Sunday, May 31, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The end of the year is always so EXCITING, as is the beginning and then all the holidays and EVERYTHING in between. I guess I'm always just looking forward to each day that God gives me. Whether difficult, fun, sad, lost, energizing or boring. I'm just happy to be able to feel them and process those emotions as different as they all are.
I heard a commercial the other day and the beginning of it said, "sometimes you have to leave everything you know, in order to find yourself". I wish I would of had one of those fancy Tivo things, to rewind it. Because I could of listened to it over and over again.
I loved it and really those are the words that I have been feeling for sometime now and just haven't been able to put them to paper (or keyboard:)
I have been writing down little tid bits for my kids and 2 of them I hope (god forbid if anything ever happened to me) I would want them to remember more than anything...
DON'T BE AFRAID TO TRY SOMETHING, ANYTHING.....
what more could a mother want??
Each school year that closes and then opens up another chapter in our lives, makes me even more thankful to be these 3 little creatures mother and share in their journey to greatness.
And every year that passes is a little sad wrapped up in a whole lot happy.
Sad that our time together seems to be running faster than the tooth brushing timer I set for my daughter in the mornings but happy that Brian and I get to share in the wonderfulness of our 3 big footed offspring.
I hope everyone can find one thing, just one, each and everyday to be happy for.
I mean because really just waking up is a blessing :)
OH YEAH and 3 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!
WHY? you ask does a 13 year old need a cell phone? I know, I think it is really silly myself.
But I also thought it was time :)
Alex has had an AMAZING year at school. He has been accepted into the gifted program for his 8th grade year, with 2 9th grade classes also. He has (on his own) lined up a few babysitting jobs for the summer, will be volunteering at the local elementary school with their safety town program and be helping me 3 weeks at bible camp.
Let's just say that he has proved LOTS of things this school year. And one of them is that he is very comfortable with who he is turning into and he is not easily derailed....YEAH!!!
At this age, he has been tempted to go off his path and he has 1) talked to me about these issues and 2) used his own judgement into how to handle himself.
PROUD, can not even begin to tell you how I feel about my teenage son....
KEEP ON KEEPING ON SON, WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!
During our week of "creative dressing" for the fundraiser, the last day was 80's rock star. Hannah was a much cuter version of Cyndi Lauper and Jakob was Rick James. I know I know, I allowed my son to be a pimp singing drug addict, but really he didn't know any of that! He just wanted to wear Alex's afro :)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Last week our school did a fundraiser for the National Cancer Society. The kids paid 5 bucks and they got to dress as a different thing each day.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
don't even let this angelic face fool you, this smile is because I threatened bodily harm :)
he was gone by the 7th inning stretch!!
After Jakob's track meet on Saturday we took the kids to a Braves game. This was our first one of the season. They lost horribly, like REALLY horribly. Poor Alex, he loves the Braves and gets so upset when they lose. And not to mention there was this crazy lady who tried to take a few pictures of him and finally gave up and took pictures of his shoes, hopefully she won't be there next time :)
run Jakey run!!
peek a boo
the rest of the fans!
me and my boy