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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


It was cold and rainy today and it was one of those days where I could write you a book about the down sides. The glass half empty part of the day. The longest winter and rainies {snowiest} April ever. The testing of boundaries. Being homework police. Just to name a few.

But, I'm going to stop right there, cause as I'm a glass half full kind of girl. I just heated up some hot cocoa, lit my favorite candle and we're remembering tomorrow is a fresh start and these are the happy, half full things I'd like to focus on tonight.

1. Birthday Cards.
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H is obsessed with every. single. birthday card he received for his birthday. He loves them and he sits on his bedroom floor sorting them and reading them and making up what they say inside. Most of them say something about how fantastic of a kid he is and how much he is loved.

We call that self-confidence, baby.

{Also, he's wondering where all of his 4th birthday cards are. I haven't the heart to tell him they were recycled 11 months ago and we'll never see them again. Who would have thought he'd want them?}

2. Tuesday is garbage day around here and every single Tuesday afternoon when M comes home at 2:30 and T comes home at 3:30 they both walk right up the driveway right past the garbage and recycling cans. Every Tuesday night at dinner we laugh and give them a hard time about it.

Today, M brought both up to the garage.

We call that one progress, baby.

3. Hello, gorgeous.
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We do swimsuits and swim stuff in Easter baskets each year. It's something they always need anyway and they're pretty excited about their new stuff.
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Miss E's been so excited about her new swimwear, she just wears hers around the house.

4. I chaperoned H's preschool field trip to the bowling alley and the DQ last Thursday, even against his wishes. {School is his thing, you know.}
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I loved it. Seeing him bumper-bowl with his friends. Laugh at silly things and then make his own swirly cone.
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Joy. There's no better word to describe it than that.

5. We've got a Student of the Month in our house.

Tomorrow morning we'll head to a celebration breakfast at T's school to celebrate T being Student of the Month.

Middle school has had it's challenges and adjustments for T the last two years. Remembering a class schedule and a locker combination. Homework. Responsibility. But he's kicking it into gear.

They're in their last trimester and he's showing us that he's working hard.

6. A fun little giveaway.
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Marianne Richmond has written another children's book. {You may remember I gave away another one of her books a few months back; If I Could Keep You Little.}

She sent me a copy of The Night Night Book and it's darling.

I've said before, I love reading and we read a lot but sometimes, there's a bedtime like tonight's where I've barely got an ounce left in me and a quick little read like The Night Night Book is just what I need.

This book would be great for any child and would make a great gift as well.

{I'm especially a fan of her illustrations in this one. They are precious!}

To enter, leave a comment of some of YOUR glass-full sort of happenings this week. You can leave up to THREE comments with THREE different glass-full comments.

Winner will be chosen by on Friday, April 29 at 8pm.

Find something half-full today!

{Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of The Night Night Book. The author is also giving one away to a reader. This is not a sponsored post and I am not receiving any compensation for hosting the giveaway.}


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching Madison dance with Dancing With The Stars :)
Stacy R

April 27, 2011 at 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming back from lunch this afternoon, and a friend/co-worker had brought me my favorite flower/plant for Admin.Prof. Day

Stacy R

April 27, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having a guy at work tell me (randomly) that I looked nice.

Stacy R

April 27, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Hearing my nephew say my name for the first time! Especially after an hour drive down to cottage grove with a crabby baby! The words" auntie tate!" Made the drive all worth it!

April 27, 2011 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Jessica Wood said...

I made breakfast for dinner :) French toast and bacon! YUM!

April 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Jessica Wood said...

Instead of cleaning my messy house today, I went to visit a friend.

April 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Jessica Wood said...

My baby is sleeping, so now I get to spend some one-on-one time with my 4.5 year old daughter!

April 27, 2011 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger LutherLiz said...

I did my workout before work so I don't have to do it tonight!

April 27, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger LutherLiz said...

My Chipotle burrito bowl tasted awesome!

April 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger LutherLiz said...

I tweeted with one of the my geeky celebs today which made me feel very cool

April 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger The Petersons said...

I DVRed the royal wedding and watched it during morning nap time with a cup of coffee. :)

April 29, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger The Petersons said...

My baby has started reaching his arms out to me to be picked up this week, and I love it!

April 29, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger The Petersons said...

I'm meeting up with two friends from high school and their children tomorrow morning. I haven't seen one of these friends in about 5 years!

April 29, 2011 at 9:53 PM  

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