Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I have a four year old boy who idolizes his older brothers. His older brothers are always telling jokes, so he is always trying to tell jokes too. He is really, really good at killing punch lines. The best part of his jokes though.... after he annihilates the joke, he does a fist pump and says, "Yes!"
Monday, June 21, 2010
Timm has never been "Dad". He has always been Daddy, even now with my 13 year old daughter. He is such an excellent Daddy. He spends so much time with the kids. He plays with them, he talks to them, helps them with homework, teases them relentlessly, straightens the girls hair when I'm busy and they can't reach the back of their head, builds legos, plays board games, watches kid movies, and every other thing you could possibly do with your kids..... he does. I love that my husband doesn't think he is babysitting when I leave the kids home with him, they are his kids after all. I love that they can talk to him when something is on their mind. I love that when he tells them a story they look at me to see if he's telling the truth. I love that when we are celebrating he doesn't want it to be just the two of us, he wants the kids there. (What is with people thinking that they have to leave the kids home to have it be a celebration?) I love that the kids bought him games to play with for Fathers Day, one to play with friends and one to play with them. I love everything about that man, but I love how great of a Daddy he is the most.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I was going through some papers a bit ago and found a bunch of pictures that were drawn by the girls when they were really little. I absolutely LOVED how Ali drew people. They looked like potatoes with arms and legs. Just a few days after I found these little treasures I went to my mom's house. I was looking for measuring tape when I found an old valentine that I made her when I was a kid. It was pretty good even if I do say so myself. THere was a picture of a heart on the front with a key hole in it, on the inside I had made a pocket with a little paper key in it. It said something about her holding the key to my heart. It was nice to see that my mom still has my old drawings too.
Monday, June 14, 2010
I have recently made something UBER cute. I can not disclose what that something is incase the wrong person reads this (it's a surprise). I just can't get over how cute it is. I really, really can't get over that fact that I made this cute something. Just looking at it makes me smile. Yay! I can't wait to give my something cute away!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Jack has this new thing he says, "I have a good idea!" which is then followed by whatever he wants you to do for him. Then he says, "does that sound like a good plan?" and looks at you with his big blue eyes. It's pretty cute.
A couple days ago he came up to me with one of his good ideas, when I asked what it was he said, "It starts with a S."
"Actually it starts with a S and a E and a C."
"Ok, what good idea starts with an S an E and a C?"
"I will get a bowl and you will poor cereal and milk in it and I will find a spoon and I will eat CEREAL!"
"Well I am going to make rice and pork chops for dinner."
"I know, I will eat cereal and you will eat rice and *mumble mumble* for dinner. Does that sound like a good plan?"
"Not really, you already had cereal today. You only get cereal once a day."
"Aw, but I want to eat cereal two times a day."
Let me just tell you, it is pretty dang hard to not give in and give the kid cereal two times a day.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
As you can tell by yesterdays post, food makes me happy. Food is a major gateway to happiness for me. I know that sounds like I eat way too much, but I like to share it more than eat it most of the time. Sure, sometimes wanting, then getting something like fried chicken makes me happy. Sometimes I am just having a blah day and cooking for my family makes me happy. I know that is weird, but it's therapeutic for me. It's something I know I can control. Sometimes it's talking with someone like my sister and brainstorming about an upcoming party and finally figuring out what to eat at the party. It makes me happy to not only help figure out the menu, but to know that I get to cook some of it. If I'm down I bake. If I'm really down I bake then take whatever I made over to the neighbor. I think my neighbor is a lot like me when it comes to this. I am always having the neighbor kids knock on my door with a plate full of tamales or something. Tonight it was a strawberry drink. It makes me smile every time because I get it. I get that sending that food over makes her feel good. So the point? Yay food!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Yesterday Hollee had her 13th birthday party. All of her friends came dressed as a celebrity. We had Marilyn Monroe, Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Hudgens, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga and Ashley Greene here last night. Hollee dressed up as Helena Bonham Carter since we were doing a movie premier of Alice in Wonderland. My daughter has chosen the best friends ever! Really, I don't think you could have happier parents when we think about who our daughter is hanging out with. Each girl gave Hollee her birthday present as if they were presenting her an award. They said such nice things about her, it makes me proud to know she is so kind to others. The whole night just had me smiling.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I love waking up from a dream happy. I don't have a clue what my dream was about, I just know it made me smile. The only problem is, you are happy so you think you should get up and just let it seep into your day, but you also just want to lay in bed and bask in the good feelings. Maybe even try to drift off again and see if you can get back into the happy dream.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I was over at a friends house last night enjoying some good food (BBQ) and good conversation. As we were sitting around I watched a guy ride his bike past us and all focus on our conversation was lost. Did I really just see a guy riding his bike down the street holding a ceiling fan? Yes, yes I did. That sure made me giggle.