215. The gift of Sparkling Lip Gloss from Mary Kay. You should try it. I was at a Mary Kay party a couple of months ago, and if I spent a certain amount of money, I received a bonus pack of 6 mini-lip glosses. I love their lip gloss, and it's so fun to have different shades to try out. Not all the shades sparkle . . . I haven't really been paying attention to which ones do and which ones don't; I just try a different shade each day and my students always ask me how I get my lips so sparkly and shiny. I think it's hilarious that they notice these subtle things.
216. The gift of Tired Boys. I love it when they are so tired that they don't let out a single complaint when it's bedtime. That's how it was tonight for them. I think Ty was almost sleeping as he headed up the stairs to his bedroom. That's what playing in the puddles will do to you, I guess.
217. The gift of My Country, Canada. The boys are studying Canadian History as part of their Social Studies, and I am learning more about the history of my country now than I did when I was in school. This is no lie. And honestly, I had NO idea what sacrifices the "builders of our country" made in order for us to become one nation.