Saturday, January 31, 2009

I love Saturdays

We are having such a nice, lazy day today. Sometimes we just don't do anything on Saturdays. I got to sleep until 8 am! of course, Ben was in the bed with me since about 3:30 am, but still. the kids grazed thru breakfast, and watched cartoons. The dogs were able to stay outside for quite a while. Amanda did her very few chores right away and now at 1:05, Caitlyn is sleeping, Ben is watching an old Barney video for the 100th time downstairs while mom grades papers, Amanda is playing on the wii and I am contemplating a nap even though I have laundry to get started.

Ben is wearing underwear today. Aunt Debbie bought him a pair of train underwear for Christmas which he found last night and was thrilled. He has gone potty twice and been dry for quite a while, maybe this is the turning point. One can only hope.

I think I'll go take that nap now.......

Monday, January 26, 2009

We are sick

Sigh. Every year it seems in January or February we get REALLY sick. Ben has had the stomach flu for 2 days now. He has never thrown up before so it really freaks him out and Amanda is so disturbed by vomit, she screams hysterically and runs. I woke up this morning with an eye so swollen and matted shut I can hardly see. I had left over drops from Caitlyn last October that I have been using today, but it doesn't seem to be helping so I am off to the Dr. tomorrow. And on top of being sick, we are supposed to get some really bad weather tomorrow. I hate winter.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I never wanted a boy. What did I know about being a boy? I mean really, how was I going to teach him the boy stuff? Then I got Ben. He was this tiny little baby who looked like a little old man. I love this boy so much. He is charming and funny and imaginitive, he is the perfect son for me. He is currently obsessed with trains, it is hilarious! I look forward to seeing how this little man grows up.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


What can I say about this girl? Sigh. Every day seems to be a war of wills with this child. At 2 she was my little blonde cherub, by 4 she was willful and stubborn. What happened to my sunny funny little girl? She turned into this moody, willful, oppositional, dare I say it....pre-teen! She is good at so many things, she loves arts and crafts. the girl would cut and color and glitter all day. I love this wild child and watching her grow overwhelms and humbles me.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Becoming an activist.....

I was not my ususal self yesterday. I had quite the bee in my bonnet about the Consumer Safety Protections Improvement Act. I was irate because from all my reading and research, I found out it included childrens clothing from resale shops. I have a favorite resale shop where i get most of the kids clothes and i have this idea for a clothing bank to help foster parents. I was emailing state representatives, and anyone i could think of to voice my opinion. this is very unlike me to get so worked up to actually do something. i did read today that they have given resale shops an exemption. there is more to it that annoys me but for now we'll see where they go with it. I was a woman with a cause.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Things I want to remember

Ok, so I'm telling my friend at work about creating this blog and she gave me a great idea. She keeps a notebook of things that happen on a day to day basis with her kids that she wants to remember as they grow up. I used to keep a running diary of sorts when Ben was a baby about miscellaneous things like Dr. visits and his milestones, etc. That stopped when Caitlyn came along 18 months later. I just don't seem to have the time. But I figure if I have time to sit down every night and log into my computer, I have time to jot down a few things about my kids to remember when I'm old and gray. ok who am I kidding, there are things I can't remember now.

today I just want to say, isn't that little girl cute?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

And so we begin..

I thought I would give this blogging thing a try. Like I have time to blog but perhaps I will have some random thoughts and of course pictures of the flowers in my garden(and maybe a grub or two)