Wednesday, November 30, 2005

On Demand Momma.........On Demand!

Bad mommy that I am I let my son watch t.v. At the moment he loves to watch Goggin (Noggin). He knows that Noggin "goes to sleep" at a certain time every night. He loves to watch Dora, Diego, and Blue and they are not always on at the time he wants to watch them. So, I will find them on Comcast On Demand. Well, last night he comes to me with remote in hand and says, "On Demand Momma." My first thought was, "Did I hear that right?" I had no idea that he knew it was On Demand. He usually just asks for one of the shows. I guess I have one smart cookie on my hands. He must have picked it up from me telling Christian how to find a show for him over the weekend. That, or he got it from the intro to said shows. Either way it was pretty funny, but now I can't just tell him that they are not on.

I love first graders!!

They can seriously crack me up some days. Yesterday one of my kids came up to me to tell me that his sister broke her arm the night before by falling out of her bed. She is 17 so it was a little hard to believe, but he had some pretty vivid details. I also talked to his mom later that day and it was confirmed.

This, however, is not the funny part of this story.

This part is!! Within the hour I had 4 (yes 4) other children come to me and say, "My sister fell out of her bed last night and broke her arm!" I seriously lost it! That was just too funny. Apparently it was "Let's Impress Mrs. B With My Clumsy Sister" Day or something! I guess the local E.R. was a pretty busy place 2 nights ago.

Friday, November 25, 2005

He is pretending.

Last night after we got home from Daddy's, where we celebrated Thanksgiving, Joshua was playing with a stuffed duck. He was talking to it like it was a baby. "Want a bottle?" "You need a diaper! Shooy!" "Want a bath?" Things like that. It was so cute. He fed the duck a bottle. He changed his diaper, asking Michael to get him a wipe. He gave him a bath. He even put him in the crib and covered him up with his own blanket. This is the first time I've seen him do this with as much detail. He has done it to an extent with other things, but never with so much care and detail. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

What are you thankful for?

There are so many things in my life that I have to be thankful for. It humbles me everyday to see my husband and my children who love me without measure. I thank God for them daily. They are definitely the best things in my life. I sometimes think that we take those closest to us for granted. I know that I do and I am going to work harder to change that. I was reading a blog today written by a soldier in Iraq and I realized just how lucky I am to be able to be with my family this holiday season. So many fine men and women will not be home for the holidays. I am so thankful for these people. They do what many of us will never do. They sacrifice themselves and their families for the people of this country. I hope everyone will take a moment to thank these people and pray for their safety while we are enjoying the company of those we love.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!

One night after work Michael decided to take a drive downtown and take a few pictures of our fair city at night. He doesn't think that he takes very good pictures of things, but I often disagree. These pictures really speak for themselves. While they are not perfect, they are really good in my opinion.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Brotherly love!

Fresh from their bath and sweet as can be.

He sings too!

My little guy loves to dance. He dances to the radio and to commercials. He also sings. You know that mom has been listening to Bon Jovi's new CD too much when the 2 year old can sing along.

He also has his favorite songs to sing. Every night we sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Wheels on the Bus, and many many more. He has even started singing the Star Spangled Banner. They sing it every morning at school. My favorite part is "what so proudly we ham...." It cracks me up to hear him sing it.

I just love how fast he learns things. His vocabulary grows by leaps and bounds everyday. It's absolutely amazing. His latest saying is "Thank you much!" He knows his letters, colors, and shapes already. He is just a little sponge. It's fun to watch. He knows his friend Hayden's car and even which way we should turn at the traffic light to go to Hayden's house. He will tell me all the time, "Go that way Momma. See Hayden." I just hope that he is always this eager to learn new things.

Mystery solved! I think!

Well, for the past week or so Joshua has been saying that he is scared of his room whenever we go by it and he will not sleep in there. Finally I was able to get him to tell me why he was scared. He said, "Joshua scared, fall off." This leads me to believe that he fell off of his bed and is now scared to sleep in there. Now the dilemma is how to get him over this fear and back in his bed. I put a rail up on the bed hoping that would help. I put him back in his room after we went to sleep last night. He stayed in there for a little while, but woke up and came into my room. At least he didn't cry when he woke up. He just ran to his little pallet in my room.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Does she look like me?

This is my favorite picture of myself and my youngest munchkin. I just wish the paci had been taken out of her mouth. Oh well, we do what we must to keep the peace.

Like mother, like daughter!

It must run in the family! See what my beautiful daughter thinks of all things orange?

My beautiful sweet babies!

Much like her brother, Ari likes to make faces at the camera. Isn't she cute?
Want a serious picture of my son? Not likely. This is just one of the many faces you will see if you pick up a camera.

Think you know what a strawbaby is?

I just love 2 year old language! Here are some of Joshua's words for everyday things.

pajamas-----dumb ass
momma-----Honey or Paige

That is all I can think of at the moment, but I'm sure there are more. I'll add to the list when I think of them.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Ugh! Sick whiny 2 year olds will drive you nuts!!

Okay, the terrible twos are one thing, but add to that sick terrible twos and just stand back! Joshua has this really nasty cough and he has been running a fever for 3 days. This makes for one whiny little boy! Every little thing that doesn't go his way is multiplied by 1000 tears. Any small bump on the head is a major ordeal. Forget sharing his toys with Ari. He flat out refuses to let her play with anything. He either goes to take it away or comes to me and says, "Look Momma! Ari got Joshua's toy! Whine. Whine. Whine." He is addicted to Noggin (Dora, Diego, Little Bear, and Mrs. Spider). He whines and cries if he can't watch it.

I want my giggly happy boy back! I sure hope this illness runs it's course soon.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

"Joshua smells like a flower!" Really?

When I picked Joshua up from the daycare today his teacher begins telling me about his day. Her first story is that Joshua came to her with a dirty diaper and when she puts him on the table he starts talking to her. This is nothing unusual. He will usually say, "Joshua gross." Today was different. He looks up at her and says, "Joshua smells like a flower!" I thought I would crack up. Where in the world did he get this? I've never said that to him. She has never said that to him. I guess I will be asking around to other family members to see if they have been lying to my poor son. LOL

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to former UGA football player

Randall Godfrey lost his sister on Tuesday. I just wanted to send out a prayer for him and his family at this very difficult time.

Banging my head against a brick wall!!

Just imagine 19 six and seven year olds hyped up on sugar. This is what I have been dealing with for 2 days now. I am about ready to pull my hair out! They have been absolutely horrible. My principal came in today to observe a lesson for tenure purposes and I could not believe how they acted. I had to stop in the middle of the lesson and correct the entire class. They were all over the floor, playing with anything within reach, chatting with each other, and calling out in the middle of the lesson (answers or comments about answers). I was appalled. I am really not looking forward to my meeting with the principal after today. Granted my kids are not the only ones who are uncontrollable this week, but the others aren't all getting observed. I hate Halloween and I am in desparate need of a happy hour! Too bad we don't have anything in the house to drink.