I don't know if this was the first humanitarian project the children ever did, but it's the first I have digital images for. Look how young the girls are.
The big boys were just babies. They clearly did not help and were probably napping for most of this process, or eating as pictured here. Rock was very good about showing us that he was ready for another bite. What darling little babies they were. That was fun and busy time.
At this point in our extended family all of my siblings had recently had their first child. There are 4 girl cousins born within the same year as Rock and Tank. It was fun to have so many babies all at once.
The girls were putting together hygiene kits on this day. It's fun to notice how they were able to put everything on a single table, where as last week it took about 6 long tables to accommodate the project.
The big girls also helped tie a quilt that month with their grandma. I don't know if this was the first time they had helped with a quilt, but I remember the first time they did how excited they were to finally be working on a quilt at Grandma's house. A quilt on frames was a regular occurrence at Grandma's house.
These photos feel like a lifetime ago. It brings back so many memories, experiences and lessons learned came flooding back reminding me once again how important it is to document our lives. Perhaps not in the excessive way I record everything, but any little bit will be a treasure in the future.
"Through discipleship we may be perfected one step at a time by serving our family, our fellowmen, and God." (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "The Joy of the Priesthood", November 2012 Ensign)
I am so thankful for the legacy of service my children are learning from their grandparents. What a blessing in their lives and it has happened one step at a time.