Saturday, July 21, 2018

Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are

I needed an extra holder for some cupcakes I was making so I asked my mom if she had something I could use. I specifically asked her for a Tupperware pie carrier I remember her using when we were growing up. She used it for several different storage purposes, I'm sure, but I mainly remember her putting a pie plate in it, so it's a pie carrier to me.

I was surprised when I got it from her because it was a lot smaller than I'd remembered. I even wondered if she had two different sizes of this and gave me the smaller one instead of the larger one. Then I realized that no, this is the only one she had, I just remembered it being bigger than it actually was. I was thinking of it with my child-mind memory instead of my adult-mind memory. Kind of like the saying on rear view mirrors, "objects may appear closer than they are." I need to keep this in mind that when remember things from childhood, they might often seem much bigger and grander sometimes than as an adult.

Another example of this is an anniversary party I went to for a dear friend that I used to teach Sunday school with when I was in high school. The party was held at the church I grew up in and where we taught Sunday school. I hadn't been to that church for quite a few years and wanted to walk around and see how it had changed. It really hadn't changed much at all, but I was so surprised when walking down the hallway because everything seemed so small to me and not big like I remembered it. I was thinking of it with my child-mind memory instead of my adult-mind memory.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Bowling For Molly

A few weeks ago we went to a birthday party that was at a bowling alley. We hadn't ever taken the girls bowling and they didn't really know what it is. We explained to them what bowling was and Ross decided to show them how to bowl using Molly. You can watch Ross bowl for Molly was quite funny!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cow Appreciation Night!

Yesterday was Chick-Fil-A's Cow Appreciate Day and we had a great time participating! If you dressed up as a cow and went to Chick-Fil-A yesterday, you would get a free entree of your choice. The girls each got a free kid's meal and Ross and I each got a free 12-piece nuggets box. I also have their Cow Calendar for the year so I got a free bottled water for my July offer. We did buy some waffle fries to go with our chicken, figuring we could afford to spend $2.69 since we got the other $24 worth of food for free!

It was a lot of fun and so easy to pull together our outfits. I found the masks and "eat more chicken" signs online, printed them, and Lucy helped me cut them out and get them ready to wear. I found the cow bandanas at Hobby Lobby for $.99 each, and the shirt I have on (which kind of looks like a cow pattern) is from my closet!

We decided to go to the Chick-Fil-A at the mall instead of the two other locations in Springfield and I am very glad we did. Lucy is scared of the cow mascot that is sometimes at CFA with events like this, and I figured it wouldn't be at the mall so that's why we went there. It was not busy at all and there were lots of places to sit since it was the mall food court. We did feel a little silly walking in the mall with these outfits on, but it was a great time and I look forward to participating again next year!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Molly's Suckers

Molly has always loved dum-dum suckers and loves going to the bank because she knows she will get one there. I recently bought a package of the suckers to have at home and gave her a sucker when we got home from the store. I left the opened package on the counter and didn't realize until later that she had helped herself to a few more. I found these fully eaten suckers on the piano bench later that afternoon and just laughed. Molly is such a fun little girl. :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Summer Fun

We've had a fun summer so far. We've had really hot weather so have spent time at our pool, Gumma and Poppy's pool, White Water, and splash time at an area pool. We go to the gym every MWF morning for my class, and then try to play after that and always do something fun on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have been to the aquarium with friends, the art museum, story time at the library, Petsmart to look at all the animals, and lots of fun just playing at home. The girls have also enjoyed eating popsicles. Summertime is the absolute best to me and I look forward to more fun as it continues.