Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't you hate it when you realize your kids are smarter than you?!


I was running late this morning (I know...HUGE shocker:). I got Shayden buckled in the car, got it started, realized I couldn't find my cell phone (another big shocker...shut up:). I dig through my purse, look under the seats, and turn to Shay and say, "I have to run back in, I can't find my phone...I'll be right back." She looks at me inquizzatively and nods. I sprint back in the house and run around like a mad woman but find no phone. I decide to try calling it from the house phone...yes, I know I should have done that brain is FOGGY in the mornings. It rings and rings and I hear no phone. I decide to see if maybe I missed it in my purse...I mean, I don't think I WOULD but ya never know:). I throw open the car door only to hear Shayden say in a very mature voice, "Your phone is in the CAR, mommy."

"How do you know, Shayden?"

"It was RINGING."


One of those...duh was all very comical except for the fact that I was 15 minutes late.

TGIF friends...try to steer clear of the swine flu...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When all else fails....

I have been becoming increasingly worried about this whole swine flu thing. I know in my heart that most of the panic being created is just due to the media being out of control but the mom in me has moments of, "but, what if?" Part of me's the flu, the other half wants to keep my kids home and plan a two week homebound vacation (that doesn't sound too bad anyways:). I have read a lot of other blogs and posts and I know that many of us are concerned...but I am trying to practice what I preach to my kids your knees. PRAY. The past couple of nights I have just laid down with them and talked to God specifically about this flu...please protect us, keep us healthy. Please be with our nation and help the virus to remain mild. When you close your eyes tonight...try it...I promise God will give you the peace that you are seeking. God is constantly whispering in my ears that He is always with me...and I know that He is...

Tonight on one of the radio stations they are talking about wonderful they are. I have always thought my mom is pretty bad ass...she is an amazing woman. And then I think about getting to BE a mom and I am completely humbled. I often don't feel worthy of being a mom...I am a mommy failure a lot. But I think back and realize that that is just part of being a mom...we learn as we go. I look at my kids and realize I would stand before a firing squad or walk thru fire for them and it is nice to know that MY mom would still do the same for me...God is awesome....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Busy kids...

I may be a crappy soccer mom but he is NO crappy player:). Look at him steal the ball!!He DID inherit his daddy's athletic ability...
TA-DA!! She has to practice her landing every week:)

These are "rainbows" aka backbends...Shay is doing GREAT!

Practicing those backward rolls...
High five Ms. Pam...she rocks!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


How do you explain to a six year old why people come and go out of his life?

I have been struggling with this question for awhile...and I still have no good answer. When his dad & I was tramatic enough. To add insult to injury, we lost friends that meant a lot in the divorce . How do you explain to a 5 year old that his best friend can't be his friend anymore do to mommy politics?! It was hard and I finally told him he moved and I didn't have his new phone number.

That was hard do you explain to him that a grandparent or cousins still love him but we are likely never to see them again. I would love ideas...I placate as much as I can...but it invariably comes up again...where is ____________?


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Terrible Twos


Friday, April 03, 2009

Friday's Feast

Appetizer: Choose one: Popcorn, Pizza, Pretzels, Peanuts, or Pasta.
Hmmmmmm...Right now I would choose pizza...DESSERT pizza:)
Soup: Describe your personality in terms of a particular vehicle.
That's easy...PINK HUMMER. Pink for my girliness...Hummer because you should watch out...I can and will run over you if you don't get out of the way:)
Salad: If you won a shopping spree, from which store would you want it to be?
Charlotte...I wear enough of their clothes...I might as well get some free
Main Course: Which television show re-runs do you enjoy watching?
I watch WAY too many re-runs of Sex and the City and Friends...I think I have seen them all TWICE but I still love them. They ARE my friends:)
Dessert: If you could look into the future, how far down the road would you like to see? 10 years? 100 years? A million?
I don't think I would look...okay, maybe a couple hundred just to see if we would still be here or if we had been raptured yet:)