T is thankful for"my family, my friends and my life"
L is thankful "that everyone is being nice to me"
He won't tell me, but I think E is thankful for milk and warm swaddles.
I am thankful for a happy and healthy family. I'm thankful for my parents. For a father who is a goofball for the kids one minute and can pass along sage advice the next. For a mother and mother in law who both followed their intuition when I started labor with E. If it weren't for them, he might have been born at home.
I am thankful for my husband. We may argue, but rarely is it about anything really important. He loves his family without a doubt and has made sacrifices to ensure that we are taken care of.
He also does things like letting the kids bury him in a pile of leaves, and then rakes them all back up again.
I am thankful for my kids. My oldest, who embraces new experiences with unbridled enthusiasm. She loves to read - especially books with lots of humor and silliness. She has moments of surprising thoughtfulness and compassion.
I am thankful for L, who still gives fantastic bear hugs when you get her in the right mood. She knows what her favorites are, and isn't afraid to share them with you. Someday that tenacity will serve her well.
And of course, there's E, now three months old. He's such a happy baby and spends a lot of waking moments grinning and cooing. Currently favorites include animal sounds and belly tickles.
For a couple weeks now, he'd been trying to giggle, but was only succeeding in getting the hiccups instead. That ended two days ago, when he got out his first official giggle. The girls were there loving every moment, but the Husband still hasn't gotten the opportunity to enjoy that pleasure. I see lots of belly laughs and baby giggles in his future. That's definitely something to be thankful for.
I hope you get to be thankful for lots of laughs and giggles, stuffed bellies, loving families and whatever else you may have going for you. Pull on those stretchy pants and enjoy an extra snuggle with a loved one.
What are you thankful for today?