It’s only just begun

We picked up our Thanksgiving dinner from Whole Foods yesterday afternoon. As I type that I feel my domestic patch being ripped off my girl scout vest; if I had been a girl scout and won such a patch.

The dinner to feed four is sitting in our fridge as I type, taunting me with it’s nearness. Tomorrow, we eat. We’re stretching this four day weekend of Josh’s out as long as we can. We’ve lounged around, taken drives and spent time at the park and it’s been good. But tomorrow, tomorrow brings friends over to visit and to help us eat and give thanks. It’s only just begun folks.
He’s been asking to go to the “green park” for the past two week and we only just realized which park he was talking about. The kid knows a good park when he sees one. 

I love a good shadow wall. I think we’ve established the best way to photograph our entire family is A. in shadow form or B. while throwing Judah in the air. We got both, baby! 

Hi, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Granny Pants Jodi. This is me, seizing the day. I’m not sure what slipper-like loafers and granny pants say about me and my version of seizing the day, but that’s how I do. :)


When you have a kid like Judah, you are always on the lookout for something new. Something that will hold his attention, make him happy and teach him something. You see the value of toys and playground equipment in a new light: how they can strengthen even the smallest of fine motor skills and help connect concepts. Things that work for some special needs children, don’t work for others and Judah’s a hard one to please. This playground equipment was it. There’s a subtle satisfaction inside my heart when I find that something new. It’s such a tiny, odd thing to be thankful for, but because I’ve been wracking my brain lately for something new to challenge Judah, I’m thankful for this new park that Jacob found. It’s the little things, right?

Look it up in the dictionary. This kid, he’s fearless. Unless there’s a dog around, but sliding backwards and climbing back up? Piece of cake.

Obviously our Thanksgiving weekend is running a little behind schedule, but we did make a quick run to Target this morning for diapers and yams. Yeah, yams. You know what? This whole “open up shop Thanksgiving night” thing that commerce whipped out this year, it’s made the actual day time shopping much less shoulder-to-shoulder. Less crowds, the last can of yams and a new diaper stash, that’s a good Black Friday!

How is your weekend going?

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