Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Callie Grace's Lemonade Stand!

So, it's the Monday afternoon of Thanksgiving Week. The kids are out of school. It is 4:15 pm on a cloudy, but warm fall day. So, what better activity to do than set up a lemonade stand in your front yard?! (Especially when you live on a cul-de-sac that gets almost no traffic, and you have three families coming over for dinner!) Ha! :)

Well, Callie Grace had been begging to set up a lemonade stand for months! We have just been so busy this fall, there has never been a time to do it. But on Monday she finally got to have her lemonade stand!


She was so excited to finally get everything set up, and get her little "business" going!


This is the cute sign that she made all by herself! She would not let me help her at all!

Yep, she sold her lemonade and cookies as a fundraiser to bring her baby sister home!!!


Callie Grace finally got her first customer! Our neighbor, Josh, on his way home from work! Her sweet little friends in our neighborhood helped her sell! They were so funny running door to door on our street trying to get our neighbors to come out and buy lemonade!

And when one of Callie Grace's friends found out that she was trying to raise money for her baby sister's adoption, the friend ran back to her house and emptied her piggy bank and gave Callie Grace all her money. So precious! I love the generous hearts of little children!


Well, it got dark pretty quickly, and we had to come in and get ready for our company that was coming over. But we had to get one last picture of Callie Grace with her lemonade stand sign! She had so much FUN!  And I always LOVE when the kids are involved in bringing their baby sister home!!!

14 comments:

Leigh said...

so sweet! how could you resist that cutie? I would buy lemonade from her in a heartbeat!

Abby said...

that is so fun!! what a cutie. I love seeing how the siblings are so supportive and so excited to bring home their sister:)

Jamie said...

So adorable and what a wonderful view at the heart of a child! I think we'd have to sell hot chocolate up here!
Blessings,
j
www.beneaththeacaciatree.com

Ang said...

That is so great! : )

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

What a sweet little girl...I can tell she is excited for her sister to come home :) At least it's still warm enough to do that - it was 5 degrees when my husband left for work this morning!!

erica said...

So sweet!

Kelli said...

How sweet...! Love that sign!

Can't believe it still warm enough for a lemonade stand... WOW! We've had the hot cocoa out for a while!

The Segrest Family said...

Alison - next time CG sets up a stand, PLEASE text me! I will come and buy some lemonade and cookies from that sweet baby girl!!! I have to confess, I got teary reading the sign - then welled up when you said that they neighbor emptied her bank!!!! PRECIOUS!

Stephanie said...

So precious!

Hannah said...

That is so sweet. I love that her friends pitched in too.

I think she is going to be such an amazing sister to Caroline Faith.

Amy said...

I love this!!! Our kids have done this since we entered the journey! They have even had hot chocolate stands in the winter months! They are so proud to be a part of bringing their brother home.
What a blessing!

Kristi J said...

that is too adorable, kj

Sharon said...

She is just TOO cute!!!

John and Shannon said...

What a sweetheart she is! And don't you just love how kids want to get involved and be helpers? :-) They are so cute!!