Mama Mondays – Starting them early 

   This is what life is has been looking like lately. 🙂 Cold winter days where 5.30pm looks like 10pm with such darkness covering the city is somehow always brightened by coming home greeted by Mr  D’s  radiant, smiling face!

Everything is new to him. Everything is a wonder. Everything that he sees, feels and hears is an opportunity to explore.

And can you believe it, he is already so grateful!

How do we know this? Because every night in bed after his shower, his reading time and his prayers, the hubby has been asking Mr D if he wants to say thanks for anything that day.

When he first started about a month ago I was in such awe! Still am. I can’t get over all the little things he lists that he is thankful for so thought I’d start writing them down in order to remember such precious little words 🙂

#GratefulDaniel #1

Daddy: Daniel do you want to say thank you for anything today?

D: Yes! Uhhhh….thank you God for Daddy’s arms. And thank you God for Mummy’s lips and nose and two hands.

Mummy: Mummy’s two hands?

D: Yah! And Mummy and Daddy’s two arms, oh! – where’s the other arm? (He looks for my other arms that’s under the pillow under Daddy’s head and proceeds to run his face along it)

Awwwww my heart melts!

Never too early to start saying thank you 🙂

Nothing better than ending a freezing Monday night in a warm, cozy bed with my two wonderfuls.

What are you grateful for today? Share your thankfulness using the hashtag #graceandthanks to spread the word.

  1. A “Rewind” chicken pie that my friend’s husband made for us girls as we took over the house for a girls night in complete with drinks, candles and cuddles with the latest addition to our Rewind dance family! 2. Re- vamped our veggie patch on the weekend with some new additions 3. Found this little Francesco Bernoulli racing car in my bag lol! (Mr D is obsessesed with the Cars movies by Disney) 4.  This is what 5pm looks like in Melbourne’s CBD on the way home…so dark, so early!A road trip to Philip Island to help celebrate a 30th and 3rd birthday of some more wonderful dance friends!

Top photo: 1. A big, fat and oh-so-good Parma for lunch at work last week 2. Mr D can’t get enough of Granny Smith apples lately, and that purple rug from Ikea lol! (he loves sitting on it and puts all his toys on it!) 3. Work mode – love the views of the city, the Yarra and the bay 4. Mr D and Daddy lying on the jumping castle at PlayZone in Noble Park for a 1st birthday party – that place is huge!!! – thanks for having us John & Tam 🙂