Monday, April 27, 2009

Responsibility 101

Our little man has always been a big help around the house. He helps Justin on trash day collect the trash from around the house. He is the main recycling man in our home and he is good about helping set the table, help with dinner or clear the table when asked.
Lately he has had his eye on a Star Wars Lego kit. Justin and I decided it was time to implement the "chore chart" and give our little man a lesson in delayed gratification. We worked up a little chart that he fills out each week. Each chore in the grid has a money value. We added items like make your bed, bring up your dirty laundry, pick up toys to the tasks he already does around the house. At the bottom we made a place for him to earn an extra quarter each day for laying out his clothes for the next day and having a "NO WHINING" day.
I'm pretty proud of Jacker. He's all about his little chart. He's eager to help out each night and checks off his sheet with us each evening. He has his bank out on his night stand to house the money that he earns.
We are also including some money managing skills along with this little chore chart. If you haven't checked out, you should give it a gander. It has some great resources for teaching your child about saving, tithing and spending. It's hard to believe that my little guy is old enough to learn the ins and outs of responsibility. I love watching him be a little helper and take part in a little delayed gratification....a good lesson for all of us!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Ahhh...Easter Morning! I love it! The heart and soul of our salvation and heritage in Christ.
Luke 24:6 "He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' "
Hooray for our risen Savior! Hooray for today and the opportunity to celebrate with our family the blessing of our eternal salvation. May you enjoy all of your egg hunts, Easter baskets, yummy Easter foods and the fellowship of your families and may we all take the time to not only remember but to boldly discuss the death, burial and resurrection of our blessed Jesus Christ! Happy Easter my friends!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Can I just tell you that I feel like a slow learner in the facebook realm? I started an account last night at the request of some friends. I logged on tonight to check things out and I was WAY confused. Is it just like an ongoing little chat room? Some people that I'm now "friends" with have these cute little pages with all sorts of extras. I think I'm going to need some tutoring before I become a facebook junkie! :)