Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Gratitude Sunday, Hedgehogs, and Love.

 Happily joining in with the other Taryn of Wooly Moss Roots for a Gratitude Sunday post.

A few days ago, I mentioned to Todd (half joking and half not) that I really wanted a pet hedgehog. I mean, seriously, these things are cute. I just pictured Phoebe in a gnome hat, our pet hedgehog, and our small urban home magically turning into an enchanted forest castle. It could happen, right? But anyways, Todd and I were talking about hedgehogs and the very small possibility that I could get one. Finn must have overheard me, because last night night before bed he said "Mom, I heard you wanted a hedgehog and so I made you this"

Seriously, how sweet is that? I am so lucky to have such a sweet, thoughtful (and talented) 6 year old. Plus this morning, after Phoebe woke up, she ran up to Todd and said "Daddy, I love my mommy!". That may not seem like anything crazy, but for 2-plus months, Phoebe has been on a daddy kick, and all she ever really says to me is that she wants her daddy and that I should go to work. So hearing those words out of her mouth almost brought tears to my eyes.

What (or who) are you thankful for today?

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  1. that is so super sweet, both stories.
    i want a hedgehog too! sadly here in AZ it is illegal. :P still i hope you do get one.

  2. Hehe. I am loving the hedgehog. This made me smile. x

  3. What a sweet, sweet post. You have such a lovely family - truly something to be grateful for.

  4. That is the best kind of hedge hog because it was made with love and you don't have to feed it :) You have a sweet boy!

  5. What a cute little hedgehog. :-) We used to "foster" hedgehogs during the winter when I was growing up. We'd find these abandoned little babies in our yard and overwinter them in our basement. They truly are adorable, but sadly they also smell. :-( As much as I love them, I would not want one as a pet.