Monday, July 30, 2012

Homemade Slushies!!

It's hot as the blue blazes out, so the girls and I found a fun and cool treat to make on Pinterest, of course!

Thanks to my mom and dad for the blender (which is AWESOME), we were able to make these slushies in a snap! They are SO good and so much cheaper than even making a Sonic run for basically the same thing. Plus, you can make any flavor you like - tonight, we did Tropical Punch, as suggested by Maddie!

Here's what you need:

1 Kool-aid Packet
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Club Soda
2 1/2 Cups Ice

In your blender, add kool-aid, sugar, ice and 1 cup of club soda. Blend well or until sugar is dissolved. Pour in the other 1 cup of club soda and give a quick blend until you get a slush consistency. Pour into individual cups and place in freezer for 20-30 minutes. Then grab a straw and enjoy!

This is a fun thing to let the kids help with, too! My girls loved getting to dump everything in and watch the blender do its thing!

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Middle Child

I've always known that Maddie, our middle child, was a good helper. She's always willing to go get things, put things away, help clean up, etc. But tonight, God showed me something special about her.

We were all sitting on the couch talking and watching TV and Maddie remembered that I had bought grapes the last time we went to the store. She said, "momma, do we still have those grapes?" I said yes and told her that if she wanted some they would need to be washed first. She hopped right up off the couch and went in and started washing. I thought she would come back with a bowl for herself, but what she did showed me something very special about her. She did wash the grapes, but instead of thinking of herself first, she came in with a small bowl for each of us. She passed them out and then went back to get her own. It was like God spoke to me right there and said, "Chrissy, she is a servant and a worker!"

She's more than just a helpful little girl. She has a God-given servant's heart. She loves to do things for other people. It's not all about her first, which typically isn't a common trait among small children. Well, really, it's not a common trait among most adults, if we are being completely honest.

I prayed in that moment that God would help me to foster that heart for service and that God would show Mike and I how to raise her to serve him and serve others. So thankful how God can use something so small to teach us something about our children.

Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Friday, July 6, 2012

I'm Random and I know it

I think it's high time for a random post, don't you? Here goes....

1. Having 4th of July in the middle of the week has totally thrown me off. All day Wednesday felt like Saturday. I've been confused all week. Doesn't take much, folks.

2. Macie left for church camp yesterday. How is she old enough for that already. It's weird that she is 9, but that I am still 27.

3. I made a menu for the next 2 weeks today. Going to Walmart 4 times a week is insane. My wallet is feeling the pain of that nonsense.

4. On that note, why is it that you can go into Walmart for 3 things and walk out spending $50 minimum? I'm breaking up with Walmart and going to start dating Aldi again.

5. I worked out yesterday and I'm pretty sure my legs would feel better if someone just lobbed them off.

6. I fear our electric bill this month.

7. When we moved to Arkansas, no one told us that we were moving to the surface of the sun.

8. I'm excited to see family this month. We always look forward to that!

9. My nephew turns 16 in 14 days - trying to wrap my head around that one. I used to babysit him all the time and now he's going to be driving. That is so weird to me!

That is all. I can't think of any more random thoughts at this moment. Have a fantastic weekend, friends!