Monday, November 12, 2012

Thankful #12

Today I am thankful that Nora finally hit the 48 inch mark and can go on the slide at the Federal Way Community Center pool!  It has gotten harder and harder to go swimming there when she couldn't go on the slide especially when many of her friends have been able to go on it for a long time.  She had a fantastic time today going on the slide over and over and over again.  Maybe it is now time for Disney????

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thankful 5-11

 Thankful for fun preschool projects.  Today we made centerpieces for Thanksgiving.

Thankful for the right to vote.

Thankful for four more years.

Thankful for fun teachers at McDonalds.

Thankful for our veterans and our school that does such a wonderful assembly for Veteran's Day.  The girls were thrilled to contribute some family photos for the slide show.

Thankful for a sunny day for my morning run and 2 girls who kept me company.

Thankful for an enjoyable and relaxing day spent in the kitchen.  I made white chicken chili, mint brownies and 2 batches of pretzel rolls.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thankful #3 & 4

Day #3 photo represents many things I was thankful for:

  •  Thankful that I survived the season being the "head coach" of Nora's soccer team
  •  Extra thankful for all the help Tom gave as "assistant" coach (he really became as much of the head coach as I was)
  •   Thankful that my daughter still thinks it is great to have her parents be her coach
  •   Thankful for a successful season with a fun team
  •   And especially thankful that the season is over so I don't have to wear that hideous orange           t-shirt anymore:-)

Day #4  Seahawk Sunday

Today I am thankful that we were able to enjoy a Seahawk Sunday game day.  The past month we have had many conflicts that have interfered.  But today we were able to enjoy it with every ritual and superstition that we have including:  pizza poppers for lunch, cheetos for second half snack, skittles for Lynch Touchdowns, First Down cheer (pictured above), touchdown celebrations and of course all of us showing our Seahawk Pride with our gameday gear.  I love that our girls enjoy all of this as much as I do and not only do they enjoy all the silly stuff but they fully understand the game of football and can watch it and give good commentary on what is going on.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween at Hogwarts take two

Last year we had Hermoine and Hedwig.  
This year was Dumbledore and Fawkes the Phoenix.

Thankful Post #1

Way back in 2008 I participated in my first photo challenge where I would take a photo each day in November documenting what I was thankful for.  This was before Project 365 or any other photo challenges and it was a great way to focus my photography and get a good glimpse into our daily lives.
Fast forward four years and life is busier than ever, my blogging has become non-existent (sorry mom!) and my photo taking is lagging far behind.  At times I wondered if all that effort was worth it but over the past day I have spent time looking back at my scrapbooks and rereading old blog posts and enjoying it so much.  Being reminded of fun activities, cute things the kids have said, crazy phases they have gone through and so much more.  I think I started to feel that my photos weren't worth posting since they weren't up to par with most bloggers' amazing photo-shopped, high quality photographs.  And my writing was pathetic with no humor, many grammatical errors and way too verbose.  But going back I realize those things shouldn't matter and I am doing this for my own documentation and I do truly enjoy it.    SOOOO with that I start my 2012 Daily Thanks Challenge to help kick-start my blogging, photography and scrapbooking once again.  And what I was thankful for yesterday was all the documenting I have done over the past 10+ years.

Day two and I was thankful for a no-school day.  Life is so crazy with all of us running around to meetings, practices, volunteer activities, school events... and it seems we never get the chance to just slow down.  So I really appreciate the many no-school days we have.  Today we had a Horsopoly marathon, did fun crafting and baking along with trying to catch up on some chores around the house.  These days really help me to recharge my battery and be ready for the next whirlwind of craziness.

The girls are also trying to participate in the the photo challenge by taking their own photos.  I am ashamed to say this was Nora's first photo.
 Yes, she was thankful for her Halloween candy.  Lovely.......   I was thankful that the girls made a large pile of it to donate to the Troop Donation Drive at school.    Luckily, before I had to give the big mommy lecture of what things we really should be thankful for she took this photo for day 2.
She is thankful for her sister!!

I will be trying to post many of my daily thanks on my blog to keep myself accountable.  Anyone else want to participate???