Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tyler had fun throwing weeds in the water and walking the stairs. It took me about 20 minutes to convince him to go inside. Promised him a bubble bath in the kitchen sink. Needless to say, Ryan heard the word and came inside too. Ryan loves to bathe in the kitchen. He bareley fits and it stresses daddy out b/c water gets everywhere. I'm ok with it though...it's about the only time the floor gets mopped.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The weeks just fly by. Mondays thru Wednesday's in our household are a blurr. I have some cool pictures to post soon of our Easter Egg Hunt at Great Grandma Ladd's house. The kids had a ball! Spent some QT with cousin Jakob and Uncle Rick.
My mom had a procedure performed to help her with her back problems and will be laid up for a few days/weeks. We wore her out yesterday with 3 screaming cousins jumping on the bed. The one that fell down and bumped his head was, of course, mine;) So thankful to my brother Rick who took good care of her the last 2 days while continuing to play super dad on little rest after a 12 hour shift. thanks rick.
Planning to stop by tonight to make sure she is ok and fix her dinner. Last night she got gourmet La Campbells Chicken Noodle in a clear glass mug.
Planning to have a conversation with my hubby about important stuff like, "How has your week been?", since our paths have hardly crossed since Sunday :)
Planning to splurge on some fun scrap related stuff since we got a little extra on the tax return.
Planning to refinance soon, just to save some bucks.
Looking forward to Easter Break.
Hoping my Amazon Book Order is delivered today...I need a good read.
Wanting to remember some ahh haa moments by Ryan...
While visiting Great Grandma Hawkins...
Ryan: We play video games.
GG: Oh yeah?
Ryan: Yeah! But I can't play WII because it makes me too mean.
On the drive home one day...
Ryan: Mommy, my name is R-Y-A-N. Hey, that's 4 letters...and I'm 4 years old. That equals 8!
Mommy: Wow, Ryan. 4+4 does equal 8. Good job, Buddy.
I've got more to remember but have to run. Have a good day.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Okay, Ryan has had enough! He resorted to throwing the chalk at the camera and daddy caught it on film.
Couldn't help but add this picture from Avery's Birthday party this weekend. These guys are really becoming buddies.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Oh, did I remember to tell you the best part of all? FREE POPCORN!! Yes, the buttery delights were continuously popping in the lobby and we had plenty! The boys were so good, we even enjoyed a great meal at Applebee's with very cooperative sweeties. Yeah.
Here is a quote from the book that I will revisit often...
"Hold onto the past as if it was something to be treasured, instead of combing it for clues of failure."
As a perfectionist and control freak who has high expectations of herself, her family, and of the human race, I am trying to embrace this concept in hopes that allowing for imperfection in my everyday that I can release some of the burdens that hold me back from true happiness.
This book has some bright spots, and I am glad to have read it, but it really has me wondering more than ever if we can ever do enough as parents to ensure that we have well adjusted children. There's a fine line between love and tough love and I am really struggling to find balance.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Speaking of Facebook. I am having alot of fun catching up with friends and using the resource to find a little bit of myself again. I love having this blog to talk about my family and to just remember. Facebook is just a quick way to chat with the gals and guys...so if you want to chat, I'll see you at FB.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Although it is enjoyable seeing the look of anticipation in their eyes, the whole process leaves me a little uptight. Such a seemingly simple activity leaves my boys witihin harms way...observe this daring and dangerous event as they are standing on a chair on wheels to get a great view of a steaming hot machine purchased for $5 and emits scorching heat. Within minutes, the machine is untouchable without protective gear. Meanwhile, see that spacious opening pointing toward the bowl? It is just wide enough to send lava-hot kernals in every direction and tempting little hands to pick up these little bouncy balls. And before you know it, their mouths are watering for the scrumtiously delicious (bone dry and unsalted) popcorn fluffs. No worries there...they cool off fast enough...Oh no, is someone choking on a hull?
Sometimes I wonder if we should stick to less risky activities like jumping off a cliff:) But I know the popcorn bowl will be back tomorrow b/c it is the one thing that the boys like to share!