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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Grains of Gratitude

Once again it's time for 5 things to be grateful for.

1. For Kayla's teacher taking an hour out of her time to talk with me on toilet-training strategy and to make sure we're doing the same things at home and at school. I didn't expect it to take an hour, but she gave me a nice update on how Kayla is doing too.

2. Remember the Parent's Night Out I've mentioned before? That's been cancelled. Not enough participants. (why more parents didn't take advantage of it I don't know). It's such a bummer this has been cancelled as we really looked forward to that one Friday a month we, and our group of friends, were childless for a few hours. It would have been this past Friday too. So what am I grateful for? Well the community center on base has a "kids zone" (indoor play area) for up to age 5. They are opened until 8, so we had the kiddos in there and we sat right outside with tables and chairs and still had fun playing games. It wasn't quite the same because we were still frequently interrupted, but it was better than having it at someone else's house! More room and less clean up involved :)

3. Grateful that I won Pea's contest because who doesn't like to receive homemade chocolates? Ok, except you, Barb!

4. Grateful that I found this while shopping at the Commissary yesterday. Limited Edition Peppermint ice cream. Can I just say "YUM!" This is delicious and we are enjoying indulging in it. I wish they made it year round, but then again that might not be a good thing!

5. Grateful that my mom and sister arrived safely last night and are here for a week-long visit! (So if I'm not commenting on your blogs much this week you'll know why!) Kayla is soooooo enjoying having her Aunt Kelly here; hasn't let her out of her sight!

Thanks to Christine for starting Grains of Gratitude!


mum2brady said...

Michelle - thanks for joining in, as always :)

I love that your mom and sister are visiting - how cool is that???? You and Kayla are going to have a blast!!!!

Sorry about the couples night thing - that is such a bummer!!! I remember that my hubby and I didn't go out much when our kids were younger, cause we didn't have a handy sitter. It's much nicer now ;) I'm glad you enjoyed playing games with your group of friends anyway, but I'm sorry that option for a Friday night out a month won't be available anymore.

Can't wait to see pics of your family visit! And, I look forward to reading about all your fun adventures!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Catch said...

That ice cream looks yummy!!! have a good time with your Mom and your Sister Michelle!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Kathleen Marie said...

I have never tried this ice cream. Humm, I am not a huge peppermint fan but this I think I should try.

Have a blast with your family!

Potty Training already! Wow, time flies!

PEA said...

I've never had peppermint ice cream but now you have me craving it...will have to look at our supermarket this week to see if they have any in for the holidays!! Your chocolates are ready to be mailed out tomorrow so hopefully they won't take too long to reach you and will all be in one piece! lol It's the cherry chocolates I worry about! So glad that your mom and sister are there with you...enjoy yuor time with your family!!!! Hugs xox

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

WOW that is great your mom and sister are visiting for the holidays. I am sorry parent night did not work out but sounds like you made the best out of the situation.

Have a great visit with the family.


ChupieandJ'smama said...

That icecream looks delicious! Sorry about the parents night, but at least you found a way to have a good time anyway. Hope you have a wonderful week:)

PastorMac's Ann said...

I always appreciate reading your "Grains of Gratitude" posts.

Congrats on winning the chocolate! Have a nice visit with your family.

Beck said...

Enjoy having your mom and sister up! We don't have that brand of ice cream up here, but it looks yummy...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful list! I was so busy yesterday that I forgot to do mine :p


chelle said...

Great list! Very awesome that Kayla's teacher is so wonderful!

Have a wonderful week with your family!

Faith said...

Potty training. Have fun!! ;D

Shelley said...

The twins love pretending (and in real time too) eating icecream - I might add peppermint flavour in - usually we have vanilla, choclate or strawberry! Enjoy your visitors - I hope everyone has fun.

K.T. said...

Ummm my favorite ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip!!!So that might be worth checking out for me also......

Tammy and Parker said...

Okay. I LOVE peppermint. Peppermint plants, tea, eo, popcorn cake, and ICE CREAM. Gotta look for that when I go to the store!

Leticia said...

Could you do a toilet-training post and share your strategies?
My daughter with DS is 4 1/2 and we're not really making progress.