Friday, September 18, 2015

so many things

I'm going to pretend like I haven't blogged for a year or more and just go with it...

I am transitioning in so many areas right now. For the first time since April 13, 2004, I am alone during the day. All the day. It's so strange. I've thought about, wished aloud for, quiet time for a long time. I mean, look at the name of this blog. And now it is here. And it's weird. Really weird.

The kids have been in school for 1.5 weeks. They are gone from 7:45-2:45 every day. I don't know how to handle this. In some ways, it's been awesome. I'm prepared for class. I'm not scheduling my work and getting work done around cartoons and kids.  And I love quiet.

But, it makes me nostalgic for littler times. I might turn on Little Einsteins just for old times sake. I did just listen to an American Girl song that reminds me of when Maggie was 8 and got really into AG for the first time. Yes, I was tearing up at Saige Paints the Sky. Don't judge.

 I realized today that I must really be a loss for what to do with myself, because I have been taking a lot of pictures of the dogs and cat.
I covered up his private areas with a fig leaf, so don't be offended.

Twix and Mickey fight over space next to me on the recliner, so they end up sitting on top of each other.

The last time I took pictures of the dogs and cat because I wasn't sure what to do with myself, they were different dogs and Maggie was in Kindergarten. The next week, we got Patrick.

Since I don't think we are adopting again soon, I have been trying to figure out my new life. I'll let you know what I figure out.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas presents

Patrick can't decide what he wants for Christmas. He has a train and that seems to be all he wants this year.

I asked him to think of one gift that he wanted.

Guess what that cutie said?

He said, "I just want the best mommy in the whole world."

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jingle Bells

I plugged in the ipad last night so it would be charged for lots of minecraft playing.

Patrick went over to the ipad and asked me if I charged it and I told him that I had done that.

He said, "wow, you are my jingle bells".

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Phrases that I never thought I would say:

2/15/2014: No, Don't wipe your nose on the coffee table. Go get a tissue.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Last night, I got home from a meeting. Patrick said, "oh how was your meeting, mama?". Spoken like a grown up!

He wanted to dress up like Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. He gathered Woody slippers, a white shirt and his sister's Awanas Cubby's vest. He turned it inside out and found a bandana.

He looked adorable. I mean, tough like a pirate. Then, he claimed a box and I made a mast for his ship. He created a map and a flag for his mast.

He woke up this morning and put this exact outfit on again. I was having a hard time convincing him that it wasn't a good idea to wear this to Preschool.  His big sister knew the right words, though.

She said, "You should not wear this to school. Wear your Spiderman jacket to school and save Jake for when you get home. It makes it more magical." Because she is wise and a big kid, he trusted her words.

He also wants to play pirates with Maggie this afternoon and wants to sleep in his cardboard box ship tonight. Maybe Maggie can help me convince him that it wouldn't be a good idea.

He reminds me of another cutie. This is my brother in 1987. He was pretending to be Peter Pan. I love that his shirt is on backwards.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Blue Turtle's Bands

Last week, Maggie came home from school with the school newspaper. Look at this cutie on p. 3 on the school newspaper. It's Maggie! She was interviewed about her rainbow loom bracelet business.

I love the shout out to the tithe she gives to church from her profits.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make her feel better

Today, Patrick was playing on pbskids' website. He loves Daniel Tiger and was making a picture.

He finished and told me that he made this for my "grandma who was sick". He asked me to "post this so she can see it on her phone".

He decided that this picture would cheer her up and make her feel better. What a sweet soul.

Twink, my mom's mom, is not doing well at all. She has Alzheimer's and has been having seizures. She's really sick and I'm trying to make some plans to get to Georgia. Please pray for her.