First thing this morning, we tried out oatmeal baby cereal…
And this is how well it went over…
Then we mixed in some bananas, and Palmer liked that much better. I guess the key is to not eat it plain! Maybe tomorrow we can try some pears or apples with it, see how that goes.
Earlier today, I saw a posting on Facebook about a lady who was collecting donations for flood victims; a trailer company in Lethbridge is lending her a trailer to collect donations in and take up to the High River/Calgary areas to help out those who lost everything in the floods that devastated much of Southern Alberta last week.
We had a bag full of clothes and such in the garage that I had planned on taking to donate somewhere in town (I had been too lazy to load it up in the escape and take it anywhere…but now I had the perfect reason). A couple weeks ago I had also gone through some of the clothes people had so kindly given to us for Palmer (they were all still sitting in a pile on the floor in her room), so we packed those up too, along with some non-perishable food items, various toiletries that we had collected (stole?) from hotel rooms in the past, like shampoos, soaps, etc, a fleece blanket, face cloths and a couple towels (these were not stolen from the hotels, don’t worry). When Palmer and I went to the house to drop it all off, it looked like there was already a good amount of donated items. I saw everything from clothes, to children’s toys, to a bassinet, food, winter jackets, books. The lady just posted the information this morning, and already today had all this stuff sitting in front of her house. I meant to take a picture, but forgot.
|Our donated items|
It’s really great to see how much people are willing to help when people are in need, because once these people are allowed back to what is left of their homes, a lot of them are going to need everything.