Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I have been away from this darn blog for over a week (and am shocked that my mother hasn't stomped her feet). I have a recap of Disney to do, and will eventually get to it...but for now ....

This Thursday I am thankful for:

Having thinned out and reorganized Addie's bins of toys in the family room. We are now down to one bin in the corner that I can barely even see anymore due to a strategically place plant.

How fast shrimp can defrost. I had planned on a roasted pork tenderloin for dinner last night and didn't realize it was frozen solid until I went to prep our meal. The quick switch? Shrimp Feta Bake with Greek green beans and garlic salad. Yum.

Getting 15 free light bulbs from our energy company. Fifteen. Free. Can't beat it!

Having a wonderful time with my family at Disney - it really was magical, not just for my kiddo, but for us too.

Getting a slight tan in the middle of November...thanks again Disney trip!

Baby blue Uggs. They are UGLY and Addie always thinks I am wearing my slippers out on errands, but they are warm and snugly and comfy.

Coffee with cream and Splenda. I don't think I could get through the day without that combination.

There being less than a week until I see my mom, feast on my brother's apple pie/cake concoction and just chill.

Addison's love of learning. Every day she sits at her table and works on her workbooks (or, according to her, homework). She traces letters, matches objects and detects rhyming words. It's pretty cool to watch.

Addison being polite enough to not ask Belle if she is a "common law princess" and instead simply hugging her and being in total awe.*
*My dumb brother-in-law has been telling Addie for the last year that Belle is not real princess - she isn't royalty and she never married the Beast and therefore is simply a common law princess. Try explaining common law to a toddler...awesome.


Kathy said...

If Addie doesn't ask Belle, how will we ever know for sure??? I'm glad you're back up and running and can't wait to see you!~~~6 days and counting!

Nikki said...

Jess Im disappointed in you. Uggs? Really??

Mich said...

Welcome back - we have missed you!

Colleen said...

lol at the Belle fiasco. Hilarious. Would have been awesome if Addie asked her!