Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up and More Snow

... and let there be snow.

More snow.  Another school day off.  I think at this point, we're going to be going to school until July.

But, the girls don't mind at all.  They love bundling up.

They love making the world's lamest 12 inch high snowmen that are more like mounds of snow with a carrot stuck in it somewhere.

As far as the snow - slash - extreme cold goes, I think all of us grown-ups are so over it.

But hey, it's winter. What'dya gonna do.

All I know is that I love this -

'Nuff said. 

As far as our "Weekend Wrap Up" goes... it would read more like a laundry list of a million things all crammed into 48 hours like some type of ancient Chinese suburban water torture.  Girl Scout cookie selling, birthday parties, visits to Pennsylvania, church, swimming... blah blah blah.  

And one thing that was really lovely.  Making Valentines Day cards in honor of one of the Sandy Hook School shooting victims, Emilie Parker.  She was only 6 when she was shot and killed last year.  She loved making cards.

So, that is what the local non-profit 'Angels of God' did - They organized a big card-making event in Emilie's honor.  It was a great turnout. 

Cards will be distributed to nursing home residents, Meals on Wheels recipients and the troops in goodie boxes.  

Speaking of volunteer and charity work and acts of kindness specifically for young children...
I have started a facebook page called Charitable Children and I'd love it if you would check it out and give it a little follow!  

The page is intended to be a resource hub for parents who want ideas, websites, inspiration, and opportunities to get their children more active in charity projects.  I try to post about twice a day. Some events are local to Southern NJ but much of what I post can be done anywhere... or at least get you inspired to start a project of your own in your neck of the woods!

You can follow Charitable Children on Facebook HERE.

Hope to "see" you there... and in the meantime

Happy Snow Day!


kario said...

Happy Snow Day, indeed! Heading to Facebook to follow the Charitable Kids site - I can't wait for some great ideas. I organized a group from our girls' school last week to help out at a homeless shelter for women and children and it was so great for everyone. Looking forward to doing more.

Elizabeth said...

Where are you? I miss you and hope that all is well. Sending love and fingers crossed that we'll hear from you soon!

Anonymous said...

Second that. I too live in Jersey and am over the top and have had it with the snow!!!

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