Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This morning I took Anna to the Kindergarten open house at our Catholic school to check it out and meet the teachers. During a tour of the school, she was so excited to see the big kids and I could tell she was just completely mesmerized by them. They fascinated her...it was almost like she finally realized that she in fact would not be a grown-up when she got to Kindergarten, like she had previously believed and that there was a whole other world out there waiting for her. And I just kept thinking, am I really that mom dragging her kid through this open house peering into the classrooms staring at all the pimply faced pre-adolescents? And am I going to blink my eyes and those will be my kids? Jeez, I guess some days I just don't feel like a mom. I mean, aren't moms supposed to be embarrassing, boring and just flat out not cool (no offense mom)? Really, here are just 10 reasons why I sometimes have to stop and wonder...am I really a mom?
1. I love Taylor Swift and download her stuff onto my ipod...some Miley Cyrus stuff too. I also know just about every word to any song on the Billboard top 100 at any given time.
4. Almost every night, the girls and I have a dance party in their rooms...so not much has changed from 10 years ago.
6. Gossip!! I am diligent about making sure I stay up to date with the who's dating who, who did what in Hollywood. I would actually read Tiger Beat if it somehow happened to appear in my hands.
8. I am a huge texter. But, OMG..I can't do it quite as fast as the kiddos and I NEVER do it while driving...KWIM?
10. I still love the mall.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Gasp! You have to check out these images by my favorite photographer Andrea Brogle. CLICK HERE TO SEE HER WORK. I mean, are you kidding me with those newborn pics? AMAZING. And the ones of those darling kids...somehow those are not pictures. Don't you feel like those little ones are standing right in front of you? I'm not a photographer, so I just don't really know how to explain it. But, what I do know is that I'm picky...and that she's the best.
There are seriously mornings that I trudge upstairs only to find that one of my girls somehow changed overnight. So, to me, you can't put a price on good photography....it's really the closest thing you can get to stopping time.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Um, hi. I'm not quite sure what you were thinking getting up in front of Simon and singing that god awful song, because it was really bad. In fact, it was horrendous, no..torture...and now it's been aired for all of America to see. So, who actually told you you were any good? I'd be pretty mad at my friends for lying to me. But, if it's any consolation...thanks for the entertainment.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Really, I don't know how else to say it...but some people are just special. Kim from The TomKat Studio is one of them... Click below to read about the hospital birthday party she threw for little Kate McRae. Wouldn't it be a a wonderful world if we were all like Kim?
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I hate to make a post like this, but I just can't believe as a parent, how terrifying this world can be. I heard this story first hand from a parent witness who's child was at this party.
Over the weekend a 5 year old little girl had a b-day party at a Chuck E Cheese. After the party, the mother was at the front paying and the little girl was standing next to her. The mother glanced away briefly to pay, looked down again and the girl was gone. It was chaotic with lots of kids and families leaving, so of course she was frantic. When the mother glanced toward the door, she saw a strange man holding her daughter's hand leading her outside. The mother immediately started screaming, so the man dropped the little girl's hand and started running. The police think the man may have temporarily sedated the little girl with an ether soaked cloth just long enough to make her disoriented so she wouldn't scream or cause a scene. Fortunately the little girl is fine and with her family, but the parent who told me this story said the mother is understandably traumatized.
It's sad that we have to be so cautious and suspicious all the time, but I guess it simply comes with the territory of being a parent in this day and age. Please if you have young children, know where they are at all times and if you're in a public place, NEVER take your eyes off of them. It's sad, but never even for a second.
(for those of you who live close to me, it was not a Chuck E Cheese near us)
Monday, January 11, 2010
Yep like all married couples, some days I just wanna kill him...and some days I know he wants to kill me. But, today I gotta brag about how wonderful he is. Ladies, brace yourselves because you almost won't believe this. Listen to what D.J. did for us this weekend, in no particular order...
1. Did all the girls' laundry
2. Went grocery shopping and set us up for the week
3. Shoveled off the foot of snow that was on my car
4. Brought me flowers
5. Emptied the dishwasher at least once
6. Gave ALL little girl baths ALL weekend
7. Emptied all the trash including the stinky diaper can
And the best part of it all is that I didn't even ask (or nag...whatever you want to call it). And no, it wasn't a dream. I am just one lucky girl!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Have you ever wondered how the h*ll you got here? And I don't mean in a physical sense, like "how did I get in front of my laptop today"?...oh yea, that's right, 5 minutes ago I walked over and sat down in front of it. No, I mean like the paths you've taken, roads you've traveled. Yesterday while I was putting away the final remnants of this decade's last holiday season my mind started to wander a bit. Is it really 2010? Wait, wasn't it just yesterday that I was sitting in the bleachers at a high school football game, freezing my @ss off without a care in the world besides making sure I looked cute? No, it wasn't...that was a long stinkin time ago. And I've traded that life over again several times now.
It's interesting how certain paths we take lead us down other paths, which would ultimately change our whole entire lives. Let me preface this by first saying that I have been given immeasurable blessings and would not change one little thing. But, yesterday, in my cozy living room surrounded by the two most beautiful little creatures, I wondered...how in the world did I get here? What would've happened if I had made different choices, where would I be right now? What if I had chosen a different college or stayed in Europe after graduating from Miami. Knowing my independent, spirited self, I'm kinda surprised I didn't. What if after college, I had chosen another city to run off to...NYC, LA. Even becoming a Pi Phi changed the course of my life...I certainly wouldn't have known Erin, so I would have never met D.J. What if instead, I married one of my old boyfriends...or someone I was gonna meet, but never did. Or what if I had never gotten married...what if I was still single somewhere. What if I didn't have lunch with D.J. that one last time. Hmmm, doesn't it make you wonder...is it all predestined? I dunno.
And don't you wonder what little decision might change your life next?