Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Thankful Thursdays part 2

Last week I had lots of time to write about all the biggies because I was stuck in bed sick, and had the laptop to keep me company. This week will be considerably shorter considering the 5 children who all seem to need me the second I even think of typing something on the computer.
Thanks to Diane for hosting the carnival.
What am I thankful for this week?

the little, simple things:

1. The smell of cinnamon buns baking in my kitchen... and the sticky smiles of my children enjoying them. (a science experiment to follow up on our study of microbes -- yeast)

2. Books on tape, and Storynory that can entertain my children all day while I try to get some housework accomplished inbetween nursing and changing babies.

3. The nap that I was able to have yesterday afternoon when my dear friend Karin was here helping out with the babies

4. The six hours of sleep that the twins had before they woke me up to eat in the middle of the night, and the four hours right after that. Good babies!

5. The wonderful afternoon that Sean and I enjoyed without the kids last weekend while my amazing parents and sister babysat all five kids.

6. The cinnamon bun I just had for breakfast... yummy!

7. My new washer and dryer that allows me to do two and half loads at a time compared to my old one. LOVE it!!

8. Chinooks!!

9. Disposable diapers (we've used cloth with all the other kids, and i'm so happy that people have given us boxes and boxes of disposables as gifts for the twins, because as much as I love my new washer - see #7 above - I don't love washing diapers).

10. Real Learning, the book. I just bought this from Elizabeth Foss and I am enjoying every page.

6 comments:

Mom said...

We put babysitting those 5 kids our our list of things to be thankful for. They are so neat and we love them all to bits. Each of them is wonderful in their own special way.

Angel said...

Wow -- 4 hours and then 6 hours! That's pretty impressive :-). Do they sleep and wake at the same times?

melanie said...

Mom:
Thanks so much.. you guys made our day :-)

Angel:
They do tend to be on similar sleep schedules, but if one wakes without the other one, I just wake both up anyways... not sure if this is the best way to do things, but it's working so far.

Katherine in TX said...

Ok, now I'm hungry for cinnamon rolls!
:)

Anonymous said...

I love the "simple things lists" ... ours was straight to the point this week, too. :-)

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