Reflections of a Mom's Life

Saturday, December 8, 2007

A morning at Elmcroft...

Jackson & Caden working on their Gingerbread Men

The residents just loved seeing the children! Jack wondering what Mrs. Beth is up to!

Suzanne helping her sweet Melody.

Jackson wore his Reindeer Antlers because he knew the residents would love seeing them. He was a hoot, as always!

The real fun began when the balloons came out. Ms. Betty was Jackson's new best buddy! They hit the balloon and kicked the balloon back and forth to each other. Jackson just laughed and laughed.

Kelly, one of my friends from our Life Class at church, invited us to the nursing home on Friday morning to do an activity with the residents. Kelly's mom, Terry, is the Activities Director at Elmcroft so she had planned a craft for us to do. The kids had a ball and the residents just loved seeing all the little children. Baby Caroline and Baby Sam sure got some smiles as well! It was a great morning spent at Elmcroft and we're looking forward to the next time! :)


Heather said...

SO...I am 100% sure that I'm free this Friday...are you? Let's hang out (finally)!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great thing to do with Jackson! Great for him and great for the elderly also!
Love, Mom

Vonda said...

Okay I have chill bumps! I just know those old folks loved every minute with y'all. Knowing that most of their grandkids are now adults, they probably don't see many small kids any more. I'm sure that made their day, and it is great for Jackson to see how he can bring such joy to other's lives...never too young to start reaching out! (Do I sound like my Mama or what?) And hey for a 2 1/2 year old getting to play with a balloon I'm sure that was a major highlight. -V

Jen said...

What a special thing to do. Children have a way of connecting with the elderly and brightening their day. What a treat for everyone involved.

Linda Williams said...

This really is SO NEAT! I dare not tell Daddy what I am thinking!
Wouldn't our little 4 Yr.olds love going to a Nursing Home! And the joy that a child brings to an older person cannot be duplicated in any other way! I know the staff saw more smiles that day than they had seen in a long time.
How often will you be doing that?

I am really proud of you, Beth for taking the time to do that. I know you did not get up that morning with not another thing to do and decided to fight boredom in this way. I know you have such a sweet heart and I know that is going to show forth in our little boys as they grow up.

Mom Williams

Katy said...

How fun - you did NOT tell me about this fun activity! Looks like Jackson AND all his new friends had a great time!

Heather J said...

I know those folks loved seeing the kids and their innocence!