This girl!

This girl!

Friday, August 23, 2013

10 things of thankful

One of my favorite days of the week is when I get to think about what I'm thankful for, it's great to see that there's a lot of good in my life, so without further adieu these are this week's ten:

 
Ten Things of Thankful

1. Every milestone Sophia reaches: I learnt the hard way that she is going at her own pace, not mine, so when she reaches milestones is really great. Last week she started to blow "raspberries" and I know this is an important step before language appears, I am so excited!!
2. My husband: He has made this list several times already, he must be good! He is away for the weekend and I miss him so much!
3. My dear friend in Colombia: Despite being so far from each other, we have kept in touch and every time we talk is like we have never been apart. I miss her!
4. My dear friend here in USA: She is also from Colombia and she is also all alone in this country, she is like my family here and we try to keep our culture and customs alive. I am fortunate to have her.
5. My father's fast recovery from kidney surgery: They had to remove a kidney and he recovered very fast. I was sad that I could not be there to help him but I am thankful that he didn't need me, that's always a good sign.
6. My mom's health: I am really really thankful that my mom doesn't have any serious condition. Living so far from her is hard and I worry a lot so I am glad she is doing so good.
7. Sophia's curiosity: Is amazing to see her explore around the house, she gets is trouble just like any other kid, I just love that! 
8.  The amazing bloggers in this blog hop: I love reading their TTOT lists.
9. I bought Sophia's big girl's bed at a HUGE discounted price: Originally $230.00 I found it at 79.00 bucks!!!
10. I am thankful for the fact that Sophia wants to get my attention all the time: She is always trying to get  me to play with her and I love it! Her favorite game is when I tickle her, she anticipates my hand getting closer to her belly and cracks up, those moments are priceless.





21 comments:

  1. What an awesome list!!! I love getting good deals!!! Have a super wknd!

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    1. Thank you so much, you too have a great week!

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  2. I always laughed when my kids first figured out how to do raspberries. It is such a funny look on a little person.
    I'm sure it is very difficult to be so far away from your family, especially in times of ill health. I'm glad your dad is healing up nicely from his surgery.
    Good friends are such a blessing, especially when they are in the same situation as you. Sounds like your US friend is just the right person.

    I so enjoy reading everyone's TToT posts, too. A great way to spend get the positive attitude shining.

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    1. It is funny, there's a lot of drooling with the raspberries but I don't care! Thank you for your kind words, have a great week!

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  3. Awesome list! So glad I make myself do a Thankful post as well.

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    1. I will hop to read your post in a minute, thank you for stopping by, have a great week!

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  4. A wonderful list! You are clearly blessed by several special people in your life... and by an amazing little girl who learning to navigate life on her own terms with a Mommy who is there for her all the way! I love coming here to read, and your beautiful photos just warm my heart!

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  5. totally with you on # 8
    number 7 sounds very cool...the idea of the whole world being a new place we should all have that kind of curiosity
    #6 really the basics and like they say, if you have that then you have (most)* everything
    Friends are the structure to our lives...help us weather the bad times...make the good times better

    good to 'see' you this weekend!

    * I added that part, lol

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    1. She has a house full of toys and yet she love playing with the curtains, chairs, bathroom door and whatever thing she discovers on her own, yes, we should all have that curiosity.
      *yup, health is mostly everything we need =)
      Have a great week Clark!

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  6. Sophia is such a ham ;-) Glad your dad is recovering well. I know how you must feel, I've been there. I'm glad you have a friend nearby who helps you keeping your customs alive. I hope you have a great weekend, even though your hubby's gone.

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! My friend and I have the whole weekend planned, lots of fun together, she is keeping me occupied while hubby is away.
      Have a great week!

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  7. LOOK AT THOSE SMILES! So gorgeous, both of you.

    I'm glad you love the TToT so much, and am so happy you're part of it.

    Capitalise on the raspberries - get her to blow bubbles, blow through straws into her drink, make painty raspberry pictures, put sherbert on the tip of her tongue when she does it...so many fun things to do to encourage her now she's hit the milestone. Sounds like she's doing awesomely. Keep at it with supporting her as well as I know you do :)

    Friends are a great thing to be thankful for :D

    Glad your Mom's health is good and your Dad is getting better fast - those are MASSIVE thankfuls :)

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    1. Thank you!! Oh my gosh thank you for so many good ideas on how to promote Sophia's new ability, I am totally doing these things with her.
      Have a great week!

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  8. Isn't it great when you have the kind of friendship with someone that picks up where it left off each time you talk or get together? And how lucky you have a friend in the US from Colombia!

    Just love your updates on Sophia's progress! She is so darling! Love the pictures of the two of you.

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    1. I know, I am very lucky with those two girls in my life.
      Thank you, Sophia had come so far! She loves posing for pictures and she always looks so good in them =)

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  9. Such a beautiful child. I am glad your dad is improving after kidney surgery. I will pray for both of your parents and your pretty girl.

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  10. Milestones are definitely worth celebration and thanks!

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  11. Such (!) a great list! I can just picture Sophia getting super excited about your hand nearing her belly - my son Tucker does the same. It's like they almost love the anticipation as much as the tickle which is AMAZING because that's not been the case for us here (and guessing for you there). Love it! And hubs can always make the list when he's so supportive. Same with your parents' health. Glad your dad is ok after the kidney removal. Scary stuff.

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  12. I loved it when my own daughter learned to blow raspberries - but my favourite was always the tickle game, just like your's :)

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  13. you gotta love number 7...that's a real mommy if ever there was one...to love your kid getting into a mess around the house! LOVE IT!

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