Monday, May 14, 2012

Miscellany Monday

miscellany monday at lowercase letters
  1. I'm thinking of skipping Mother's Day for me next year.  My husband doesn't seem to think it is a real holiday.  No present.  Not even a card.  I sure hope when the kids get older he helps them pick out a card for me.  I'll happily continue to celebrate with my mom though.
  2. Summer is coming!  Summer is coming!  My 5th graders are more than ready and I have to say I'm ready to see them go too.  We have all kinds of changes happening at work for next year.  New principal, new teaching partner(s) and maybe a combination class. 
  3. Today we went to the park and had dinner then fed the geese.  Well really just one goose came to us, but that one goose got as much bread as S and E did. 
  4. I think I've killed my first plant of the season.  It barely made it into the pot.  I'm hoping for a miraculous recovery. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Balloon Boy

Nope not talking about that balloon boy... For S and E's first birthday I sent Daddy to the store to pick up last minute food and added balloons to the list. I didn't think he would really pick any up and if I did I wasn't sure what to expect. Well he did come home with two balloons... one blue and one orange. We know a store manager and the Broncos had just lost a playoff game the day before and the balloons were free. I guess I need to be more specific next time. So we had these balloons and the kids really hadn't been around any before so we didn't know what to expect. S was terrified. He wanted nothing to do with the balloons. E on the other hand thought they were great.

Well those balloons lasted for at least 3 weeks. They were just normal balloons but they must have had something added. We had them FOREVER! This turned out to be a good thing because those balloons started to grow on S. He slowly warmed up to them and then it became more than just a tolerance, he loved those balloons. He liked to hold on to the string, hit them and swing them around. Well finally they popped I let the air out of them.

Well last week our babysitter,  brought over a balloon that she gave her dad for his birthday but he let the kids keep. Our baby boy is back in balloon love. He walks ALL over the house holding on to that balloon. So next time he needs a present I know just what to get him. That boy loves balloons.  (His sister is another story.)

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a lot like a birthday. I want to do something fun and different but I don't have any ideas. I struggle with coming up with the "perfect day", mostly because it would need to be more than 24 hours long. So here is a list of things I'd like to do to celebrate Mother's Day and what I don't want to do.
I want to:
  1. Go to breakfast. This is one of those things that we rarely, if ever do. I didn't use to be a breakfast out person but once I go pregnant with S and E I craved breakfast food. So, a little breakfast food is a great way to be reminded of those cravings of French toast, eggs, pancakes... Sam's Club was also out of my coffee syrup so we'll need to get coffee somewhere in the morning. Done.  We made it to breakfast at about 8.  We ended up having to wait but not for too long.  S and E were kept busy by walking around the outside of the restaurant.
  2. Take a nap. I'd love to sleep in but it would interfere with going to breakfast. Luckily during the weekend I can usually get at least one nap a day in. The last couple of days have been dreary and perfect napping weather. We will see what tomorrow brings.  Check it off the list. 
  3. Snuggle with my babies. This morning E woke up crying at about 6:15. She normally isn't the first one up and doesn't usually cry when she gets up. I was able to snuggle with her in our bed and she went back to sleep. We used to do this a lot when the kids were still little. We don't get many morning snuggles anymore. They would much rather be playing than sleeping in bed. I miss my snuggle time and would love more tomorrow.  S was up early.  I managed to get him to snuggle for about 15 minutes.  He seemed a little out of sorts tonight.  He didn't eat much at dinner.  I sure hope he is okay.
  4. Do something new with the kids. I have no idea what this would be or if we'll do anything but I love it when we get to introduce them to something new. A couple of weeks ago it was feeding the ducks. They didn't really feed the ducks because S ate every piece of bread we gave him to feed to the ducks, but the idea was there. Then the geese showed up. I was saying, "Honk, Honk" like the geese and S grabbed his nose. Silly boy... he made the connection to what we've been saying when he grabs our noses.  Ran out of time and ideas for this one.
  5. Spend time with my mom.  My mom and I got some time to do some shopping before dinner tonight.  A nearby very small town has a store that is only open one weekend a month and this was the weekend!  I found a cute neckalace and bracelet.  We then headed to HomeGoods which just opened in our town last weekend.  We then went to dinner with my dad and Mr. P and the kids.
I don't want to:
  1. Do laundry.  Boo... had to do laundry.  Still waiting on a load to finish as I type this.  That is why I'm awake and not in bed.
  2. Worry about work. (I will have to because I'm probably taking Monday off and I will need to make sub plans.)  I worried about work and spent too much time deciding if I was going to take the day off.  I couldn't get myself to go in a make sub plans (I took a nap instead) so I will be working tomorrow. 
  3. Clean. I don't want to pick up or clean cups. These are two of my least favorite "mom" duties. I put mom in quotes because Daddy usually cleans all the sippy cups. I trained him early.  Success!
  4. Change poopy diapers because it is just not my favorite. Couldn't get out of this one either.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Current Favorite...

Midweek Confessions

  • I've never done one of these but here we go. - Occasionally we'll run out of clean pjs for S and he has to wear his sister's. He's such a cute little girl though.
Sorry buddy...
  • Now that my husband is home by dinner time we eat out a lot.  I always have great intentions but when dinner time gets here I'm too tired (or lazy) to cook. 
  • My little girl's baby fangs are kind of growing on me.  They've gone from little nubs to big teeth lately and they are becoming more noticeable.  I guess it is just something else that makes her unique.  (I've been trying to get a picture of them for WEEKS!)

  •  School is out in 3 and a half weeks and I can barely stand it.  It is taking everything in me not to take some of the part time positions availabe at my building.  I think they would be heavenly. 
  • I'm worried about my laundry this summer.  Our babysitter/nanny usually puts away the kid clothes on Monday.  I sure hope we don't have to dress them out of the laundry hamper all summer long.
  •  I LOVE taking mommy and baby pictures.  They'd be a lot better with out up close mom in them but still so cute.
  • I'm hooked on SMASH and I'm afraid I might be the only one.  I never was a fan of Glee but I do love musicals.  It seems like every week Katharine McPhee sings this amazing song and I look all over to try and buy it and you can't.  So frustrating.  Here is my current favorite: