Reading back over this really made me think about Ohio and our church family. We miss you all! It definitely brought a smile to my face.
Reposted from November 2011
Our shoeboxes are all packed and ready for collection Sunday next week at church.
We really wanted Kinsley to understand why she was filling a shoebox, so we first went to http://video.samaritanspurse.org/channel/operation-christmas-child/ to watch videos of children receiving their shoeboxes. You can also go to the site to find out more information about what to put in your box and the children that receive the gifts.
After watching the video, Kinsley and I talked about the things we saw the kids opening in the boxes. Over the past year, I had been picking up little things I would find on sale for our shoebox gifts. We looked at what we already had and made a list of what we still needed to buy. Kinsley drew the items and asked me how to spell each item.
Kinsley and I went shopping and then we as a family packed the boxes and prayed for the kids who would be receiving them. My dear friend made a video for our church starring Miss Kinsley. I think it is adorable!
Making the video was a great experience and Kinsley thought she was a celebrity at church ;) Thanks, Jamie!
We packed a box for a 2-4 year old boy. We included: 2 sets of balls and mits, car stickers, teddy bear, crayons, coloring book, notepad, bowling game, silly bands, car, socks, tank top, toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap, candy, and a yo-yo.
We packed a box for a 2-4 year old girl. We included: wind-up fishing game, 2 small baby dolls, stickers, crayons, coloring book, notepad, ball, socks, yo-yo, purse, jump-rope, candy, and a t-shirt.