This week I am thankful for:
1. Everyone who has supported our family. This week brought more meals which I think is the greatest blessing. I mentally need to exercise during their one hour nap and so prepping a meal is really tricky once everyone is up. Also, I got hit with a cold this week so am feeling quite drained of energy. I hope that with some help around the corner, I can actually start making dinner again. It's not the number of kids that is hard, it is their varying needs and interactions. Thank you, friends. Seriously.
2. Sunshine and cherry blossoms. It was so BEAUTIFUL in the Lower Mainland for the Easter weekend. So thankful. I so needed that.
3. A great relationship with our Little One's mom. Our first foster child returned home last month and we've been able to visit and stay in touch. Mom made these Easter treats for our kids--isn't that sweet?
4. My baby is turning five next month. I just can't believe it and I'm so thankful for her each and every day. She can drive me bonkers with her dramatics but she can also be so incredibly sweet. Every night we tell each other how much we love one another by comparing our love to two other things. Example: "I love you more than ice cream and chocolate".
5. Hockey buddies. They play for about 1-4 hours a day. I love that they are working TOGETHER and staying active and doing something I enjoy, too!
6. Playdough. It keeps the Littles busy for more than 5 minutes. Major win. These were some other activities they really enjoy here.
7. Wiggle Cushions and Gel Seats. If you have a child that has a difficult time sitting still at the table, this might be a solution for you–it's great for those sensory seekers!
8. Grandparents Day. Glad that my dad and my in-laws can make it each year!
9. A double stroller. This stroller has been part of our life for seven years and it is so well loved (bought secondhand for $125!!). We use it almost every day for grocery shopping, containing kids, or Gary taking a kid or two on a jog.
10. Koen's humour. We had an amazing Spring Break and what does he say? It was decent or okay. Ha! Some of his highlights? Having to call 9-1-1 (yes, Gary passed out after vomiting and ended up choking), a cruise with free ice cream, and his brother gave him a "flushie". If you don't know what that is, you don't need to know.
I hope you had a wonderful week so far and that you can at least find five things to be thankful for today!