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Our spring has been so busy with something going on every weekend. Our walk was last week and once again it was great having our family and one of my share friends walk with us! My husband and I helped out the day before walk and we really enjoyed doing so. I folded many shirts and really did not look forward to laundry day this past week to fold more clothes. ;p
Colin this week got his donation for his last state. He has officially popped across the U.S.A. for Team Popcorn! We are so proud of him and he is so excited. He had to take his map in on Friday to school to share it with his teacher. We are so thankful to so many strangers who stepped up and helped Colin out. We got generous donations from so many people we don't know. and I would like to thank a few of my share friends who also helped him out and gave him donation! The notes that he recieved in the mail with his donations and on his website are so encouraging and loving. I plan on making him a scrapbook with the notes and his map. This fundraiser Colin did it proves that there really is still a lot of good in this world and kind, caring people. and I love that Colin is able to see how giving people can be. My boy ended up raising over $2000 for Team Popcorn. He is our top fundraiser for the team. A cute story we had someone who gave a very very generous amount to him from Nebraska. It turns out it was someone my brother met in a hotel when visiting there a year ago. They chatted one night at the bar and then exchange info to be friends on facebook. My brother has not seen him since. He reached out to this person for making a donation and this guy made quite the donation. We laugh that only my brother could meet someone in a hotel and a year later get him to make a substantial donation to his nephew. A good story for C to tell in life. =)
Our walk was the day before Mother's day and I loved being able to celebrate my little butterfly during Mother's day weekend. It made Mother's day not seem as bad this year. and then my boys made me a butterfly mobile as my gift. Let me tell you the shock I am still in over this really cool gift. I will need to find the pic and share it.
We decided to have Colin's birthday party in May this year to see if it helps take the "edge" off for me since June is not my good month. So his party is tomorrow. He is having a party at the school of Rock this year instead of our house. It should be fun.
Colin has a train table that we gave him for his 3rd birthday. We were planning on setting it up for him the day after his birthday but instead I ended up in Labor and Delivery. It wasn't till a week later that we got it set up. I still remember in detail sitting in the chair in his room while they set it up and seeing a turtle outside in the yard from his window. and I knew that seeing that turtle meant that Scott was going to be okay because it had to be a sign since we do not live near any water sources or woods. So why else would a turtle be in our yard...Yeah that's basically were my mental state was 3 years ago...I was looking for anything, any sign, any confirmation that would say Scott was going to be okay. Deep down I knew he wasn't but mentally I could not except it. I kinda always hated that train table ever since. It's just a reminder of what was suppose to be but what ended up not being. Well C has grown out of the table hasn't really played with it much and it has been covered in legos for the pas few months. I suggested to Mike that we give away the table and get him a lego table and a table for him to display his creations. We proposed the idea to Colin and he was in agreement. When I was in his room the other day organizing thinks and cleaning and beginning to bag up train items I realized how relieved I was to be getting rid of this train table. It's like I"m getting rid of a reminder of how things should have been. I remember when we bought it thinking how perfect it would be for our 3 year old to sit and play at while I put Scott down for his nap, or fed him etc.
So with every room reorganization that takes place in our house that always means a trip to Ikea! So we went today and got him a table with bins. My husband is going to glue lego boards on top so he will have a lego building table. I like the bins because he can swipe the legos right into the bins under the table. We got him a road map rug that he can sit on and also play cars on. I also plan on getting him a beanbag chair. We also got him a table to put under his window that he can display all of his creations. We are also changing out the bathroom decor since it currently is rubber duckies. So a good shopping spree at Ikea and something for me to focus on as June approaches. I love a good organizing, redecorating project. A good way to keep distracted in June! Especially since our school system is going to school practically the whole month of June for Snow makeup days. Cuz we all know they will be doing tons of learning during those extra days...(insert sarcasm here) Which means Colin's last day of school is now the worst day of the year for me. So will see how I do getting him out the door that day.
Woo hoo!!!!! Way to go Colin!
I looked back at the pictures I took at the walk. Charlie is being her annoying toddler self and Colin kindly put up with it. Colin is such a sweet kid. Love that little boy.
Isn't it strange how inanimate objects take on meaning? I'm glad you are getting rid of the reminder.
I'm thinking of you as June approaches.
Wow. You have had some very busy days lately. I hope having C's birthday party yesterday helped to alleviate some of the anxiety and stress that the month of June brings. I will be thinking of you over the next few weeks and am here if you need me. Sending hugs.
Yay for a great walk and a great way to celebrate the lives that we remember.... A train table sounds fun! I'm sure he'll enjoy it! Bummer on having to make up so many days! You're in my thoughts as "that day" approaches.
That is awesome that Colin was able to raise so much money for March for Babies! Way to go! Hope he had a great birthday party and that having it early helps with your stress! We lost Sean one week before Christmas and that definitely has given me a struggle to enjoy it as I used to. Thinking of you! I love reorganization projects. I'm sure the new room set up turned out great!
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