1. I'm thankful for silly faces.
Especially from my 7-week-old, who is just starting to gain control over his body, including his face. The cross-eyed look and the blue steel look (if you have never seen Zoolander, you have no idea what I'm talking about--so watch it!) are my absolute favorite looks of all time. But even as they grow older, the silly faces always bring a smile to this momma's heart... and face!
|Okay, so this isn't quite a silly face but it was adorable so I had to share it, anyway.|
2. I'm thankful for nap time.
A chance to get stuff done ... like writing! Mostly house work, but sometimes writing. When I'm lucky.
3. I'm thankful for our puppy, Tinker.
She is Bubba's buddy. Wherever he goes, she goes. When we first moved into the "country" (it's a neighborhood, but with more acreage and woods than houses surrounding us) Bubby was not too keen on exploring the woods. Now that he has Tinker he will disappear into the woods for hours on end!
This is convenient for a mother of three. Giving him something to stay busy which does not involve electronics (I LOATHE video games, but I'll save my rant for another time) is a godsend, especially when I have my hands full with the other two younger babes.
4. I'm thankful for a network of friends.
I'm not just talking about my blogger friends, although I'm super grateful for them, too! I am continuing to learn through all of their advice and support. But this time, I'm more referring to the friends we hold in our real life. Whenever we're in a bind, no matter what the situation is we have always had a great group of friends to help us out.
Recently, we haven't had the ability to mow our own darn lawn, because we've both been so busy. But a friend of ours' father came over this morning with his own lawn maintenance employees, and had them do our yard for us! What a blessing! It may seem simple to the outside world, but I'm thankful for that. For sure.
5. I'm thankful for my kids having fun! (<--this fifth one was suggested by Bubby, who is currently sitting by me and proofreading my post as I type it)
Well, yes, Bubby, I am very thankful that you kids are having fun. You are children and that's what you're supposed to do -- enjoy life! Find the fun in every situation. Use your imagination. Try to find the good in life and people. Be forgiving in all situations. Love your siblings, even your sister who can be a little annoying at times (he's laughing as I type this part about loving his siblings--hmmmmm). And most of all, always know that your mom and dad love you with all of our hearts! No matter what!
|Bubby chose this picture for me to post because he says it shows him having fun doing one his most favorite things: tubing. And in his own words, "That's sissy watching me have all the fun......" He's laughing again.|
So, there are my 5 top things that I'm thankful for this week, with the help of little man. I'd love to hear what some of you are thankful for in your lives. Email them to me or comment below!