Friday, April 17, 2009
Nathan sits right in front of Luke, almost on top of him. He likes for Luke to hug him.
Can you see the evidence of chocolate still on Nathan's lips? He got into his Easter basket.
I let Luke play in the playpen every day for a little while. Nathan always wants to
get in there with him.
Nathan playing with some cars. Don't you love his shirt?
Nathan helping clean up the toys. I love those cheeks! He's sleeping right now so it's quiet right now.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The Tom Movement
One for One
TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we're all about.
In 2006 an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created a company that would match every pair of shoes sold with a pair given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by caring TOMS customers.
Since our beginning, TOMS has given over 140,000* pairs of shoes to children in need through the One for One model. Because of your support, TOMS plans to give over 300,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world in 2009.
Most children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or just getting around, these children are at risk.
Walking is often the primary mode of transportation in developing countries. Children can walk for miles to get food, water, shelter and medical help. Wearing shoes literally enables them to walk distances that aren't possible barefoot.
Wearing shoes prevents feet from getting cuts and sores on unsafe roads and from contaminated soil. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected. The leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted parasites which penetrate the skin through open sores. Wearing shoes can prevent this and the risk of amputation.
Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.
There is one simple solution...SHOES.
Here are some sweet toes from our home to yours. Olivia said "Oh, you are not taking a picture of my feet to put on your blog!". Who knew she was embarressed about her feet?? Nathan was too much on the move today to get a picture of his piggies!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
This is how he shows "I'm 2!".
I got to go on a field trip with Olivia today. This was a pic of us on the bus. :)