Today, Because of You…

filed under: Miscellaneous on September 11, 2009

I opened my door today.

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And found this.

Its from Kara and Mike and Riley.

Friends from Kansas.  We see them once or twice a year.

I almost started crying when I opened the gift.

Because not only had our sweet friends considered a gift for us that they knew I would appreciate, they created something that my whole family could enjoy.

Could even learn from.

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Seven huge pages of magnificent creativity.

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(we received it on September 11th)

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It was page after page after page of inspiration, originality, resourcefulness, artfulness, and workmanship.

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My kids could not contain their excitement as they begged me to let them color. 

I knew I could get them to clean their room (the way I wanted it cleaned) or unload the dishwasher or even fold clothes if I offered the new life size learning coloring pages as a reward… but I couldn't.

See… I wanted to color on them too!

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I colored the flag.  Which Colton later informed me that I should not have done as it is his flag and he did not want red on it. 

Live and learn.

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This little bucket saw lots of action today.  

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Colton's mind almost couldn't comprehend all of the coloring opportunities he had… a robot and a firetruck and a frog?  All on the same page?  It was four year old bliss.

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Parker had fun stabbing big crayons with toothpicks.

To Kara…

…today I felt

special

grateful

surprised

blessed.

This moment in time

that you grabbed and dedicated

to me, to them… to our joy…

   

  

feels priceless.

Thank you.

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  • Janis says:

    What a fun, fun thing. Where did she get such a wonderful gift?
    Glad you had a great time with it! 🙂
    Janis

  • katie says:

    What amazing friends! Thanks! How beautiful! Thanks for stopping by from SITS! Awesome to find another Christian, too! Be blessed! 🙂

  • katie says:

    Also, in answer to your questions…as for another idea I had…I am having my juniors and seniors create their own blog from their weekly journals…we’ll see how it goes!

  • Lisa Roerdink says:

    I love chubby fingers on big crayons! Thanks for stopping by my blog. God bless!

  • Lisa says:

    Wow..what a fantastic surprise!! It looks like so much fun.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the advice on the probiotics..I don’t have any..but am going to get some.
    Lisa

  • Dana Moritz says:

    What a neat gift! So cool and thoughful 🙂 I loved your pictures too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love yours!!

  • Jenny says:

    What a great idea! I love coloring and Peter is just starting to like it. I like your crayon bucket.

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    What a sweet friend. How fun for you all.

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    What a sweet friend. How fun for you all.

  • bp says:

    These are great pictures! Hope you’ve had a nice weekend!

  • carma says:

    what a thoughtful gift – I love that the kids took to this good old fashioned fun!

  • Bethany says:

    What a blessing. It’s so much fun to see all the ideas in blogland.

  • tracie says:

    What a great idea…and fun for a long time to come. And, I still love to color too. Ssshhhh…lol.

  • ali says:

    That is a super fun excellent idea! I may have to make some things like those! We have a printer that can print 11×17 paper as well, hmmm, now my head is swimming with ideas!