thankful bandwagon

I'd like to jump on the thankfulness bandwagon for a day. Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for today.

I'm extremely grateful Dave got around to cutting his toe-nails.

I put my finger by these clippings so you can clearly grasp the length, depth, and breadth of these mini daggers. Dave has a deep seeded fear of ingrown toenails, and as a result lets his grow quite long. It is like sleeping in a bed with Edward scissor feet. Brush up against his foot too swiftly or at the wrong angle, and you are likely to lose a little blood. These bad boys have stabbed and scratched me time and time again. It is nice that the foot of our bed can be a place of peace for at least a few weeks.

Anyone who lives in Colorado will join me in appreciating the most amazing fall, ever.

Winter is no where to be found. I would estimate the average temperature of November to be 65 degrees - with a nice 75 degree day at least once or twice a week. We have had the most beautiful weather. The leaves have never stuck around quite so long - which I really appreciate, since they are Brig's #1 form of entertainment.

Last, I am incredibly grateful for this little peanut.

Just when you thought the Halloween posts were over, here he is in costume yet again. Dave called me a few weeks ago and asked me to put him in the penguin costume and take some pictures. Apparently his boss wanted to see Brig in his Halloween costume, and Dave didn't want to send pictures of our son dressed as a thug. I wonder why?

I can't possibly begin to articulate the gratitude I feel for Brig. He is such a sweet little boy.

--He gives me a huge smile every time I look at him
--He loves to go on walks and runs with me
--He is learning to laugh
--He is extremely happy during the day
--He sleeps 11 hours in a row at night
--He patiently hangs out in his infant seat when I need to work - and then rewards me with a huge smile when I can get back to playing with him

I love him so much I almost can't stand it. I can't believe we only met 4 months ago.


TippettsFam said...

oh. my. gosh. that is discusting and hilarious and..... ewwwwww, dave!! my grandpa is the only other person i know who keeps their toenails that long. there are worse things i suppose...

sara said...

travis totally has a similar toenail problem. he grows them so long it's a real safety hazard. so glad he broke down and cut them finally!

that penguin is the cutest. he's clearly one of the penguins from madagascar... you can tell he's plotting a crazy escape from the zoo by the way he rubs his hands together! i love it.

ooooh babies. why are they so cute? i can't stand it.

Natalee said...

I had to scroll down quickly to skip over the toenails. gross.
I can't believe brig already sits in the bumbo! He looks so cute. And sounds a lot like H was as a baby. EASY. I don't know what's worse having it easy the first time round and crazy the third or vice versa. Either way, I am glad you got a dream baby. Can we get together around Christmas? Girls night? Email me your plans.

Michemily said...

I'm writing my Master's thesis on journal and blog writing by Mormon women. Would it be okay if I used your blog as an example? I might end up asking you some questions if you say yes . . .

Let me know.


carrie said...

sure, why not?