Sunday, April 27, 2014

Call Me Anytime


I am always thinking of you girls. I miss you so much! I know I call you you, but don't ever be afraid to call me. If I don't answer, leave a message. I will call you back as soon as I can.

I love how you called me to tell me your tooth fell out the other morning. :)

Here are some things you can tell/talk to me about:
- School
- How you are feeling
- Latest movie you just saw
- Any fun activities
- Family get-togethers
- Feelings
- New toy(s) that you just bought
- Church events
- Any help with homework
- Read your school books to me
- Cute boys ;)
- Sleep overs...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Big Tulips


Are these not the BIGGEST tulips you've ever seen?!

Love you!

Trimming A Tree


Grandpa asked me to trim some of the tree in the back to put in the garbage can. This is what it looked like before I started.

One branch off...

Almost there...

I had to have grandpa come out and cut while I held the branch so it wouldn't fall, smack and dent the fence.

Olive and Kazoo came out to watch. But it was such a nice sunny day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Be Happy


Ady, mom said you are not having any luck with making friends at school.

The first rule with having friends or even a boyfriend ;))) (in the future I mean) is that you need to first love yourself. When you are happy, your face and actions show it. So you smile more and you are friendly.

If you ever need to talk to me, you can call anytime of the day or night. Even if I am at work, have mom call my work phone number and I will always put what I'm doing at work on hold to talk to you if you really need to talk. Okay? I'm always here for you... Always!

Second, I want you to tell yourself one thing good about yourself in the morning ("I am beautiful. I like my smile. I love to laugh. I love jokes...) and one good thing you did that day when going to bed.

In my life I have found out that if you want something bad enough, you need to go out there and get it. Whatever you want is not going to come to you. Sure, you can wait, but what you want may never ever come along or happen... and while you are sitting there waiting, you are going to miss out on so much fun things in life if you wait. So make a goal and aim for it.

Ady, you and I are very a like. When I was little, I was shy too. I would hide behind Grandma Sheila or Grandpa Paul when someone older then me would talk to me. But as I grew older, I saw that yeah, you are going to make mistakes and maybe get embarrassed a little... But you will learn more from life's little lesson than anything in a book or on TV.

Ady, you are always going to be my little girl, but I want you to be a brave girl. Remember what you and I talked about? Start with baby steps by saying "Hello". If they don't reply, then you can move on. But if someone says "Hi" back, then you can talk to them. Ask them what they like to do for fun? What is their favorite color? What is their favorite food?

I will admit something. I am 33 years old, and at work, if we are 5 feet away from a customer, we are asked to greet the customer. I'm usually nervous when I do this. This usually happens when I am walking down the aisle to do who-knows-what... But you know what, I do it. Not because I'm asked to, but because I am shy and want to feel brave. A simple "Hi" or "How's it going?" does the trick. And you know what I've discovered...? A LOT of those customers are not paying attention and have a blank stare on their face. When I greet them, they look up and say Hi right back... But they have a big smile on their face. It's amazing how a simple greeting can make someone's day.

I love you girls very much!

PS- I am so proud of both of you for getting 100% on your spelling test last week. :)