Boyohboyohboyohboy! More nominations! How exciting! Now normally I do response posts separate from my Saturday posts, but in the spirit of shaking things up I decided to make today's post and my response post one in the same. I am just a crazy free spirit like that. Also just to be clear it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I couldn't otherwise think of anything to write about today, that is purely coincidence.
Words of Wisdom from My Faith:
“pring-kles” – the spot on your ankles that get sock imprints.
“a-tching” - mom, the baby alligator!
“clintch” – a four year old word for a new ‘clutch’ purse to use for dress up
*note: there are two uses for the word: “sprinkles”
1- no mom, the sprinkles go on the Outside of my foot
–that would be the sparkles on the outer side of her slippers folks (to remember which is rite foot)
2- ‘at tonites party, will dere be sprinkles’?
–it’s long weekend for fireworks Hun, of course there will be ‘sparklers’ just for you
“kipples” – ‘mom! dere’s no more kipples’!
“aww-lips” – olives n kipples, her favorite snack
Now that you’ve been schul’d on My Faith’s translations, have an amazing long weekend!
Please leave below your children’s translations below in the Comment section! LOL!
This was supposed to be posted on the weekend… if you don’t call me late–don’t call me LOL…(whatever, that just sounded good)! since having LO, we’re all late for everything unfortunately!
Our weekends are full of childrens activities, outdoor fun, and quality family time. I chose this time to set the phone and computers aside; to give the girls my undivided attention.
Bought these wooden alphabet pieces from the dollarstore, the elmers colored glue; the gems and stuff were in the craft bin.
These photos and photo effects were done by me–using my favorite, you guessed it: ‘My PopAGraph‘ iPhone App from iTunes. FREE but pay for the added ‘tools’ and ‘effects’ ‘frames’ and ‘borders’–get the whole package for maximum use!
the flowers on my walk
Outdoor rainy day with imagination pretend play with LO: ‘milking our cows’ feeding the chickens, and ‘tending to the sheep!’
The ‘during’ photos from a “Face Painting Artist–she was incredibly talented, from a weekend family gathering.
Crafts and little items used for family craft time:
Whatever your day was like today: be grateful, because we are blessed to have Just Today…
I purchased this blog space which was going to years ago, contain my personal opinions on all things. Thought myself a smart, intelligent, well-experienced person, whom had much to offer the world of blogging. As I read and as time passed, I discovered I am just a girl with words to share and much to learn….
I didn’t start contributing posts to this blog until, around the date she went missing.
A close friend of my extended family was missing their teenage daughter, Mila Johnson. She was gone. She left her home one day, nothing different from any day before and she wasn’t heard from again. Just gone. VANISHED. Having spent some time with this teen myself (not much but) enough that I couldn’t ever forget the smile on her face; I couldn’t help but get involved any way I could in sharing in the search for her safe return.
I had a Twitter account for years. Never touched it. Mila’s disappearance was the reason I started using that account. Creating ‘Our Missing Youth’ I dedicated much time tweeting, tweeting, and re-tweeting, to the media, volunteers, friends, twitter handles for the missing, organizations; anyone that would listen, re-tweet and or share my original blog posting of Mila’s disappearance! Just a few days later, there were over 3,000 people joining together in a Facebook Group dedicated to finding Mila Johnson.
All anyone could think about was Mila, missing…trying to empathize, I only did what I would want the world to do if one of my children ever went missing. Wether you knew Mila or not, she has a sweetness present in her photos, that is unforgettable. I could hear the sounds of Mila and my nieces giggles, coming from my sisters apartment bathroom. Clearly recalling the sounds of the tweens (then) like yesterday as they played tricks, and hid from the annoyances of the younger children–LOL fully clothed and chatting in the bathtub LOL! Texting, dancing, laughing, and just having fun; things in life normal kids should be doing, at their age. From what I knew of Mila Johnson, she was a quiet, fun-loving, down to earth teen. Blessed with a sweet aura surrounding her, that could soften a person, with just a grin. I remember little Mila’s baby face, and as if almost through magical sparkles, her childish spirit glowed through her eyes… An innocent child…
‘Our Missing Youth’…I chose ‘Our’ because, to some extent, the worlds children are all our ‘responsibility’. As adults we are given the job to look out for them, as much as we can, as they grow. We all try our best to be there for them as best we can…
An ending this tragic, a mom losing her baby, a sister losing her best friend, a father without his ‘daddy’s girl’..an unimaginable loss…a day like this, brings a grave sadness over us all that were touched by Mila Johnson–and even the ones that weren’t… Loss of a child moves hearts of the world.
After ten months, finally the Police had results from forensics they had to notify the family about: And just days after ‘Mothers Day’ had to inform the suffereing family that Mila would not be returning home. Brampton newspapers printed this update article here
So I’m writing again about Mila. I am writing in this place to always keep Mila’s memories alive and amungst us here. I am writing about this to keep her family in minds, thoughts, and prayers from others. The world is a better place because of the time you shared with us here. I am writing in memory of you Mila, and keeping a place here especially dedicated to your loving memory. Your space in time was short and you will be deeply missed by many. I write this in respect and support for the parents and the entire family. I couldn’t say anything to change this but, we send many words of support and offer any assistance to the entire Family of Mila Johnson.
I pray for the families of those with missing loved ones, today and everyday.
Every Mother (and parent) is praying for your Mother Mila.
We pray for your Father, for your Sister, your loving family members,
and friends, that they may find some peace in their hearts, through a loving God.
I pray for all who loved Mila Johnson.
We pray for all who knew Mila and experienced her kindness and friendship.
I pray for the Lord (of their beliefs) to carry their hearts in comfort today; and through each their own,
personal grieving process that lies ahead.
I pray for the family to find strength in each other and that they rely on GOD for their consoling and counsel.
Prayers of love support and un-ending hope for the healing through their future.
May the Lord hold His child, Mila Johnson close, as she has been returned to His hands.
We are grateful for each moment she blessed our lives, no matter how short.
Unfortunately, this is all to real a living nightmare for too many families and we recognize their struggles at this time as well.
All are welcomed to write a message of condolence and support to the family below in the comment area.
GOD BLESS each and every parent and child out there today.
So this is how we ride our scooter now…
I was taking too long to follow LO to the swings. I Finally get up and she turns to me and says, “thats not very funny you know mom”! LOL
THEN, as we approach the swing and you can see in the photo how ‘far’ i am away from her–my little leader tells me, “why you so far away; come closer”…”ahh, thats better” with a big smile!
Just a little thru the week share.
Now, time to play.