Friday, August 30, 2013

10 years

So excited to celebrate 10 years with this guy. Day 1. Had an eye dr appointment only to learn there really maybe something serious with my back and knees because its effecting my Eyes. More in that when I see more doctors. Dropped the littles off at friends house to stay for the night :) man I hope they were good for her. I miss my little Grey though. He's so stinking cute. First stop, pedicures. He's been wanting one for a while and loved it. Then off to pita jungle. He really loves me cause he despises that place. We were pleasantly surprised with a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. Yum! Then off to the mall to find Dave a new ring and get mine dipped and stuck together. Ben off to the amazing JW resort and spa in Desert Ridge. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner again with a complimentary dessert each :). The went shopping a little. Found me some hot new jeans from old navy which I a rare very very rare occasion. It was a fun day. Now today we will be even more relaxed. Massage...poolside.

Friday, August 16, 2013

These days

Ya know there is something to be said about being a stay at home mom. But no one can ever really prepAre you for what is to come. You start off getting married. Joining lives with someone your in love with and soon see all the things that bug the crap out of you and you think at least a dozen times that first year, "what the $&@! Did I get myself into?" But knowing you wouldn't have it any other way. Those things start to melt away in the cracks and the real love comes into play. Hard work.
Then comes parenthood. The most amazing yet hard thing you'll ever do in life. Something I longed for since I was little. Not ever thinking that I would be complaining to my mother about the terrible things my kids do and I'm sure she is laughing on the other end of the phone. Those moments when I get to call on my mommy and be her friend in a whole other way. You go every day thinking "what are we going to do today?" With a huff looking at your whole house with an array of small toys peeking out of places only a 19 month old would think of. There are moments (many) I wish I was alone for at least a few hours. To do the things I want to do. Then I'm reminded I am doing what I want to do. I chose this. I chose to color for an hour with my 5 year old today. I chose to run through the sprinkler with my clothes on. It's a battle of good and evil. Every day I can feel the adversary pull at me with little thoughts or feelings but then miracles happen immediately after. There is nothing like seeing your little boys face when he hears an airplane in the sky and those fat cheeks and teeth, the shape they make one excitement. Or when your 3 year old wakes up from her nap asking to go to target and get some turkey. The little things you can't replace not being home. I'm glad I'm here. I'm glad I chose my life.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Preschool here we come

School starts Wednesday. That means my oldest is starting kindergarten. My 3 yr old is a little jealous so I decided I would start preschool with her in my own way. If you know me then you know I don't teach kids. I have no patience. I decided to give it a whirl. If you have been following me on Pinterest lately then you have been seeing my pins on pre-k activities and lesson plans. Here goes nothin!

Week 1:
Learning how to spell her name. learning circles and the color RED.

Tracing over her name with a RED crayon on all assignments
Tracing over hiliter circles
Circle stickers in matching circles
Button necklace
RED magazine collage
Cheerios octopus
Fruit loop cereal counting and gluing