Monday, November 22, 2010

This is how it would look

if I actually FED my son the teeny amount of food I know he is going to eat for lunch nearly every day:


Not a big eater that one.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another year bites the dust...

Today is my birthday.

I plan to eat something sweet.

Sit back and relax.

Have a little something to drink.

Spend time at home (my own special box).

Open a present or two. 

 And have a wonderful day with my family!  No sulking allowed!! 

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Choose your own adventure.

When I was a kid I used to read those Choose Your Own Adventure books.  You know, the ones that let you make a choice at the end of each section where you skip ahead to a certain page.  If you make the right choices you get to keep on going straight up to the end.  If you make the wrong choices the book might end a little sooner, your character permanently snuffed out.  Or at least snuffed out until you start over again and make different choices. 

Many childcare providers use "choices" with kids.  It is a great way to help them learn, simply saying something like "are you making a good choice here?".  I have tried to embrace this in my own home too.  Life is not always black or white.  All of us have a chance every day to make our choices, to choose our path of which the outcome may or may not be desirable.  But right or wrong, the choice was ours.

When it came to the books, when it was time to make a choice, I, well....I cheated. 

I almost always learned to flip to the page first.  Just real quick without pulling the page all the way back (you know because that means it doesn't count as a real page turn) so I could see if that was the right choice.  If it wasn't I picked again.  Easy peasy. 

Life unfortunately is not always so simple.  Kids have a harder time making good choices, sometimes it is easier to just scream and yell and push and hit than to choose to share something or choose to do something that has been asked of you.  But it is my hope that they are oh so slowly learning to make good, solid choices (along with learning that they have to deal with the consequences of a poor choice). 

As a grown up I usually make pretty good choices.  But sometimes even I "pick the wrong page".  Unlike the books I can't cheat my way to a happier resolution, but I can make the choice to admit when I am wrong.  I can choose to apologize.  I can choose to admit I am not perfect and I sometimes make mistakes. 

Good or bad, right or wrong, the choice is yours.   Have you made any choices today that make you wish you could go back and pick a different page?

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Thursday, November 18, 2010



Hannah and Tawny 006

I’ll tolerate this for a while.

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But I don’t have to like it.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Life is good...

My two year blogging anniversary


November 6.

(I kinda forgot) 

Two days later (Nov 8th) my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.

We went out to dinner.

(With the kids) 

This Sunday is my birthday.


(I wish I could forget)

We're going out to dinner.

(With the kids)

Blogging is something I have not been doing much of lately.

(Life is good)

But I haven't been taking many pictures.

(See next note)

I adore my kids.

(But they are both at challenging ages right now)

Here is a picture of my sisters and me.

(A long time ago)

I'm the cute one.  :)

Life goes fast.

Remember to try to savor every moment.

(Even the challenging ones)

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

They grow up too fast....

Eli picked this "toy" at the dentist earlier this week.

This post is a "test" of my Droid blogging app.

This is only a test. :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

As some of you may or may not know, Halloween is no longer a one day event.

Halloween is in fact a week long excuse to dress up, eat candy, and do crazy things with your hair and makeup. 

Why not make the most of it?

There was a costumed play date with adorably dressed friends.

Dress up day at school, gym class, and my parent/child class.

And let’s not forget the actual Halloween day!

Here are a ton some pictures from our wonderful weekend!

Pumpkin Carving:


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