Thursday, June 25, 2009


This week I am thankful for a lot as usual but the first thing that comes to mind is SUMMER and all that is has to offer! It has hit Michigan in a big way this week and though it comes with a lot of activities we have had a lot of fun thus far. So in no particular order, I am thankful for:
  1. A plastic pool that I get to soak my feet in while the boys play until they are exhausted. (Which leads me to #2).
  2. Tired children that take long naps and sleep late.
  3. Aunt Mimi's pool, piano and Summer library program all of which entertained the boys on Monday.
  4. Summer B-day parties that allow you to socialize outside while the kids run around. The noise level is so much more bearable when you are not cooped up inside with 10 kids under 8 years old. The boys were thankful for the cupcakes! :)


  5. My flowers bloomed. I wait eagerly for the lilies to bloom and it finally happened!


  6. I'm thankful that the boys are physically able to try new things. I am less thankful that Alex likes to try and climb the slide with NO HANDS!!! (He looks like he is saying "What's the problem Mom?")

  7. I am thankful that Eli is still timid enough to go down the slide as seen in the following picture because it means one less to worry about.

  8. Enjoying summer thunderstorms with Daddy. I'm thankful that Daddy had this idea (so were the boys).

(I LOVE this pic of Alex. Soak it all in, baby boy, soak it all in!)


9. Last but not least, I am thankful that tonight we have NOTHING to do but be together as a family!

18 comments:

Mary K Brennan said...

Beautiful pics. Stopping by from SITS.
Keep doing what you're doing. Those kids look so happy.

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

Awwww adorable little boys!!!! Too cute!!!! And a great list!
Happy TT!

monica said...

What a lovely list! Love th pictures of the boys in the rain...to cute!

Nicole O'Dell said...

What a beautiful list! I love the pictures!

Happy Thanksgiving Thursday!

The Lloyd Family said...

Love all the pictures! ..and Summer! YAY!

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Thanks!

Jessica

Alicia said...

look how much fun they're having!! i love the pics of them playing in the rain!

Mommynightowl said...

your boys are too cute

I am thankful for small plastic pools too. Our apartment puts way too much clorine into the pool and the smaller one puts me at more ease anyway for how small she is.

Liz said...

great post! They are looking so grown up now! Especially in the cupcake pics.

Our Crazy Life said...

What sweet little boys!! Stopping by from SITS to say hello and check out your cute blog!

Pam said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your boys are precious. I LOVE the photo on your header. Lots of things to be thankful for now that it's summer. Loved your last one -nothing to do but be together. Awesome!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hello! Your boys are ADORABLE!!! I LOVE summer too...but...it is getting unbearably hot here in Oklahoma so I am pretty much ready for Fall now! =)

RebeccaMom said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, we seem to have a lot in common (names, SITStas, sisters in Christ etc.) I hope you are having a good day. Your boys are gorgeous BTW :)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Such precious pictures with sentiments to match! What a sweet post.

~Amanda

Becky said...

That is a gorgeous picture of your little guy in the rain! I LOVE IT! How freeing!

Meaghan said...

Your twins are soooo cute! congratulations on such a beautiful family :)

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Debbie said...

Having nothing to do but be together - now that is my definition of great!

Lani said...

Aw, I love the rain pics especially! I would love to try that if our rainstorms didn't always come with lightning:)

Veggie Mom said...

LOVE these shots! I'm thankful for summer, too. Stopping by from SITS to Share the Comment Love...