Sunday, April 6, 2008

Extraordinary Sunday...

Well, well, well.... so happy last week is done, and I'm on to a new week! I know it's the time of year that things just speed up a little, but I wasn't ready! ;) Nothing too significant, just busy.

My kids have been saving money instead of spending, which I've been very proud of them doing. Well, (fairly) recently, they had seen a sign at a store advertising WEBKINZ: 2 for 1. And did that excite them to no end! We were not able to stop the day they saw it, and they have not let me "forget" about it ever since.... that was one month ago.

Today, after church, Bailey asked if we could go. I really didn't have a reason not to, so after lunch, we headed on over to check it out. My fear was that they would be disappointed because the 2 for 1 sale would be over. However, mama wiped her brow and gave a silent yeehaw! when they noted the sign was out in front of the store. And I was ever so proud of them when they decided to work together, save some of their money, and each buy one , only costing them half of one (which was higher than most places- but oh well). Not only did they not spend as much, but they are saving money and not adding to the overgrown "stuffed-animal pool".

Sooooo, here is what they have been doing this afternoon...

A WEBKINZ EXTRAVAGANZA PLAYGROUND! Complete with monkey bars, swing set, slide, trampolines, and rock climbing (plastic boxes in background seen in video). What little Webkinz wouldn't want this fantastic little Tinker Toy playground? ;) That's what I love on a Sunday afternoon- no tv, no video games. Just plain, good old-fashioned fun- together. They insisted that I take a video, so I did. (though I am having troubles getting it loaded- sorry!)

Which brings me to this... my friend Tara over at Days Missed on a Hammock has invited me to play the Six Word Memoir that represent your life's motto.... The rules are:

1. Write your own six word Memoir.

2. Post it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who tagged you.

4. Tag 5 more blogs with links (leave a comment on their blog with an invitation to play).

Whew! This took a little thought, but here is what I have come up with:

See the extraordinary in life's ordinary.

This one comes next:

Please, Mom, just one more time!

So after I kinda rolled my eyes at the request of my presence in the loft to "see" what my kids had been doing, I had to stop in the moment, smile, giggle, and see that the moment was extraordinary in what would have been life's ordinary moment. ;)

Here are some others, not one's that I had come up with, but one's that I have collected and have found humor in or just find worthy and true... ;)

I think, therefore I am late

What does this button do? Oh.

Can't sleep, clowns will eat me.

Don't procrastinate now - do it later.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

For God so loved the world...

Live like there's Heaven on earth.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -Albert Einstein

I now will invite: Elizabeth (you have nothing better to do since you can't walk!-lol), My Crazy Life, Gingerbread, My Crafty Little Page, and Counting Your Blessings... tell the world your 6 word meme!


My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Shannon - What great giant tinker toys you have.
Lucky kids and that is such a cute playground idea.
1. Your kids are right about the clowns. Some of them are so creepy I'm sure they would eat them.
2. I just found out what a "meme" is last week so
3. Maybe I can think of something...and
4. My dumb purchase was some invitations and wedding placecards in really dirty packaging (like your trim). I was going to use them in the vintage party swap and the second I hit "confirm" I knew of couse I wouldn't use them!

Tara said...


What a riot! I love that one! If you've heard it once you have heard it 1,000 times! Good for your kids for spending the time to use their know how I feel about unplugged!
Hee-hee! They did a great job!


Gina said...

I love your motto Shannon!!
Your kids line are classics too! :O)
That quote from Albert Einstein is brilliant. Thanks for the tag, I will be doing this soon..just have a few others {6!} to do so will be posting one a week for a while! :O) Gxxx

Counting Your Blessings said...

Thank you so much for including me! I haven't forgotten. I'm just really lazy =) I promise, I'll get right on it for Monday! Blessings... Polly (p.s. What is it about those Webkinz that the kids love so much?! I'm telling you, my kids go nuts for them too)

My Crafty Little Page said...

Shannon - did you get an email from me? Nancy