Thursday, January 22, 2009

Call to Service

Thanks to my {wonderful} mother, we answered Michelle Obama's "Call to Service" on Martin Luther King Jr Day and got together to tie a quilt. I can't remember who we donated it to, but anyway, we had a good time making it. It was Brandon's first time quilting and I was pretty impressed that he was willing to learn and help. I thought he would assume his usual role of playing with the kids.




Anyway, I just have to tell a story from our night. Partly because it's just funny and also because I want it written down somewhere. And I don't think I'll write about it in my journal.

Okay, so my niece Ella who is just so sweet, broke my heart on Monday night. This is how. So my grandma brought capri suns for the kids. One for each kid. So all the kids were eating their dinner and drinking their capri suns and then there was one capri sun left, just sitting there. Kai came over and said that if no one else was going to drink it, he would. So Brandon put his hand out and Kai gave him the capri sun. Brandon in turn gave it to me. I know this story is sounding really lame, but keep reading. So I drink the capri sun (yes, I love drinks and juice just as much as little kids). Then later we find out that Ella didn't get a capri sun. I guess she wasn't too interested in eating till a little later or something.

Anyway.

The story does have an end.

So she was sad that I drank her capri sun and I felt like crap and was mad at Brandon for giving it to me because I didn't know it was hers. So the rest of the night went on. We quilted. We talked. We ate. Life was good.

And here's where she broke my heart.

Mark and Emily were leaving so Ella came up and said goodbye. I said goodbye back and then said I love you. And here is Ella's response. "I love you too. Even if you drank my capri sun." Heart. Broken. So I said I'm sorry Ella, I didn't know it was yours. And she said it's okay, I got some sparkly drink. (We had sparkling apple cider there as well.) And in Ella's language, it sounded like spahkely dwink. Oh man, she's so stinking cute! I need to go buy that girl a whole box of capri suns.

And that's the story.
And here's Ella.

6 comments:

BYU Fish said...

It's always soooo worse when you disappoint a child! Especially when it comes to capri suns! She's a cutey...you really do need to take a case to her, although I think she might have forgotten...that's the other beautiful thing about kids. Happily forgiving.

Ryan & Jess said...

Sad story, Steph. Maybe just sneak a box of Capri Suns next time you go shopping for your doctor's :)
They'll never notice!

Emily said...

So Ella is sitting on my lap right now...we've been blog hopping, and we just read this post. I asked her if she wanted to tell you anything and she said, "I want to say 'I love you Steph forever'!" Thank goodness kids are so forgiving! Love ya!

Butler Family said...

Wow i am really impressed that Brandon is quilting, what a guy! and lets not forget his amazing wife! love ya steph

Jamie said...

ooohhhh!!!! They don't even realize when they're killing us with kindesss. Kids are so sweet and usually so quick to forgive. If we could all love as well (and forgive too!)

Mark and Mandi said...

I now understand the obsession with blogging while working!!