Or is this really my children's life?
My parents love on these children like no other....they pray for them, lift them up, encourage them and teach them to encourage one another. They also assist us in training them up in the right way, discipline when necessary, and offer advice and wisdom.
Is that what this post is about? NO!This post is about the amazing things my parents find for our children! Now, before you go touting that the above pictured toy is a waste of money.....let me tell you, that in my fathers resourceful friendships, he, as he always does, found this "toy" in a friends garage. That find turned into a conversation, and POOOF....before you know it the guy has just given this "toy" to my dad!
This happens to my father all.of.the.time. He acquires amazing old antiques, unique furniture, salvage pieces, "toys," construction supplies, and so on.... In my humble opinion, because he has always found it in his heart to give freely to those around him. Now...am I calling this "toy" a blessing from God? Well...maybe I wouldn't go that far! But I would say that my father and his relationships are blessed by God! So here you have it!
Oh...well I guess this little ol' non motorized version was okay for Miss Sylvi! Typical easy going third born that she is....she'll just make due with whatever is left. Gotta love that girl! Blonde haired, blue eyes, sock hating little pixie of ours!
And heaven.forbid we would forget the newly One year old! She is a feisty little stinker and would not stand to be left out of this fun! She hopped right on, and soon after was making not.so.happy noises at her brother for attempting to "help her."
This little piece of fun just added to the amazing day we had today of :
Eating Sunday Pancakes
Eating Sunday Lunch
Feeding Chickens and Picking Eggs
Sipping Mojito's on the back patio at "the farm"
Conversing while children ran the acreage
Going for a run
What a wonderfully blessed day we had! Blessed to have family...generous family who have set forth an expectation of passing along the blessings!
PS) It is an electric whatever, and never did charge up for more than a minute...so the entire day they (read: Finn) pushed it around while sitting on it! Easy to please little buggers!
Written by Alicia Overby - Founder & President of Baby Elephant Ears
Alicia is wife, mother, and creator of Baby Elephant Ears. Baby Elephant Ears was created out of parental concern, not financial desire. In 2005, when their second child was an infant, he cried all the time and just couldn't seem to get comfortable.
After seeking advice and suggestion from the medical community and alternative medicine, they eventually ended up in the chiropractors office where their baby was successfully treated for a subluxation, discomfort most likely the result of the strain during labor, which was now being exacerbated by the normal lack of infant neck strength. Only proper neck, head, and back alignment would offer him relief. When they couldn't find a product to give their baby the necessary support, Alicia took matters into her own hands and crafted her own infant support pillow. The first Baby Elephant Ears was born!
For more information, visit www.babyelephantears.com.