OK, I just looked at the clock and it's officially Friday...
but It's still Thursday in some parts of the country!
Thankful for magnets!!
I've been saving magnets since I was in high school--some of these are from my high school locker.
(it's not a collection, I just haven't thrown them away)
I have them in a box and take them out once in a while for the kiddos to play with,
They do it for hours!
I have also been known to bring the box to the doctor's office and the kiddos
play magnets on that high seat/bed thingy that's always in the middle of the room,
the doctor and nurses always get a kick out of that!
Hey, it keeps them busy!
Look at Jedi and Ballerina Rosie at age 4 and 2!! Awwwwwwww!
Look at Jedi as a sweet little baby...
Thankful Homeschool soccer has begun, and our Saturdays are full!
The girls love it!
Thankful that the above girl actually lived without having her leg guards and the right size cleats.
(we didn't know everything was too small til right before we left)
9 &10 year olds
7&8 year olds
Thankful for boys who finish their jobs and school work every day in a
very timely manner.
(this is an oldest child thing, right?)
Thankful for babes who climb on everything, she has no fear...she climbs
into the high chair in hopes I will feed her, she is a grazer and would love snack all the time.
Sorry baby, no snack coming.
Look how positive and sure she is though that it is coming!
Thankful for Barbara's granola recipe, although, mine got a little too brown,
the kiddos loved it.
Thankful it wasn't burned.
Thankful for this sweet little girl, oh, the joy you bring to everyone little one!
Why is she smiling?
Money, money, money!!
Thankful our money counting every day occupies her all during math!
Thankful you are still reading this post and letting me post some more cuteness.
Thankful for newly painted toesies and jeans to wear in cooler weather...
for the babe, not me, that's another story....
Thankful for good friends who sent us this Our Lady of Lourdes Mass card for our baby!
I just filled up with tears when I opened this up, what a lovely, perfect surprise!!
This good friend is actually Clay Rosary Girl's mama!!
I met her at a retreat about 17 years ago and we hit it off immediately and have been
sisters in Christ ever since!
She sent me this beautiful prayer for our baby:
Heaven's Very Special Child
A meeting was held quite far from earth,
It's time again for another birth.
Said the angels to the Lord above,
This child will need much love
His health may seem more slow,
Accomplishments he may not show.
And he'll require extra care.
From the folks he meets down there.
So let's be careful where he's sent.
We want his life to be content.
Please Lord find parents who,
will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away,
The leading role they're about to play.
But with this child sent from above,
comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilege given
in caring for this gift from heaven.
Their precious child so meek and mild,
In heaven's VERY SPECIAL CHILD
Thankful for that prayer and also the Our Lady of Le Leche League prayers that
Beautiful Melissa emailed to me.
I'm praying them every day and finding such peace in whatever happens.
Clay Rosary Girl's mama also sent me this little baby and my little baby won't let go of it.
No one else can even touch it, it's her baby.
Thankful for babies who love babies
Thankful for these beautiful birthday mums I got from a friend, now if Sweetie Pie would stop hitting them
maybe they will live!!
She just took a big bump on the drive way, running and falling face first...
Thankful she only got a little scrape under her nose and nothing else and it did NOT
slow her down, she was outside man!!
Thankful all my children are very caring whenever anyone is hurt.
Thankful for our children's automatic love for Our Lady.
Thankful for this picture, it's my new favorite!
My statue is almost 20 years old and her hands are a little scuffed up, here's Sweetie Pie
saying "Han, oh, han"
Brings tears to my eyes just typing this and looking back, on this day
Our Lady of Sorrows
Thankful that this little girl still loves her mama, even though she has waited
all week to marble paint.
I promise little one, we will tomorrow!!
Thankful for so many of you lovely women and men (Odie)
for your prayers and love you've sent my way this past week, I
can feel the power of prayer and am walking on it.
A time to remember to be thankful
A pause in the week for praise,
thanksgiving and thinking positively
in addition to the normal daily praise
we need to give God.
Have a great weekend everyone!!