This represents last Friday for us. I am always home on Fridays with the kids, but last week was a bonus day for us! One of the neighboring school districts did not have school which meant I struck gold in terms of getting a little helper to come over for the day!
This precious 11-year old came over for 5 hours that day and was such a blessing to have around! They played for hours both inside and outside, watched TV, ate lunch, and did a little artwork. It was good to know my kids were having a good time while I got household stuff done!
You may remember that I have used her older (13 year old) sister as my baby-sitter on many occasions. In fact, she was my baby-sitter all last summer on the 2 days I worked! Some think that is a little young to be hanging out alone with young kids all day, but honestly, I can only hope to instill the same responsible nature in my daughter as she grows through the years!
A mother's helper, like her younger sister, is also a wonderful thing! I highly recommend you scope out your church or neighborhood for one! I know some people have them built in, but this is the next best thing! At that age, she is still a wonderful playmate while also able to be practicing her responsibility skills. And they go for real cheap! ;)
Anyway, here is a continuation of my water theme for the week!
He is making sure I understand that it is melting!
The team of snow engineers!
I see the family resemblance, don't you?! I was short on supplies, so the scarf, summer hat, and grapes for eyes had to do!
Attempting to salvage just a little more!
Now that girl has style!
And your in luck! In order to finish out my remaining water stories, you will either get a second post later today or one on Saturday!
I know you can hardly wait!