Monday, November 22, 2010

I am thankful...

I can't believe how fast this year has flown by so far. Thanksgiving is in a couple of days and that is just crazy.

I thought I would list out a few of the things I am thankful for this year.

  • I am thankful that I have a hardworking husband who loves me and our kids.
  • I am thankful for a roof over our heads, and food in our bellies.
  • I am thankful for family - my family. I could not imagine this journey without them.
  • I am thankful for my relationship with God. And that it is growing stronger everyday.
  • I am thankful that we are all healthy - we may not be perfect (and some of us may have some baby weight to lose) but there are no serious health issues anymore.
  • I am thankful that I was choosen to be the Mommy of four of God's greatest blessings.

I am thankful for this little guy. He is the funniest, happiest little guy (except when he hasn't had a nap). He makes me laugh every day with his little baby voice.

I am thankful for my oldest son. He is the most loving of our children, but he is also a challenge. He is teaching me about patience everyday.

I am thankful for my daughter. It is her and I in a sea of boys. I am thankful that she has such a passion for learning and I hope that never changes.

This year, I am most thankful for the newest addition to our family. I am thankful that he is teaching me to be a better Mommy and to sit back and relax and to savor every moment of his babyness because in a blink of an eye, he is going to be 18........

I am thankful that he is no longer here. And I am thankful that he is healthy and there are no lasting issues with any of his health issues.

I have a lot to be thankful and I am.
On a crazy note...... it was almost 60 degrees here in Michigan today and we are under a tornado watch. But by Friday........SNOW!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

So far behind...

Sorry I am so far behind, but it has been a rough couple of weeks around here lately.

Tom has been travelling for work and hunting and we have had the nasty flu that has been going around. Aubrey came home sick from school on a Friday and then 5 days later Chase was sick. The next day Mason had it, and then two days later I did and the next day Hudson did! Poor baby - I think he lost weight, he was spitting up so much. No worries though - my chubby chubster is still adding rolls to his thighs!

Here is a picture of our crew from Halloween:

Batman, a Lion, a Witch and a Banana!

Hudson was so squished in his costume but he sure looked cute!
We also had Parent/Teacher conferences and both kids are doing good. Chase is right where he needs to be in Pre-K and Aubrey is doing excellent. She is already reading at a 2nd grade level - wonder where she gets that from?
Aubrey has been going through a sassy phase lately. She has the eyeroll and snottiness down pat I tell you. If this is now, I can't imagine her at 16! She just loves, loves, loves school though, which is a really good thing.
We've had a few issues with Chase not wanting to go to school lately, but we're working through them. Well ,maybe issues aren't the right word. He doesn't want to go - as in takes off his coat and throws his backpack and says "I'm not going" and then Mom has to push him onto the bus.
I definitely think I need to win the Parent of the Year award for that one!
I am working on trying to potty train Mason. I thought we had it - and then....... he stopped. But he is in his big boy bed and doing very well with it.
We are looking forward to Thanksgiving this week and getting to see all of our families. We have a lot to be thankful this year. Especially this sweet little chubby face:

He is doing very well off the oxygen. He had a download done on his monitor this past week, but we haven't heard anything yet. I'll keep you posted.
Here is another picture of that sweetness for you. I just can't get enough of his sweetness! He has grabbed a hold of my heart and I just love him to pieces (and my other children too, but you know he can't talk back yet or throw fits!).

Happy Saturday!