Friday, December 13, 2013

Favorite Things

I have so many random ideas for a post, but none are particularly compelling. So here are a few of my favorite things right now:

  • the fig preserves, arugula, gouda, and prosciutto pizza at Community Pie;
  • how Jackson's vocabulary is expanding so quickly and never knowing when he'll blurt out a new word (recent additions include shark, football, Nanee, book);
  • our Christmas tree;
  • that my husband is currently making pink origami stars for our daughter's bedroom;
  • having holiday traditions and time with family to look forward to and knowing that Jackson will enjoy it all so much more this year;
  • the incredible way God continues to bless us and our friends, especially the long-awaited answered prayers;
  • that we have already sleep trained our daughter and I'm getting at least 3-4 hour stretches between feedings;
  • how much Jackson and Blake enjoyed their recent "boy day" together while Ella Kate and I visited my home town;
  • how excited Jackson gets when he gets to play with play dough, gets his twice daily milk, or any other treat that isn't permitted all day long;
  • friends and their sweet children who brought my sick kiddos toys and cards today;
  • that Ella Kate doesn't cry for what seems like no reason any more & is so sweet and pleasant;
  • that more days than not both children sleep until 7-7:30;
  • that Jackson currently loves praying (although he has no idea what we're doing but will continue to sign for more as soon as we say amen);
  • a surprise visit from my friend Chasie and her new beau;
  • Tootsie Roll pops; &
  • how thoughtful and generous my mom is.
p.s. I'm thankful for a season dedicated to celebrating the birth of our Savior.

2 comments:

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Life sounds like it's so very good for and to you right now. You most certainly deserve it!

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

A great list to be thankful for! How did you sleep train Ella Kate? Ours falls asleep easily with a swaddle + paci but wakes up at 5am for no reason except to say hello. She'll fall back asleep with a paci til 7am, at the earliest.