Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!!  I know I’m posting a little later into the day, but y’all I spent all morning trying to catch a nap.  Why?  Well, both went to bed and were asleep by 11:30.  I decided to do a little writing on Forever Branded, answer some emails, and then do a load of laundry.  So, once the laundry finished I went to bed and that’s when it all started.
First, Moo kept tossing and waking up.  She didn’t have to go to the bathroom and it wasn’t too hot.  I couldn’t figure out why she was so restless.  Then somehow JJ undid one full side of his Pull-Up.  I’m sure that I don’t have to tell y’all what happened next, but it involved a change of clothes for him and me, a quick bath and change of bed covers.  If anybody knows a good store that sells oneies for older kids let me know because now that he’s size 3T moving into 4T in everything, I’ve had to transition him to regular shirts that don’t have snaps at the bottom.
This causes a problem because he’s not a fan of too many things covering his bottom and will unfasten his Pull-Up quickly.  Not a problem during the daytime because we can just use the potty, but at night there is nothing worse than settling down for a good sleep, getting halfway to dozing off and then feeling a warm gush of fluid running across your back.  Anyways, on with Thankful Thursday.
This week I’m thankful that the Mr had a day off earlier this week after working almost 7 days straight.  We just hung out around the house.  Not that we had much of choice since it was wet and cold outside.  Yea, I don’t know what’s going on with this weather because it was just 80 degrees and sunny last Saturday.  Moo was too thrilled when she woke up from her afternoon nap and discovered that he was still home.  I wish I had hidden cameras to catch the look of pure joy that spread over her face y’all.  My baby is a daddy’s girl for sure.
I’m thankful that JJ had a good therapy session.  As of late, he’s been kind of acting bashful with his therapist and we have no clue why.  We aren’t doing anything out of the norm.  I keep his schedule and our day to day routine the same as much as possible.  I’ve learned that change makes him anxious and a little standoffish.  I’m kind of worried now about how he’s going to adjust to his new therapist that will start in August.
We’ve added four new signs into his sign language vocabulary-thank you, please, cookie and grandparents.  He hasn’t signed them back to me, but I know that he knows thank you pretty well and I’m sure with a little incentive, he’ll get the rest down, especially cookie. LOL.  I’m also thankful that I’m not as emotional about our situation as I used to be.  I still have my days where I question why this happened to him, but for the most part I haven’t had any meltdowns.
Now, my big news and surprise that I hinted at in yesterday’s blog (read it here) that I am most thankful for this week is that after almost 10 years of being together, the Mr and I finally going a vacation together!!  And yes, the kiddies are tagging along, but I’m too thrilled that he’ll be able to go.  Keep your fingers crossed that his job doesn’t change their minds.  This vacation will double as a work trip and I’ll have an official post with more details up by the end of the month on that.
Nevertheless, I’m too excited that I get to travel with the loves of my life and make new memories.  And I’m thankful that I’ll get to visit my older sister and brother in-law on this trip.  We’re calling our reunion The Turn-Up and officially started a countdown! LOL.  It’s truly a party every time the three of us get together.  My brother in-laws family kind of adopted me and Moo as their own during our stay down there a few years back.  
They spoil us food, Moo with toys and clothes and me with drinks and adult company!  They met JJ for the first time last summer, but they welcomed him into the fold too.  I’m excited for my husband to finally get to meet this people that I’ve been talking about for the longest.  I’ll be documenting our preparation for our trip here on the blog and on my vlog channel!  By the way, I hit my 800th post yesterday!!
What are you giving thanks for this week?

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  1. kita

    April 18, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Yay for traveling and no worries about taking the kids memories can still be made. Being bashful is normal my daughter is bashful sometimes but at home she is full of life.

  2. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    April 28, 2014 at 4:53 am

    I'm looking forward to making some great memories with them on our trip! Thanks.

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