Day 13 - The boys called someone special before bed and talked with them and told them good night. We don't do this as often as we should so, it meant a lot to both ends of the phone.
Day 14 - Vann baked some cookies and we delivered them to a friend who just had surgery.
Day 15 - We had our family Christmas with Chris's Dad and siblings on Sunday. The boys didn't do just one kind thing, they had a day full of being kind, polite, engaging and appreciative all day. It was one of those days when you look back and think, wow I've got some great lil' kiddos :)
Day 16 - Vann made me a heart balloon just because :)
Day 17 - We headed to Jewel with good intentions of donating two of our coats (they used to have a big box where you could donate them), but the box wasn't there anymore :( So, that little plan didn't work out, but the boys had also each brought a few quarters along to put on top of the toy and candy machines they have as you're leaving the store. That way some little kid or adult could have a special treat for free :)
What I'm trying to teach the boys is that the kindness doesn't always have to be big. Sometimes it's the small things that mean the most. Reaching out and making someone smile is what it's all about. And I think they're getting the message :)
|Vann got a balloon kit from Aunt Casey. Here he is making a blue heart. You can see a bit of the pink one he made me. And the red and blue creature is an octopus. He's a little balloonist!|