Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanks-giving

We are back from spending Thanksgiving at my grandparents. Before eating Thanksgiving dinner, we do a fun little tradition. We each have a CornNut on our plate. One by one, we say one thing we are thankful for, and then eat the CornNut. This year Peter was old enough to understand and participate. After a long pause of thinking, he said he was thankful for . . . (can you guess?) trains. No big surprise there.



I said I was thankful for modern transportation, actually modern anything--toilets! Grandpa said that Peter is probably grateful for modern medicine (although he doesn't realize it yet).

But now that I've had a good think, I realize my family, and especially Peter is the thing I'm most thankful for. Peter's busy and funny and full of words and emotions and ideas. Last week I had so much work to do and was feeling quite overwhelmed, but took some time out to sit with Peter, play with him, and enjoy his company. It totally rejuvenated me and made me realize how much I am thankful for my number one job -- being his mom. Here are some of the things I want to remember about the way he is right now:


  • He calls me "my little friend Mommy."
  • He builds elaborate and long train tracks and plays with them for hour(s), everyday. 
  • He loves pretending and talking to his trains, though lately he has been reenacting Dora episodes or saying, "Oh! Swiper's here!" (one of the characters).
  • He has many friends--several boys from church and some girls and boys from preschool. 
  • He is happy to see me when I pick him up from the play center after working out. Picking him up is a real joy!
  • He is still learning how to do a time-out correctly. As for that matter, so am I.
  • He wants to say the prayer at every meal.
  • He can say "három"--with his fingers showing the number three--and "igen" (yes). He knows when Daddy is speaking Hungarian and is learning to respond a little.
  • He is a handful at the grocery store and the library.
  • He loves lollipops, pretzels, and cheese dip. He can also chew gum without swallowing it.
  • He loves reading bedtime stories, especially Choo Choo the Runaway Engine and Put Me in the Zoo.
  • He loves babies. 
  • He gives great hugs. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl, that Solvay thing is from Norway - yes NORWAY! A sweet CF mommy sent it to me. Basically it's a device that adequately "doles" out the correct amount in one capsule based on how many "clicks" you give it. Apparently in Norway, their enzymes come in small jars (not in capsules). So, they just hook up their little jar to this device and "click" away how many capsules their prescription says. Does that make sense? Nonetheless, it's truly awesome. I can pass on the sweet Momma's name if you want it. She might be able to help you find a way to get one yourself. It's soooo wonderful! Hope you are well! Love how Peter calls you "little friend Mommy." :)

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