Monday, November 19, 2012

Okay so I've fallen behind

10. I am thankful for our van.  I feel like I waited quite a while before deciding our Subaru was too small and we got our Mini Van and we love it.

11. I am thankful Max loves school.

12. I am thankful we have enough to eat.

13.  I am thankful for our church.

14.  I am thankful for our dog

15.  I am thankful for the Facebook/Pintrest because some days that's all the socializing I get.

16.  I am thankful that Sam has a good team of Doctors that if they don't know the answer will refer us to some one who does. 

17.  I am thankful for all my friends.  Sometimes my family doesn't know what to say or how to say it in reference too all that has gone on with Sam.  But my friends, my good old ones, seems to handle all this in stride and for that I am thankful. 

18.  I am thankful for Jeremy's parents

19.  I am thankful we live in America where we are free to worship who and how we choose, we can vote and do all sorts of other things you can't do in other countries.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thankful 6-9

Second installment of things I am thankful for but first:

Every one has funny ways of saying things, or little expression they use every day.  We don't even know that we do it until we have kids.  I say  things like, the tv is acting funny, or the computer is acting funny as a way to say it isn't working I guess.  I didn't realize this until Max started saying it, only he says it differently.  He says "My socks are being funny"  I'm thinking so are they telling jokes now or what?  Turns out he just put them on upside down. 

6. I am thankful for Grandpa Bruce my dad.  He was always a good dad but he goes above and beyond for his grandchildren.  He loves them and sees them at least once a week, comes to soccer games, has been very supportive of our special Sammy, and is just a very important part of our lives.

7. I am thankful that even though Obama won the election I can take comfort in the fact the God is the one in control and even though I am honestly fearful of what Obama will do to our country I have to believe that this is God's plan. 

8. Sam's health:  Sam has a rare genetic disease, it kills 20% of the children that have his mutation.  When we learned what Sam had we saw all these very serious complications online that are very common with this, heart defects, stomach not attached to your esophagus, needing a trach to breath to name a few.  Some how by the grace of God Sam missed out on the major scary stuff and for that I am thankful.

9. I am thankful that the cop I blew by today on my way home was looking down when I drove by doing 45 in a 25.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Things I am thankful for

Several of my Facebook friends are posting one thing a day that they are thankful for in leui on Thanksgiving.  I think this is cool, kind of a open prayer also.  I also wish to participate but I feel like this is a more appropriate place for me to put the things I am thankful for.  Sometimes I am a bit un comfortable talking about things that are going on in our lives that are good if the same thing is not going well in your life.  My blog to me is somehow more private even though anyone can read it.  It's weird I know but I feel like if you are here than you want to be, with Facebook you read everyone's news feed weather you cared to or not.  So with out further delay in no particular order

1. The Jerf - Jerf gets up with the kids when I can't, loves on the kids, plays with the kids, does stuff around the house goes to work and is generally a good egg.  Yes he will probably read this :)

2. Mr.Max - Our first born son is a very cool little boy who enjoys preschool and driving his brother crazy. 

3.Sir Sam - My second child also very cool, also loves to drive his brother crazy.  I enjoy his goofy little personality and his nibble your ears off cuteness every day.

4.Our House - We have a nice house that fits us all well, in a nice neighborhood, warm in the winter cool in the summer.

5. Jerf's job - My husband has a good job, lets us stay in above mentioned house.

6. The right to vote - Women haven't always had this privilege, we should excersice it on election day!

Traditionally you post one a day but I started late.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

What is that mother thinking?

I have been having some clothing issues with Max lately.  He wants to wear sandals and its November or he doesn't think pants are necessary.  In his defense it was warm here just recently but its not any more.  Any way Max puts up a huge fight about wearing sandals and I realize this kid has got to learn to trust me when I say its cold out, so I did what any tired parent would do.  Let him wear his sandals to school,lets see how he likes having cold feet.  So we get in the car to drive to preschool and I begin to think, what are his teachers going to think when he shows up with sandals on today?  Probably that his mother is a class A moron for letting her kid go to school with sandals on when we had a frost this morning.  So we pulled into the school parking lot and I happen to have an extra pair of shoes in the car, slip them on his feet and away to school he goes. 

This gets me to thinking though....I had no idea how much random kid stuff I am responsible for.  If its yellow day at school, I am responsible for 1. knowing that its yellow day and 2. finding Max a yellow something to take to school.  Its not his fault, he can't yet read a calender so I can't even blame him for not knowing that it's yellow day.  I'm responsible for knowing how warm/cold its going to be and making sure he has the right jacket/shoes/mittens/hat/winter coat.  Not that its a big deal I just didn't realize all that was involved in having a kid in preschool.