Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
You are definitely a big teddy bear, as long as nobody makes you mad. Sometimes I wonder how many hugs and kisses can you give you before you will tire of it. I guess for now I will just be grateful that you love to give them.
I guess you are a typical younger brother. You want to be where the action is or in other words, you want to be with your big brother and sister. At times, this drives your big brother crazy but your sister just loves having you around. The two of you are either the best of friends or the worst of friends. I love to see the two of you play "library" together. You were so excited to "read" your first chapter book after "checking" it out from the "library". Oh the imagination of you and your sister!
Some days I wonder if you will make it to birthday #15. You are my daredevil. I hate it and you love it. It scares me to death when you come flying down the neighbors driveway on your bike but you think it’s the best thing on earth. It does not make sense to you that I would worry about a car hitting you or that just maybe, just maybe you might CRASH!! You continue to tell me you know what you are doing. I just don’t let you do anything now that you are SIX YEARS OLD!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Remember, "Either karate yes, or karate no. If you go in middle, you get squished like grape". That is all.
Now is that not the best advice??? Granted I don't think he made it up himself, hence the quotation marks. Plus he is the movie quoter of all time but that is not the point here.
I find myself being way too much in the middle of everything I do. I need to either be yes or no!! A lot of times I stay in the middle so I don't have to hurt someones feelings or I don't want to commit. I would say that is my big downfall, I am a non-committer(I dont think that's a word but now it is). I will wait until the last possible second to commit to anything I do.
I don't like being committed. Is this terrible or what??? I struggle with making simple decisions in life because it might commit me to something.
So I will move forward today and remind myself daily, "you don't want to be squished like a grape!" That is all!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Our cute neighbor joined us!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Attempting to blow out the candles!
Our little flower.
Anyway, my mom decided to take a trip downtown to re-visit the bookstore because it is having a big sale to reduce inventory. She asked me and the kids if we wanted to go. Of course we did, my kids are crazy readers!!! Sometimes I have to get mad at them because they try and bring their book reading to the dinner table and I can't stand it!! I suppose it is fitting that they all love to read because when they were little I would read to them at least 30 minutes a day. There were days I did not want to do this but I figured if it would help them enjoy reading more than me it was worth it. So now I reap my rewards, even if my rewards do make me angry some days!!!
These next three pictures are to show the rooms and rows of books in this store. Just when you think there couldn't possibly be another row of books, there is!! And this was just in the basement, forget the two floors above us!! INSANE.
My three read books the entire time we were there. They did not want to leave when it was time. #2 child actually read an entire chapter book.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I got on the phone shortly after our short conversation and she decided to call again and leave a message for C. I guess there was a group of girls because there was a lot of giggling going on. I think the message was more giggling and shouting than anything else. I saved the message and played it for C. I think he was ready to die!!
He was able to identify a couple of the girls due to caller id and they said their name over the message. He wasn't sure what to think of girls calling his house. I wish I would have taken a picture of his face as the message played and he realized what was happening. I don't think either one of us are prepared for this stage of life.
I bet if I told the girls he hates to shower they just might back off, at least for a little while.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Me: (in stall)
T: (washing his hands) Mom, what is this??
Me: I'm not sure T, what is it?
T: It says T.A.M.P.O.N.
Me: Oh T, I'll explain that later. Maybe when you get a little older.
T: (answer not sufficient, now sounding it out on his own) Does it say Taaaammmmpppoooooonnnnnnn? What does that mean Mom??
Me: T we don't need to talk about it right now. I'll explain it later. (I sure hope he forgets this conversation and we don't have to talk about tampons quite yet!!)
T: Mom, do you smoke it? It looks like it's something you smoke.
Me: Yeah, it's something like that. (Note to self: the picture on a tampon dispenser looks like a cigarette, thank goodness for simple pictures).
My poor child. Some things do not need to be talked about when you are 5 years old!!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Me: T, how do you like my new swimsuit???
T: (crinkles up his nose) I don't like it for the pool.
Me: (where else does a person wear a swimsuit???) Why don't you like it?
T: Mom(exasperated), it is way too immodest.
Me: (who taught you that word???) What do you mean?
T: The legs need to come down to here. (points to his knees)
Me: (are you kidding me??) Do you want me to wear a full body suit.
T: Yeah, you would look better.
Thank you T!!
I just hate this time of year. No matter how many swimsuits I try on none of them do my body justice. I suppose this is part of summer life. I have to find a new swimsuit this year. Last summer, Child #1 informed me that my suit of choice looked like a "GRANDMA SWIMSUIT"!!! I about dropped my jaw. I didn't realize my fashion savvy had sunk so low. I really should be embarrassed not only for myself but for my poor children. Imagine, hanging out with your mother that looks like a grandma. There is nothing worse.
I really do love summer, really. Just not this part!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Me and my other riding buddy.
WE DID IT!!!