Friday, May 29, 2009

Nose Picking

This is one of those disgusting things that is really driving me crazy. I know all kids pick their nose but I feel like I am always saying "Get your finger out of your nose". Even as I sit here to write this I have to say those dreaded words. When will it end? How can I get her to stop? Recently she was sick and I told her that the germs that make you sick can come from picking your nose. I was quite proud of myself thinking maybe this would do the trick. Instead all I get is her picking her nose and then pretending to spit out all the germs. I hope this is something she will outgrow at some point.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I have seen others do this and I figured it looked like fun and today was a great day to start it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Karate Lessons

We have been talking for a while now about getting Victoria involved in some sort of activity. We went through a lot of options. My husband had mentioned Karate. At first I was reluctant because to be honest I was not familiar with it. The other day I came across a booth set up for a learning center right down the road. I made an appointment for an initial examination. I was trying to explain to Vic what it was but I knew she would just have to wait and see.

Today we took her over there for her initial appointment. They were so great with her. I was pleasantly surprised. She took to it right away. Right off the bat they started teaching her discipline and respect. She has always had good manners. It was awesome to see that reinforced. I had my doubts as to whether she was ready for something like this. After watching her with the instructor I knew she would do good at it.

She goes back tomorrow and Thursday for a few more classes to evaluate how she does. I think this will be great for her and I cannot wait to see how she does with it.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Sweet Girl

Our sweet day was coming to an end. Everyone tired . . . everyone cranky. We fought all the way up the stairs for bed. She fought all the while through bedtime routine. I was angry. I was frustrated. You were angry. You were frustrated. I left you for bed while I sat on the couch in a huff. It was not long before I started to miss you but I knew you were sleeping. Just like every other night, I checked on you before going to bed. I quietly sat down on the edge of your bed watching you sleep. Wishing we had not had such a rough night. Hoping you know how much I adore you. Then out of the blue you reached your arms up to hug me and said, "I love you mama". Startled, I hugged and kissed you. You drifted back to sleep without missing a beat. It was as if you could feel me watching you and loving you. Knowing exactly what I needed to hear.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I would like to wish all the Mommy's out there a very happy Mother's Day. We absolutely deserve this special day. Sure we do what we do each day out of sheer love for our family. I get so much love and joy from my kids each day and I would not trade being there mommy for anything in the world.

This morning I woke up as usual with the kids yelling for food. My husband works nights so on Saturday night he has to transition back to his night time schedule from the weekend. That means he ends up staying up until like 4am. This morning I came downstairs and he was no where to be found. A little while later she shows up with my favorite coffee and breakfast tacos in hand. He had set his alarm to get up before me to get all this stuff done and get the kids up. He almost made it in time to get the kids up so I could sleep late. I was blown away. He had gotten maybe 3 hours of sleep in order to get this done for me. It was so incredibly sweet and I felt so special.

Later for dinner he made a special beef tenderloin with lobster. This was the first year we had our own beef available for the ranch. It definitely made a dinner like this much more affordable. A long time ago we used to go to this wonderful restaurant called Gumbo's in Austin. We had our favorite dish there and he has mastered recreating that dish for me at home. It has a cajun sauce with the beef tenderloin on top of that. Then he adds chopped lobster on top of that with a tarragon cream sauce. It is crazy good.

The best part was my girls. Victoria was not sure I was telling her the truth about Mother's day. I think she thought I was just being silly to get extra hugs and kisses. It took a Mother's day episode of Dora and her father walking in with flowers to convince her I was serious. Izzy is a completely different story. All she ever says is "no". It is her favorite word. We laugh all the time because all she ever does is answer every question with "no" and a shake of the head. I asked her if I could have a Mother's Day kiss. Then I asked if I was the best mommy in the whole world and if she loved me. All were quickly replied with no, no and no. What can I say. My sweet little crazy girls love me so much.

I was thrilled with everything. All in all it was an awesome Mother's Day thanks to my wonderful family. I hope everyone had an equally special day.

Friday, May 8, 2009


I really do not understand why people have to be so rude. It seems like lately every time I turn around I am faced with rude people. I was driving down the road the other day singing songs with my kids and having fun. I looked up in my rear view mirror and there was a truck full of young kids behind me flipping me off. I had no clue what the deal was. I was doing the speed limit and minding my own business. They sped around me on a road they had no business passing on all the while still flipping me the bird.

Today I went to the grocery store and some lady almost ran us over with her car. She pulled down a row and stopped. Then out of the blue she decides to back up and almost ends up hitting me and the girls. She had the nerve to roll down her window and proceed to yell at me. I was stunned. She was the one driving the car and not paying attention. I think when you are driving in a parking lot if you pass a spot you should just keep on going and get the next one. There are too many people coming in and out of the store to worry about that one spot that is just a little closer. I even went out of my way to avoid her but she was not looking and turned her vehicle towards us to get a better shot at the parking spot.

It is just crazy I think. So many angry people out there. The kids and were having a good time and minding our own business and someone has to come along and rain on our parade.
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