Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hairnets are happenin'!

Whoa- kind of a scary picture, but this was so funny, I couldn't resist! I took the girls with me to the cannery downtown to buy some jam (I had previously worked there to earn a card to go back and buy more) and we had to wear these hairnets to go pick it up!
Here's Rebecca manuevering the cart to get our cases of jam...
We also took advantage of our time there to take a little tour of Welfare Square. The cutest sister missionaries, one from Guatemala, one from Australia took us on a personal tour. It was such a great thing for my daughters. Here they are by the items they pack into the cleaning kits and also food boxes that are shipped to areas where a disaster has hit.
Allison and I were almost crying when they showed us a picture of a little girl in Ethiopia that was 8-years-old and weighed 20 pounds! She looked like a baby. It was so sad. But, BYU helped develop the Atmit- a powder with lots of vitamins and nutrients that can be mixed with water. The Atmit has saved hundreds of thousands of lives for those who are starving. $5 of Atmit can save a life. They showed another picture of the same girl 6 months later, she had grown hair and looked almost normal size! Yeah for fast offerings! It was amazing to see this wonderful place.
P.S. Becca kept her hairnet and wore it on and off throughout the day!

4 comments:

Jill said...

Ok, I think you look VERY attractive in that picture! We once took our kids to the cannery (we didn't know kids weren't allowed) but the kind workers let our kids help us can. I wished so bad that I had a picture of all of us in our hairnets. It was so fun. I am glad you documented the event!

Gavin and Jill Collier said...

Love the hair net, not a bad style! Rebecca is cute to keep wearing it! Going to the cannery is one thing I have wanted to do for a while, but one day maybe!

Heather Ryan said...

I'll babysit for you anytime you'd like to go! You'll love it- very educational!

Mary said...

what a neat trip (: Love the hairnets girls! I think we should get some "take-home" projects from the DI or welfare square and work on them this Christmas while we're all together, what do you think?