Monday Moments of Gratitude - May 30, 2016

Monday, May 30, 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 :)

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

Beautiful weather - this isn't a moment per se but the beautiful (hot) weather has lended itself to a series of moments that I'm so very grateful for. I've been blogging  and social media-ing a little less lately because, as I said before, I'm heading back to work in less than two months and I have decided that right now the priority is enjoying the time home I have with my kiddos. There will be time later for cleaning and doing all the things. 

mom and little girl at the park

mom and baby boy at the park

Happy babies - one of my favorite moments each day is when I go and get Oliver after a nap. Like a sneaky child, I slowly open the door, sometimes even crawling over to him so we are eye-level as he smiles at me through the slats of his crib. His chubby cherub face usually flushed and marked with indents from his sheets. There's few things that make me smile as big as my post-nap happy baby.

smiley baby after nap

Perfect parenting - HA ya, no, that's not a thing but I did share another post over at the Huffington Post Blog about finding the perfection in parenting

Girl's night out - I haven't had any time off parenting since Vegas. Aside from a few trips to the grocery store, I've had children attached me since I got back. Naturally, when a friend of mine suggested we head to the Blue Jays game and make a night of it, I quickly agreed (thankfully Mr. B was on board with this plan). The game was awesome (we won, ya JAYS!), we ate some of the most amazing food (and maybe consumed a few too many beverages) but the best part was catching up with one of my bestest. It was just the reset this momma needed and I hadn't realized how much I missed this friendship. Here's hoping there are more nights like this in my not-so-distant future.

blue jays fans at the game

Lazy days - just like the rest of the week, the weekend weather was beautiful. Hot and sunny. Thunderstorms were in the forecast for both days but never came to fruition (I highly suspect we'll see them tonight). Instead of cleaning the house or doing anything remotely productive, Mr. B, the kids and I spent the bulk of Saturday and Sunday relaxing and playing in the backyard. We didn't accomplish much (the girl's night may or may not have contributed to my lack of motivation on Saturday lol) but we all had so much fun. That's a win in my books.

kids on swings

summer - little girl in sprinkler

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

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  1. Link to your specific blog post (not your blog's main page). 
  2. Please link posts related to gratitude.
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