Wednesday, March 24, 2010

does it?...

Does it make me a horrible person that I totally relish and enjoy my alone time? I almost feel guilty how much I look forward to it, long for it, and await it... Last night I went to work out with my mom (she drove) and I decided to walk home instead of hitch a ride. It was like just to have 5 more minutes in solitude, just was too tempting to pass up. For some reason I just felt this overwhelming need to let this out. I know that logically this doesn't make me a bad person or even a bad mom, but why is it so sweet to hear the sound of nothing else other than your own voice? Have any of you mom's out there figured out the balance of being everything to everyone without losing yourself in the midst of it all? If you have will you tell me the secret. Please. I would really love it! Ahhh, Motherhood... nobody said it was for the weak of heart! That's for sure.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

the "break"...

For some reason Bella's school decided to combine teacher's grading days with Spring Break... so instead of a week off of school it ended up being 11 days off at school. When I first read that we would have 11 days to fill... I was in a bit of a panic. 11 days to fill with activities seemed a bit daunting. But, so far so good. There have been a few catastrophes, (like yesterday at the park when Meritt decided to poop her pants, stick her hand in it and smear it on her clothes) (of course I didn't even have a wipe with me... and we had walked all the way from home.) but over all it's been fun! I've come to expect the catastrophes that come along with life. It's just that, life. No need in getting upset... it's much better to laugh.

We've really not done anything spectacular. There haven't been any trips. Nothing that's going to go down on the memory books. We've just spent time together. Which in my opinion can be the best way you can spend any time. Just being together, playing outside, taking walks, eating meals, playing games, coloring pictures, enjoying the little things.

The girls have been enjoying playing together (and have been getting along). They have invented some games, have turned their bikes into imaginary horses, have read books, taken walks, fed ducks... have been a real pleasure. What was I so nervous about? Now, I can't wait for Summer!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

6 going on 16...


I am honestly risking life and limb here to share this with you all but, it was pretty funny & cute, and what's a mom to do but share it??? So, there's a boy in B's class that she has her eye on, I'm not going to name any names... Anyway, last week she came home all with her feathers in a ruffle, because this un-named boy cut his hair into a Mohawk. Apparently he didn't run this decision by her before he made it cause she was all upset. Anyway, I was dropping her off one morning this week, and noticed un-named boy (due to the new hair do). So later after school, I said, I saw "un-named boys" Mohawk today, I think he looks pretty darn cute! She replied by saying... "ya, he's cute, but soooooo annoying." I replied by saying, you'll find that you'll feel that way about boys for the rest of your life. Take your dad for instance I said, he's cute... and she replied by saying "and totally annoying!" See I said, some things never change, no matter how old you get. I said, you'll know you find Mr. Right when he's more cute than annoying... (that's the theory anyway!)

Oh, boy... if she's like this at 6, what is life gonna be like when she's 16???
I'm in for it folks, and I know it!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dr. Suess...

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!
Can you imagine what childhood would
be like without Dr. Suess books?
Which book is your favorite?

Monday, March 1, 2010

playing catch up...

Do you ever get behind? It sort of feels like you are a little hamster on a big wheel that just keeps spinning, but you're not really getting anywhere?! I kind of feel like that. Between being sick last weekend, and Meritt's party... I didn't get much else accomplished last week. I am really behind at work. Got to get on that this week. It's time to make Spring POP at the shop! Time to get lots of those 'things that need to get done' - DONE! I am also super excited because we are getting really close to being able to move into our basement, FINALLY! So, my decorating wheels are spinning! (yep, still kind of like a hamster on a wheel!) So, it's Monday morning, and I am excited with what the week holds. It's my week to get ahead, instead of behind. Won't that feel great! Happy Monday, hope you get ahead too!