Sweet Saturdays | 14 Nov, 2014

Son #1 is humming to himself as he folds up a paper airplane. Son #2 is napping in his bassinet. My husband is out getting some food for us to eat. So what better time to reflect on what I have to be thankful for this week? #sweetmoments

  • I'm thankful for scented candles. Yes, again. And yes, I'm allowed to be thankful for scented candles every week.
  • I got to shower twice this week. That's a big deal for a mama of an almost-6-year-old and a 3-week-old. So, yeah, you can pat me on the back, now.
  • While I still haven't found the time to paint my nails (insert sad face here), I've been able to file them down and give them a little bit of a treatment, so I'm feeling pretty fancy right about now.
  • Finally, after having to miss it twice before, I got to take Son #1 to his Laternenfest at school this week. My husband wasn't able to come, so this was my first solo event with both kids. Now listen: getting a kindergartener and a newborn (plus accessories) out of the house on time, and looking "decent" myself, after not having showered in I-won't-say-how-long, is challenging. The timing of the whole evening was hilariously awful, too. Right when the program started, the baby woke up from a too-short nap, and between messy diapers and very urgent hunger, let's just say I was very fortunate to see the bit of the program that I did. And for all of my trouble, the whole program was only a half hour long! It was great though, what I did see! I only wish I had three hands (or four or five) so I could've gotten pictures or a video. Of the whole evening, probably, for comedy's sake.
  • We were able to go leaf collecting twice this week! I still haven't decided what we'll do with all of the beautiful fall leaves we have now. Maybe I can make up some sort of leaf craft for the big kid. Any ideas?
  • Peppermint tea.
  • Fall is beautiful.
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  • Oversized sweaters, people. Oversized sweaters.
  • Forever thankful for shoes, scarves, purses, beautiful diaper bags, and my baby's gorgeous stroller (or wagon, or buggy, whatever).
  • Son #1 just got through "teaching" Son #2 some worship songs. My heart exploded, so excuse me while I pick up the pieces. While I'm cleaning up, why don't you use this time to link-up your own Sweet Saturdays post?

Tawni Sattler

Tawni is a multi-passionate lifestyle blogger, designer, and mama in Vienna, Austria, always with coffee in hand, ice cream in the freezer, and chocolate in her pocket. Authenticity and organized chaos are her love languages.