Friday, August 14, 2009

The little things in life

So it's the little things in life that really make such a big difference. No, I'm not talking about my Thing 1 and Thing 2 being my little things that make a big difference. They make a HUGE difference. I'm talking about the little day-to-day things that you normally don't think about, but they make things in life so much easier.... And since I love making lists so much, I figured that I'd compile a list of those little, not so often thought about little things for which I'm thankful. Feel free to share your own lists as well. I like to hear about other people's little things. :-)

I'm thankful for (and don't forget, these are the SMALL THINGS in life, not things like God, family, friends, health, ect...)

Twist ties. You know, the little plastic coated wire thingies that you use to close bread bags and stuff. They come in boxes of garbage bags, but I don't use them for the garbage. I use them for so many other things though -even hair bow making!

That bread makers/slicers were smart enough to slice the bread in an EVEN number of slices. So much easier/better then having one slice left over when you use it to make sandwiches.

Self adhesive stamps. Do I really need to explain this one?

Sippy Cups because I was just fool enough to give Little Miss a regular cup, and she dunked her hands in it before spilling it. Luckily it was only water. Unluckily, I spilled the rest of it while cleaning up her mess!

Free samples tucked inside the mail. It's always nice to get a little treasure (and not a bill) in the mail.

When free samples in the mail come with COUPONS!

Thrift Store treasures, like my book I bought for 99 cents, and sold it yesterday for $20.50! :-D

Aluminum foil. I just can't get that plastic wrap to work for me!!

Having a pirate birthday party around Halloween. Woo Whoo! There is sooo much skull & cross bone stuff out for Halloween. I'm really lucking out this year!

Baby wipes. They great not just for cleaning up messy behinds. (EWW!) They're good for cleaning everything!

Debit Cards. They make it easier for me to track my money, and I'm not thinking that I dropped a 20 dollar bill on the ground all the time.

Clothes pins. They're great for clothes lines, of course, but also arts and crafts, letter holders, toast getter's (if stuck between two tongue depressors), and more!

And so much more of which I can't remember right now because I'm sitting down to blog. I've already told you that when I sit here to blog, I forget everything that was on my mind. Gotta love it!

Now, I want to hear yours! Let's remind everyone not to dwell on what seems to be like the huge, horrible things in life b/c life is made up of TONS of little things, little blessings, most of which are over looked all the time. The good, if noticed, certainly outweighs the bad!

Let's hear 'em!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

It's always playtime...

The inventiveness of a child's mind never ceased to amaze me....
Right now as I write this, Cool Dude and Little Miss have two friends over. Since it's still too went to go outside and there's no T.V. they're using their minds, and playing an inside game. I'm not sure what the game is, but it seems to be some take on hide and seek.
One child goes int he other room and hides their eyes. The other kids then run to the corners of the rooms to hide. The seeker then asks if the others are ready, and if they say yes, the seeker shouts out numbers. The hiders then say yes or no I'm guessing that these numbers coordinate with the corners in the room.
If the seeker guesses the right number, they then must guess who is there. If they guess correctly, that person becomes the seeker. If they guess incorrectly, they hide again, and it starts all over again.
I guess you could say it's hide and seek meets Battleship. :-)

They also play another game called Silent Ball. It's basically catch (with a beach ball) but you cannot speak during game play. If you speak, you're out. If you drop the ball, you're out.
This is one of their favorite games to play together. I think it's because it's Miss M's game. Miss M is the oldest at 9 years old. The others kinda idolize her a bit because she's a "big kid." She like the game because she makes the rules.
They all have fun playing.... for a while... Then they start to bicker, and it's time for a new game.
They really like this new Battleship/hide and seek game they're playing though. Of course, it now reminds me of pool, "7 ball -corner pocket," but instead it's G-Force (Cool Dude's BFF) saying, "Number three?!"

They're so creative! It makes me wish I still had the same creativity when it comes to stuff like that... But then, I was happy to play outside with a reed leaf and a magnifying glass. -No, I didn't start fires! I'd just write my name in all the leaves.
Guess I never was very good at making stuff up!
So funny to listen to these kids play though!

Happy Birthday Dh and Dino Boy!! (Yes, when I wrote this, it was your birthdays.)