Monday, January 5, 2009

If I Were to Homeschool...

There would be a strict dresscode!

I would use ice cream to teach the concept of chemical change!

I would use super hero capes to teach the fundamentals of gravity.

And I would use little plastic vehicles to establish basic patterns!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Super Hero Capes...A Little Boys Dream!

A sweet friend made these capes for the boys for Christmas! Aren't they adoreable! The boys love them! They usually run around in their diaper and underwear...a normal sight at our house...and yell at the top of their lungs about saving someone! I had a conversation with Alex the other day that went something like this,

"Alex, don't jump off the couch!"

"But Mommy, I wasn't jumping, I was flying." Enough said.

Alex even asked if he could wear it ouside to see if he could fly off the porch...okay, maybe these capes give them too many powers.

Blake brings the cape up to me as soon as he sees it in the morning and would never take it off if I didn't make know, to like eat and take a bath and stuff. I certainly wouldn't want to discourage super hero activities.

Thank you, sweet friend! If you ever need to be rescued, you know who to call!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Alex Quote

Alex: Birthday! Birthday! Birthday!

Me: Who's birthday is it?

Alex: Yours, Mommy!

Me: I know! I'm excited! Are you going to get me a present?

Alex: Yes...a BIG train!

Me: Awesome!

Monday, December 1, 2008

"Not Me!" Monday

Happy Monday to you all! I'm in a small depression after having hubs home with me for the last 7 days. When no one was around to change Blake's diaper this morning, I decided the smell had permeated the house enough and I figured it would be just plain cruel to leave him in it until Paul came home. So here's to another "Not Me!" Monday! Check out MckMama's blog for more!

While eating lunch in the kitchen, I most certainly did not see my three year old bend over to wipe his nose on the table. That would have been gross and I of course teach my children manners. They never wipe their mouths on their shirts, throw food they don't want on the floor, or chunk sippy cups at my head. So there is no possible way he wiped his nose on my table! Don't laugh...seriously, I teach them manners!

I did not find already chewed purple gum spread all over the train table and underneath the track. I did not ask Alex where the gum came from. He certainly did not tell me that hubs left it on his bedside table. And when I didn't ask Alex why he put it on the track? He surely didn't tell me he was trying to use it to keep the pieces sticking together. And I absolutely, positively was not secretly proud of the little fella for being so ingenious in his problem solving!

Nope, not me! I'm not that Mom!!!

And last, I was NOT completely overwhelmed this week by the love in our families.

I didn't LOVE seeing Matt and Kaitlyn for 4 days, even if we did spend the majority of it laughing at each other doing the Wii Fit. Gotta burn off that turkey!

I didn't LOVE making pies for Steph's Homeless Dinner or visiting with her and her friends.

I definitely didn't LOVE seeing my boys wrestle and tumble with my family. Certainly didn't LOVE seeing the looks on my in-laws faces when we, as a surprise, put up their outdoor Christmas decorations for them and didn't LOVE sharing a Thanksgiving Mexican meal in Tucker. We didn't have a blast playing trains with Big Papa. And my heart did not MELT when I saw my 3-year old give up 2 of his favorite snakes to a baby (3 months old) that didn't have a home or toys. I didn't LOVE putting up our beautiful Christmas tree with hubs, in the quiet of the evening with a good glass of wine. And I didn't LOVE hearing sweet Blakey laugh uncontrollably when we wrestled.

I really didn't enjoy this last week at all!

Oh, wait! Yes, I did all those things. I was that Mom!

Monday, November 24, 2008

They're Working! They're Working!

So, sweet Blakey has gotten a nasty cold. He's been kind of congested for awhile, but the last 3 days were rough. You know, the no sleeping, no eating, really fussy, drooling like crazy (2 new teeth coming up). Same old, same old with him! I've been watching his ears, waiting for them to drain. I've seen nothing! I called the pediatrician and they told me I needed to talk to the ENT, the tubes should be draining. Because if he did have an ear infection and the tube wasn't draining, then it was probably blocked and not working. So we did, in the midst of not having phone service again this weekend, speak with the ENT and he said Blakey needed to be seen at the pediatricians office on Sunday and if it was truly a blocked tube, we needed to be at the ENT Monday morning.

Needless to say, I was very discouraged. We knew this was a possibility, but I guess we were just hoping and praying Blakey wouldn't have to deal with it. Anyway, after seeing doc on Sunday and the wonderful news that the ear tubes are clean, in place and working....we have successfully made it through our first cold without antibiotics or an ear infection! And despite, the not eating, not sleeping well, drooling baby I have...this is one happy Momma!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

So, Wordless Wednesday is not only a day late, but it's also not so much wordless. I'm not sure these pics can be appreciated without the explanation, that we not only spend HOURS driving our train, but Alex now decorates it....with any and every toy he has. He pulls buckets, cars, snakes, alligators, trucks, ramps, and anything else he can find off his shelves and just places them on the floor next to the track. That kid cracks me up!