Thursday, March 26, 2009

Little Hands...BIG Hearts

I couldn't be more proud of Taylor, Bryn, and Ashley. This morning they decided they wanted to do a Lemonade Stand. Perfect spring time idea! I said go for it. They made posters, calculated prices, and even made up a song to sing to attract customers! " Lemonade (clap, clap, clap) Crunchy ice (clap, clap, clap) We'll pour it once (clap, clap, clap) We'll pour it twice (clap, clap, clap) The third cup is free, free, free...then you'll have to pee, pee, pee." Catchy right?? (Oh brother) anyway...I asked them what they were saving money for. They unanimously decided that they wanted to raise money for charity. Of course, my heart swelled. When I asked them what kind of charity, they said they wanted to help sick kids. So Vanderbilt Children's Hospital won the vote. They were outside from around 1:00 to 6:00 in the evening and made a whopping $39!! It might as well been a fortune...they were so excited. I found the address to mail donations to and each of the girls wrote a little letter explaining why they wanted to do this. They expressed how they wanted to raise money for sick children so that they could get better and be able to spend more time with their families. Yes, I cried... They had so much fun doing this and I am so so so proud of them! Way to go girls!


sandals said...

I love these girls! I hope you don't mind if I steal the pictures and the story and put it on my blog. Thanks for saying yes to their big ideas! You rock!

Sara said...

That is awesome you are such a great mom...I really look to you for inspiration when i am stuck with difficult situation as a parent.