This is such a cute outfit from Camp Nan and Pap that Riley still loves to dress up and wear as he pretends to go on "Bear Hunts" around the house. Thanks Nan and Pap for the hours of fun these props have provided for our little explorer!
Here's a picture of my 2 little monkeys with some masks that they found in Mommy's old school stuff!
Last Friday, we randomly went to the York County Natural Gas Customer Appreciation event in Rock Hill. The e-mail mentioned there would be trucks. So Riley and Maggie wore their "trucker" shirts from last year's Come See Me Truck Event. I was hoping for at least a few big rigs, but all they had for the kids to see was 1 van and a couple of cars! So that was a bummer, but at least Mommy got free barbecue and the kids got to eat their picnic lunch I had packed along with a few free snacks from the event as well. And we met several nice people along the way! So it wasn't a total waste!
Speaking of nice people, this month's character focus that I'm working with the kids on is kindness, (specifically using kind words and actions towards others.) Two weeks ago, we wrote our mail lady a thank you note and Riley wanted to give her some candy in the envelope. So here he is with the candy in his hand and a smile on his face! The following week, we packed a goody bag for our trash collector. Riley got a little freaked out by the noise of his truck as it went to grab our trash can, but I was eventually able to get him to get close enough to hand the nice man the Ziplock bag of snacks and candy. Our neighborhood has been participating in the "You've Been Boo-ed" treat bag tradition. So we got "boo-ed" with a basket full of treats on Sunday and were able to in turn "boo" two other families. I loved watching Riley "sneak" up on the houses using his tip-toes! He wasn't exactly quiet as he crunched on every leaf possible and laughed out loud, but it was cute!
We're going to try and visit a nursing home in the next week or so to continue our Random Acts of Kindness. It's been an important reminder to me as well that no matter who you meet or see, there's always time to be kind!
Well, the kiddos are waking from their usual nap from 1:30-3:30, so I better put a halt to my blogging for now and actually go participate in real life. We'll make some more memories though and be back soon, don't worry!