I Love Thursday #148 – Numerous Blessings
This is the 148th post of things we love for the week. We post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you.
Organizing! We’ve lived in this house for eleven years and I’m finally hanging up a mop/broom organizer. Not one to rush into anything . . . put I am thrilled to have them all nice and neat. Why didn’t I do this ten years ago?! Cleaning rags are there on the shelf and I even ordered another hanger for a few more that are still leaning around. Fun times!
Accountability! This meme really strikes a nerve in me that I just cannot ignore. We do our best to teach this to our littles and that is there is a natural consequence for every choice. Every action has a reaction and a consequence. If you break a law or a rule, you shall or should be punished. Punishing the whole for the actions of one has never been an effective way to deal with behavioral issues, do you think? This can be applied in a classroom, a company, a state, so why not a nation?
Baby Colt, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo (to the Baby Shark song). Quite timely for Shark Week, wouldn’t you say?! Doesn’t he look like a little cute turquoise baby shark in this hooded blanket?! Back when Colt was born in March, a kind friend from work made it especially for him. The ribbon tied around the package was so fun for him to play with. The crocheted blanket was just perfect for chewing on until Auntie Sue shocked him into looking at her. That startled expression is priceless.
Okay, I was FORCED to add a few last-minute pictures that were too cute to be ignored! Colt went to the park with his cousins and gave the swings a try. I’d say they were a winner, especially when coupled with a gentle push from Dominic.
A visit to GG was on the agenda last week and it included playing with some letter and numbers for both of them. GG knows all her letters and numbers and she’s willing to help Addi with any of them she gets stuck on. Dominic and Addison, also, have no issues sharing a chair. Especially when it’s the BLUE one Dominic
usually always sits in . . . I guess you can still play by reaching around the younger sister even when she’s testing your limits. And speaking of that younger sister, Addison found herself a good stick and some wet dirt. A.k.a. mud, which she thought tasted delicious. I had higher hopes for that girl but then she is only 18-months.
Finally, there is a BIG announcement to make and 1,000+ pictures in 100+ settings were taken trying to get the perfect pose. D and A are going to be big sibs in 2021. Woot woot!! In the first picture, Addison is thrilled and Dominic, well, not so much. In the next picture, Addi is plugging her ears and looking heavenwards and D looks shocked by the news – say what?!! Finally, a few crackers make a great bribe to get anyone to sit on the front porch for a bit. Oh, and did you know the neighbors just got a new puppy?! Dominic is thrilled to see and meet the puppy, while Addison says keep away from me. I think the puppy found a few cracker crumbs. Yay to the new addition! The blessings keep on coming.
More late-breaking cuteness . . . Dominic coloring with Auntie Sue (while I’m at work – boo!) with nap hair. Be still my heart. Apparently, he sleeps hard now that he’s healing his left arm.
Christmas songs. I have taken to listening and singing along with Christmas songs on my ride home from work. It’s a real stress-buster AND I don’t get flack from anyone about it being out of season. I propose we start celebrating the holidays early this year. Not only do I enjoy the heck out of decorating (and usually start on Thanksgiving night) but that also suggests that the year-end is near. Who doesn’t want to say, bye-bye 2020?! Don’t let the door hit you on your a$$ on the way out.
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