I'm thankful for my handsome nephews. For the gift that baby Cole is, for Calvin's wit, Aidan's zest and Theoren's cuddliness. I'm thankful that Ella, even from a distance, knows and loves her cousins and that Calvin and Karen are coming to visit in February!
I'm thankful for Dave. That he works so hard all day and rarely takes a day off, yet always comes home with enough energy to romp around with the kids. I'm thankful that Dave's idea of winding down is sitting outside reading some crazy, classic piece of literature, like Orwell's 1984 and smoking a pipe.
I'm thankful for the loving big sister that Ella is. Most days, Ella is great about sharing her toys and incorporating Delia into her play. She makes her little sister laugh and showers her with affection.
I'm thankful for the joy that Delia brings us each day and that, thanks to some sleep tweaking, I am awake and energetic enough to enjoy it now! She's slept straight through the night for half a year now. I'm thankful for a regular full night's sleep. This is so wonderful, I barely remember the sleep deprivation of her first year!