Sunday, July 19, 2009


It makes me sad to even say this. My baby boy turned 7 this week! He, on the other hand, is not sad a bit! He had a blast at his party yesterday, and now is happy just calling me "Mom". WHAT??? The party went off pretty well, even though it rained. After all, this IS Florida in the summer. I decided to "throw caution to the wind" and let my kids all get soaked playing on the playground! BIG step for me. We had a good time with friends and family. He even got to share his birthday party with Papa Leo. Thank God I have until September before another kid gets older! I can't take much more of this! :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I am thankful

I have had a wild weekend and it has yet to slow down! Friday night I went to get a pedicure and out to dinner with my friends Becky and Darlene. We talked and laughed for hours and I didn't want to go home. Luckily the husband didn't get salmonella from his burger sitting out too long! Darlene is the baby of our group and we were celebrating her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLENE! I am so thankful for these 2 ladies and the difference they have made in my life!

Today we had lunch at my parents house for Father's Day. I am so blessed to still have my Dad here on Earth. Even if he does make faces like this!

Then we took our annual trip to the cemetary. The girls always take a blue balloon with an orange string out there on their Dad's birthday and Father's Day. It has been 3 years and this is still a very hard thing for me to do. There are girls my age that are just losing their Daddy. My girls should not have to go through this! They let their balloon go and we watched it until we couldn't see it anymore. I think Pink still believes that it goes all the way to Heaven!

I am very thankful on this day that I have a wonderful Daddy and a man in my life that loves my girls as if they were his. Even if he does act like one of them most of the time!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

What kind of woman would yell at her husband when he asked for $10? Then feel horrible when she found out he wanted to buy her some really cute sunglasses? Not me!

Who wears contacts that have a layer of salt on them from all the tears she has cried? Not me!

Surely I did not yell at my kids for losing my remote control, and then find it right next to my butt on the couch! Not me!

I definitely did not tell my daughter to pull her shirt down over her skirt to hide 2 holes in it! Not me!

I most certainly did not make my 3 girlies help set up at my cousin's wedding shower! Then sit in the rocker and visit with family. Not me!

I did not justify buying a $50 purse and getting a mani/pedi all because our meal at Applebee's stunk again and it was free! Not me!

Who lets her Dad and daughter pressure wash her house while she takes a nap? Not me!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer Fun

Yesterday the girls and I went to the zoo. We met several family members there that we have not seen in a while. The time together was great. It is so funny how it used to be all about me and my cousins having fun. Now, it is about our kids having fun. And they did. Anyone other than me ever notice how it just isn't as much fun once you are grown up? Mainly because I hurt when I walk, but anyway......

They often pretend that they like each other!

The whole bunch of kiddos!

My little wild woman

Monday, June 8, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Surely I did not make my daughter start a "First Cleanse" at the age of 13. And it was not at all because she eats only carbs! Not me!

I did not allow my children to believe we were going to play Putt Putt Golf. And I certainly did not take them to get tires on my car and my oil changed instead! Not me!

I definitely did not want to yank my 8 year old son out of his "grandparents" car because he was giving me those "help me eyes"! Not me!

I did not almost kill the muscles in my arm feeding nectar to birds today! Not me!

Certainly I did not want to steal the Pygmy Marmoset out of his cage because he was giving me the sweetest eyes! Not me!

And I did not guilt trip my husband into finally planning our vacation to Niagara Falls this summer. And of course I did not insist on going "kid free". Not me!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sad Mommy

First of all, my somewhat dense self fixed the whole comment thing. I was starting to develop a complex! My baby boys left today for 14 days. I say it that way because for some reason, 14 days seems less than 2 weeks to me. I already miss them terribly! I truly feel like someone has taken out a piece of my heart. This is supposed to be their B.M.(birth mother's) summer(supervised)visitation. She will use none of it, so I am now sharing my kids' summer with their grandparents. Since when do people give birth and just ignore the fact that they have kids? Touch screen phones and new clothes are WAY more important than their own offspring. I don't understand it, and I don't think I ever will. I am just glad that I married their Daddy and have this opportunity to be their Mommy. They certainly deserve one! :)

Who wouldn't miss those faces???

Today, they got their "Summer Mohawks"!

This is their reward every year for making good grades! :)

They love it!

It is really too bad we can't do this to the girls' hair too!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My G.G.

Today my second born, my g.g.(good girlfriend), graduated from 5'th grade! What? How is that even possible? She is now a middle schooler. I just want her to be a baby whose biggest worry is a nasty diaper! :) I am a very proud Mommy. She was given the President's Educational Award for having a 3.5 GPA or higher, AND she got a $50 Walmart gift card for her awesome FCAT scores. Which I plan on spending later today! :) I am thankful to God on this day for blessing me with such a sweet, loving, and bright child. Now I am just praying that she will stand her ground on all the moral issues that will arise at that "school" next year!
They love each other sooooo much! :)

Purple and her teacher, Mrs. Moore.

My sweet girl and me.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I most certainly did not fib to my kids and say I had a horrible headache so they would leave me alone! Not me!

I did not help Pink's class make ice-cream in Ziploc bags today, and I most definitely did not eat almost her whole bag! Not me!

Surely I did not just wash the same load of clothes for the third time because they soured in the washer. Not me!

I did not go to everyone's awards BUT Pink's. And I definitely did not feel super bad about it because this was the only 9 weeks she made a C! Not me!

I did not look at Dark Sunday morning as we were walking into church and realize that his hair had not been brushed. And I definitely did not lick my hand and push his hair down. Not me!

And I certainly did not just fetch a small rubber dog that Pink threw at Purple out of the macaroni noodles and let my kids eat them anyway! Not me!

Seriously, what kind of mother would beg her son to put on pink lipgloss because he has such gorgeous lips? Not me!