Monday, July 26, 2010

Grateful Monday

I'm a bit behind on my life right now, so it's not just the blog. If anyone has stopped by from MOTPG because she passed on the Oh My BLOG! award to me and wondered what on earth she was thinking, usually I am WAY cooler than this. ;-)

I don't have any time right now to do the award justice, so it's being tucked in my blog's back pocket until I have a chance to accept it and pass it on in a proper way but I am grateful for the award because it reminds me of all the cool people I have met in Blogland, including MOTPG. Thanks for the blog love, friend. And the snickering.

I am also thankful right now for VBS. Thankful for what a fab time my kids had while (hopefully) strengthening their spiritual faith and understanding. Thankful for all of the people who worked so hard to put on such a big production. Thankful for my kids' generosity with donating some of their own change for school desks for other kids in Haiti. Thankful for an exhausting chance to hold some cute little babies all week that couldn't mouth off or run away from me. Thankful that it is over.

I am grateful that last week, during a rather severe thunderstorm, this oak tree lost its huge branch between our neighbor's house and our cars, that nothing was damaged aside from the tree and no one was hurt.

I am grateful for my brave little boy who barely made a fuss when I pulled out not one,

but two teeth in one night after we discovered one of the big ones already coming in behind.

Also thankful that he didn't remember that Cal got to use a cute little mama-made tooth pillow when he lost his first tooth because I recently chucked it as the seams were ripping in several places. I thought I'd have time to just make another one. I am, at times, delusional.

Grateful today for my beautiful niece, Kirsten, who came to stay with us for a few days. I got time with her, a girls' night out, and an extra set of hands with the kids out of it. My only regret is that I haven't been able to do this with all my nieces and nephews and do it more often.

I am thankful that the sun is out, it's not as humid and there is a whole week ahead to tackle the ridiculous mess that is my house.

Wish me luck.


Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

I'm Grateful you like it and to meet someone to snicker with : )
You can't stop Cool even when your busy and you certainly have been!

You did great with One tooth pillow. I had my kids put them in baggies so I could find them and then would stick them in a drawer on the way to bed. I recently found one buried in a dresser drawer and I don't even know whose it was.
Happy Monday!

feather said...

ahhh...vbs week. fun and exhausting. i do envy...we will miss ours this year.

glad to hear you are still alive and kicking, even if barely!

Aging Mommy said...

That's lots to be grateful for. Glad you had a good week and the photo of your niece and daughter is just lovely.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Goodness that must have been hard for you to pull out his teeth out. Congrats on the award.

Baby By The Sea said...

We lassoed our daughter's first tooth with floss. She was tickled to know the fairy was circling above out home. Great shot.

Yippy for the award. I (heart) the blog world and who you run into and all they have to teach you. Glad I skiped over to you! BTW, I love Bella's mittens. Thanks for the link. Maybe I'll make something for myself.


Jen said...

Love what you said about VBS. Some things are like that, you love them... especially when they are over.

I just don't get the pulling teeth out thing. How do you people do that?! I already told my husband that is gonna have to be his job. That and pulling splinters. I am such a sissy.

Good luck with that house. Mine is in a state of revolt also.