An Attitude of Gratitude! November 17, 2022

An Attitude of Gratitude! November 17, 2022

I haven’t taken the time to blog about random moments from the last couple months. Life gets busy and it’s difficult to find time. Since Thanksgiving is next week, I thought I would take the time today. I want to just sit and remember all the things I have to be thankful for. Thankfulness should be a mindset, an attitude that we capture within. An attitude to hang on to all the time. I am guilty of forgetting this. I will admit I get bogged down in the day to day, and many times I forget to have that attitude of gratitude! If only I could remember to cling to it, my outlook about so many things would probably be different.

This is Samuel playing in the rain. It was a simple, rainy day. We had just returned home from somewhere, and it was raining. It wasn’t too cold outside, but the rain was chilly. Samuel kept asking me if he could play in the rain. I hesitated, not wanting him to get all soaked and wet. After he asked me a few more times, I reluctantly agreed if he used the umbrella. He was more than happy to oblige, since it was a fun toy to him. Samuel had so much fun, and I couldn’t help myself from taking these cute pictures! Sometimes you just have to stop and play in the rain!

Not far from our house there is a cave! We finally took the time to go check it out. I was so glad we did! It was really awesome! Unfortunately, the cave tours had stopped for the fall/winter season, but we will definitely visit again in the spring when they start back. The kids loved it, and want to go back. Caves are mysteriously beautiful! This is another reminder to stop and enjoy the beauty around us.

Audrey is seven months old now! Time is flying by. She is a big, generally healthy girl. She can roll, sit up, and is just starting to crawl! She has lots of teeth, and is cutting more. ugh! She has finally taken to eating her baby cereal, and some of the baby foods, but generally is happiest when eating something off of my plate! πŸ™‚ She tried her first plate of spaghetti, and it has become sort of a tradition to take pictures of our kids when they have their first plate of spaghetti. The before and after’s are hilarious! Audrey loves being outside, swinging is her favorite. She has also become very curious about our cat, Ethel. Ethel is such a sweet heart! She puts up with Audrey grabbing her fur.:)

Emma lost her first tooth! (Or at least it was her first without the dentist. Ha! Poor Emma has the bad tooth gene in our family.) She lost it at school. We play tooth fairy with our kids, so she was excited to put her tooth under her pillow. David is easy to play tooth fairy with because he sleeps like a rock. Emma on the other hand, she wakes up over any little noise. Andrew and I argue who is going to be the tooth fairy with her! HAHAHA! I won the argument, and Andrew was able to leave money under her pillow.:) He was not able to retrieve the tooth, however. She apparently was laying right on top of it. The next morning I told her the tooth fairy left it as a souvenir. πŸ™‚

Veterans day weekend we went to visit Andrew’s parents. It had been several months since we had been able to go and visit. We had a great time! The kids were so happy, and it was Audrey’s first visit to her Grand-mama and G-pa’s house. πŸ™‚ One afternoon we were playing in the living room before dinner, and Emma and I were having fun taking pictures. I was able to take some really cute ones, and so I am dumping them here. David was excited because G-pa bought a Switch for him to play at their house. David loves his video games. I don’t get the obsession really. I am THE. WORST. at playing video games. I die in like seconds. Probably because I didn’t play them as a kid.

Also, I was able to visit with my piano professor, now good friend, while in the area! Lauren is always a blessing to me, and I love getting to visit with her. So thankful that we have kept in touch over the years!

I am so thankful for family and friends. That we have been blessed with good health. I pray every day for my kids to be healthy! I am thankful for Andrew, and all the work he does to provide for our family. He is my rock. We are definitely doing this parenting thing together, and I love him.

Happy Thanksgiving!

PK

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