember all the little moments later!

so...b-ster and me had alone time after voting on tuesday morn
(ok, sofie was with us, but sleeping in the stroller...and we totally did all the things b-ster wanted to do)
her pick...the park, of course!

we started with a stroll on the trails...
i love this rusty bridge

priceless...

...and a walnut for a pig nose 
(which i find super funny bc i always thought they looked like owls, but b saw a pig nose)

and it totally wouldn't be my b-ster without silliness and goofy faces...

add a little bit of therapy while we're at it (OT...in case you wondered)

then grab a quick "mom, take my pic in here...it's my favorite place"

then climb, climb, climb

and slide down the super duper slide

hugs for momma and b-ster with the "most amazing leaf" she'd ever seen

...and ends with smiles and a little cooky-ness!!
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National Adoption Awareness Month

There are many types of adoption available for kiddos in need of a home.  Here are a few with links to explain and help you with resources...

not ready to adopt...you can still help a kid in need!

not only do we have an adoptive family, but we also foster high school kiddos too.  for me, i don't really enjoy the younger ages...that's why i do high school ministry.  that may not be the way you are, but there is a huge demand for foster parents.  

i can tell you from my personal experience that our family is a better family for welcoming over 11 foster kids into our home, lives, and family.  

so, pray about what you can do to help out a teen in need...donate your time in big brothers and big sisters; become a foster parent; donate teen friendly clothing to your local child welfare agency; become a guardian et litem.  pray for them...

and remember:

21 comments:

HiHoOhio said...

Congrats SITSta!!!
Great Fall Photos!

HiHoOhio said...

Congrats SITSta!!!
Great Fall Photos!

Noah's Mommy said...

Congrats on winning the makeover....Can't wait to see the new look.....

Lori said...

great pictures! love the new layout!!

Karol said...

I love those pictures!! Looks like you guys had a great day!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Congratulations on the bloggy makeover! It looks terrific!!

Your pictures are gorgeous - enjoy your lovely family!!

Firefly said...

Congrats on the makeover :) Great blog and adorable family :)

Crystal said...

COngrats on winning the makeover! Thats awesome! & these pictures are awesome, you took some great pictures!

avtcoach said...

I have always thought those alone dates with each child were so valuable. What a gift for her!

Jen said...

those are beautiful pictures!

Candy said...

soooooooooooo PRECIOUS!!!

Meredith said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a fun day!

Susan said...

She is so cute and I can tell from the pictures that she has a fun, spunky personality.
I love that you do alone time with your girls. I hope I can do that when my kids are a little older.

Carrie said...

Yaaaay Congratulations on winning a makeover! How cool is that??

The one of her with her hands folded is so beautiful! I could cry!

Paige said...

outstanding pics, you have a great eye.

I think the "you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent" is a really effective campaign

WheresMyAngels said...

I'm loving her cute little outfit in those photo's. She is beautiful.

What a great message you added at the end also!

Mamarazzi said...

so cute!! i am super excited for you that you won the makeover over at SITS! way cool!

i just got my blog made over and i am giving a make over away...send your friends!!

Michelle said...

what a beautiful day in the park!

Meaghan said...

you forgot to mention that she is, of course, wearing ALL horses!

Lindsay said...

I have SO come to appreciate alone time with my kids - they appreciate to no end, as well. Great pics for the memories...your daughter (and you of course) are adorable. LOVE the socks.

Abby said...

She is simply adorable. Glad you enjoyed your day out with your sweet girl!