Day 26: I am thankful for a break from work. I needed to do some very important things like watch season one of Mad Men, sleep, visit with my family, make baby presents for three showers this week (!), put up my Christmas tree, and teach my child some manners.
Day 27: One of the family members I visited over my break was my Grandmama King, and while I was there, I realized how lucky Cara is to have so many grandmamas! Counting the greats and the steps, the baby has SIX grandmamas! No wonder she is so spoiled! :-) (Side note: Going through all these little baby pictures makes me incredibly sentimental! I can't believe that my baby is now a toddler who is swiftly moving toward little girl. I'm actually tearing up as I type this. Do other moms get this way?)
|Cara and MeMa|
|Cara and Bitsy|
|Cara and Grandmama Ruby|
|Cara and Grandmama King|
|Cara and Mimi (PJ's dad's wife)|
|Cara and Kaz (my dad's wife)|
Day 29: I am thankful for the season of Christmas. I love everything about it. The chill in the air, Christmas trees, Christmas music, picking out and making gifts, baking, snuggling by a fire...it doesn't get much better! I love the homey family-ness of Christmas.
When we unpack the ornaments to decorate the tree, I love that I get to relive all my childhood Christmases. My parents gave me a new ornament every year, which means that our tree can get quite full, but this year, two-thirds of those ornaments are still in their boxes. The wild toddler LOVES the ornaments so much that she has already broken a few of them. Mainly, I have been worried that she's going to love that tree so much that it falls on top of her! I have given up trying to keep the ornaments on the tree. There's no hope! But it doesn't matter. I am so thankful for all of the precious reasons that it just doesn't matter.