Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for the laughter in my life. These two people crack me up daily. I’m so thankful I get to laugh my way through life with them!

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She was going for painting tape super hero and he was going for let’s interrupt this photo shoot.

For real I don’t even try to keep a strait face any more. Sky thought I was laughing in delight at her poses…it wasn’t until I showed her the pics that she realized what was really going on. She doesn’t always find him as funny as I do.

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Only two of about 20 pics she insist I take of her posing all kinds of different ways.

What are you thankful for today?

The Simple Things

Sky and I were picking blackberries at the park and all of a sudden I hear “Mommy get over here right now!”

With an 8 year old you really never know what your going to get as you round the corner to the other side of the blackberry bush, had she fallen in and scratched from head to toe, was there a snake, was Ruthie hurt…I was instantly thinking of all the bad things it could be.

Turns out it was none of those things…”I made a new friend, and I think it wants to come home with me, look!”

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There truly is nothing like a simple, every day adventure, with your kiddo to help you find joy in something like a lady bug.

P.S. I don’t recommend picking blackberries with polarized sunglasses on…they all looked very ripe, and some were, but most of what we brought home was very tart and could have used another week or so on the vine. Lesson learned I guess…also, I guess that’s what a sprinkle of sugar is for.

Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for the volunteers that make VBS at Sky’s old preschool happen. She is having so much fun, and comes home with interesting, and sometimes intense questions…which I love. Also, I’m loving the art projects!

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Crazy Hair day at VBS today. She picked the style that made her laugh the most. 🙂 

I always thought I’d be the super involved, volunteer for as much as possible mom, and turns out I’m not. I do what I can here and there, but frankly I’m an introvert who craves alone time, and I take it where and when I can get it. Which, tends to be when Sky’s at camp/participating in activities that other parents have volunteered to make happen. 

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I’m super thankful there at those that are able to make things like VBS (and various school activities during the year) happen. I support the events when I can, and in the way that I’m able. In the meantime Sky, and the other kiddos, are having so much fun, and for that I’m grateful!

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One of the art projects she did at VBS. It’s a Safari theme this year, she was going for a Savannah sunset look.

What are you thankful for today?

P.S. Yes I know it’s been like 500 years since I last posted. Life – it’s busy, and I try really hard not to use my phone when I’m with Sky, so that means less picture taking, which means less posting since picture-less posts are boring. But, I’m working on it, I miss blogging. I have a lot to say and share. 

 

Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for Team Yeatman! I’m loving our Spring Break trips to the OR coast, and celebrating my birthday with my two favorite people! Nice and simple, but…I kinda get to call the shots all day long, so that’s a nice treat.

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Sunset Bay, right across the road from Sunset Bay State Campground where we camp. Obviously sunset it was it’s known for. There are also some great tide pools at low tide.
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I kid you not, a few hours after this picture was taken the dog and the kiddo were throwing up all over the backseat of Mark’s truck. At least we had hours of fun in the sun, on the beach before things took a sick turn. We spent all the next day lounging in the trailer playing games, cuddling, and watching DVD’s. 
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Wine, a book, and the beach…my idea of relaxing!

Most of all I like that we have no service, so it really is a week of time with my babe and baby and no phones, internet, outside world intruding too much.

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We took the truck out on the sand dunes, got stuck, got unstuck, had a blast, found a beach that we had all to ourselves, and Sky got to drive!
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They both love the water and running free down the beach.

 

I love the focused together time, so thankful life allows us to sneak away for a week to relax and just be together.

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So much fun, so worn out.

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My Favorite Workout Partner

I can’t tell you how much I love hearing “Mommy can I do Pilates with you”, or “Can we do Yoga together”?

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I hope the years she spent in the jogging stroller, while I was training for race after race, has instilled a desire to be active. We talk about how important being active is. It helps maintain a healthy body and mind, and enables participation in lot’s of outdoor activities/adventures.

Sky has really started see how Yoga in particular has helped with her flexibility in dance. When she has trouble with balance or flexibility related dance stuff she always asks if there is a Yoga video for that…and there usually is something that will help.

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Crow…look at her fly!

My goal was to keep running so I could do races with her, and that hasn’t worked out…my knee just won’t support it sadly. But, we have found mat time to be a pretty great replacement. The best part is sometimes we just lay there at the end of a practice and have the best/silliest conversations.

 

Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for all the moments that don’t have a picture to go with them.

Sometimes it’s ok to just be, in the moment, enjoying things, and not have a picture to prove it.

The quick hug and I love you as Sky walks past, Sky reading on the couch, resting her feet on Mark’s arms as he’s working on his laptop and I’m sitting on the other couch doing sudoku…a “nothing exciting” family moment. Except it is exciting to be there in that moment with the two people I love most in the world.

I’m thankful for the thousands of little moments that I get to live with my babe and baby…the moments that go undocumented, but when added up over time…there kinda what it’s all about.

What are you thankful for today?