Thankful Thursday

Thursday, January 31, 2008
This will be a short one because tomorrow is a VERY special day and I am working on a VERY special post!

I am thankful for:

  • My sweet Harry's spiritual soul. The other day in the car, he said, "Mommy, I have a lot of questions only God can answer. When I get to heaven, I am going to ask him all of my questions."

  • Will's honest soul. I was giving Will some money that we owed him the other day and he took it for a few seconds and then handed it back to me and confessed that Dad had already given it to him. I saw that he was tempted, considered his options and did the right thing! Good job, Will!

  • that Kate did rather well (I think) on her "pre-school" interview yesterday morning. She will not be attending pre-school for a while but they invited her to come work with the Montessori materials this morning while they observed her. I had NO idea how she would do but I think she did great! She was very interested in the work and although she did not want to take turns, she ended up being very patient and well behaved. In fact, she does not play with toys much at all, so I might make some pouring, spooning, cutting work to entertain her at home! It was kind of funny because when I put Kate on the waiting list for this school (Harry went there too) we did not have a name yet. So her application reads...Baby Girl Ourlastname.

  • that my husband is very understanding of how hard it is some days to stay home with a toddler. Some days, it is great but some days it is lonely and boring. He gets that.

  • for the sweet and encouraging note my friend Leslie sent this week.

  • for all the kind and uplifting comments people leave here everyday. They really mean a lot to me.

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Finally, I am thankful for my smart and dexterous little girl. The other day, I needed to run down to our basement for a second. I shut the door behind me so Kate would not fall down the steps. We just put these door handle safety gadgets on it because Kate can open the door knob now. Well, these are not really designed for the kinds of knobs we have and they can accidentally push in the lock. So, I was locked in the basment and Kate was wandering around upstairs. I went outside and walked up to the kitchen door. Luckily, Kate came immediately to the door and laughed at me. I asked her to unlock the door and let Mommy in. She waved and blew kisses and laughed. After a few more requests, she unlocked the door and let me in. I am so thankful for that!

35 comments:

  1. Oh, I am laughing right now because Sarah locked me out of the house a while back. She couldn't get the door unlocked, though. Thankfully we have a hidden key. I love how your boys are growing morally and spiritually. When you are getting overwhelmed with being a stay-at-home mom, those are the things that make you realize that you are doing a great job!

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  2. What a great list! I enjoyed reading your post!! Have a blessed day .

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  3. What a great list! I enjoyed reading your post!! Have a blessed day .

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  4. Cracking up about that last one! What a little smartie!

    Love your Thankful post, as always. Your boys are both so amazing. They never cease to amaze me - Tell Harry I have lots of questions for the big guy too.

    And, yes, some days are very boring and lonely (I'm feeling that a lot lately with it being TOO COLD to go outside)...

    Can't wait to read tomorrrow's post.
    XO

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  5. Oh thats what we did in our house too. We put something like that in the door so that our son cannot open the doors. A good idea. Thanks for sharing. Take care. Blessings!

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  6. heh heh heh. At least she blew kisses at you and didn't just walk away.

    beverly

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  7. Hi there!

    What a lovely post and lovely children you have!

    I was tagged in a little blog thing, I did it and have now tagged you! So if you have few spare minutes look at the post on my site and tag some of your friends!

    However, if you're super busy, which it sounds like you are I wont be offended if you dont do it!

    Have a lovely day
    Helen x

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  8. Such a lovely thankful post, be blessed dear one.

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  9. I always love your thankful Thursdays.... a special list each time. Yeah Kate for unlocking the door. I would have been frantic!

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  10. Your story of being locked out reminded me of when my little guy locked me out when I went to get the mail one morning! I enjoyed your thankful list and you have me wondering about tomorrow's special post! God bless.

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  11. Too funny!! Good think she knows how to open doors-- I would have been out of luck!! I agree time alone with a toddler is really hard sometimes. I find myself doing way too much shopping our of bordom if nothing else. I love that your boys have such a good moral code. I love that Harry is so spiritual-- My Ethan is like that!

