Monday, July 12, 2010

Thankful Sunday ...on Monday again



Some weeks it just doesn't come together, and something doesn't get done. This week it was my Thankful Sunday post. But there's always tomorrow. So here it is.

Saturday was Sophia's birthday party. Her outdoor pool party! The weather reports were for rain. You know when the icon on the computer shows only raindrops with no chance of sun. No partly cloudy, just rain. Well God heard this mama's prayers and it was a clear day for Sophia. There was just a brief moment when it looked like it was all over and the skies opened up but it was very brief. For this I am very Thankful!!



I'm thankful Olivia starts her Summer Intensive Ballet today. She will be dancing from 9:00 to 5:30 Monday through Friday for the next four weeks. She cannot wait!! This is her life and she loves every second of it.

I'm also thankful for the scholarship she was awarded from her ballet school to attend this SI . It would be impossible to send her otherwise.

I'm thankful we reserved a campsite for August. Again we were last minute but somehow we got what hopefully will be a great site. It's right on a river in White Mountains area of New Hampshire. Of course the river is called the Mad River. Already makes me wonder what adventures lay ahead for us. I'm also a little curious as to WHY this campsite still had sites available on the water this late in the season??? I searched and searched and this place looked great. Maybe we just got lucky??

I'm thankful for great friends that we spent the day with yesterday. It was so much fun to watch the kids on this enormous slip n slide they so graciously had rented for the kids.



here are Miss Em's Princes, Danny and Andrew, performing a daring stunt on the slip n slid.








"No, No this is not a dog, mom!! I don't care how many times you snap your fingers and slap your leg!!! What's the sign for Polar bear!" Actually his name is Rhody and he is a gentle giant! When Em fell asleep he stayed a couple of feet from her. I do believe to watch over her, as there were a lot of kids running around.

These two are masterminding some fantastic attack on some poor unsuspecting soul! This is Bis and Rich, two more from my extended family. They are brother and sister to the handsome Princes.



After all that excitement Em needed a break.

Andrew was just standing here next to me as I was uploading this pic and he said to me, "She's just like Sleeping Beauty". I love you Andrew.


16 comments:

Rochelle said...

WOW that is a super summer intensive ballet program. She is amazing, can't wait to see what new stuff she learns.

What a fantastic day with friends. Andrew's comment brought tears to my eyes. Sweet brother!

Love your thankfuls...

Kelly said...

So happy the weather held out for the party!! Looks like the kids had a BLAST!! That sure is one big dog, oh my!!!! I would have hid behind a chair or something...lol! I just love the last pic of Em....and Andrew, YES, she does look like Sleeping Beauty!! You are a very SWEET brother:) Melts my heart:)

BTW, LOVE Em's shirt......Landon just received his a few weeks ago, and I have yet to get a pic of him wearing it:(

scrappy quilter said...

Another great Thankful post. I so look forward to reading yours. Love the pictures. Hugs

Lacey said...

I'm telling ya, she is a dancer after my own heart. I would have danced all day and night if I could! Leave it to boys to do a stunt like that!

The VW's said...

Em IS just like a Sleeping Beauty! Except, Em is much cuter! She always puts a smile on my face!

Glad you had great weather for your party.....lokked like a great time! Hugs!!!

Becca said...

Sleeping Beauty for sure!!

Wonderful things to be thankful for. And that slip n slide looks like amazing fun!

Michelle said...

WOWZA--that is one heck of a slide, think I'd be tempted...LOVE LOVE LOVE the last pic and sweet Andrew!! "...they are precious in His sight..."

Kim said...

Sounds like lots of wonderful things going on~ So many things to be thankful for!

Chris said...

What is the sign for polar bear?

LizBeth said...

I think dogs understand special kids better than many people. Ours have always kept an eye on the OrganizerSon. . . . . .Looks like Sophia had a good time with her friends.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

looks like such a wonderful/fun summer birthday party!!!! :)

ch said...

Awwww...WE love Andrew, TOO!

Can't wait to hear about all your camping adventures!!!

Denise said...

Okay...I laughed and then I cried at that last comment by Andrew. No idea why I did that. I thought it was funny and then I looked at the picture again and now I am tearing up. Looks like a fun day had by all. So I am curious as I couldn't count from the previous post but just how many kids do your friends have??? You have a small family in comparison, huh?

Tina said...

Awwwwwww....that is the sweetest comment from Andrew and that is the cutest picture of Miss Em passed out with her milk botle. Looks like a great day, and yes thank the rain Gods for keeping you in mind on that day.

Emily said...

Oh... what a great post. But then again, yours always are!

Kele@ said...

Awww, Sleeping Beauty... I love you too Andrew!!
I think you guys need a 'Polar Bear' of your own!

Late our not, at least you are diligent about your Thankful Sunday's, I did TWO and flaked, LOL!