I'm thankful for my daughter (she's the one in the middle) who loves gymnastics and that all my Cupcakes are healthy (and healthy enough to do this with their body! Oh my back!)
I'm thankful that when I just happened to be by myself one afternoon (which is a VERY rare occurrence), I decided to stop in at our local Goodwill store and I found this treasure sketched by Catholic artist, Cameron Smith. (There is a plastic wrap over the print, hence the glare in photo.) No relation to me, but Cameron and his wife are dear friends of ours and they are the Godparents for our youngest. Anyway, I was so very excited to find this print randomly in the store and I got it for an excellent price (though it's worth sooooo much more!) You can check out Cameron's other masterpieces HERE, including his beautiful prints of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary that I own personally, as well.
I'm thankful for our little sweet Cupcake #5 who is modeling her new cupcake PJ's she got from her Godparents, Cameron and Kristen Smith, for her 1st birthday. If you think these photos look like she is on the inside and I'm on the outside, you are right, BUT it was the ONLY way I could get her to stand still long enough for me to snap a photo while she was looking at me. :) Since she's walking now, every time I try to take her photo now the "normal" way (while I'm in the house with her), she keeps walking toward me or running away. :)
I'm thankful for my oldest daughter who is running cross country with our local homeschool sports league which means two things. I have to drive her to practice for EARLY morning practices with her team and I am enjoying running with my daughter to get both of us in shape. I'm enjoying the workouts and good conversations and company. So this photo looks like we are in pain. We kind of are as it was taken after a hot, sweaty run and the sun and sweat are in our eyes. :)
Speaking of fun runs, these are some scenic photos of our favorite spot to run. I am thankful for the beauty and peaceful place that is only walking/running/riding bikes distance from our home.
I am thankful for science experiments that actually WORK and end up being really fun! I'm not one to LOVE doing experiments, but with Apologia Chemistry and Physics text we are using this year and the Creation Sensation experiment kit I bought to go with the text, science experiments are easier for me to actually implement. So how did we get 4 different colors of water in the straw to form colored layers of yellow, green, red, and blue? It was fascinating to do and it taught about density. If you leave a comment on this post, I'll tell you the "secret". :)
I'm thankful for these precious moments with my Cupcakes as my older daughter fixed her baby sister's hair in the most interesting way. With lots of laughs and giggles, the next thing I heard was "Mom, take a picture!" :)