Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for my children. I am so blessed to be a mom. Our road to parenthood was not the easiest road but at least we were able to become parents. I know several people who do not have that option.

I'm thankful for friends who I can call or text and just vent and they know just what to say.

I'm thankful for the rain we have been having. My yard is starting to green up fast!

I'm thankful for mint chocolate chip ice cream. Yesterday was a little stressful and it just hit the spot!

I'm thankful for Johnson & Johnson's bedtime lotion. Oh, the kids smell so good after baths. I just want to snuggle with them for hours.

I'm thankful for video monitors. Sometimes the kids will be playing together in their rooms and I'll turn it on and just watch them. Not necessarily because I'm monitoring them but because it is so much fun watching them interact with each other. Mason will try so hard to get Madison to do something and she just laughs and crawls away. Then he'll ask her a question and when she doesn't answer he'll ask it again just louder. He doesn't understand that she can't talk and has no idea what he's doing with her.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Sometimes I wish I could be one of those people who could live anywhere. When Ronny and I first got married we moved away for home to go to school which made me realize even more I'm not one of those people. I'm always going to live close to family and I'm happy with that. It's how I want it. But, there is a small part of me that wishes I could just move wherever. I have friends who wanted to live by the ocean so they moved, another who wanted to live by the mountains so they moved. Sometimes I wish I could be more free and go, just because, but I'm a Texas girl at heart and being close to family and having that relationship for my kids always draws me back.

Sometimes I secretly don't mind when Ronny works late. Don't get me wrong, having help with our bedtime routine is really nice, and after the kids go to bed is usually when Ronny and I get to spend our time together talking and watching TV. But, when he's not home I usually take a hot bath and sit it in listening to my iPod until the water turns cold then I get the remote and the computer all to myself. Sometimes those nights just hit the spot!

Sometimes when I'm sick, just calling my mom can still make everything all better. Even though I'm in my thirties with kids of my own, my mom still has that mommy way and makes everything all better.

Sometimes I enjoy a good cry. Ronny, after almost 12 years of marriage, still doesn't understand but sometimes a good cry is nice. I'm not talking about the sad something bad happened cry, but the watch a good movie that you know is going to make you cry but you do it anyways cry. Or sometimes I cry because something good has happened to someone, and I won't lie just reading some people's blogs brings me to tears.  Sometimes a nice happy cry just feels good to me.

Sometimes I wish I was a better reader and enjoyed books more. Here lately the only books I have been reading are for Bible study and other discussion books with friends. I'm a movie geek. I love movies! Most of the time Ronny and I joke if the book is any good they'll end up making a movie anyways. (I know that is a little backwards for some people but it's just how we are) Now, because of that there have been a few books I have read in anticipation for the movie, Twilight, The Help and a few Nicolas Sparks books being examples. But, I do wish I could/would read more.

Sometimes the satisfaction of out witting my three year old is pure excitement. I know this sounds a little silly, after all I am in my thirties so why should it excite me to outsmart a three year old?! I can not get Mason to eat vegetables to save his life for mine. He will not eat them! So for a while now I've been hiding them in his pancakes, drinks etc. He has no idea. I know this concept is not new and I have a lot of friends who do this but to me it feels like I have won the battle, and he doesn't even know it!! Ok, after writing this it sounds so silly to me but it does somehow make me feel satisfied and good especially when he asks for my 'special' pancakes for breakfast or my 'special' shake. It's the small things right?!?

Sometimes, when our schedule allows, I'll save all my folding and putting away of laundry until nap time or between the hours of 1-3pm so I can watch Beverly Hills 90210. Okay, I never thought I would admit that :):)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It was a great day to get outside and play. We hung out inside most of the morning but after naps my little guy was itching to play so we went outside and played with a few of our friends. 

We gave our sister a ride! 

We laughed!

We played on the slide!

We just ran!

A Lazy Spring Break

Well it's Spring Break here and we have taken it literally, the break I mean. It has been nice to do as little as possible and both kids seem content! The time change has thrown us off a little. Both kids are still on their old sleeping schedule which makes us an hour later starting our day in the morning. It's not so bad now but when school is back in session next week we'll have to adjust a little. But, sleeping until 8:30-9:00 is a luxury I haven't had in the past 3 years so I'm REALLY enjoying it :) 

Monday Ronny took the morning off and we decided to take the kids to the zoo. The weather was perfect! 

Yesterday was a pajama day. I love pajama days! The kids played hard and slept hard. One of my good friends and her daughter came over and ate lunch and played with us. It is so nice to have good friends, the kind that don't mind that it's lunch time and we still aren't dressed. 

I was also able to sneak out last night for a last minute Girls Night Out. It was a nice break. Good food, good margaritas, and good friends!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Who Needs Toys?

Who needs toys when there is a laundry basket around? Notice the broken handle? I can not keep laundry baskets, but the laughs and joy of watching them makes it worth it. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful that we have a completely healthy house!

I'm thankful that after a three week run Miss Madie has slept through the night for the past 4 nights!

I'm thankful for the innocence of a three year old. I turned onto the street our Bible study is on, and out of the blue Mason said "Oh no mamma, Bible study is gone. It's missing". I tried to explain to him we were still about 4 blocks away but he just keep saying it was gone and he was sad. When we got into eyesight of the church he got very excited and said "Look mamma, I found it. It's not missing!"

I'm thankful for Pinterest. Oh, Pinterest! I'm officially addicted!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for the gallon tea at Chick-fil-A. Lets face it, I couldn't go to sonic every time I was thirsty and I haven't mastered the art of tea making, yet.

I'm thankful for Brown the wolf. He was able to give my little guy the comfort he needed this week when Mommy and Daddy just weren't enough.

I'm thankful for Benzocaine ear drops. At 4am they can make a screaming baby a sleeping baby in a matter of 120 seconds! (Oh, Madison had an ear infection in both ears!)

I'm thankful that not all rough nights make for rough mornings. Despite being up twice last night with her ears bothering her, Miss Madie was her happy, bubbly self at breakfast this morning. 

I'm thankful for my husbands job which allows me to do what I love, being a stay at home mom. Sometimes it's hard to love it when he works long hours and lots of days in a row, but it provides for us and I'm so thankful to be able to be at home with my kids everyday and watch them grow and watch all their milestones. 

I'm thankful for the bakery at Target. The chocolate cake is to die for and frankly after this week of sick kiddos I could have eaten the whole thing, by myself!