Friday, October 16
Tuesday, August 11
Wednesday, June 10
He started his bucket list. Only a week out of school and he's bored. It started raining cats and dogs today its Florida it's going to every day now. Justin thought it would be a good idea to go wash the car in the pouring rain. The mom in me started to say no. Then I realize I have to take advantage of the situation he's wanting to watch the car and it's one less thing I have to do before our trip. I let him took pictures and videos. He was laughing the whole time. He was a little bummed out because he still had to go get the hose to rinse off the car because it stopped raining so hard. Christopher opt out of it he didn't find it to be funny or exciting. The things we do to stay entertained in the time of boredom. After Justin wash the car and rinsed it. I pulled into the garage dried it then did the interior. I even vacuumed it I just have to keep it that way over the weekend.
I love these moments because we might not have them again. I love being a mommy!
Wednesday, February 18
Friday, December 12
Tuesday, October 21
|After our workout|
Friday, October 3
Thursday, June 12
|8 bags of food and cat litter|
Friday, January 3
I have decide to turn his page into a post until I fix the his page for 2014. Just a little ideal of what he has done in the last two years to help out.
Justin Steps to make a difference is what he wants to call it. Hubby and I were talking about the website I just bought coffee from when Justin walked into the room "What can I do to Help?" We explain to him why we bought coffee from Three Avocados(http://www.threeavocados.org/) instead of from the store. Now, He wants to turn it into a project for school. We are having a bake sale which all proceeds will go to Three Avocados.If you would like to help out please email me. Here are the things we have came up with so far. Mind you most if not all are Justin's idea's. If you have any more idea's please contact me. I also have a facebook page to www.facebook.com/placesintime
6. I will donate my time to a local shelter. ( He has to wait till he is a little older to do this by his self.)http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3&ThirdPartyClicks=PF-PublicPages-text_Bottom
7. Help raise money for a children's playground.( This is a long work in progress)
Here are some links of Justin's Step's.
There are a few steps my son is still working on in the year 2013. The biggest step he has made is in his own age group. He stands up for the ones who can't. My son Justin is the reason I'm a better person everyday. My hubby and I are amazed by his acts of kindness daily. We love you Justin very much.
2. Visit a children's hospital to make them feel better and make some new friends.(couldn't do it last year still too young)
3. Help out with children who need help
Monday, December 9
A Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without giving. The boys and I donated about six coats to the Salvation Army with a duffle bag of my hubby's clothes that he no longer wears of course. Sending in a Christmas gift today for a little boy who is the same age as my little one. Who may not get anything but what we bought him. Justin was so cute explaining to his brother what we were doing. Christopher kept asking why doesn't Santa just get him toys. Justin finally just told him he will. While looking at me and said "I hope he does." It's hard not being able to explain fully without destroying Christmas for my son. I have always told him that some people don't believe in Christmas that's why Santa doesn't come. I don't know what else to say. We give a lot around this time of year. I help out everywhere I can. Now, That my son is getting older he understands more of the meaning of Christmas not what he will get. He sent a gift in for someone in his school and one for a child overseas. We were on the way to his tap class when he asked if we could stop to give a homeless person his last ten dollars. I pulled off in the parking lot where the man was. Justin ran up to him as I was getting out of the car.
Justin "Maybe you can get something to eat. Merry Christmas try to be safe."
Yes, I'm a proud momma. A qick note please be careful if you take part in giving to a homeless person.
Tuesday, December 3
Here is a site that helps our Troops have a piece of home away from home. Order a cup or a bag for our Troops who are away. My son Justin has been doing this for a little over a year. He loves buying coffee because of the emails he gets back from our troops. He cuts the grass along with chores around the house for coffee money. Then with my help he orders coffee. He also has a love for coffee. I will take him to Starbucks for a decaf coffee or smoothie for our coffee Friday's. Its every Friday like clockwork we are at Starbucks after school. He is such a talented and caring giving kid that I've ever seen. I'm so proud to be his mother. Please help Justin show our appreciation for our troops and everything they do daily to ensure our safety and Freedom.
Tuesday, September 3
I hate going to the beach seeing plastic bottles, sandwich bags, plastic grocery bags, beer cans and broken sand buckets to just rot away on the beach. You would think that people would want to be clean so they can keep coming back. Nope My son and I have no problem asking someone to pick up their trash if they just toss it to the side. I didn't realize how much my oldest is just like me. He is quite yet very out spoken on topics he cares about. We bring back a beach bag full of trash to the car to get rid of it properly. I mean it takes all of two seconds to walk your lazy ass yes LAZY ASS to the trash cans that are on the beach to throw away your garbage. The family and I have decide to adopt a shore here in our county.
