Today I am thankful for Summer
and the fact that I can march my son outside to hose him off
and that messes like this…
make me laugh instead of cry.
Because it’s just the small stuff.
What small thing did you take the time to appreciate this week? Would love to hear from you, and if you read and never comment? Now’s the perfect time to say hi and let me know you’re here.
P.S. Yes I am aware that I could enter my own contest. Did you enter yet? The My Kids Are the Messiest contest is open for a few more days!
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You have such a good attitude. I love that in moms!! Cute pic.
I’m thankful for our family vacation next week… it will do us all well to get away for a week. No laundry, no appointments, no mail, no running around, just the three of us. 🙂 Only three more sleeps until we are in Hawaii!!
My Pajama Days says
Those are the best memories you can make, the ones that make us laugh instead of cry. It takes a chosen attitude some days, doesn’t it though? To see the joy rather than the mess? I am thankful for the ability to stay home with my children, even on the loneliest days, I am thankful for financial stability and choice. I am thankful that I get to take my kids to the beach in the middle of the week and watch movie in bed all day when it is too hot. I am thankful that we can eat meals together as a family and I am thankful for sleeping in, snuggling with two little girls and a crazy little dog.
And I am thankful that you left a comment ;).
We had a birthday party for my two daughters yesterday, and it was 105 degrees outside. Just sitting, you had sweat running down your face. But, this morning, looking at all of the gifts that they got, I’m thankful. Because my four year old has so many new clothes and shoes that we don’t have to get her anything for preschool!!
I have heard pudding is really good for the hair and skin.
I think so, all that calcium soaks right in :).
He did a really good job with the pudding! Being able to hose them off is definitely something to be grateful for!
That is so gross! But it looks like he had a blast.
I watched my son finally try to swim by himself the other day.
How cool! Mine are just starting to get more comfortable in the water, I look forward to watching them swim on their own one of these days.
Too cute! I am thankful for things falling into place and the excitement that a new challenge brings.
I would be too if I were you, you have such great things in the works!
And you have officially squashed my idea to do this soon.
So no pudding painting for your girls? If we lived closer Parker could come by and instruct.
But makes for great pictures and great posts and GREAT memories!!
Exactly, he\’s always the one who makes photo-worthy moments.
Right now I’m thankful that Mazzy is going on the second hour of her nap. It sounded like she almost woke up twice but went back down. YES!
Yay for a good nap, I want one!
That is one big mess! But he’s so cute 🙂
I’m thankful for our electricity. After going without it all night last night in this heat, I’m happy it’s back on!
Kim Sisto Robinson says
OMG I would die. You are such a great mom. Did I mention that I would pass out and have to move? Yeah that. OMG I am not a great mom.
Still trying to recover from those photos…
..small thing – hhmmm..I went to the pool and it wasn’t horrible. Just a little bad? Does that count?
When I was writing this post I was actually thinking “Tracy would die” not because you are a bad mom just because you haven’t had the desensitization to messes that I have. I could send Parker for a few weeks if you’re interested in some pudding therapy :).
Oh, I hope he was making that mess OUTSIDE.
I am thankful for a blogging/copy editor position which just fell into my lap, a lovely invite from some friends I haven’t heard from in a while, and a Hubby who took Kiddo to a birthday party outside in this heat while I am able to stay home in the a/c.
Have a great weekend==Cheers!
This week the fact that Eddie and I didn’t have one single “bad” day together makes me smile. We may have finally learned how to communicate with each other.
JDaniel4's Mom says
He was so thorough. JDaniel would have tried to eat it too.
Mrs. Jen B says
UGH I just saw your comment that he was trying to eat the pudding that was running off his head! Gross!!
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
Aw, great pic!
The highlight of my week was picking veggies from the garden, eggs from our hens, and an apple pie (made last fall from our apple trees) from the deep freeze to take to a neighbor family who has hit some very very hard times. They were so thankful that it made me feel really grateful that we had enough to share.
Ha ha this pic is hilarious and yes thank goodness you can hose him off outside! You have a beautiful family…your newest follower 🙂
Ha ha! Love it!
C @ Kid Things says
Oh man, he just went all out, didn’t he?
He ALWAYS goes all out.
Yes he does…it’s his “charm” and way of distinguishing himself. Love the little guy…that said, I wouldn’t want to clean up after him, even with a hose.
Oh my goodness! In his hair??? At least that’s not too hard to clean up!
He started making a pudding mohowk and then it was all over. While I was cleaning him up he was trying to eat the pudding running down his head. So gross!
That is awesome 🙂 He looks like he had a ton of fun.
Fun and much easier to clean up than vaseline :).
Hey you have a red-head! He has a great smile XXX
His hair is actually blonde but I think the chocolate gives it a reddish tone ;).
Childhood Myths says
I very rarely comment, but I do love your blog..always! Thanks for sharing your lives with all of us:) I am grateful that our parent book has finally been published and will be on Kindle this week:)
Congratulations on being published, what a great accomplishment. Thanks so much for commenting, great to hear from someone new!