This girl's latest passion is jumping! And if anyone can get her going, it's Trey! Every kid in our family has jumped in this thing, but Tess just might have the most spunk yet (that's my girl). Makes her spit up every time... I'd like to think that's why they put that convenient little tray on there. :) It's worth it though. The entertainment value beats out the clean-up.
Trey about missed the school bus last week because he ran back home to get his "Vote to be Drug Free" button. He's proud of that button alright. And if you smoke a cigarette, he'll tell you that it's not healthy, but "that's your choice." The kid has opinions about things.
Tess is really into her toys and her hands lately. Oh, and my chin, which gets chewed on constantly! No teeth yet, but I think we might be close! Her eyes cross a lot trying to focus in on things, which the boys think is hilarious.
The only one missing here is Jack, who left - without his Momma - for Florida yesterday. He is spending a week with Grandma and Grandpa Fincher at Disney World, and from the sounds of our conversation tonight, he is not missing me one bit! There is a different dynamic in the house without him. Oh, there is still a lot of noise from the three that are left, but definitely less intellectual conversation to keep me on my toes. Now Trey and I talk, but we talk about things like Guitar Hero and his imaginary brother Sam at his green house. Chase's voice goes nonstop, calling my name, quoting lines from Inspector Gadget, and singing "I don't wanna gain the whole world and lose my soul..." But if Jack were here today, he would have been quizzing me on past presidents of the United States or something. I should be thankful for the down time to study up, I guess. :) And thankful that he is having the time of his life.
Speaking of thankful....I am. Off the top of my head...
For my furnace that got fixed this week and for the reminder that I should be thankful that I have a furnace.
For clean laundry!
For my husband, who rocks in the kitchen and cooked, pretty much single-handed, an amazing Thanksgiving meal for eighteen people on Thursday.
For Tyler's job in this crazy economy.
For the Starbucks Non-fat Chai latte Tyler picked up for me on his way home from work today, because he heard how sick my voice sounded on the phone. Major points.
For four little people who remind me daily that life shouldn't really be that complicated, and who help me to take the focus off of me. Refreshing.
For a God who continues to pour out His grace and goodness in my life, in spite of my sinful self.
Oh, and for paper towel. I seriously could not live without this stuff. Shallow, I know.
What are you thankful for?
1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.