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?

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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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?

 

Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for teachers who have faith in what our kiddos can accomplish when we as parents might not.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe Sky can do whatever she wants. Olympic Swimmer…yes! Win Chopped Jr…heck yeah! Be on Naked and Afraid…but of  course. However, when she came home from school on a Thursday saying she was going to sew a dress for her doll so it could be in the 2nd grade art show on Tuesday I had big doubts.

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She informed me her teacher got her fabric, needle and thread and now she needed me to teach her how to use said needle and thread to sew a dress…umm I don’t sew. I mean basic needle and thread skills to sew on a button sure, but make a dress…not so much. To be clear Sky does not know how to sew either, or cut a pattern, or any of it really. Who decides to sew a dress when they don’t know how to sew and have it ready in four days…my kid that’s who! Lesson learned, it’s ok not to play it safe all the time.

Her latest kick is to be a fashion designer and I’m fine with that, but I was a little panicked thinking this dress wasn’t going to happen and if it did it would be a hot mess. Inside my head I was trying to think of a supportive way to redirect the project like do a mock-up or idea board with fabric and embellishment samples etc. But, Sky wasn’t having it, she wanted to sew a dress. So I teach her how to do a basic stitch and off she goes to school.

Turns out her classroom and art teacher had a plan, because her doll ended up fully clothed in a dress complete with sparkly glitter. Granted it’s held together with a lot of hot glue and fabric ties, but they heard her dream and found a way to make it happen.

I’d like to think I can give her all the support and encouragement she’ll ever need, but  that’s not reality. I’m always going to land on the side of practicality, and being realistic, I try to tamp it down and support her dreams, but sometimes I need help with that.

Sky loves her teacher this year and she has been so supportive of all Sky’s goals and ideas. We have been lucky to have the same art teacher for three years now and Sky truly has a heart for art. I’m so thankful she has these two amazing ladies in her life this year to support her and find ways to make things happen when I’m stuck in the reality of it all.

Thankful for awesome teacher and lessons learned from my kiddo.

What are you thankful for?

 

 

 

 

Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for fun in the snow! Old Man Winter decided to visit us and give us more snow than we’ve seen in ages! I stopped measuring at 10 inches, I don’t think we got much more than that at our house, but that’s more than enough!

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Sled Races!

I know snow is a pain for most people, and I don’t love that we now have extra days to make up in the summer, but I have to say I enjoyed it as much as a person can. It was so nice to be cozy at home watching it through the windows, and only venturing out when we really wanted to.

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Dashing through the snow in a Subaru…love my car. No snow is going to stop us!

There was an ambush Team Yeatman snowball fight (I lost since Mark and Sky were a team and I was only in pj’s!), lot’s of sledding, snow furniture making (Sky created a recliner to lay back and relax in…sounds too cold to me) and fun with the dog. Who knew that our little Texas rescue dog, who doesn’t like the cold rain at all, would love the snow. She’s a snow dog, and wanted to be outside playing in it as much as possible. Sky spent a lot of time throwing snowballs for her to catch.

It was fun while it lasted, now it’s back to real life, and I’m thankful for that as well.

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So hard to get a photo of how big the flakes were, but they were epic!

What are you thankful for today?

 

 

 

 

Thankful Thursday

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Today I’m thankful for the beautiful place we call home. I love that we are only a few hours from the ocean or mountain depending on which way we feel like driving. The PNW is beautiful (even with gray sky’s and rain now and then).

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I’m super thankful that our house is located close to several parks and some amazing views, and that we have easy access to green spaces and outdoor activities. My heart is happiest when enjoying the outdoors, and I’m thankful it’s easy for me to do so weekly!

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