Wednesday, October 26, 2011

And people wonder why I'm exhausted...

I'm sure it couldn't be because of my 22 month old dare-devil, could it?  I believe my toddler's goal in life to make sure my hair is as grey as it can possibly get.   Today proved no exception.   See this wonderful ladder below?  He climbed it.  Twice.  Alone.  By the time he got almost to the top, I could no longer reach him to make sure he didn't fall.  It was taller than me.   All I could do was stand at the bottom and watch and be ready to catch him if he did fall. He didn't. He made it up just fine, proving his excellent balance and coordination skills to me once more.  Now to put those superpowers of his to good use.....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Don't complain, I'll shut you up... Kindly... :)

Friday we were at the pumpkin patch and I'm standing in a long line to get tickets for the train ride. It was a long line and only one woman working. She was doing her best. Well, apparently the guy behind me didn't think so. He started complaining. A lot. And using language that wasn't appropriate with so many kids around. His very pregnant wife and small child were standing next to him. I kind of shook my head and stood there as he complained horribly.

Well, then Cias walks up and stands next to me. The guy is still complaining.. I ask Cias if he is having fun. He exclaims YES and he's very excited. The guy is still complaining. Even Cias noticed. So I said (rather loudly), "Man, I guess there is something about standing in a long line in the sun that brings out the worst in people." Cias nodded.

The guy never said another word.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wow, what a weekend!

Friday my mom and I took the boys to the pumpkin patch. What an adventure that was.   We watched pig races, mined for marbles, went down a big slide, played in lots of dirt, played in a fort, went on a train ride, ate some yummy pie, and picked out some great pumpkins.    We also saw some animals at the petting zoo, but Samuel wasn't too impressed with those. The goats scared him.   I think his favorite part of the trip was the train ride. He seemed to really enjoy that.  Cias' favorite part was picking out the pumpkin. :)    We came home about 6, covered in dirt, exhausted and happy.

Saturday was my birthday. 34.  Wow.   That's just crazy.  I don't feel like I should be 34.    But I am.... le sigh......  Anyway, my husband, in an odd turn of events, threw a party for me!  First time in 12 years of marriage. YAY HIM!!!!!!  It was great. He picked the perfect chocolate cake.  Ordered pizza. Bought a veggie tray. It was wonderful.   It was a family only party,  and that was fun too.   My wonderful 11 year old nephew used his own money to buy balloons, filled them up and drew faces on them.  The kids are still having fun playing with them.   My 9 year old niece bought me a Wonder Woman  Polly Pocket. I didn't even know they made such a thing!  It's so cute!!!      My mother and father in law gave me a Keurig. YAY!  So fun to make coffee in it. LOL.    And my dear husband gave me a Kindle.  Coffee and a Kindle! What great gifts!  How blessed I am. :)

Sunday I worked at church and went out to lunch with my mom and the boys. Sadly my mom had to leave. :(    We spent the rest of the day recovering from Fri. and Saturday.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Good Saturday Morning!!!

I'm sitting here, eating a mostly healthy(but wheat-free!) breakfast.  A yummy sausage scramble that I actually got up and cooked myself. Yay me! :)   Coffee next to me and I'm a happy camper.   The family is sleeping and it's nice and quiet in the house.     They are asleep because they were up several times last night. I think it has something to do with the conspiracy they are a part of.  The more important event mommy has in the morning, the less sleep she gets.  Cleaning the house? Sure, we'll sleep great for you all week!    Getting up early to go walk in the Suicide Prevention Walk? Nope, sorry mom, we can't let you rest.  No sleep for you!!!
Yes, that is why am I up at 8 a.m. on a  Saturday morning when my family is sleeping.  I'm walking in the Suicide Prevention Walk today.  I'm walking in it today because I lost 2 people to suicide.    It should never happen, to anyone.

So, that's that.    I hope everyone has a great day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Good evening!

I decided to start blogging.  Just the daily ins and outs of our life.   Life with 2 spirited boys means there is never a dull moment.  I love to talk about them and what better way to do it than on a blog! :)