Not quite a fan of Santa yet!
I have a lot to be thankful for.
This morning started at 8am when Vivian let out her morning grunts letting us know she was ready to rise. I am thankful for having Vivian in our lives and the endless amounts of joy she brings us and I am also thankful she slept in a little bit.
Tyler proceeded to go downstairs and get her ready for the day and made her breakfast while I got to sleep in. I am thankful for my amazing husband and for his wonderful parenting and partnering and knowing when I need just a little extra sleep.
Tyler got Vivian down for her nap and crawled back into bed for his own nap. I am thankful for our lazy mornings together.
Lucifer and Glory climbed into bed with us and Glory plopped down in the most uncomfortable spot for me - between my legs - and Lu snuggled up by my head and started to purr. I am thankful for my old lady dog and patient (with Vivian, thank God) cat.
I crawled out of bed not to much later to get myself some breakfast in the peace and quiet of our beautiful home. I am thankful for this house and the life we live in the great pacific northwest. I am also thankful for some “me” time.
I prepared our thanksgiving dishes last night so I wouldn’t be rushing around today and could fully enjoy the day off. I am thankful I had the foresight to do that.
Vivian started babbling in her crib and I knew she was up from her nap. I went down to get her. I am thankful for her two hour nap and her bountiful energy and excitement when she sees me coming and her adorable way of squinting when the lights get turned on.
We went upstairs to wake up Tyler and Viv gave him the best snuggles and kisses. I am thankful for the rare but wonderful baby snuggles.
Once Ty was up and at ‘em we all went to the guest room to take a photo of my slightly growing belly - it has been harder to find time to document this pregnancy. I am thankful for every single day with this new baby boy growing inside of me.
After a few belly photos, Vivian and I went to take a shower - she loves playing in the spray of the showerhead. I am thankful I can get myself ready while playing with my daughter.
We skyped with my family back in Michigan. I am so thankful for technology making us feel close when we are hundreds of miles apart!
Tyler, Vivian, Shelby and I all got ready to go to Katie & Brandon’s house for the day taking turns watching Vivi. I am thankful we have wonderful family and friends to celebrate the holiday with and for Shelby, Vivian’s nanny, who has taken such great care of our little girl while we work.
Vivian had a wonderful time with her cousins and friends. She was picked up, dragged around, playing nicely and loving every minute of the attention - so much so that she would NOT nap. I am thankful she is so easy going and enjoys playing with others and that even without a nap she was for the most part a happy-go-lucky little girl.
We all ate plenty of delicious food prepared by everyone and our bellies were good and full. I am thankful that we have plenty of food to feed our families and friends. I’m even more thankful it’s all tasty food!
After dinner the kids played some more and us adults chatted and flipped through Black Friday ads deciding if we were going to go shopping. I was sad that stores were opening tonight - sad for the people who had to be pulled away to work. I am thankful I didn’t have to work on the holiday.
Finally, Vivi was starting to get pretty tired so we decided to pack it up. We got home and put our beautiful, sleepy daughter to bed and I got ready for bed myself. I am thankful to be home and in my cozy bed.