Monday, December 6, 2010

thanks and giving

For Thanksgiving we had the pleasure of being invited to some friends of ours that we met through out neighborhood bird store. 3 years ago when we moved into our neighborhood micah and i would go on walks almost everyday. which is when we met Cindy whose son owns an exotic bird store. we would walk there just to see the birds and before long we were walking there just to see Cindy's friendly face. we soon met her son Jay and got to know his partner as well. they invited us this year for thanksgiving and we accepted quickly. it was such a relaxing and laid back day. the dinner was amazing, everyone pitched in and brought their favorites.
this little lady was so sweet. she sat at the table and waited so patiently for everyone else to join her.
the game was still on when i took this picture of matt. i love his glazed and very happy look!
in Jay and Sean's back yard was one of the largest banyan trees i have ever seen. the kids played in its roots for an hour. the neighbors had also hung two swings from it's branches.

so sweet...
one of the other benifits of having dinner at jay's was a puppy that they had just adopted, sophie. micah fell hopelessly in love with that puppy and declared that she was more the size of puppy he would like some day. i told him that we would wait until dido was a little older and then maybe he could get something a little more like sophie. i asked him what he would name a puppy. he told me, "Sophie, of course mama. that is the perfect puppy name!" i hope your thanksgiving day was as full and happy as ours was. it is always good to get the chance to give and to say our thanks!


dear little ones,
i'm tired in these pictures. the kind of tired that comes from working a full day on your feet and being sick sick sick! on this night i wanted to just go to bed and pretend like i had no little people who had missed me all day. but you know what? i went into the bedroom and changed out of my work clothes and at the same time changed my mindset. i am constantly reminded lately that you won't be little like this for long. you won't want to cuddle with me on the couch and listen to me read you stories forever. as i took off my clothes and put on super comfy ones i was reminded softly to think about you. so we piled onto the couch. you both smelled delicious and clean. you couldn't get close enough. then i began to read and your attention was kept throughout the whole book. even beebs sat still. i am glad i didn't do exactly what i had planned when i got home from work. because this was by far the best part of my day.
i love you both...thank you for being patient with me and for always being willing to cuddle.

feast day

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the friday before thanksgiving was feast day for micah's kindergarten class. matt was already on break so he stayed home with beatrix. it was great fun to get to spend some quality time with just micah. the room moms set it up and it was an amazing time of eating together and hearing the kids do some of their songs and poems. i have so many cute pictures of the kids and micah with his friends, but i can't post them here. trinity has a strict policy about putting pictures of other students on the internet. i agree 100 percent! but here are a few that i can post. the list at the bottom is one thing that each student is thankful for. i scrolled down looking for my son's name. and when i found it...well, he didn't disappoint and tears came to my eyes quickly. i hugged him and was so thankful that he is indeed thankful for the world.