Monday, June 18, 2012

We love our Daddy

I am beyond thankful for Kevin's fathering skills. Seriously, when I married him I knew he was an amazing man, but you really don't have a complete picture of your spouse's parenting until you're in the midst of it. And well...I don't want to boast....just compliment and express gratitude....babe, I believe you are the best. You have stepped up to the extremely tall task with humility and a constant willingness to do everything that it takes to care for these precious children God has entrusted us with. 

I want to share these cute Q and A's that our children's minister, Molly, prepared for us.
(Kallie = pink, Klaire = purple, Liam = green, Landon = blue)

All about my Dad

What is your dad's name?
Thomas the train
Kevin Thomas Staples

How old is your dad?
3 1/2

What does your dad like to watch?
all sports except soccer and volleyball

What is your dad's favorite food?
crab legs

What is your dad's job?
doing dishes
making helicopters
making helicopters shows for GES

He's smart because...
he is a big grown up
because he loves us
because he did math at school
because he went through college, got a driver's license, has a wallet, and is way ahead of me b/c he isn't even in school any more

My dad works hard at...
his office
his work
his job and protecting us

My dad always tell me...
a secret
to play
to eat my food
that bug bites build character

I'm happy when my dad...
does backflips
does clown shows
lets us play the Wii
spends time with me

I love my dad because...
he is really Thomas the train
he loves me
he takes care of me
he loves me and I love him

(Liam is aiming at Kevin:)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pink Hearts

We cut off eight inches of our gorgeous silky hair! I normally wouldn't have been willing to cut off this much hair from their sweet little heads, but Miss Piper motivated me. She made me think more about the receiving end. I usually would have said (and almost did say!), 'Nope! Sorry, I would give 3 or 4, but not 8. I am just not comfortable with that.' But thinking about the little things that were done for Piper during her illness and how much a small gift meant to their family made me take a deep breath and say 'Okay this is just hair, we can do this.' And all of the hair that Pink Hearts receives goes straight to kids wigs! What a huge difference a wig can make for a little girls self esteem.....anyone's actually. So thank you Piper for showing me that I can take bigger steps:) 

We are so happy that we did this. The salon was filled with little girls of all ages giving a minimum of eight inches of hair and they were all supporting each other. It was such a neat event. 

The girls received a free pedicure and manicure from the Pink Heart Fund which they loved!