1. I am blessed that Brady and I had a fun day with Angela and 1-1/2-year-old James this week - we hit a kid's play area which had a bouncy, ride-on toys and little jungle gyms. James was all over the place, running around and enjoying himself and I am happy to say Brady did partake in some of the toys as well. He sat on a little car for a roller coaster and held tight as it made its way down the track. He bounced his legs up and down on the edge of the jumpy. He sat on the little police motorcycle rocking toy and rocked back and forth (with mom pushing of course). It was nice to do something "normal" ... I am always thinking of things I did with Michael that I can't do with Brady, but he is getting stronger and able to do more every day.
2. I am blessed with a healthy family as I hear everyone around me getting sick with colds, pneumonia, you name it (I hope I didn't jinx anything!). We always joke that besides Michael's peanut allergy and Brady's heart condition, we are a pretty healthy family! I don't envy those who seem to get hit everytime something goes around.
3. I am blessed for my sister, Kathleen, who is donating 100% of the profits of her February online orders to the Williams Syndrome Association for Brady's Walk 2008 for Tastefully Simple products. This unselfish act reminds me how wonderful and generous people are. I know she has already received orders from St. Louis (thanks, Kel!). Her website is http://www.tastefullysimple.com/Cultures/en-US/.
4. I am thankful for the lazy weekend evening Michael and I had... popped some popcorn and watched "Hot Rod" (the humor of "Napolean Dynamite") under cozy blankets. I must admit I might have dozed off one time LOL, but it always makes my day to have some fun one-on-one time with him. He enjoys picking out the movie and cuddlin' up too~