My Week #36

Counting the blessings every day, today I am counting them as Friday Fave Five!

1.  A healthy baby.  Our nephew arrived safe and sound at less than 35 weeks, for which we are grateful.  Any longer and the risk (for his life) would have been too great.  That is the simple story, but we really see God's providence in his safe arrival.  We are hoping he can leave the NICU this weekend.

2. A rare visit.  My mom, stepdad, older sister, and nephew visited us this past weekend.  It was a really short, overnight visit, but good.

3. My children.  They are each growing up and have such unique personalities!  Big Sister has matured so much this past year and doesn't cry so easily.  Brother loves to be goofy and to love.  Without being taught he even knows our (ten digit) phone number!  Little Sister is walking a bit and trying to figure out how everything works.  She really wants to be able to buckle her car seat herself!  She has learned to ask for "more" (with signs) for a variety of things like food, books, and singing...even MY singing.  Each of them makes this mom proud.

4. A phone call from teacher.  Big Sister's teacher called to discuss her reading evaluation.  We will learn more about accommodations soon.  (She reads well above the kindergarten level.)  I'm thankful she took the time to call instead of just sending a note.

5. Big Sister's birthday.  My firstborn is now six years old.  WOW.  It is hard to believe that six years have passed.  We had a small family celebration and tomorrow is her Little House party with five friends.  I hope by the time you read this my sewing is 100% complete for the party!

I link up my blessings over at Living to Tell the Story.  What has been the best part of your week?

~ Annette {This Simple Mom}


  1. Congrats to the new mom and dad!

    It's amazing how quickly kids grow and the time passes while they are little. Enjoy all those wonderful moments of their emerging personalities!

  2. congrats to the baby, mom and family!

    Congrats on the reading well above! my girls do too.

    I have a 6 year old too, hard to believe they grow up so fast!

  3. So glad for the healthy baby! And the progress in each of your little ones. I'm eager to hear how the Little House party turns out. Hope you get the sewing done!

  4. Oh how nice...a new baby in the family! That's great that your oldest girl is reading above her level...mine always did too....and YAY for teachers who do phone calls...I used to call my students' parents and I just loved that home-school connection :) Children DO grow up so fast..enjoy every minute....(wait til you see what it's like to have one in college....I miss her!!!!)

  5. Congratulations on your new nephew! That does indeed sound like quite the story. I am glad he is here safely.

    And yes! Hopefully your sewing projects are now finished! Have a wonderful party!

  6. Wonderful about your nephew and your family visits. Would love to see a picture of the little guy. Hope you enjoyed the party! Sounds like so much fun. (I love hearing about a thoughtful teacher...reminds me to be one.)

    Have a great week ahead!

  7. Lovely family faves this week, Annette. And wonderful news about the newest one in your extended family.


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