Joining the wonderful Jamie with a dose of Thankfuls today.
With a winter as long as this one seems to be, I've got to stay focused and keep in mind all the simple things that keep me Thankful.
A bonus for you, if you stick with me until the end of this post you'll find out how much fun
Thankful for birthday girls. My WINTER birthday girls. Somehow having these two gems to celebrate in February gives us something extra special to look forward to after Christmas. Getting to celebrate them near Valentines Day each year and during the month of love is just another extra benefit.
Thankful for this three year old who gets as crazy as she sometimes looks. She can come up with some of the most quirky looks/screeches/shouts a toddler ever displayed. While this can get trying and loud at times, she does keep me laughing.
Thankful for little piggy toes and the girls they belong to. Those girls are already striving to do all that their big sister does, including demanding the blue nail polish. I gave in because blue is their favorite color and they were satisfied with it just painted on their piggies.
Thankful for sister love and sister kisses. It makes me smile every time as I capture the moment on my motherly heart.
Thankful for beautiful music I hear each day from my piano children. Thankful we have been able to afford taking them to weekly lessons for this long and they are making such wonderful progress.
Thankful for toddler questions that range from hilarious to just plain quizzical. A couple from this week: "Why does daddy go to work?", "Why do people have to live in houses?" and "Why do we have faces?" When it begins with 'why', I never know what I'm going to get with what follows.
Thankful for warm winter days that at least give the illusion that winter will end. Thankful for big kids that I can send out in the snow while the little girls nap. Thankful for the sunshine and the longer, lighter evenings. I think that helps all of us feel better about things.
Lastly, Thankful for blogger friends like Jamie who invite us over to their home for fun and friendship. It was so much fun reconnecting with her and meeting all of her sweeties. They all really are as fun in person as they are online. To prove it, Margaret had so much fun that she got a black eye during our visit. It's almost all gone now and it didn't seem to bother her.
Now you've been warned what a blast Jamie's house is that you come away with injuries.
And a smile that accompanies the full heart that you received from a simple afternoon with a friend. Thankful.