Monday 27 October 2008

He does love his trains....

After an hour of hysterical crying (and some orajel, reciting Goodnight Moon, and singing Twinkle, Twinkle - all to no avail), I tried singing the "Thomas and Friends" song (in a nice, slow, soothing way). That's what finally did it! He stopped crying. Laid his head down and finally calmed down. He went in his crib and kept quiet and finally gave in to sleep. I must have sung that song 20 or 30 times! (Just the first two verses - 'cuz that's all I know - but still!)

"They're two they're four they're six they're eight
Shunting trucks and hauling freight
red and green and brown and blue
they're the really useful crew
All with different roles to play
'Round Tidmouth sheds or far away,
Down the hills and round the bends
Thomas and his friends"

Saturday 11 October 2008


Since it is Thanksgiving weekend, I thought I'd reflect a bit.

I am thankful for a messy house.
I am thankful for a loving husband.
I am thankful my children have such a wonderful father.
I am thankful for babies that cry in the night. I know that time will end way too soon.
I am thankful for little girls that ask "why" and "what are you doing today" and "what are you doing tomorrow" and "what are you doing later". I know that time will end way too soon as well.
I am thankful for poopy diapers. Ok. Maybe not. But I love the baby stage that comes along with them.
I am thankful for Christian Bale, Colm Feore and Johnny Depp. Oh, and George Clooney.
I am thankful my children are happy and healthy. I can't imagine what some parents go through and I pray I never have to.
I am thankful for cuddle time.
I am thankful I have kids that fight over me. It's nice to be loved that much. (Although I'm not sure I'd rate higher than trains....)
I am thankful for all the amazing friends we have in our lives. We don't see them nearly enough. We need to do that more. Messy houses or not.
I am thankful that my kids have both sets of grandparents and that they are nearby and well enough to enjoy their grandkids.
I am thankful for all the help that our parents give to us, without any thought of getting something in return. Eternal gratefulness is our gift to you. Words cannot express how much you are appreciated.
I am thankful my kids have two great-grandmas still with us. We are truly blessed.
I am thankful for the heating bill, the gas bill, the water bill, the property taxes..... It means we have a home.
I am thankful we live in a country that allows us the freedom to choose our leaders - even though our choices may not be the grandest.
I am thankful we don't have to choose between food or heat, shoes or winter coats. My heart breaks for the parents who have to tell their hungry children there just isn't any more.
I am thankful for the wonderful family we have and am all too aware that you never know when that visit will be last.

And, I'm thankful for family and friends that care enough to read these blog entries :)

Wednesday 8 October 2008

And one more of Zach

Monday 6 October 2008

Sunday 5 October 2008

Friday 3 October 2008

Dinos Alive!

Fun at the Children's Museum and their exhibit - Dinosaurs Alive!