Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Little Things Thursdays: #94

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Welcome to The Little Things Thursday!!

If you are new to our link-up, we like to take a minute to look back on the little things that brightened our week. So often we get busy and forget all of the things that we enjoy as we go through our daily lives. This is an opportunity to stop, remember, and enjoy those things! Nothing is too fact, the smaller the better! That's the whole point! If you have a blog, link-up below. If you don't blog, I'd love for you to participate by leaving a comment. Ready?

1. Busy Books
While on our weekend getaway a week and a half ago, Sean and I stopped by Barnes and Noble. Sean had some gift cards he'd been saving up, and he ended up spending them on four busy books for the kids. Each book included a story, a fold-out play scene, and 8-10 small figures. 
Abby got Princess Sophia, and Ellie got Frozen

Elijah got Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Caleb got Hot Wheels

They have played with these non-stop since we brought them home! I like seeing their little imaginations work as they use the figurines in their play scenes!

2. Well, This Looks Familiar
They don't remember it, but my kids were hooked up to a pulse oximeter for the first 4-9 months (depending upon which kid we are talking about) of their lives. It's old hat for them! 

My poor mother-in-law ended up in the hospital, and we went up to see her. While we were there, the nurse came in to take vitals on her. My kids ended up being fascinated by the pulse oximeter that she was using on their grandma, and they each wanted to have their own turn. The nurse was really sweet and let them each put their finger in it to see the numbers pop up. Oh, if only they knew how much we fought with wires and cords when they were infants!

3. Taco Eater
I'm proud to say that I'm raising this girl right! Since I grew up in New Mexico, tacos were a regular part of my childhood...and they are also a regular part of our dinner rotation now. While the other kids are still mostly eating their taco filling with a spoon, Ellie has decided that the only proper way to eat a taco is to actually eat the filling inside a tortilla. She is a tiny little girl, but she can put away more tacos than I can! It's totally a selective appetite, but at least my tacos make the cut!

4. She's a Helper, or Something Like a Helper
This age really isn't about getting things done efficiently. I have to remind myself of that constantly. But what it really is good for is seeing the budding spirits of our kids.

The other night, Sean was sweeping up after dinner, and Abby wanted to help. Her version of helping was grabbing the empty Swiffer Sweeper, and pushing Daddy's nicely made pile all over the dining room floor again. I loved that Sean was so nice to let her "help" and that Abby wanted to jump right in and try to assist with after dinner clean-up. It was really sweet to see them working together!

5. The Handmade Ones are the Best
The Christmas that Sean and I were engaged, my mother-in-law made this beautiful handmade afghan for me in my favorite color. For the past seven years, it has sat on my bed year around. This week, I took it on a new adventure. It was SO cold here in Missouri that the bones in my hands were actually hurting. I had to run errands, so I took it with in the car and even brought it into my chiropractor's office with me. Let's just say that although it is beautiful, it's also highly functional! Taking it in the car was the best idea! I have a feeling it will be making more errand runs with me in the future!

Now it's your turn! What Little Things brightened up your week? Link up your post below (or leave a comment if you aren't a blogger) and make sure you come back next week to play again!

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