30 Days of Thankfulness 2011-Day 16 & 17

Day 16 & 17
I am thankful I have the opportunity to stay home with Lainey, and again, thankful for David’s job and his hard work that even makes it possible.  I know it may not always be this way!

Lainey and I had such a fun day today.  I had purchased a LivingSocial deal for The Wonder Place several months ago.  (Do you get LivingSocial deals delivered to your email?  If not, you should!  Some great deals!) 

 Lainey has not frequented the likes of museums, zoo’s, or play places, being that she is my third child, many years younger than my other children, and frankly, I just don’t want to do the zoo when we have a day to do nothing.  I want to be home.  (And yes, I have felt guilty for 3 years that this child has only been to the zoo once until recently).

So I bought the coupon for The Wonder Place, knowing that I would have to use it by December 11.  Cuttin’ it kinda close, huh?  

We had such a fun time just being together…not at home doing laundry, not doing a necessary grocery run, not driving to pick up the big kids.

 Lainey “checked me out” at the grocery store

Lainey is such a little light in our family!  Just yesterday I was looking back through old photos…at Christmases and birthdays and fun times before Lainey…and it is hard for me to imagine that she wasn’t there! 

I am so thankful that God chose to bless us with her precious life.  Three kids has been a doozy for me at times, but Oh.My.Goodness.We.Love.This.Baby!  Perhaps sometime I will blog as to how having her has changed all of us in some pretty amazing ways.  

As we approach Thanksgiving week, tell us what you are thankful for…grab a button for your blog or post your thankful posts to Facebook!  


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  1. looks like a fun day! We should get Lainey & Noah together for a playdate one of these days!

  2. Amanda… what a wonderful mommy you are!!! They are blessed to have you, too! 🙂
    Have a super weekend!