To be honest, it was more fun and more challenging this year. More fun in that Hudson was able to help pick out gifts for the little boy; more challenging because he didn't always understand that said gift wasn't for him. Oh well, it's a hard lesson in giving to others and all in all, by the time it was all over he seemed to understand and be excited to be sending a gift to a little friend overseas.
|We chose to give a gift to an age 2-4 year old boy, just like Hudson!|
|It was a tight squeeze!|
|This particular foam football was the source of much jealousy from Hudson.|
Despite the fact that he has one just like it, he really wanted it for him.
But Mama persevered despite tears and tantrums and it is packed!
|Some fun toys: playdoh, jump rope, a hotwheels car, a foam dinosaur puzzle, |
and the ever desired foam football.
|National Geographic Animal Book, Stickers, and Crayons|
|Mickey Mouse Shirt, Mickey Mouse Cup, and Flip Flops|
|All ready to take it to church Sunday!|
Plastic Shoebox: $1 (Dollar Tree)
Foam Football: $1 (Dollar Tree)
Foam Dinosaur Puzzle $0.50 (Found while in Vacation)
Jump Rope: $0.50 (Found while on Vacation)
Playdoh: $0.50 (Wal-mart, with coupon)
Hotwheels Car: $1 (Walgreens)
National Geographic Animal Book: $3 (Wal-mart, the splurge of the box)
Stickers: $1 (Walgreens)
Crayons: $0.50 (Dollar General during Back to School Sales)
Mickey Mouse Shirt: $1.99 (The Children's Place clearance)
Mickey Mouse Cup: $1 (Dollar Tree)
Flip Flops: $1.99 (The Children's Place Clearance)
Also included, but not photographed
Dove Soap $0.30 (Walgreens)
Toothbrush and Floss: FREE from Hudson's visit to the Dental Hygenist.
So just over $14 total, plus the $7 shipping makes a really fun thoughtful gift for only $21.
We also wrote a letter to the little boy and included some pictures of Hudson.
A local sister church is acting as a collection/distribution center so we hope to volunteer as a family. Hoping this blesses the little boy who receives it as much as it has blessed us to give it!
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must
help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said:
'It is more blessed to give than to receive'