When Sam came home I sent him down the street to look at the garage sales because there were a few grills I thought he might be interested in. Guess what he came home with. :) The squeals of delight thrilled Sam and it was all fun to watch. The girls have bouncing around ever since. They have also put their bouncy ball horses down for naps a few times:)
I often contemplate how to teach the girls to have thankful hearts. We have so much more than we need and we are able to go and do many things. We have family that gives, gives, gives. At first my answer was try to control how much they get from people and when they get it. I am slowly realizing that I need to let people give to the girls and then make sure that I am praying for their hearts, teaching them about gift giving and why people like to give them gifts, and being a good example in their lives.
As Ali frequently says in her prayers, "Thank you God for this good day, and for all of the things you gived us..."