Thursday, August 13, 2009
After much rule-making about when it's okay and when it's absolutely not okay to use the amp, we had our first night of keeping the electric guitars in the living room. The acoutsics and other little instruments are always avaibale, because you never know when the spirit will move you. Well, I decided that rockin' out just wasn't happening enough behind the closed doors of Dad's home gym. So we shall see. So far we haven't awoken, nor have our neighbors, to the screams of True covering "Vertigo" by U2.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It amazes me that no matter how much TV and Leapster this kid loves, not matter how disinterested he is in drawing, art, or anything else academia besides books, he just absorbed all the letters and numbers anyway. I took so many measures with my first child, and nothing like her hunger for knowledge really showed up with number 2. He's very typical, stereotypical really. First his passion was balls. The race cars. A minor offtrack into dinosaurs (way out there, I know :) ) and back onto race cars. He loves sports. I mean He. Loves. Sports. He's a very physical kid, physical "love language," physical learner. Therefore when we assemble this huge floor puzzle of an alphabet train, he has to tap each letter while he says it's name. In a rock and roll beat, because he loves that too.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I have been taking this course for 7 weeks and I highly recommend it to all moms. I have to say, I feel as though I have really got a hold of the reigns on home management, as well as adding some serious joy and depth to my everyday life. I have found time each day to do the daunting things I've been putting off for months, but more importantly I've made it a priority to practice personal development daily, have daily talks with God, and be more present for my family. Jen is starting up this exact same course, and I have already registered for session 2. She's also starting one for moms that own their own business, so check out her site!
Monday, August 10, 2009
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Monday, August 3, 2009
So Ethan's birthday turned out to be a big hit. He started the day with a sleep in, a basket full of goodies (some of his favorite treats, art from the kids, a few health & money magazines, a scrapbook layout, and a running arm band for his ipod), and candles in his croissant. We then headed to the Family Fun Center for mini golf, video games, bumper cars, and squirting water boats. Lunch was at the Old Spaghetti Factory, then we had a date of delicious appetizers at La Medusa, with wine and very connecting talks. Hope you enjoyed it, Sweetie!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
We will visit, we will write. Atleast there's Skype. But I can't help but feel that it just won't be the same. I am so happy for her family and their new adventure. But for now, I am oh so sad to see her go. Love you, Wen.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
While big sister was at camp, T and I snuck in some special time. Well, let's be honest. Mommy snuck in a lot of internet time, a lot of scrapbooking time, and True got way too much TV time. But one day I made the effort and we enjoyed a date spot that never gets old. REI in Seattle lends a beautiful structure, a fabulous climbing tree for kids, and tasty smoothies at World Wrapps, all which makes for a super happy kid. And Mommy.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
- Allow Dad to sleep in (per Mommy's insistance, oooh, so hard!)
- Treat Dad to his fave, a fried egg sandwhich at the neighborhood diner. We are big egg sammich fans, but because of True's allergies we can't have eggs in the house. So this is an unusual treat. Right up there with PB&Js.
- Treat Dad to a round of Mini Golf, at the nearby "Happy Family Fun Center" (dubbed by True), which is one of those places you will probably never see me. Unless my kids planned it for my husband's birthday.
- Lunch: Dad's choice. I'm sure it will either be A. Another sandwhich, B. A slice of pizza, or C. Dick's burgers. Ewwww. Again, only on E's birthday.
- Home for a nap/uninterupted time with the Xbox while I fend off the kids.
- This is the kicker: For E's birthday, the kids got the idea that they MUST set up an obstacle course. In our back yard. Hmmm.
- Lastly, we will wrap it up in a manner that is as much selfish for me as it is a treat for Ethan. A babysitter. This will get us out of the witching hour, while we dine at La Medusa, and then turn in fat and happy.
No gift, you say? No, no gift. We are big on birthdays around here, and will probably never be the couple that only buys for the kids. But this year, my husband decided to purchase two big-ticket items for himself. On the month of his birthday. In this economy. Thanks, honey. I mean I know it's out of character for you and all, but geesh. So we now have a ping pong table (?!) and a home gym. And so, happy birthday, E. This year, it's mini golf, obstacle course, and dinner. I guess it's original!
Monday, July 20, 2009
I am so blessed to have him. He is just what I need, and God knew it. We're going on nine years married this fall, and while E feels his stomach grumble at the thought of turning 37 this week, I think he is going to ROCK this year! Here's why you're the best, Honey: