Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday Friends

Liam chilling waiting for us to eat.

Josh had to work Saturday (of course) so our weekend was limited to one day. He didn't get home until after midnight so we skipped church so he could sleep in a little, but ended up having a great day. We have been wanting to try this resturant in Morganton, Friday Friends, so we went there for lunch. It was really good :)
The Greenway (a walkway along the Catawba river) is right there.. actually the resturant over looked the river, very pretty... so we decided to walk along it for a bit. It is so beautiful. I wish I had brought my phone or camera or something :( but we will go back. We were enjoying the walk so much that by the time we turned around and went back to the car we had walked almost 3 miles.
We stopped by Kmart on the way home and Josh bought me the steam mop I have been wanting for my birthday. Woohoo :)
When we got home my back was really hurting (that's a whole different blog entry) so I poured myself a cold glass of wine and headed to a hot bubble bath. By the time I got out my hubby had made dinner and the kids were in the bath. Nice :)
This morning I was feeling a little froggy so I vacuumed my ceiling. It needed it so bad and looks so, so much better. The, because we have that stupid "popcorn" ceiling, I vacuumed the floor too. I also managed to sweep and try out my new steam mop. Now...if I could only slay the laundry monster....

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Play Doh

Here are the girls taking over my kitchen with their play doh :)

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Bubbles

I try to be fun with the kids. Sometimes I feel like I am always saying "No...quiet down....stop running...pick up...stop fighting!" So when we don't have a hundred things to do I try to do a fun activity. Today I decided to surprise the kids by doing something I save for long drives (and haven't done in years). I let the AC blow bubbles while we were waiting at the bus stop. They went crazy! It was so funny. Right before Hannah got in the car we filled it with as many bubbles as we could. Hannah opened the door with this crazy look on her face...she said something about it looking like lots of bugs in the car. When she turned to close the door I blew a bunch more...she though that was the coolest thing ever. Score one for mommy ;~) 
I guess I'm on a roll today. Acacia told me I was such a nice mommy (I handed her toliet paper haha LOL). Woo hoo!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Amen

Acacia and Hannah playing outside with cousin Jaylynn.

Liam is teething. Well at least I am assuming he is teething. For a few days he has been drooling, bitting, and been a little fussy butt. Yesterday was the worst...I couldn't hardly comfort him. I decided to take him to the doctor this morning. Double ear infection :(
While we were waiting Acacia wanted to "read" to us. At the end of each book, instead of saying "the end", she said "amen". LOL it was so cute. I tried to explain to her that you say the end, but she still said amen. Who am I to argue :~)

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Don't try to pretend you don't feel this way sometimes LOL

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby feet!



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My silly little girl



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Don't worry

The other day I told the girls to pick up toys. Acacia has a hard time staying on task sometimes, so I usually tell her what to pick up. I told her to pick up her blocks. She sat down and started picking up. After a few minutes she turns to me and says "Don't worry about me mommy. Don't worry." I said ok and she finished picking up. Haha I just thought it was so...from out of no where, it was funny.
Last night I decided to take a nice hot bubble bath. Well of course I don't get to be alone ;~) Here comes Acacia. "Ow mommy, you have bubbles! Can I touch the bubbles?" After getting permission to play in the bubbles she decided that since I didn't have as much bubbles by my head she needed to move the bubbles from my feet area to my head area. "Don't worry mommy. I'll fix it for you." LOL I just love her. She is so silly.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hugs

Now if that doesn't make you smile...

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Birthday party

I love that Liam loves his pawpaw. Its so cute!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

happy birthday

Happy Birthday Dad. We miss you so much. I can't believe its been almost 5 years since you went to heaven.
Love you!

Labor day weekend

I was afraid our Labor day weekend would be spent home with sick kids. Acacia and Liam went to the doctor Thursday and they both had strep throat. Thankfully they felt better by the weekend.
Saturday we met up with our friends the Tunks and went to the Apple Festival in Hendersonville. It was a beautiful day. Unfortunatly there were so many people there we could hardly walk around. After a couple hours we were all done with the crowds so we decided to go have an early dinner. We wanted to take the Tunks to Scoggins. Yummy. The food is so super good. After dinner went came back to our house and enjoyed the wonderful weather by sitting outside most of the evening.
Sunday the weather was so nice again that I filled up the kids pool and they played in it while I washed the car. The Tuppers called and invited us over for dinner, so I got Liam to nap and made a chocolate cake to take with us. We had a really nice evening visiting.
Monday we were super lazy all day :~) I didn't feel 100% so Josh took the kids to his moms to visit for a little bit while I rested. After a nap, a shower and a yummy omelet I felt much better.
Today we have been trying to get the house clean. My older sister is coming to NC tonight and I wanted the house clean.

Lovely three day weekend. Hope everyone had a good one too.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Slow down

7 year old. 4 year old. 2 year old. 2 month old. School. Softball. Wife. House keeper. Mother. Sister. Daughter. Friend.
Some times I feel stretched thin. I want to be the best wife, friend, sister, daughter and mother I can. But...
I just want to be able to work out once a day. Maybe take a shower everyday. I was outside rocking the baby while trying to teach Hannah to throw a softball, then came in and gave them all a bath in hopes that Liam would let me do the Wii fit. 30 minutes is all I ask for. Nope. Prince Boo Hoo rules again tonight. (She types while holding the sleeping prince)
*sigh*  *big sigh*
Then I look down at my little sleeping baby. How selfish am I? So what if I am not at the weight I want to be at. These are times I will never get back. Times I will look back on and miss. Over the last week I have had a friend lose a baby while another friend gave birth. I have been on both sides of that coin and I am truely blessed. It can be easy to lose sight of that, but I really am.
So to anyone that might read this... enjoy your world. I know I will.

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