Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

From my munchkins to yours!

November is a rough month for me, so this year I am determined to fill it with gratitude. I had a hard time getting motivated today and I realized it is just due to the time of year this is. Thanks to this inspired blog, I made a simple paper version of the Thanksgiving Advent Calendar with sticky notes with activities for us to do as a family, and then I am going to count my blessings each day in November on the blog. Hope you stick around! (I will also be watching a cute newborn for the first 12 days of November, so you might see a pic or 2 of him thrown in!)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Happy 7th Birthday, Emily!

I spent yesterday creating a book for Emily for her birthday, so my feelings toward her are especially tender. She was my most difficult baby to get here, but I would not change a thing we went through. She has brought so much joy and laughter to our family. I love having a daughter. Some of my favorite times are my one on one dates with her. She goes with me to plays and musicals and we see Nutcracker every Christmas since she was 3! She is a feisty little one, with a mind all her own. She is very creative, intuitive, sweet and kind. If she wants to do something, she will come up with a way to do it, with or without me! This can be frustrating, but I hope in the long run we can direct that determination for good and it will help her stay strong no matter what others are doing. I love her so much! It has been fun to watch her grow and learn.

The only birthday present I really wanted to give her was a new baby brother or sister. Maybe next year. :-)