I think it will be fun to clean up the beach it's not anything we haven't done. It will also teach my Popsicle early that our environment is very important to take care of. I think I started with my oldest when he was one we started recycling, picking up the neighborhood trash and throwing it away. He cleaned his first park and donated his time in Kindergarten. Justin help painting his Aunt's garage when he was six. Here are some pictures of the second year he helped out his school with Cub Scouts.
Now we are off to make our beach beautiful. It's really the small things in life you can be proud of that will mean more as you get older. He still talks about wanting to help when people out on Thanksgiving at a shelter to make sure people get enough to eat on that Holiday. I have held him back in the last recent years because it's emotional for an adult to give their time on Thanksgiving let alone a child. Justin takes it to heart when people suffer. Maybe he can handle it this year he hit the big 10 in July. He has grown so much this year. I'm very proud of my little man. We already donate clothes to our church the YMCA and day cares around our city. What do you do to help out? Leave only your FOOTPRINTS.
Thursday, August 29
Community Food Drive
- Peanut butter
- Boxed cereals
- Canned meats (with pop-tops)
- Boxed macaroni and cheese
- Pork 'n Beans
- Canned soups
Here’s the best part: In addition to selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide.
That is GREAT!
Saturday, April 13
I asked him "why?"
" Mom, it looked like he really needed it so I didn't ask for money!"
I was okay with that you see my son being as young as he is has as a heart of gold. I think he gets that from both my hubby and I. I guess I can call it human nature but as the world turns not everyone has a heart of gold or as helpful. Justin's friend across from us also wanted the skateboard Justin was selling. He gave that away as well for the reason that his friend's mom is getting ready to have a baby. They are trying to save for the baby so my son thought he was helping out. It makes me happy and very proud that my son thinks of others the way he does. After the yard sale it was my son's idea to go and donate the rest of the toys instead of selling them. We dropped off six bags of toys at the homeless shelter drop off box. I know we haven't been at our new house long but I received a surprising phone call to meet his teacher last week. It was a meeting to let me know that my son was very helpful and very pleasant to have in class. He keeps his class on track and with his questions he ask helps keep his class involved in what they are doing. I think that is awesome! What parent doesn't like to hear how well their child is doing in class? It was last April we started Justin's Steps to make a difference. I'm not sure on the date but we have kept it up all year long. From buying coffee from a cup of Joe to help our Troops over sea's. I donate blood as often as I can. I don't drink coffee as much as I used to but that hasn't stop me from buying coffee from Three Avocado's. I give it away to family member's. You can find the links to all of these and more on the right side of my blog as you scroll down.
Here is the list for the rest of April
- Make cookies for the Fire Department
- Drop off a Thank you letter to the Police Station
- Will drop off a house plant to everyone in our neighborhood
- Pick up trash along the streets on our daily 5 mile walk
- Justin takes back our neighbor's trash can back to his house twice a week on trash days
- Will write a letter to a person who needs a little up lift in life.
Friday, September 28
My son Justin loves to help other's out in any way he can. We sat up the other night to surf the web of things he could do to make someone smile. Here is his list of things.
2.We seen this old man cleaning his yard. Justin made him two peanut butter and jelly's and took him out two bottles of water. It made him really happy. He talks to Justin all the time now. Justin even helped bag some of the leaves to give him a break.
Thursday, August 2
This is a great idea. Justin will love this he loves to help out in any way shape or form. Come help us out we need to support our troops. Justin just spent $16.00 that will give coffee to eight of our troops. He gets a kick out of it now he will have a pen pal. Justin wrote to some troops back in April but no letter. He is always looking to help someone especially our troops. He's daddy is a Marine who he adores. He wants to be just like daddy. He definitely has his daddy's drive.
Friday, May 11
This is the playground Justin is trying to raise money for. The top picture is for 5 years to 12. The bottom is for 5 and younger. Besides bake sales, car washes,cleaning yards, washing windows, walking dogs, cleaning tanks, paper boy what other idea's do you have to help Justin in his Steps to make a difference in the world. I'm open for ideal's if you have any please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 29
From : The Needham's
A memory I will share with you all in adopting a nest for my son is Papa was going to teach him how to do magic. The trick was he was going to turn him bald. We love and miss you very much!
Friday, April 20
Aquarium Maintenance which is our family business along with my son Justin helps the Polar Bears every month won't you help them too. Look into your heart and give what you can. You can write it off at the end of the year.