Thursday, April 29, 2010

more?more please?

Do you ever get that feeling when someone keeps nagging at you? Or I should say more than one person at a time over a period of time? The questions, the stories, the singing, the whining? Well I have found a way to get that annoyed feeling out of me and here it is....


Now i just burst into song everyone laughs and I feel better. Talk about having to try to change your attitude. I think it is a very serious kinda gloomy song, but for me singing it puts me right back into that good place where I know I want to be.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


So we were outside and playing and writing with sidewalk chalk when someone discovered their shadow. It took me a while to figure out what the commotion was. Why was he dancing around and wiping the concrete?
Why was he speaking jibberish louder than normal? OHhhh he found his shadow!

It is amazing the discoveries we make. I remember when he found his feet. Good for sucking. When he discovered his reflection in the mirror and kissed it. When he said his first sentence and I understood him and he got that look on his face like, "I did it! And you understood me!". Finding JOY in motherhood. I am doing that right now.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Who is it?

check out this! We are very proud.....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Icky Days.....

Do you ever have one of those icky days where you just don't really feeling quite yourself? Well today is one of those days. Everything annoyed me today. I think I apologized to the kids like 20 times. First Maddox was doing his usual thing which doesn't normally bother me that much like bringing me everything and wanting to open, close, look at, eat, throw away, etc. Then after school I took the kids to the park thinking get them outside and burn some energy. Which I guess worked, but then Marcus pushed Maddox just a little too hard on the slide and he went down on his back which really scared him. I of course was annoyed because now Maddox is afraid of the slide. I could see my patience was wearing thin so I suggested we go home.
Once we were home Marcus of course quickly did his work and asked to play video games which I guess always annoys me, but really annoyed me today. I decided he should play something that involved his sister.
I started to make dinner and who comes downstairs? ...It was McKayla wanting a cookie oh and one for her brother too. I quickly said, "Yes." even though I was really annoyed because they were going to have dinner soon.
After dinner they finish eating and want a snack. This of course annoyed me because they just ate. They were in luck because I was annoyed and let them eat one. Marcus had swimming tonight which in itself annoyed me because in my current state I didn't want to have to deal with dragging the kids out sitting in the hot gallery on dirty bleachers trying to entertain Maddox. Anyway Marcus couldn't find his swim bag which meant I had to look for it. I finally found it at the bottom of the laundry hamper. It must have fallen in. Ugh!
As usual when we got home the kids drag out their bedtime routine asking for more water, lotion for dry legs, amongst other things. So here I am 9:15 big kids in bed and my little guy rolling around on the ground waiting for his bath. I will get to it, but putting this in print is already making me feel better. Perhaps I will get to enjoy his splash time a little more and enjoy the quiet when they are in bed even more.
Today was not an unusual day. Nothing out of the ordinary. Well except me. Are we as mothers allowed a crazy day once in a while? I think I can celebrate that I didn't scream at the kids or kill them for that matter, but there were mean looks and frustration coming out of me. I apologized to my babies whom I adore. It isn't their fault mommy is having an icky day. Somehow though I feel guilty. Did I psychologically damage my kids today with my behaviour? I think I will tuck them in one more time and tell them how much I love them. Perhaps that will help to ease my guilty conscience. Next time I will work on my acting skills and try to keep my icky days a secret to my babies.
Oh and my little guy just asked "uppy". gave me a kiss and said "uv u". My icky day just got better.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 do they find humor in odd places....

So....I got a gorgeous new camera for my birthday. Only just received it even though my birthday was in February. (Had to wait for the perfect one.) Moving on. I have been playing with it for two days now and let's just say my youngest child is a free spirit and doesn't do anything unless he wants to. He knows I so desperately want to capture his gorgeous smile and I will do almost anything to get it, much to his rebellion. So here I am trying to capture that perfect round chubby cheeked no eyes smile and he wants to play with his toddler chair instead. I get it it's fun with the clasp and the rocking, but posing for me is more fun, no?
So what do I do? I put him in the chair thinking for sure he can't run away now. He starts to chuckle uncontrollably. He found it hilarious that I stuck him in this chair yet he still didn't look at me. In fact was still trying desperately to get away from me. Meanwhile he is laughing like it is the funniest thing in the world.

This is what makes motherhood worth it. The laughter.......

Start New

So I decided that perhaps I would finally join the crowd and finally start a blog. I do not proclaim that anything I say will be interesting or inspiring, but I thought why not. I am a mother of three who have many adult conversations in my day to day experiences anymore. Besides the random phone call or the brief moment I get to drag a friend to the side to chat while our kids become lunatics running around seemingly unsupervised. I relish in the moments of quiet when children are otherwise engaged and I can pretend for a moment that I have no other responsibilities and curl into a great book.
My husband, the man of the house, is a golf professional which means I am actually a single parent in the summertime. I guess I should be grateful I don't live in Florida because it would be all year long that I don't get to see him. It does make our relationship fantastic because when I do see him I am really glad he is there.
Now is probably not the best time to start a blog considering we are in the process of selling our house. Although if now isn't the best time I don't think anytime would be. Life is crazy and it is nice to settle it down and have an outlet to talk to.
I also wanted to do this blog because my family is so spread out and I wish we could actually see each other more often then we do. This way they know what is happening in our crazy little family and stay connected. So this is me signing out on my first post. Wish me luck. I hope I can keep it up!