Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. ~Denis Waitley

Taking the time to sit and reflect on the week as I write this post helps me continue to teach my heart to be grateful.

~Jason getting home by 5 all week and having that extra time to play with the kids.

~Milestones by the minute for Alayna- It seems like sometimes we have to wait a bit for a milestone then other times they seem to rain down. Alayna learned how to blow her nose this week, is taking 5-6 steps at a time, has some new words (I spy, right there, yes), shaking her head for yes and no, recognizes tunes and is asking for songs and participating by adding words (says Up in twinkle, twinkle, says "o" in Bingo and Old MacDonald and does signs for animals and sounds), is signing potty when she is peeing in her diaper!

~A little extra provision this week. I do some admin work from home for a gal when she is on vacation. The guy I work for is great to work around Alayna's nap and therapy schedules and pays me really well.

~Aidan excelling at piano, he is so excited to play and is working on his second song already. I promise to post a video of him playing soon. I taped him today but, he missed a couple notes so he gave me strict orders to NOT put it on the blog. Wonder where he gets that perfectionist quality? hmmm....

~The outpouring of support for our Step Up for Down Syndrome team. Everyone has contributed nearly $5000 (almost $400,000 for all KC teams!). Our little three some will definitely be the best dressed team at the party on Saturday thanks to our Big Sarah.

Finally, I am really thankful for my BSF lessons that continue to stretch me and evaluate myself.

Hope you are having a great week, I know you have something that you are grateful for....come on do share!


Heather said...

So very thankful that our third oldest is happy and adjusting to life in Switzerland.

Thankful that the boys haven't missed a beat when it came to moving into a new neighborhood and to a new school.

Thankful that in these tough economic times,my husbands job has remained secure.

And finally,thankful that Zoey remains in remission and in light of our sweet Lois' relapse,I know how very lucky and blessed we are.

Happy Thursday.

Heather said...

Hey,also ... have a fantastic Step Up For Down syndrome day on Saturday.Can't wait to see pictures!

Stephanie said...

AH! I just saw your comment and remembered I didn't leave a comment here yet. I read it this morning but had limited time, haha,

Anyhoo! Loved your last post about the park. Don't you love it when God arranges things like that. Just awesome!

And Wow, Miss A is moving along with her fabulous accomplishments! way to go girlie girl!!!

I'm thankful for our beautiful weather, Summer has a little fight left in her!

Kristen's mom said...

Yeah for Alayna taking so many steps.

Thankful for fall and the beautiful harvest moon. I have been enjoying the full moon. For the past few nights I have sat outside and watched the moon come up over the mountains. I can't help but think that Kristen is enjoying that same full moon.

Thankful for my angel girl and how she taught me to live every minute with love, grace and gratitude. (I am a slow learner, but the lesson was there and I am trying.)

Sara Bell said...

I can't wait to see pictures from the weekend! So thankful for our babies!!! They do bring so much joy!