Friday, November 20, 2009

So Proud

The girls have really taken to our Advent Conspiracy challenge. Earlier in the month we had discussed giving each of the girls a Christmas allowance so that they could buy their brother and sister each a gift. The girls were really excited about that idea and quickly decided that they were going to give each other each a headlamp they had been wanting for a while.

After the Advent Conspiracy talk, however, they decided that they really don't need the headlamps, and there's nothing James really needs, so they should pool their money and buy things for people who really need it.

So this is what they bought baby James. A dozen baby chicks to give to someone in a developing nation. They were so excited about this idea that they decided to give their saved allowance money in addition to their remaining gift money and pay for the care of an orphan child for a month. It was so cool to see them so pumped up about doing something good for others.


  1. That is so sweet! I love that they did that!

  2. What sweet kids you have. I'd be super proud too.

  3. What a fabulous idea!! I think Emily would really enjoy something like this too. We may copy you and duplicate your efforts. How fantastic!

  4. Thanks guys! Isn't it amazing how selfless kids can be? Valerie, I bet Emily would have fun with that. The girls were really into the idea that they, at four and five, were able to help take care of someone else. They seemed to feel kind of empowered.