Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Thanks Tank #183

Has it really been a week? This week went by way too fast! 

I am thankful for:

dinner on the patio
family walks around the block
out of town company
an unexpected card
a vacation on the horizon
playing board games with my kids
my kids' excitement about getting books at the library
the local water park
a familiar voice on the phone
fresh fruit
Sheldon Cooper
the sound of my husband's laugh
slow summer mornings

friendships - check out these happy faces...

Oh, to be a kid again...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Thanks Tank #182

Each Thursday I try to make a list of my thankful thoughts. Sometimes I jot it down on paper, sometimes I share that list here, and other times I just highlight one or two things that I am thankful for. This is my Thursday Thanks Tank.

Today I am thankful for:

swim lessons for the kids
camping as a family this past weekend
company on their way
camping trips being planned
vacations on the horizon
my husband's job and, most of all, how hard he works
flowers growing in the yard
my zoku popsicle maker
items being marked off the to do list
ice cold water on a hot day
hot coffee in the morning
my daughter snuggling in my lap and her sweet kisses
arriving on time
the sound of a friend's voice on the phone
my kids sharing
cherries from the cherry tree in our yard

Here are two of tonight's cherry pickers:

And the cherries...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday Words: Overhead while Camping

"Momma, we could live here if we could make food." E, age 4

"Momma, how do you get smoke out of your eyes?" E, age 4

"Can we get a reservation here for life?" J, age 11

"WHERE are the big goggles?" E, age 4, referring to binoculars

"Sometimes I think the army ants are going to attack the tent." D, age 8, referring to some red ants

"Can I blow the fire out? It smells hilarious." T, age 7

"I think it is an amphitheater." Daddy
quietly to herself, "ant theater?"
"What about a lady bug theater?" E, age 4

2nd night of camping, just before dinner~
"This tent is so dirty, I can't sleep in it!"  E, age 4

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


The kids are staying up a tad later.
My husband and I are going to bed a little earlier.
We wake slowly at different intervals throughout the morning.
Games are played.
Water balloons are thrown.
Bubbles blown.
Popsicles are delightful.
Flowers are adored.
Trees are for climbing.
Berries are for eating.
The house isn't clean but neither are the faces.
We swim and splash.
We soak up the sunshine -basking in the joys of summer.

Summer break started a week ago today for my kids. We are having a great time...