Friday, May 21, 2010

In Review

It's been a couple of crazy weeks here. Here's some of or happenings. Doug went to Chicago and took his dad's hat. He went to see the Cubby's but didn't get into Oprah. Maybe next year. Colten was in a play. It was the 6th grade musical. He was the old Pinocchio. He loved his wig that Doug found in his old chest. Does he look like he is ready for Junior High?
Jordan finished up tennis taking 6th place in Mixed Doubles. Mason finished tennis. They both had end of year concerts. Jordan made Jazz Band next year. Mason will be his section leader. Pray for us!
I have been reminded lately of how fragile life is. I love my family here at home and those who don't live under our roof. Really!

Prickly Pear

Do you know that email that circulated around with all the misspellings in it but you could still read it? I aced it. I've noticed recently that I'm not very good at reading every single word. I have a class that I do their read aloud. I have to really concentrate to read every word. I guess I'm used to skipping words. It's doesn't work well for librarians. :)

Case in point: Last weekend Aunt Vicki came up for a rodeo. We all met her on Saturday morning for breakfast. I looked over Kelsie's menu and told her her choices. Without really looking at it I said she could get a Prickly Pear, then it became a Prickly Bear and when the waiter brought it out he said it was actually a Perky Bear. I guess I need to work on my reading skills. But just maybe they need to work on there presentation. Here is what it was supposed to look like. (Doesn't it look prickly?)This is what came.
Thanks for breakfast Aunt Vicki. Even if I didn't read the menu right. Come again!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

Today has been a fabulous day. It started with breakfast in bed. Opened some presents, went to church, came home for a fabulous dinner made by my awesome husband, opened more presents and then looked through baby books at the things we remembered. It as been almost perfect except for when the kids fought over who sits where at the kitchen table, what kind of icing I want for the cake Kassidy is making and why can't I get off the computer so they can just check their facebook? I will forget those things, right???

Kelsie gave me a few things, a sunflower plant, some stationary that she loves to color on now, a coaster that she painted and a handprint with the poem:
Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my handprints
On furniture and walls.
But everyday I'm growing up
And soon I'll be so tall
That all those little handprints
Will be hard to recall.
So here's a special handprint
Just so you can say
This is what it looks like
As I place it here today.
Yes, it made me cry. I have one from each of the kids. They grow so fast.

Kassidy made me a special pin at school. She took 10 pieces of paper and glued them together. Once dry she sanded the edges so you could see the rings. She had planned my clothes today so I could match the pin she made. It is beautiful.
Colten wrote me a poem: My Mother
I have a mother
who takes care of me
She is like none other
She fills me with glee
I have a mother
She is the best
If there were another
She would get to rest
I have a mother
To you I wanted to say
You're not like any other
And Happy Mother's day.
I loved it too!

Mason gave me a funny card with these coupons.
"These ten coupons are 10 free hugs any time, anywhere. All hugs are only good for 5 sec. Copyright laws are active and will be enforced. " I heard once "hug your kids until they let go" I tried it with my boys. They complained I was smothering them. So my advice for you mom's with boys...get as many hugs as you can when they are little. My boys grew out of it way before I did.

Doug gave me a beautiful color bowl for our front door. It has beautiful yellow flowers and I love it but more then that he helped me create 5 beautiful children. I love them and I'm honored to be their mom.

Today, I also think about the 2 moms that have made my life the way it is. My mom and Doug's. Doug is a compassionate, loving & wonderful husband. I owe part of that to his mom. She left us way to soon. A few weeks ago I went to Women's conference and made this. It is a bassinet that turns into a purse. I couldn't have done it without my mom sitting right by my side. I decided right then that I could do anything with my mom right by my side. I love her and I'm very grateful for all the things that she has taught me. I love and look forward to our weekly phone calls. She is one of my closest friends. I hope to carry on the tradition.

Happy Mother's day to all the mom's who have helped me be who I am. Thank you!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


The other day (actually a few weeks ago but I'm behind) we were all watching tv. A Victoria Secret commercial came on. Usually we quickly change the channel when that happens, this time we didn't. My 15 year old is taking Spanish this year and when he saw that he said "Cover los ojos, cover los ojos". We just started to laugh. I wasn't sure whether he was talking to the commercial or to us. It turns out that ojos is Spanish for eyes. So our new family joke is "cover los ojos, cover los ojos". It's amazing how many times that comes up in conversations. Kids say the darndest things even when they are older.