I Love Thursday #118 Plentiful Blessings
This is the 118th 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.
Transition dice! I hadn’t seen this particular photo reflecting the transition from 2019 to 2020. How fun! Sue’s first-grade students used to use dice in Mathematic lessons, plus we used to play a lot of Yahtzee when I was a kid and young adult. Finally, who doesn’t like a good ‘ole roll of the dice?!
Last weekend we were supposed to be hit by a huge storm. The prediction was for zero to fourteen inches of snow – yes, 0-14. That’s quite a range, huh?! The sunrise over the Lake and trees that stormy-to-be morning was glorious. It wasn’t long until the predicted ice and sleet arrived, sticking to my window screen and of course, the sidewalk/street.
Lake Michigan (again)! For the storm mentioned above, the wind was from the East and had winds measured at 58 mph sustained in our town. Needless to say, that wind caused some BIG waves on Lake Michigan. I thought you might enjoy these two photos showcasing the strength.
This first photo made me giggle a bit – that little sign says “Road closed” and you can’t help but say, what road?! The sign is sitting on the road which follows along the edge of the stones heading toward the left of the photo. This is an inlet with a break-wall to keep the waves to a minimum with a nice walkway.
This guy was trying to take a photo of a large wave . . . this was snapped just before . . . you can guess it . . . he was covered by the power of this exact wave. He was soaked! But he got a few good pictures that were well earned for his perseverance.
Little People Train! For Addison’s birthday, we picked up a new toy for our house. Sue and I couldn’t remember which train we liked better so we ordered two different ones. This one has a Little People conductor and one passenger included, although the passenger car can hold three different people. The train encourages politeness and it has a fairly bright headlamp that fascinates Dominic.
Dominic gave the Quiet Book another shot, this time enjoying the Match and Snap page. He did a good job! ~clap, clap~ Last weekend he moved from a crib to a big boy bed. He thought it was pretty cool and so did Addison. The pillow on the floor just-in-case-he-fell-out threw him off a bit. Now we have to start and finish that big boy’s bed quilt. He also put together the outcome/consequence event on the tricycle. If you push down on the pedal, the bike moves ahead. Each and every time! Addison wants to know, how do you do that anyway?? This tricycle is just my size.
Mom took the kiddos to the gym for a few hours. Dominic, run, run, run! The rope swing – you want me to do what?? Umm, that looks scary. I’ll just watch Quinn jump off on the swing. He found an orange ball and Addison wanted it – just try to catch me. She did finally get it and you can see her hair up in her new birthday clips. Finally, Addison learned how to do a somersault . . . and this is how you start. Hmm, maybe it would be easier when you’re not in your jammies. Have a great week – see you next Thursday with some new antics. ♥ ♥ ♥
I’ll leave you with this saying that was sent to me randomly in a spam email: “Life always gives us exactly what we need at every moment.” So profound, so true for me and I hope for you as well. ~smile~
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