Wednesday, November 28, 2012

“Always check the pockets before washing”

 Today, following Jennifer’s instructions to check pockets before washing, I found numerous Jocotes in Nicholas’s pockets.

The jocote is a small fruit that grows on a tree that can be up to 25 feet tall.  Now is the time of year the fruit are coming in.

We have a Jocote tree next to our house that the kids love to climb and snack on the fruit too!

Monday, November 12, 2012

The weight of the world ....

I was walking to town the other day with Nicholas.  We have a marble game. When one of our children does a good deed they get a marble when they perform the opposite then a marble is taken away.  When one of our children gets 10 marbles they get to have a "special day"  On a special day the child gets to go for ice cream alone with mom or dad, all alone, no other siblings !  

While walking we came around the corner to see this man lifting up a load of recyclable cans and plastics.  You can't see it in the picture but there is a man behind trying to help him lift it. I thought it was a powerful image of how those with less carry so much of the burden in the world.