Thursday, July 28, 2011

He's growing and I can't stop it!

1.) A moment you realized your child was growing up.

We have a motion sensor light in our laundry room. You walk down the hall, pass the laundry room, and the light comes on....and then goes off about 5 seconds later. This may seem annoying, but it's actually kind of convenient because whoever built this house decided the light switch should be at the very far end of the laundry room, so you either walk in and fumble around for the light switch OR you flip it to motion sensor and it comes on when you come in the room.

Anyway, this isn't about a light. It's about Elliot....who is 3. I will never EVER forget the first time he walked by the laundry room and the light came on. Up until that day, he was too dang short for the motion sensor to pick up his little bopping head as it went by, but on this day, he had grown tall enough that it "detected" him, and it shocked me! My first son is now tall enough to set off motion sensor lights! He's growing up! Ahhhhh!!!!!

Elliot....smiling =)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Here I am, rock me like a hurricane

Yes, I just wrote that title. I know, ridiculous. But when you haven't blogged in 1.5 weeks (but who's counting right?!) it's hard to jump back on the bandwagon. I've missed blogging and I think about it every here I am. Lots and lots of topics have been running through my mind, and wouldn't you know it, I can't recall a single one. Some of them were so darn good too! I would think "oh man! I need to write about that! that's good stuff!"

And I didn't write it down.

And I'm pregnant.

Which means I have pregnant brain.

Which means I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning (no really, I can't).

So, I'm back. I feel like yuckety yuck yuck most days (ok...I'll be honest, all days) but blogging makes me happy. Which is weird when you really think about it isn't it? Writing down random stuff (which really isn't so random, it's actually rather well thought out now that I think about it) that other people can read and comment on can fulfill some need I didn't know I needed to be filled. It's like having a conversation with yourself (out loud) and other people hear you and chime in and agree and make you feel like you're not crazy for talking to yourself.

Okay, I'm starting to ramble. I will gracefully exit now before I say something else ridiculous. I'll be back tomorrow =)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Crawling through Windows

Once upon a time I crawled though a window.
A window that was approximately 8 feet from the ground.
It was my bedroom window.
It was 8:45 in the morning
And 90 degrees outside.
I had to balance on a very rickety, plastic, chair to even see in the window.
The reason I was crawling through the window in the first place?
I left my car keys in the house....which was locked.
Outside with me, in the soon-to-be sweltering heat
Was my almost 2 year old son and my 5 week old son.
That's right, I climbed and pulled and jerked and heaved myself
Through a window.
5 weeks after a c-section.
It's a story that I'll always remember.
I felt like Superwoman.
I suddenly realized what it meant to use strength you didn't know you had
All because you had no other choice.
Climbing through that window....
PULLING myself up into that window.....
5 weeks after a c-section
Was one of the hardest physically demanding things I've done
But I did it
And we all lived happily ever after.
The end.

Mama’s Losin’ It
1.) Write about a time you had to crawl through a window.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm alive, I promise

In case you missed last weeks Wordless Wednesday post, I'm prego.
With our third child.
Super exciting.
But I'm really not a fan of the exhaustion, nausea and lightheaded fun that loves to follow me everywhere when I'm prego. With my first, it last for 12 weeks. With me second, it lasted for 20's to hoping it's over tomorrow (though I'm only 8 weeks, so I highly doubt it).

The reason I'm complaining about this? Because I wanted to give you a reason why I've been absent. Every day I think "I should blog.............but I can't seem to find the energy to do that AND entertain 2 little men, let alone make some kind of food for the hubs, who still needs to eat even though I can't at this point."

So, forgive me for my lack of enthusiasm....I hope to be back in the swing of things soon. In the meantime, I'd love to hear all about how your day is going =)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Savor and Share week 4

Last week, it was all about savoring and sharing your sisters
The week before? Savoring and sharing with your girlfriend.
And before that? Savoring and sharing with your family.

This week is all about savoring and sharing the hubs. Well, you can savor and share your hub and I'll savor and share mine =)
he's a silly goose
I wrote about how the hubs and I met here if you're interested. It's some pretty good stuff.

gotta love the 3D glasses at Disneyland =)
I don't know about you, but it's pretty easy to get stuck in a routine that runs around the kids and before you know it, the fun and excitement that used to swirl around your relationship with your husband..... well, it's still there, definitely still there, don't get me wrong. All I'm saying {and I HOPE you know what I'm talking about!} is it's easy to get caught up in the everyday things that happen and forget how important it is to cultivate the special bond you have with the man {or woman, I'm not gonna exclude anyone here} in your life.
Yes, we snorkeled. Yes, he's a pirate, can't you tell by the tattoo?
So this week, will you join me in making your relationship with your hub a bit special? A bit different than usual? Get creative, you don't have to have a weekend getaway {heaven knows, money doesn't grow on trees at my house}, just do something different. Savor and share ladies. Savor and share.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

10 TV Shows that really need a comeback

It's Thursday, which means I'm taking my cues from Mama Kat. This week it was a total no-brainer. The hubs and I talk about this ALL.THE.TIME.

So, in particular order, 10 TV Shows that sincerely, honestly, truly, really really hecka bad, need a comeback (in my humble opinion).

1. Kids Incorporated. This show rocked my world.

2. Double Dare. So awesome.

3. Full House. Seriously, Uncle Joey was hilarious.

4. Are You Afraid of the Dark? I loved me some scary kid stuff.

5. Salute Your Shorts. That was some funny stuff. (Maybe, my memory could be a bit cloudy)

6. Doug. The theme song still runs laps in my brain.

7. The Mickey Mouse Club. 90's style. How would we ever have Britney or Justin or Christina without them? (Not that I really care about Britney or Christina......notice I didn't mention Justin....) (and am I the only one who remembers "The Party?")

8. Step by Step. I guess one of the characters (Cody?) got busted for domestic violence not too long after the show ended........but it was a good show!

9. Clarissa Explains It All. Enough Said.

10. The Cosby Show. I know they'd all be grown up and old....but I can never get enough of the sarcasm and the awesome song and dance numbers.

The hubs would question my sanity if I didn't at least mention Ren & Stimpy and Pete & there, I mentioned them.

So, what shows did you LOVE? Want to share?
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Savor and Share week 3: Sisters!!!

Last week was about savoring and sharing the everyday moments we share with girlfriends. The week before that it was about savoring and sharing the everyday moments we share with our family. This week? Savoring and sharing the everyday moments we share with sisters!!! This is pretty awesome for me, seeing as how I have 3 sisters (no brothers!).

I am the second oldest. We are all 21 months apart from each other and have spent a lifetime laughing at the most ridiculous things, scaring our wonderful mother by putting anything closely resembling a snake in her bed, arguing over who gets to sit in the front seat and giving each other much needed words of advice (though not always asked for, we always gave it).
Circa 1989, Left to Right: Katie, Ali, Me, Leslie and Dad
I am so lucky to have all of my sisters within 1.5 hours of me and we visit frequently. They are so special to me, my best friends. I can't imagine my life without a single one of them! This week I am most definitely going to put forth the extra effort to appreciate the little things, the smaller moments.

What about you? Do you have a sister or sisters?
Thanks for stopping by!