Monday Moments of Gratitude - February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

I'm so happy you're here!! 

I'm making a point to post on Mondays about moments I am grateful for in the past week. We can all use a little more intentional thinking about things we're grateful for. With that said, I hope you'll continue to join me in gratitude on Mondays :)

See previous Monday moments of gratitude posts HERE.

Here are a few moments from this past week that I am grateful for:

Early morning cuddles. I say this every week don't I? This and bedtime are my favorite times. Sleepy snuggles with the family (daddy was missing this day because he had to work early). There's just something about being warm and cozy in bed with my babies. 

Grandpa's visit. My dad came and spent the day with us on Monday. Mini-me couldn't have been happier because this meant she had a playmate for the day. Worked out well for me because I could get a few things done around the house while he entertained the children. 

Mini-me's date with her grandparents. Can I tell you how freaking adorable it was to see how excited mini-me was to go on a date with her grandpa and grandma? They took her to the mall and out for dinner. She came home still excited, beaming and sporting a new princess dress AND a stuffed animal for her and little man. 

Valentine's fun. Figured I'd get a jump on Valentine's so mini-me, my mom and I put together Valentines for her daycare friends AND baked cupcakes. Mini-me just loves any kind of 'helping' and to be honest she was actually helpful putting the bags together!

Getting pictures from daycare. Mini-me goes to daycare two days a week (to hold her spot and maintain my sanity to give me one-on-one time with little man) and I get updates throughout the day, including pictures. I can't tell you how much it makes me smile to see how much fun she's having with her little friends. It does make me miss her but also comforts me knowing she'll be somewhere that takes good care of her and little man when I return to work.

Picnics. I'm that mom that doesn't allow food/drink (other than water) anywhere but in the kitchen (after bedtime is a different story :). WELL, I figured we could bend the rules Saturday morning and have a picnic. Can I tell you how excited mini-me was? There's something so beautiful and pure about her excitement around things like this. Seriously, it was like she won the lottery (which of course made me feel as though I had - you know, minus the money and all).

Date night. Mr. B called me from work Saturday morning to tell me his mom was going to come after the kids go to bed and that we were going out for dinner. A date? WHAT? We haven't been out sans children since BEFORE little man was born. That's almost 7 months ago people. 7 MONTHS. Yes, we spend time after the kids are in bed every night, but going out is just different. Instead of dressing down, we dressed up. Instead of snacking on junk, we ate gourmet. Instead of watching a monitor, we looked at each other. Instead of wondering if every sound was a crying baby, we enjoyed the noise around us. Instead of sitting beside each other, we sat across from each other. We enjoyed each other. We reconnected with each other. *sighs* we needed that. 

yes... best we could do for a couple selfie lol. Note: my head is not as large as it appears in this picture, I SWEAR.

Family time. What a better way to follow up date night than the one day a week we get to all spend together? Parenting is so so much easier when there are two sets of hands. Props to the single parents out there. For real.

daddy cuddles, the only way to get mini-me to nap

Again, a pretty fantastic week and I'm feeling pretty lucky right now. 

What moments are you grateful for this past week? Linkup your gratitude posts below!!

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