If you have ever thought about registering and getting typed as a possible marrow donor, now is your chance!!! As a tie-in with Mothers' Day, the national marrow organization is offering free registration and a free typing kit for the first 10,000 registrants. It is normally $52, but if you go here and register (and meet the minimal health requirements) they will send you a home-typing kit in less than a week. If you get matched with someone, anyone, you will have the opportunity to SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE. What a WONDERFUL thing to be able to do this Mother's Day weekend. Nathan and I just registered and expect our kits sometime next week :o)
We have SOOOOO enjoyed the gorgeous weather we have been having here in NC. I have purposed to get the kids out each day for some excercise. Some days we have had to wait out a little rain, but we have managed to get out for some fun each day. We have walked around the neighborhood twice before dinner. We have gone out back with a blanket and some balls for relays and we have made it the park once or twice.
It has been sweaty, but fun and it has made for many, many, many baths this week :o) Tomorrow we are going strawberry picking and I am SURE there will be a few baths after that!! It will be funny to see if any of the kids get any berries actually IN baskets before they eat them all :o)
It has been so nice to get out and just watch them play together. Annagail is coming along and growing like a weed. She is now fully walking and the kids think she is a "real" child now (as if she wasn't until she could walk!, Hahahahaha) The problem with this new realizatin of their's is that I keep finding them playing with her as if she is as big (and sturdy) as they are. She LOVES it and, after she gets over the fear you see on her face pictured above, she giggles and goes right along with it. She and Ella are quite the pair. Ella wants her to run and climb with her :( , so I can't leave the two of them together for even a minute or Ella will have her...oh...ON THE PIANO!!!! That is a picture I didn't get, because I was too busy having a HEART ATTACK!!!
So get outside this weekend and enjoy the nice weather that we will all (hopefully) have! To all the Mamas:
HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!!!
I hope that you have a great day on Sunday, but I hope more that you know each and everyday how blessed you are and how much you are loved and appreciated.
GOD BLESS YOU!!!!