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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

It's been a few weeks since I've done a Grains of Gratitude post...so here are the things I'm grateful for from this past week.

1. The weather has finally cooled off here. After dropping Kayla off at school I can take Lucas on a nice 1/2 hr walk and not be drenched in sweat when we get back home.

2. That MOPS has started again...we had a great first meeting and Lucas did well in the MOPPETS room. I also stepped down as finance manager and I'm grateful someone else took that over. This year I just wanted to attend MOPS as a mom and not be on Steering.

3. That Joe reenlisted - it means our family is provided for for the next four years!

4. I'm always grateful for the once-a-month "kids' club" the housing office sponsors. It means free pizza for families and crafts for the kids.

5. I signed Kayla up for the Daisy's and we had nice weather yesterday for the potluck induction ceremony. A lot of the girls are in Kayla's class too so she's having fun.

Reciting the promise:

Getting her pin

The Girl Scout handshake

6. I'm grateful for Parenting magazine's feature A Special Joy: Babies With Down Syndrome Galleries for Down syndrome Awareness month. Since they were asking for photos of babies I submitted one of my favorite photos of Kayla. They have 6 photo galleries and more will be going up soon. What a wonderful spotlight on Down syndrome from a major publication!

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Chrystal said...

Those Daisy photos are just the cutest. I also really like the photo you submitted to Parents. I had no idea they were already up to 6 galleries! How cool. I'm catching up now and loving seeing all the kids. Hooray for Ds Awareness!!

Omaha Mama said...

Just checked out the picture, how adorable!
I hope you have another great week!

Nicole said...

Oh she is SO cute!!!! Sounds like you had a fun and full week. :-) I so remember that picture of Kayla...where has time gone?

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Did you get your hair cut?? I like the length!

Sounds like a wonderful week - how awesome that Kayla is doing Girl Scouts! I had really wanted to put Eve into that program but we've committed to just doing school right now. It's enough, if you know what I mean. :)

Again, congratulations to Joe!

I'm going to start walking again this week; it has been way too hot here - not for me, but for the kids.

Hope this week is equally as great!


chelle said...

Your grateful posts always make me smile! Yay for cooler weather, walks, reenlisting and Daisy's!

Tammy said...

Oh, I love that she's a Daisy Girl scout! She looks so sweet reciting and getting her pin!

I wanted to say thank you, too, for the adorable Precious Moments figurine that I received a couple days ago! It's so adorable...and I was surprised by the book you put with it since I didn't remember hearing I'd get that too!
I've been reading a chapter aloud to the girls every night and they LOVE it!

I'll post about it soon!

jessica @ raising joey said...

Sounds like a great week! That's too cool about the daisies! I can't wait to get Joey in cub scouts and Leah into Daisies!

AZ Chapman said...

too cute I can't wait to hear bout her scout adventres

Anonymous said...

....(i want cookies ^_^ samoas please! lol!)

<3 aunt kelly

Corey~living and loving said...

I love how you always have so many fun things going on. :) I love hearing about them. thanks for sharing.

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

I love the Daisy photos...I signed up Aviva for Brownies. Just waiting to hear when she will meet.

Jill said...

Wow - what a great week!

Oh Girl Scouts... I wish we had that here! Kayla looks so cute!

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing the link to Parenting magazine, it is important the world see being special doesn't mean not being photoghenic enough or adorable enough to be featured in a magazine (beautiful baby contests drive me batty because you never see kids with special needs in them).

CrackerJacks said...

Love the Daisy photos! What a great week you had.

Let me know when there are cookies!!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post!

Kayla is my favourite "celebrity"


Shelley said...

Lovely photoes - what a great scout!!!

Anonymous said...

Daisies- how cute is that!
Come by to review my options for submission to the Parenting Mag feature- I can't decide so I need some votes. Anyone else besides Michelle can come too!

Kerry said...

OH my, the CUTEST baby picture EVER! She is so adorable!!!

mommaof4wife2r said...

what a fab post! i love that you are finding the good stuff...and that you are DOING the good stuff too. And, those kids always make me smile with their totally fabulously beautiful faces. I haven't done the MOPS thing here...I'm thinking I should consider it now...hmmmm

Killlashandra said...

Cute picture of Kayla getting her pin. I bet she's thrilled about that. :)

Sue said...

How cute she looks at the Daises ceremony.

What a great picture of Kayla for the gallery. The other pictures are very sweet too.

Kim said...

I love that picture of Kayla! WTG Parent's Magazine for showcasing our babies!

Laura said...

I love that Kayla is in Daisies....that is awesome. Way to go on her pin!!!!