    Christy :)

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  12. oh my goodness, that would be scary to be locked in the basement. thankfully you are able to get out of the basement another way and Kate was able to open the door for you. Although, that in and of itself would be another scary thought for me. UGH! toddlers! LOL

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  13. And, I am thankful that I can read your posts most days!

    Have a good Thursday.

    Lea

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  14. I would have panicked over the last one!! Isn't it amazing how humbling our sons can make us feel? So thankful that your boys are following your example - I am sure that they will grow into fine young men.

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  15. Thank God that door wasn't childproof! Love what the covers do for your beautiful crystal doorknobs!!

    Staying at home can get very mundane. It is very nice when your husband understands.

    Gotta love those sweet boys!!

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  16. Oh how funny!! I think that getting locked out has happened to every parent!!! I love that I'm not the only one!! I love all of your thankful comments! It makes realize how much I have to be thankful for too. God is good!!!

    Debbie

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  17. Excellent! Have a lovely happy anniversary day! xxx

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  18. All very good things to be grateful for! :)

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  19. I have had that happen before with the car! I was SOOO thankful Chloe listened and opened she was very young.
    Love all of your list, looking forward to tomorrow!:)

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  20. whew.....that had to be kind of scary. Like when I locked Daniel in the car.....now I can laugh.

    Yes, I am enjoying the scrap booking on the blog....it's a creative outlet for me...

    I also can feel the lonely and boring feeling. It is still qutie hard for me to take Daniel places and it is so cold here right now....the house seems VERY SMALL! lol

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  21. I know what you mean when it comes to being grateful for our children's character. I have been feeling that too!! Thanks for sharing that.

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  22. Kim,

    Sounds like Kate Emerson keeps you on your (sprinting) toes!! Lia attends a Montessori School which we love. You have probably heard of it, but I order a lot from this catalog http://www.montessoriservices.com/store/

    They have most of the traditional Montessori materials as well as educational toys and books.

    Kate

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  23. Now my curiosity is piqued for tomorrow's post.
    Great thankful post.
    Love your new header.

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  24. Too funny about you getting locked out! I am looking forward to our CNY celebration...I will call you tomorrow since we may be iced in~

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  25. I am so glad after the laughing and kissing she was obiedent. Your boys are precious and their words and actions prove what great parents they have. Thanks for posting and allowing us waiting parents a glimpse into your front window!!!

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  26. Love your list Kim, you are raising wonderful children. You are a great mother, even if your child locks you out. This happened to me with Dayton also when he was that age, your story brought a smile to my face. I remember that feeling! Glad you got the note, I love "real" mail every now and then as well!

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  27. I am grateful that she let you back in too! How wonderful is your Will? Tell him that I too have many questions that I look forward to spending some special time asking God when I get to heaven.

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  28. Oh, I'm sorry...it was Harry. So, please pass that along to Harry. And let Will know that there is nothing I admire more than a man of strong character and he really showed that.

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  29. Kim,

    Your boys sound like such amazing little guys. How proud you must be of them! i think they have a really good set of parents! And then Miss Kate...She is something special:)!

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  30. I love your thankful Thursday post!! I also love the story about Kate...I have heard of so many Mom's accidentally getting locked out..Thank God Kate opened the door!!

    That is great that you have such a loving and supportive husband...and that you let him know it! :)

    Blessings!

    Taryn

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  31. I love your list this week. Your boys are so sweet!

    Cory and I took an "At Home With Montessori" class a while back and it was excellent! I wish we had a Montessori school closer to our house!

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  32. Your boys are both so sweet, uuhh, I mean strong and wise. :)
    I'm glad the whole door lock situation worked out, that is a bit scary and brrr!! :0
    Great list Kim, thanks for sharing.

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  33. What a great thankful post. Can't wait to see tomorrow's special post!

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  34. What sweet sweet children you have! Thanks for sharing your thankfulness today! Looking forward to tomorrow's post.......anticipation!!!!! ;)
    Hugs!

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  35. A-Dor-A-ble!! That little princess is a wonderful treasure. Thank you for your thankful heart.

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