Monday, October 12, 2015

Cardboard arcade

After the soccer game on Saturday, we went out for a cold treat. It was 95 degrees and that made the 1 p.m. game at a park with no shade (sounds like a sad park, yes?) a jolly good time, Nope! The Vikings tied! They played a great game.
We got home and had thirty minutes before we left to head to the school for Mission's Annual Global Day of Play. We participated in 2013, but we missed it last year. This year we were back with a disc golf game! Learn more about Caine's arcade here.

The "claw" and pool games were very popular!
We had a good time--although we were really ready to enjoy some air conditioning. We got home and watched Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls. We all really enjoyed it!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Furbee Fun

I don't remember how Casey heard about the Furbee toy, but for about two weeks, it is all we have heard about.  They were delivered last night and the boys love them. Casey had to do a lot of extra chores to earn the money to buy his new friend. Erik had money saved, so he decided to purchase one as well. 

When Casey wants something, he draws a ton of pictures of it! 
Yep, there's an App for that. 
They dance to music and say funny phrases. They are funny little toys. I like these funny little guys. Kind of glad we have them.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

It is BOO time!

Start spreading some Halloween magic in your neighborhood! Buy some Halloween treats and place them on your neighbors doorsteps! Shh...don't tell them it was you!

Check out this Boo post from 2011. They were so small. Sigh.
What is Boo-ing?   

It's a Halloween take on "Secret Santa": All you do is secretly leavie small gift bags or BOO baskets, a BOO poem, BOO instructions and a BOO sign at a neighbor's door.
In turn, the neighbor is asked to BOO two others, leading to a chain reaction--and Halloween fun.

To start a BOO, use this free printable BOO kit. It is a one-page poem/instructions sheet, and three different BOO signs to make it easy to start a BOO in your neighborhood.

Print a few copies of the BOO poem and your favorite BOO sign. Add them to a small gift basket, then deliver the BOOs secretly to a friend's doorstep--and watch the BOO signs multiply.
Ready? Set? BOO! Spread some fun today!

No matter what, you will always belong here

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I don't even know what to say right now

"If I share something difficult with you, I'd rather you say, I don't even know what to say right now, but I'm so glad you told me. Because the truth is, rarely can a response make something better, what can make something better, is connection." Brene Brown

Watch this video.

The Power of Empathy

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

You gotta have friends

Dr. Jen flew into California yesterday. She is here for a work project and we are grateful to her employer for her flight from Maryland. Her California ladies jumped into their cars after work and met her in Vacaville for dinner. 
We spent a few precious hours catching up. It was so good to hear about what's been happening in everyone's lives. 
We miss you, Jen. We miss you all the time.