Thankful for so many things this week, I must split it in 2 parts!
My problem is I never seem to have time to blog
so I end up with a ton of things to say and picture.
I must picture because I'm visual.
Thankful for my newest helper.
He's so very proud when he gets his bench and he can
(he's helping me with Barbara's biscuits here)
Thankful he helps me in more ways than one!
Here, he's cleaning the mixer thingy's
This is today!
Thankful for lots of snow for the kids to play in!
Thankful for good friends to sled down our hill with
(they are going up here)
Thankful snowy days make me want to bake, I'm not sure why,
but we (my helper and I) baked Peanut Butter Cookies
(although, I got it years ago off her blog and for some reason,
my copy of it has no baking soda
and they are soft, crispy and chewy
(yep that is possible)
I like this recipe because you just throw it all in,
as in at the same time!
Super easy and super good!
Thankful for my zipper jammie kids
Oh, I am a sucker for zipper jammies.
We probably have way more than we need...
Melt my heart!
Thankful for bedtime stories in jammies!
Thankful for what are they looking at?
They sat there the whole time,
click on the picture, see his hand on her knee?
Thankful there was a mistake at Tom's work,
his bookeeper made a mistake, a mistake months ago,
but it was found and it turned out to be a PLUS mistake.
we bought a table!!
Thankful it came in time for Thanksgiving!
Here's our old table...
(this was taken in September)
(this was taken in September)
No matching chairs, half are broken, some sit on folding chairs,
some on benches and others on garage sale chairs
we had 3 of those that actually matched...
The table had a tile top, and we were very squished
Here is one of our old chairs-- the whole back broke off!
This is what I'm sitting on right now.
Thankful for benches!
I love the new table.
It's a little long for the room, but we all fit at it.
and who cares?
Tom is disappointed to pay so much for something
and it just seems the quality is just not that great.
(we paid like $1400 for it, with 8 chairs)
Hey, it has a 5 year warranty on it,
so, I guess if it lasts 5 years, we're good!
Thankful I love it!
Thankful for these Thanksgiving day painters!
Look how grown up he looks here...
Thankful for these noodles!!
This is my favorite part of our Thanksgiving meal
(OK, potatoes and gravy too)
You just buy these frozen noodles (below) and put them in boiling chicken broth
and simmer away, for like an hour...
Add salt and pepper and some turkey gravy right before you serve it.
Taste like homemade noodles!
( I put these in soup too)
Thankful we were all over the flu by Thanksgiving day!
Unfortunately, Tom was sick up to the day before,
so our company cancelled.
There's the cook!
(in her Star Wars apron)
Thankful for a great game of Apples to Apples
(like my view?)
Thankful I get to smell that soft fuzzy red head and kiss it
Thankful with the new table, I had to do some rearranging
we moved the changing table/dresser
to the entry way
(hey, we have to do what we have to do, there's 8 people living here!)
Thankful that since I've been standing by that changing table a lot,
the blue wall started looking a little boring.
So, I decided to make an Art wall!
This is a work in progress, in fact,
I added some red painted little hands in the lower right corner
and plan to add more as I pick some favorites...
(you can see they have to be out of grabbable reach)
I'm doing all black frames, but not the same..
Thankful for toddlers in the snow...
"What the heck is this stuff?"
As you can see, he does not care for that cold white stuff.
This is a hard year, he can hardly walk in the snow this year, his legs are so short!
I'll try to come back tomorrow for
an actual Thankful THURSDAY!!
Stay tuned for part 2--more of an Advent Thankful!
(I know you are on the edge of your seat!)