Friday, October 29, 2010

Peanut Butter & BooBoos

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smile! This kid is just WAY too cute!!!

Here's Mason! He is either picking his nose or showing you that he got a booboo at gym today. On the opposite side of his finger he has a little red cut. The childcare worker said that he fell over a toy and hit his nose, personally I think that the little girl from the other day paid him a visit! haha, Just kidding! Mason is walking but still unsteady on his feet so I have no doubt he fell right over. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Be Thoughtful!

Do you ever notice how thoughtful people are? Every once in a while something happens and I literally stop and think, "Wow! I can't believe someone actually did something like that." It's amazing how truly caring and generous some people can be and yet other people out there don't know the first thing about putting others before themselves, know anyone like that? Ugh, hopefully not! Selfish people get under my skin like you wouldn't believe! But back to the nice people...I don't know if it's partly because I have two small children who happen to be very cute, or partly because I probably always look like I'm scrambling around trying to get from Point A to Point B, but either way it seems like strangers are always being so polite and helpful to me. Almost everytime I walk into the post office, the gym, anywhere really there is someone going in or out who stops to hold the door for me as I make my way through with a baby on my hip and a toddler dragging me by the hand. Whatever the reason may be, it still gets me the person taking two seconds to hold a door it probably seems like no big deal, but to the mom whose always feeling like she needs about 15 more hands-it's a whole lot more! 

Just this past weekend Eric and I took the kids to the mall. when it was time to leave I was putting back the little baby carriage that we had to rent since we forgot the stroller, and Eric went out the door to the car. I looked down and saw that the basket of the carriage was full of all kinds of stuff- sweatshirts, empty water bottles, a shopping bag, my purse, some was a mess to say the least. Meanwhile, Owen is practically having heart failure over the fact that Daddy went to the car without him. I turn to yell to Eric for help but the door shut behind him and he didn't hear. Although I'm not pleased to share this, I have to admit to you that I must have done the good ol' fashioned sigh and eye roll because the next thing I know theres a woman about my age standing next to me. She leans in and touches my arm and says, "Do you need help?" I was really taken back and I probably gave her a confused look while I told her I would be fine. She explained to me that she noticed I gave my husband the same look her Mom always gave her Dad when he did something wrong. I laughed and thanked her for the offer and managed to get out the door by myself, crying toddler and all. And honestly I forgot about it until yesterday when someone else did something really thoughtful...

I don't think any of you know how close to impossible it is to find light cream in Northern Virginia. We have about 10 groceries stores in about a 1 mile radius and only one store has it. We use it in our coffee every morning and I have needed it all week and kept forgetting to get it...Not a good thing! If you know Moms, you know we run on coffee! Yesterday I finally stopped at the store on our way home from the gym. It was pouring buckets and I had children who were overdue for lunch, needed a diaper change (really bad!) and me  in all my shining glory from working joke, i was full of sweat. We ran in soaking wet and grabbed some milk, sweet potatoes, and cream cheese and out the door we went. Once we made it home I start putting the stuff away only to realize that in all my chaos, I FORGOT THE CREAM! Talk about kicking myself! I later spoke with Eric while he was at work and rambled on about how awful the experience was. He sympathized and then we went on with our days. 10pm rolls around and  Eric walks through the front door holding a grocery bag and guess what's in it? LIGHT CREAM! He made my night!! ...Actually, he made my morning since I got to have my coffee just the way I like it today!

The moral of the story today -  BE THOUGHTFUL! Stop and hold the door when you see a scrambling mother, offer to lend a hand if you notice the famous eye roll, and always take notes when you're significant other complains! But in all seriousness, be nicer to people, you never know when they might need it the most!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


So far so good! I think I'm gonna like blogging, hopefully I'm the slightest bit interesting so that you keep coming back! Feel free to leave comments, or become a "follower" too! It's kinda nice to know I'm not writing for my health ya know? haha! Ok, on to the good stuff...

The big deal in our house right now is the gym. I mean, it's always about the gym in our house actually since Eric happens to work in one...but this time it's about ME and the gym! Who would have ever put those two together?? I've never really been into working out that much...which is unfortunate. Not only because I'd probably look a whole lot better...but because I'd feel a whole lot better too! Think about all the energy it gives you, what a good example you set for your kids, all that alone time you get (haha we all know I value that being a stay at home mom) ...But the list really does go on and on and I've been passing it up all these years! I used to go now and then before I had kids, but mostly just because my best friend worked there. And my husband has always worked in the fitness industry so you might expect I'd have more of an interest in the whole thing, not the case. Between naps, diapers, dogs and everything in between I barely have time to take a shower, nevermind bang out a few miles on the treadmill. Not to mention that fact that I'm a crazy overprotective mother who has barely let my children out of my sight for the past 3 years. I know I know...I'm nuts and need to cut the umbilical cord, I get it. But that's just me...So leaving the kids with strangers in a childcare room was always a scary thing for me.

Now with all that being said, it's a pretty big deal that I've been going since Sunday and have left my boys in childcare 3 times now! Granted it's in a room right next to me with windows that I peek in from time to time. But it's still a big step for a nut like me! And the best part about all of this is that the kids actually like it! Owen is SO excited when we get ready to go and has to be bribed when it's time to he even told me he was sad because he wanted to stay there forever! lol I am so happy he enjoys it and it's a good time for him to get away from the humdrum days we sometimes have being in a new place without many friends. As for Mason, I wouldn't say he's exactly thrilled with the whole experience. He goes in and plays around with the toys but when I peek in he always looks so sad. Today I happened to take a minute to look in the window and some little girl was attacking my baby! I see her grabbing the front of his shirt and yanking it back and forth and poor Mason is sitting there with the biggest frown on his face. I waited to see if the girl working would notice but she was writing something at the desk. All of a sudden the girl reaches out and starts pinching his face and mouth and my scared little boy burst into tears. I walked in just in time to calm him from the meltdown but figured I'd call it a day after that. We'll be back at it again tmw but hopefully that monster of a child isn't there to harass my kid again!! lol ok, just kidding...she's actually just a little bit bigger than Mase and is really cute...maybe she just liked him-we all know how brutal girls can be! I'm really looking forward to sticking to it, for myself and for the boys and I will be so disappointed if I manage to fall out of the routine! A friend said to me it's all about making it a routine and it's so true...So, feel free to keep me motivated! Off to watch some mindless tv while I wait for my hubby to come home, Night All

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I have a blog!

Hello Hello! Welcome to my blog!! I can't believe I actually have a blog...weird. I don't really know much about blogs. Never done one, followed one, all new to me. Well, I did actually see a movie about blogging...Julie & Julia anyone? Anyways...back on track - I decided to create a blog after stumbling upon some other personal blogs and thought what a great way for everyone to keep up to date on our family.  I have been a fan of facebook from time to time but never really enjoy it.  I post a few words about what I'm doing or how extremely adorable my children are and that's it. Where's the fun in that?  If you know me, you know I like to talk...I'm a bit of a story teller...a really really long storyteller.  What can I say? I pride myself in details...after hearing one of my stories you might think you actually lived the experience.  And since we've moved a million miles away from everybody we've ever known on the planet... (ok, just to Virginia but it feels really far )...wouldn't everyone like to hear detailed, exciting, and crazy stories about the adventurous and not so adventurous lives that we're living?? I thought so!!!

Well that's just what you'll get!  Hopefully. Like I said before, this is all new to me so stick with me and we'll figure this whole blogging thing out together! I'm looking forward to sharing our family with yours and hope you are too! Thanks for checking in!

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