Cara has formed a very sweet friendship with one of our neighbors. This neighbor is a single lady of retirement age, but Cara thinks she's one of the coolest friends she could ever have. A few weeks ago, I got suckered into buying a box of frozen cookie dough from a student (yay, fundraisers!), and when I told Cara about my box of cookie dough, her first thought was "we will make cookies for our neighbor and take them over on a pink plate!" And so we did.
Our sweet neighbor was overjoyed to have a little visitor, and I was overjoyed too. It warms my heart in the best way to see Cara develop a caring, generous little spirit. Of course, our neighbor left Cara a thank-you card the next day. And the day after that, she happened to be in the yard raking leaves when we pulled in the driveway, and I couldn't get Cara unbuckled fast enough. "I have to go visit!!!!" Seriously, it's adorable.
The weekend before Halloween, we came home from a birthday party to find a very special gift on the steps.
It's a little Halloween house with trick-or-treaters and a note. Cara was thrilled, especially because it was her turn to write and deliver a thank-you note.
Day 3: I am thankful for sweet friends who love on my children.
These folks are thankful too: