This week I thought I'd share some of the things I've been grateful for over the last week, things that have brightened my day, and that I've documented in photos over on my Instagram account.
This week I have been mostly grateful for coffee and good friends! I honestly don't know how I would get by without it or them. With more teeth on the horizon for Miss Dot and the general exhaustion of daily life at the moment I am surviving purely on caffeine! A very dear and totally awesome friend gave me this mug last week which I have taken to work and it really makes me smile whenever I drink from it and it has reminded me of a mama's superpower - keeping going because we have the best reason ever to do so. Raising a mug to all the other tired mamas out there! Cheers!
After some grey days there have been some beautiful winter days this week, cold and frosty but with bright blue skies and sunshine. It's really given us all a spring in our step as we head to school/playschool/work and I'm super grateful for it because the alternative is just no fun at all, particularly on the school run! Miss Tibs loves the sparkly grass covered in frost and the way it crunches under her feet. I love how children notice these things; it's one of the most magical things about being a parent I think, seeing the world again through fresh eyes.
I was going to save this next photo for this months Sibling Project post... It's not the best quality photo by any means but it captures a moment between my children that I am so grateful for. I'm so grateful to be their mummy, I'm so grateful for the love they have for each other and how they without fail make me smile every day and my heart leap. I took this one bedtime this week as they were saying goodnight to each other.
Bedtimes can be hard especially as I usually undertake at least 4 solo but this is just such a nice way to end the day before I make my way downstairs to clear up the day's chaos and makes any struggles so very worth it. I often pop back up and check on them once they are asleep and love seeing them asleep so peacefully. Sometimes having rushed them into bed because I am tired and I have so much to do I want to scoop them up and wake them up and hear their little voices and the sound of their laughter. Any challenging moments from the day are forgotten and forgiven and they look like little angels, so along with the bedtime cuddles i'm grateful for bedtimes!
Reminding myself of the ordinary things and moments I am grateful for has been such a lovely thing to reflect on this week. What are you grateful for this week? I'd love to hear, do share in the comments below.