Monday, October 7, 2013
A certain little someone decided he was not going to partake in eating supper tonight. Instead, he found the need to dance throughout the house and dazzle us with his charm...aka: A four-year old showing the world that he is independent and his own person. He will NOT be controlled by anyone.
Being the all-knowing mother that I am, I informed said child that he WOULD become hungry at some point later in the evening. He was quick to say that he would most certainly not be! His tummy was anything but empty. Quite full, really.
As the evening progressed and long after supper was served, this little boy decided he might...just maybe...have a bit of a rumbly in his tumbly. Not wanting to directly ask for food, he tip-toed around the subject by dancing in circles and just softly stating "umm. um.. umm...".
After the uttering echoed through the house for about 10 minutes, I finally informed (insert name of child that shall remain nameless) "I am not making supper again. You can eat the food you were served."
Without skipping a beat and thoroughly thrilled that he had a WONDERFUL solution to the problem, said child declared, "That's okay, mommy! You don't have to make me anything! I'LL JUST EAT JUNK FOOD!!!"
It's quite simple, really.
Filed Under: Life With Kids
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Our two little boys are the best of pals!
Dearest friends through thick and thin.
There are a thousand pairs of grand duos who have made everlasting impression on our minds
...and the rascally boys that call me mom have already left their mark!
The older one adores his tiny shadow.
The younger one stands in awe of his all-knowing brother.
Two peas in a pod.
Without hesitation, the eldest shares his beloved keepsake with his younger sibling.
Every little cry sheds concern on the older one's heart.
Where there is one you'll surely find the other.
Outdoor play with trucks and tractors extends down the drive.
Knees on pavement. Palms cradling their prized toys.
Feet bare as the summer heat abounds.
As I watch these two darken their knees and feet from the crumbling pavement,
they softly mumble "voom, voom".
I can't help but to embrace this moment.
These two melt my heart.
They are the best of friends.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Need I say more.
The other day, I caught Levi exploring his sweet little baby nostril with his chubby little finger. Being the highly responsible parent that I am, I quickly shared my motherly words of wisdom...
Levi, Get your finger out of your nose! That's yucky, Levi! We don't do that!
Logan, being the best big brother ever made, quickly jumped in and declared...
Dat's okay, mommy. I do dat all the time!
And then, walks away ever-so nonchalantly.
Well, who's to argue.
Monday, July 29, 2013
This crazy journey all began 13 years ago with a simple I do.
Two little words that changed my life forever.
It was one of those anything but ordinary days.
Keys locked in cars.
Odd songs being played by DJs.
Flights nearly missed.
The list goes on.
But we made it, and...
If anyone would've told me that this is where we'd be in 13 years, I never would've believed them...
Living on a farm as a family of five.
There's been ups, and there's been downs.
We've seen each other through thick and thin.
The blessings are too numerous to count.
By the grace of God, three little special beings joined us on this amazing journey!
I could not imagine my life any other way!
Here's to the next
13 20 50 100 years!
I'll leave you with the one single image...
The one single image that always flashes through my mind whenever I think about our wedding day.
I can't recall the occasion, but shortly after our wedding I received a gift from one of my "new" relatives. Excited to open the shiny present, I eagerly tossed aside the wrapping paper and revealed a lovely picture frame. At that point, I became a bit nervous by the chuckling and snickering made by the bearer of this wonderful gift. As I turned over the frame, I saw the world's most unflattering wedding photo...EVER! It was snapped by a relative who shall remain nameless for the time being.
This photo has been in hiding...until now.
There. Are. No. Words.
Not sure what that cake did to me, but if looks could kill, that would be one flattened cake!
So my advice to all future brides, ALWAYS smile on your wedding day....throughout the entire day...for you never know when images like this might emerge.
Or just elope to a far off cave with no lighting whatsoever to avoid scenarios like the one above.
And this, y'all, is why I avoid being in front of a camera!
Happy Anniversary, Honey!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Despite my best efforts to slow down time, Merisa has gone and done it again. She turned another year older! My first born is officially...TEN! DOUBLE DIGITS, y'all! This is a
big huge ginormous deal! So maybe I made more of fuss about this age progression than she did, but hey, a girl only turns 10 once!
Leading up to her birthday, we discussed various birthday themes ranging from spies to mysteries to...well, let's just say the list goes on and on. Constantly changing from day to day...think that's a girl thing! Finally, she came up with a Spa Themed Birthday/Slumber Party all on her own, and I thought this was a marvelous idea! No help from Pinterest or the internet either (on her part, anyway). Seriously!
And yes, this was a slumber party as well! We're not new to the world of sleepovers. However...As for actual slumber parties with six or more giddy, pre-teen girls, that was a new rock I had yet to overturn! Laughing and whispering and giggling until wee hours in the morning...yep, it brought back some great memories from the days of yesteryear...or yester-century! Yes, century...think about it folks!
So...in a nutshell...there were avocado facials, brown sugar and honey hand scrubs, foot soaks, foot massages, manicures, pedicures, and flip-flop decorating. It was a packed night full of laughter and tears (reference foot massages and pedicures above). Yeah, after all of the planning was done and products purchased, I looked at my daughter and said "Who's going to do all of the mani-pedis for all of you girls?" She beamed and said "You, of course!"
Ummm....I have a major, life-altering PHOBIA of FEET!!!! This was not well thought out, y'all!
Enter very generous and great friend to save the day! Thank goodness! Note: I did muster through it with only a few grimaces (on my end) and painted the TOENAILS of some very sweet
little girls young ladies! The seas parted for that one!
Most of the supplies were bought at the Dollar Store. Fairly inexpensive yet festive and cute! Win-win for everyone! The girls all seemed to be tickled pink, and who wouldn't with all of that pampering! Maybe that's what I should do for my birthday...hmmmm... Even had a few comments asking if the mask would get rid of dark circles under eyes! Seriously?! You're TEN! Maybe they just caught a glimpse of a weary, sleep-deprived, mama of three in the mirror!
Note to self: Using a green fruit that resembles baby poo when smashed as a facial mask may not have been the grandest of ideas! I would highly recommend using a chocolate mask in the future!
And the cupcakes were decorated by yours truly and the birthday girl. We both decided it was way more difficult than the Cake Boss and my mother make it seem! I think we were covered in more icing than the cupcakes! Yikes!
Each girl had a reserved spot at spa complete with name tag, headband, and towel.
While the girls were waiting for coats of nail polish to dry, they decorated flip-flops with various pre-cut pieces of ribbon. It was a fun and creative activity that they were able to take home with them as part of their goody-bag...even though some of the flip-flops were too small! Oops!
Overall, I'd say the party was a hit. I'd share with y'all the other images showcasing hysterical laughing, foot massages, and you-just-smeared-all-of-your-cupcake-icing-all-over-your-face-what-would-your-mother-say, but I'll respect those who do not share their entire lives on the world wide web.
So there ya have it! My little girl turned 10...and we all survived! It certainly was a birthday to remember.
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