Saturday, December 18, 2010

Grateful for/that...

I love being grateful. It' so much better then the alternative!
Here's my list:

1. My wonderful husband who is an amazing father. We have come so far together and I am incredibly proud of him. Love you, Mr Samoa.

2. The end of an incredibly tough year. The toughest in our marriage so far. But it's mostly over.
Mr Samoa starts work in 6 weeks and he received his invitation to graduation in May next year.
What a celebration that will be!

3. Finding these shoes! And these shoes

 You have no idea the trouble I had trying to find a really soft soled sandal for a boy. Lots of closed shoes...but who wants to wear closed shoes in Summer? And lots of hard soled sandals...but he's just learning to walk so not good for his feet. Lots of soft soled sandals for girls around too.
The hours I spent looking!

4. A girls night out for a hen's night, theme: a day at the races. It was fun to dress up and play games and laugh freely. No kids, no curfew!
But I have to admit I was home by 10pm...just too tired to join in humiliating the bride to be in town.
(Sorry about the strange photo angle. Still working on Mr Samoa's photo taking skills)

 5. Freebies!
This gem was left on the pavement for anyone to pick up. 
I was examining it and figuring out if it would fit in my car when the owner came out to help me.
She then 'reserved' it for me until I could Mr Samoa to come back and get it.

6. Everything boy-ish. Blue and red together. Spiderman.
Lightning McQueen PJs.
Tackles. Roars. Sword and gun fights.

7. Finding this Buzz Lightyear that Turbo adores for just $3 when at other leading retail stores they go for around $70. Ok, he's a lot smaller than the $70 ones but who can argue with $3?

We would have bought him Woody too but this Buzz was the last one.
Meant to be, I tell ya!
(excuse Turbo's very dirty hands...I do bath him everyday, I promise!)

8. That the journey with Smiley, the personification of cuteness, gets easier with each passing week.

I remember before he was born...I was so nervous of how I would cope with a newborn and a dynamo of a not yet two year old.
It's so much easier now and I am enjoying Smiley so, so much.
Delighting in him actually.

9. I've got to see my two precious boys grow up first hand almost every day of the week. It was huge sacrifice but something I always wanted and believed in. It's been hard but now it's over, I don't regret a minute.

10. That my boys get to grow up with their cousins. These two get on so well, and yell and shriek with joy when they're together.

11. Christmas!
And all the parties and yummy treats and get togethers that come with it.
Creating our first family traditions.
Remembering the reason for the season...and starting to teach your children about it. 

I could go on and on.

What are you grateful for?
See what others are grateful for here


toushka said...

gorgeous! all of it. your kids are beautiful, that "strange" photo angle is stunning. I love self portraits. Lots to be grateful for today!!

tea said...

Loved hearing your thanksgiving! Such a lovely picture of you, and your boys are so cute! :)

fairchildstreet said...

all wonderful things to be grateful for. Lovely to meet you and thanks for visiting. Charmaine

Claire @ Scissors Paper Rock said...

A gorgeous list of things to be grateful for!
And I love your photos :)
Happy Weekend!

Abigail Jasmine said...

LOVE your space here :)

..Coming back for more!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Couins are the best thing ever!! My 4 have 19 first cousins & they all get along, even with the spoilt ones, well we bring them back to reality!! Dirty hands mean your boy has had a great day!! Love Posie

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

A gorgeous grateful list
I love your photos :) your boys are adorable
Happy Weekend & Merry CHRISTmas.
Freebies & $3 bargains are the best finds.

Nikkey said...

I'm grateful for my lovely husband, children and family. So blessed to have all my loved ones around and get to see my parents, sisters and nephews/niece grow up together - that makes my heart sing : )

bigwords is... said...

What a fantastic and honest list! Nothing like a freebie! Sounds like 2011 will be a great year for you and your family. Great finding your blog thanks to Maxabella, pop over to bigwords if you ever get a chanca x

allison tait said...

Aren't you all gorgeous! Well done for surviving a difficult year - hope 2011 is a cracker for you all!

Maxabella said...

You look so good for your day out.

2011 is already shaping up to be a fab one in the Spirited Baby house. I'm so glad for you.

I love the contrast between you and Mr Samoa. You make a STUNNING couple. x

Naomi said...

great list! so wonderful that you have found much to be thankful for - wishing you a wonderful 2011 :) Naomi x

Rebecca said...

Love it! BTW you are sooooooooooo pretty!!

Naturally Carol said...

Absolutely loving your georgeous header and your list of things to be grateful for...inspirational!

Posie Patchwork said...

Yippee, finally got the follow button to work, now i'm in!! Love the thought of a spirited baby, my children certainly have spirit in them, up for anything, climbing, jumping, chatting, fun. Love Posie

Lyns said...

What a cool list!! You really do have a lot to be grateful for...enjoy xx

MNM's said...

A beautiful list of gratitudes! Dontcha just love being the only girl amongst all the boys in the household's strange but I'm actually grateful for it!

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