Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

I want to skip Thankful Thursday this week. I'm feeling so mentally drained. It's been busy with Gary gone last week and then an increased amount of appointments/visits/driving for baby, throw in some new meds for one kid and another kid spraining his ankle (possibly breaking a bone in his foot?) and I just need to a break from parenting for a bit. One thing I never pictured when I saw myself as a mom was spending so many hours at doctors/specialists etc. So, sometimes when I feel this way I know I need to step up my healthy eating and fish oils, exercise a bit more and practice gratitude. we go.

This week I am thankful for:

1. Celebrating Nya's 6 years! Her birthday was the week and oh was she excited. I look forward to her birthday party being done this weekend.

2. New hike with friends. It was a beautiful hike and a great opportunity to catch up. Unfortunately there was a pretty rough ending as we lost Nya. She had run ahead and lost track of the boys and ended up taking the wrong fork in the path and we didn't realize it for a few minutes. She was found within 10 minutes of going the wrong way but I was so ready to call 9-1-1. I knew she would be found but thought she would be terrified (she was--she said she was crying and praying). There were a few things different with this hike and the biggest was likely that Kai was not there leading. Normally he would stop at each fork in the path so that we all could catch up but he was home with a sprained ankle and the other two boys just ran. Lesson learned. We debriefed with her and she seems's me who struggled with it the most. I felt/feel like it was my fault. That sick feeling will be with me for a long time.

3. Gary had a safe trip. It's definitely nice to have another parent back in the house for some freedom. Honestly we are feeling the trickiness of having a baby these days as I can't ever leave. Our 13th anniversary is on the 28th and we have absolutely nothing planned. 

4. Hockey for me. So important for my mental health.

5. Fitbit for Koen. He is part of a study where they track him for a month in regards to sleep and exercise. It has really showed us his sleep issues. We always knew it took 1-2 hours to fall asleep but boy is he restless and up a lot at night. Now we know this is another issue we need to deal with. As predicted I have no concerns with his activity level.

6. Koen excited to make balloon animals. Koen loves being the comedian and has dreams of being a clown of sorts at birthday parties. He's hoping to learn how to make balloon animals (Gary knows how) so we got a kit for Nya's birthday. We'll see....PS Koen always has a joke or two if you need a laugh!

7. Kai taking me out to Tim Hortons. On Friday he sprained his ankle. Normally he'd be playing sports until 8 PM each night but I guess he was bored enough to take me out for a donut. Very sweet (in more ways than one!).

8. Nya so easy to please. She had gotten her ears peirced for her birthday a few months ago but she really wanted something with reversible sequins. Ta da!

9. Waterparks are open!

10. New stages. The boys can bike well now but we're still working on Nya. She is just so cautious and doesn't like when she goes too fast. Baby is also walking full time and very very busy. 

All right! What is something that YOU are thankful for today?


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