Sunday, July 10, 2011

Grateful for...

This great country

Annual Buhler family 4th of July breakfast

Girls Night Out
(Pink Martini concert at Red Butte Garden)

The girls playing together!
I was folding laundry, both girls followed me into the laundry room. Sandy grabbed Abby's arm and said, "Let's play Ring Around the Rosies." She sang, and they both giggled and giggled each time they fell down.

Seeing family this weekend in Colorado

This amazing rainbow - the pictures don't do it justice. As I was driving down the freeway, I could see the full rainbow and a double rainbow on one side.

Sandy playing with some of her cousins

Seeing my parents, here is my dad feeding Abby jelly beans.

A safe and scenic drive home (and sleeping in our own beds after being gone for a few days)

Quotes of the Week:
Sandy (as Megan opened a can of tuna fish): "But that's cat food!" As we tried to explain that cats do like tuna fish, but people eat it, too. "I don't think so. Curious George feeds that to the cat."

Sandy: Read it again (for the 3rd time).
Bill: No. That story doesn't have the literary merit for a third reading.

Sandy: I need to hit it. (trying to ride her trike into Bill's car as he was blocking her.)
Bill: No, you don't. If you hit it, it could break.
Sandy: No it won't break, it's not glass.
Bill: Things can break even if they aren't glass. Please don't hit my car.
Sandy: I need to break a piece off and put it in there (pointing to the basket on back of her trike)

Sandy: The sun is up! I sleeped really fast! (the first morning in the hotel)

Sandy: I obey my mom and dad. Don't push Abby!
(This one was a couple of weeks ago, told by Sandy's nursery leader after a lesson on obeying parents).

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Grateful for...

I stumbled across a blogger that does a post each week with pictures of things she is grateful for. She calls it Grace in Small Things. I thought I'd try it.

Summer Fruit
(I love how Abby eats grapes. She puts the whole bunch to her mouth, bites into one grape and pulls it off with her teeth.)

A Washer & Dryer that sit side by side!
(My husband and father-in-law redid the plumbing in the laundry room this week. This means I can do laundry without having to open and close the washing machine door 3 times as I load it and 3 times as I empty it!)

Help with Dishes

A shiny sink (I've found the FlyLady)

Baby Steps
(Abby has taken off this week! After months of being able to walk around furniture and even stand up in the middle of the room, she's finally discovered that she can walk.)

A husband who drove us to the Great Salt Lake for a Sunday afternoon outing, then didn't complain when I stayed in the car and read my book.

I don't have a picture, but I'm also grateful this week for
*Answered prayers: My brother-in-law, Michael, spent the week in the hospital (including several days in the ICU) because a vein was pinched between his rib and clavicle and it was causing blood clots. We got to visit him Thursday night and he is home now.

I'm sure there are several things that I'm leaving out, but it has certainly helped me feel more grateful to look for photo opportunities all week for this.