Friday, 21 January 2011

Grateful Saturday - Sam

This Saturday I am grateful again for my children.
The the light of my life & my happy place. I was feeling a lot of intense grief last week with the loss of so many children and mothers & fathers. I hugged them tighter and I read them more stories at night just because. I felt blessed.
I'm grateful for flowers.My Sam is so sweet.He spontaneously gave my Mum a flower today (but weedlike)...She said 'Thank you' and he said 'It's just a small one'. It breaks my heart to know that he faces many challenges in life because NF1 but he is so happy & cheerful at the smallest things. He gives me flowers too.

I am grateful for Sam's awe & wonder at the stars and moon ...most nights he wants to go check if the stars are out. One night he said 'Look, Mummy, look - the stars are multicoloured' as he awwed over them (was on the way home in the car at night). I wished I stopped driving to look.

Last year I wrote about how I was in awe of four and posted my interview with Joel twin#2.
I've finally got around to posting my Super Sam twin#1 because I kept losing his answers Id written down.

What Kids Say ?
What Sammy @ 4yrs , 4 months ...on the right drums says ...
What do you want to be when you grow up ?
How old is Grown up? 
How do you know when you are in love? 
you kiss somebody
How big is an elephant? 
bigger than mummy & daddy (thanks Sammy)
What's your favourite colour? 
Name something that is bigger than Australia
Bigger up in the sky
Where does dust come from? 
from the dirt
Who's the most famous person you know?Daddy 
Why do people go bald? 
got all his hair cut'ted off
How do we get rain? 
from the clouds 
What do you do to make yourself feel better when you're scared ?
 cuddle a friend
What comes next in this sentence ?
>You can't teach an old dog to ...
>If at first you don't away with the wind (breeze was blowing that day)
>Boys are ...I've had enough talkin !! and he ran away
>Girls are ...

>Boys like ..
>Girls like...Playing with ponies

Why do mummies yell ?

If you were an animal what would you be ?Lion
What is your favourite place?Farm
What won't you leave home without ?Me , Mummy & Daddy
(I borrowed this idea from the free local paper)

I'd be more GRATEFUL if someone wants to join in my Pay it forward .
I wasn't expecting a huge rush but to have no-one is very disheartening.

So, what's making you smile today?
... add your Grateful post below it's a blog hop .Please add a link back to Maxibella in your post. Blog hop to visit other bloggers who are spreading a little sunshine.

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Anonymous said...

I understand exactly what you mean about the grief. I have felt it weigh heavily upon me as well. And isn't your Sam so absolutely precious?

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

Those eyes!!! I bet you find so much comfort just staring in to them.

Rachel said...

Sam is adorable.. and the things they say are so precious .... I will make sure I look at the stars tonight and whisper a hello to Sam :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Cute interview. I need to do that with my kids.

ClaireyH said...

Love the interview, might steal that idea in a few weeks time. So cute to hear their words.

Kymmie said...

I have felt that very same thing this week, last week. Any bad week really. But we have so much to be thankful for. Including your little boy (who sounds adorable!) xx

Cate said...

I love the wisdom of children - if only we all cuddled a friend when we needed to feel better - the world would be a much happier place :-)

And oh, I'm sorry I can't be on your pay-it-forward list :-( Come on brave...a gift from Trish - how can you pass that up???

have a great weekend

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh well first, Sam is my favourite name in the world, only we couldn't use it as it's my husband's best friend & he's the only Sam in our lives. What a beautiful boy & gorgeous relationship you have with him, bless his little heart, love Posie

Maxabella said...

At least the elephant is, in actual fact, bigger than you and Dad put together. That's a good start.

He's a very handsome lad. And smart too. He'll go far. x

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@Sarah - thank you - he is very precious.

@Glowless - yes more like laughter he is quite cheeky.

Rachel - I will tell him that tomorrow.

SMT - I've been asking lots of random questions -there answers are a crack up.

Clairey - go ahead , I stole it from the local paper LOL.

Kymmie - yes so much to be thankful for. I start to whine & stop now...more often ;).

Cate- so true , a good cuddle fixes a lot of things.

Posie - your Sam sounds lovely ...I discovered after I had my heart set on 'Samuel' that "Sam' was the name of my SIL & BIL's dog LOL. I realised after I saw some labs on the back of a ute.
It just hadn't entered my mind. Sam the lab is still going strong.

Maxabella - lol I know , I giggled too.

Becky said...

Lovely. Your Sam is so precious. Love his interview answers. I've been planning an interview post with my eldest, though I am never sure of what questions to ask.

m.e (Cathie) said...

Lovely Sam & gorgeous eyes!
wonderful interview..and flowers, awww.
I have my own Samuel, he's pretty great aswell, my partner.

Tropical Mum said...

I loved your interview, kids always have a way of making you laugh!

Brooke said...

It's such a precious gift to record the hear and now for your kids. And it's super dooper cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the interview, love his answers even more, he sounds great! x

Cathy said...

aww Sam is long have I not been catching up on blog reading??? Your boys are all grown up!!

Love the Pay it Forward idea!! I actually had this crazy idea myself sometime at the end of last year and created a blog dedicated to it just today!! Maybe you could email me about it and I'll include what you did/made on the blog - details are on there (nobody has seen it yet - that's how fresh it is lol)

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