Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Melting my heart

Have you ever had one of those mornings that start out with.....

A sweet kiss from an 8 year old little boy, dressed to the nines, and him saying " Mommy. It's time to wake up."

Bleary eyed, and groggy I am thinking "Who is saying something and what are they saying and why are they talking to me in the middle of the night?"

Again, youngest son says "Mommy, we are going to be late for church." while he is hugging me this time.

WHAT????!!!!!! CHURCH????!!!! What time is it and more importantly, what day is it? Is it sunday?

I progress to look at the clock, and indeed, if we all didn't get up NOW, we would be late for church.

As I start waking up and getting around, I come to realize....My precious son has gone around to everyone's room to wake them up. He of course is already dressed and ready to go. Not so for the rest of us. We are rushing around getting showers and doing hair etc.

A short time later, my dear little boy proceeds up the stairs with 8 bagels that he has cooked and buttered for everyone. He said "I wanted to make sure everyone had something to eat. I figured they might not have enough time to get something, so, I brought it to you!"

What a servants heart. Not a word was mentioned about not getting breakfast, but little man saw what was sure to happen. Leaving for church without breakfast. He didn't want anyone to go hungry.

Talk about melting a mothers heart!! How grateful I am for him and who God is molding him to be.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Babygirl and Daddy's date

Friday I had to work an extra day, and had noone to be able to pick up babygirl from half day kindergarten. Daddy decided to take the day off from work and the 2 of them could have a date in the afternoon. It has been a long time since they had a date.

Daddy picks her up at school in jeans and a t-shirt, he's comfy it is his day off.

Daddy asks babygirl "Do you want to change out of your uniform or do you want to just go right now?"
She looks at him and says "Let's go home and change. I want you to dress up. (It has already started, she wants her man to look gooooood). I want you to wear that tie I gave you for christmas."

LOL. Daddy was not prepared for this and was completely shocked. But it was a date right? He should look good. So he complies and dressed up in a shirt, tie (the one she gave him), sports coat, dress pants and shoes (he had to smell good too. LOL).

After he is all changed he goes to babygirl's room to help her change. He picks out a pretty dress.
To which she replies "No thank you Daddy. That dress is itchy, I will just wear play clothes."

ROTFLMBO (rolling on the floor laughing my butt off)!!!!!!!!!!

Again, Daddy was not expecting that.

Off they go to their special spot to get chocolate milkshakes and french fries, with Daddy dressed to the nines and babygirl in play clothes.


Friday, September 18, 2009

A funny for friday

Today my daughter made me laugh.

She said something that wasn't particularly funny, but it was her delivery that sent me over the edge.

A simple observation of hers, she really wasn't trying to be funny, but I laughed.

We were on our way home from school, taking some of the back roads when she spotted it.

She saw a bright purple colored pick up truck and she says

"Wow..... a purple truck...... Now THAT is something you don't expect to see."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL????

YAY!!! It's football season.

I am so excited football has started again. Unfortunately, it is the steelers who are playing, so I will be rooting for the Titans.

Go Ravens!!!! and anybody who plays against the steelers!!

Lovin my football season! Let the games begin!

Monday, September 7, 2009

First day of school- take 2

Oops, I didn't post this yesterday. Well here it is.

Tomorrow is yet another first day of school for us. It's the older 2 kids turn.

My oldest is starting his new adventures in high school. Wow! A freshman. I just can't believe it. I remember when I was a freshman and is seems only like yesterday, not 20 years ago.

I remember the fun times hanging out with friends, and the gigglefests we used to have. Trying to get certain guys to notice you and dating. Going to dances and proms, and of course skipping school to go off to the beach. Talking on the phone for hours. So many, many memories.

And to think, my son is now going to start making those memories too. It is a little scary for me to think about, but it is exciting too. There is no time like it, when you have freedom (that you earned from being trustworthy) and independence, yet the security of not being on you own yet. Having mom and dad there to keep the boundaries, limits and to be able to reel in when needed.

I praise God, that so far, we have a loving, respectful, and caring son who really does like to be with his family as much as he does his friends. Most importantly he has a heart for God.

And so far we don't embarress him. I hope we never do.

Friday, September 4, 2009



Yes, we survived the first week of school with my 2 youngest children. Yahoo!!!!
The kids LOVE their new school. They come home excited and with so much to tell me about.
A far cry from what it was last year. Whew!!!!

My little man has refriended (if that is even a is descriptive though) a boy in his class. It was a little boy who was on his first T-Ball team when he was just a little 4 year old boy. Double that age and they meet again at 8 years old. Everyday when I pick him up and when I drop him off at school in the morning it is a constant barage of.....

"Can my friend come over for a playdate?" or "Can I go over my friends house for a playdate?" or "Can so and so spend the night?" or "Can I spend the night at so and so's house?"

All with the same ending.....TODAY.

He is so enjoying this little boy that they don't want to spend a minute apart. YIKES!!!! I prayed for little man to find a good friend. WOW!! Did God answer FAST!!!!

We do know this little boy's family and they are sweet. At least I don't need to find out if I approve of this family before he can have his playdate. WHEW!! Thank you Lord. I don't think litttle man or his friend would make it, nor would I, without exploding! So, we will plan a playdate. Not today as they would like, but definitely someday very soon.

Little girl, STILL....ugh, has difficulty dropping off. She just won't let me go. It's just the actual event of separating. She does awesome the rest of the time, her teacher says so, and so does babygirl. Once I actually get her to let go of me and take her teachers hand, I go out her door, and I go to the window to her classroom (it is along the sidewalk so I am not being a stalker). I wave to her. She waves back or nods her head that she sees me. Now, if she would only do that after I walk her to her desk.

Any suggestions from anyone on how to get her to stop it?

Last year, I even tried rewarding her (ok, maybe it was more like bribing, but, ugh.... I was desperate) and it didn't work. I am grateful though, that she really does love her new school and her teachers. Praise God for that!!!!

Next, it will be to send off my older 2 sons. They start the day after labor day. Whew! That will be another post, a freshman and a six grade middle schooler...... 2 new worlds for them as well!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A funny thing

A funny thing happened to me. I was checking my email and came across and interesting one. Figuring it was spam, I almost didn't read it.

I opened this email, and that's when the laughing started. Apparently, someone has been following my blog and enjoyed reading it, it comes......the funny part.......

she invited me to be a featured blogger on a popular site.

I find this really humorus as I don't say much in particular on my blog. It's not political, it's not comical, I don't offer tips and pointers. It's not a self help (except that it is a help for me to blurt out to the world what is going on in my life-I'm not sure that helps anyone). It's not even grammatically correct.

That's why I am laughing. If I were to say ok, I really have nothing to say.

So I will politely decline, out of self preservation.

Such a funny lady to offer such a funny thing. Albeit sweet and a compliment, it really is just funny.