Lemonade Madness

Who doesn’t love a cool glass of lemonade?! Every summer for the past 3 years our daughter has been asking to set up her own little lemonade stand. One of her favorite books is Victoria Kann’s “Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink” where a young spunky girl named Pinkalicious makes her own lemonade stand to earn money to buy bubble gum from her local store.
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Olivia feels if she wants to earn money for toys she can sell pink lemonade too.
This summer her Daddy made it happen for her. He wanted to create a stand that she could use in the summer for lemonade and then in the winter during Girl Scouts Cookie Season. He went right to work with supplies at Home Depot and an idea in his head. Olivia’s big brothers pitched in too and helped with sanding the wood and painting.
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After a week, it was completed and she was open for business.  It lasted for 10 minutes, due to an accidental bump which caused the whole gallon of lemonade to spill in the street, but we had fun and next time we’ll be more prepared (I think I need to stock up on lemons and strawberries).
I’m so excited for her and can’t wait to see her and her fellow Girl Scouts use it for their cookie table.
Thanks Daddy for making your little girl’s dream come true.
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Girl Scouts Goodwill Good Turn Day 2014

One of the reasons I wanted my daughter to become a Girl Scout was for the opportunity to teach her that she could make a difference in the world. She can do it alone or with the help of others but her contribution mattered.
As a first year GS and a Daisy she was able to achieve a bit of that today. Our GS Region participated with Goodwill Industries to host a community service project called Good Turn Day 2014. It is an opportunity for our girls to learn how they could help others in their own hometown.
They spent a month collecting clothes, toys & books from family, friends and neighbors. Our little Daisies were able to donate 14 bags full of items.
I’m so proud of each of these kindergarteners, not only as their Troop Leader, but as a mom who gets a chance to watch and guide these young ladies into strong, independent and thoughtful people. It may seem like a little thing to donate one small bag but great things started out small at one point!
Cheers as we wind down a wonderful first year of Girl Scouts, I can’t wait to see what they do next year!

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