I feel my blog posts have all been a little negative recently, so I would like to counter that by telling you some of the great things in my life just now, from little things I do, to great ways I have to learned to enjoy each day.
Naomi is loving her solid foods, which means we are having great fun weaning. She gets so excited for the food and starts visibly shaking with anticipation for the next mouthful. We tried to take a video of it, but whenever her dad got the camera out, she just started staring at him and stopped doing anything in any way cute. Although, that was quite funny in itself! Her favourite food is broccoli and you can guarantee she will yum up anything you give her if it has that in it!
I am also, just loving watch Naomi develop and learn in all sorts of ways. She learned to roll last week and you can now see her try and work out how to roll the other way (she currently only does back to front!). But even sitting in her high chair you can see how much better she is at it. Her Dad told me she looks really grown up now compared to when he left for a conference only a week ago! She is particularly cute when she is working out how to use her hands, though she is increasingly working out about her feet!
One of my biggest blessings in life, though, is my church. I just love it so much. Such a wonderful environment to have a baby in. Everyone is looking out for each other, and given that my faith is really important to me, it is lovely that it such a helpful environment to bring children into. On a Sunday morning when we all get together, the worship is done with children in mind, they can have a drum to bang on, or a balloon to play with, or a space to dance in! I even love that we have the coffee break half way through so all the parents can caffeinate themselves; how else would they get though the sermon?! I have only bought about 6 pieces of clothing for Noami, for everyone just hands out the the things they don't need at that time. One person I spoke to says that because her boys are the oldest she sometimes sees things her boys wore about 7 years ago, she likes to try and guess who passed them to who for them to end up with someone that she might not know so well!
Also, though, I love my friends. I know them from church where I know lots of people but there are a couple of people that I don't know I could make it through each week without. They are up for coffee if you need and know those moments where they need to take the baby from you, for a cuddle, or even a walk! They ply me with helpful advice and let me rant and moan but also when to tell me to stop being unreasonable and suck it up! They also invite me to things they are doing with their children for the realise I don't always know what is going on because i haven't lived here that long.
And finally, for today anyway. I love the geographical place I live. It is a lovely wee town with everything within walking distance. Parks that are lovely to walk through and places to play for Noami. There at least three ways to get everywhere so I never get bored and it is just a pretty little place. Sometimes as I am walking into/through town I just can't believe how lucky I am.
What are you thankful for today?