Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mayerly's 10th Birthday

I wish I had something witty and inspiring to write today in honor of Mayerly's birthday.  Unfortunately, I've been fighting a chest cold for about 2 weeks now and I'm too wiped out to come up with anything.  So, I'll just be posting some pictures before I call it a night.
 Blowing out the candles
 She's cheezin' in this one with her imaginary knife and fork ready to eat all the cake herself...
 Bratz Leapster game from Grandma and Grandpa Verhulst
 Furry green body pillow, also from G'ma & G'pa Verhulst
 Incredibles Leapster game from Mom & Dad
 Doll clothes from Mom & Dad
Doll from Grandma Schoemig

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Starfish

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said,
“I made a difference for that one.”