Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day Forty Nine...Downtown

When you're alone
And life is making you lonely,
You can always go downtown
When you've got worries,
All the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know, downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?

I told you, sometimes I break out in song. Had fun this evening learning some photo stuff. I could play for hours at this. Even though I still feel yucko it felt good to just be out doing something I love.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day Forty Eight......Time Traveler's Mom

Just kidding no time Maybe tomorrow, who knows.
Instead we had lots of
and a bunch of

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day Forty Seven......Swaddle, go figure

Poor little bubs was having a very hard day, growing teeth is not for wimps. The only thing that calmed him down (besides nursing) was to be swaddle up and laid on daddies pillow.

Even got a little smile.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day Forty Six...good peeps

A sweet, wonderful, always giving friend popped in this morning bearing gifts.

one for me

and one for the boy

Kristie, I love you and all you do for so many never goes unnoticed.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day Forty Five......Ramblings

These toes are delish!

I think Tigger is asking me to help him?

A fun afternoon spent celebrating our newest tiny family member, we are all excited for you Franklin! Tom and Tracie are going to be fantastic parents and I am so happy for them.

The youngest and oldest of the F crew.

He loves his mama and that makes me smile.



I Heart Faces weekly Challenge...Slice of Life

This weeks photo challenge at I Heart Faces is slice of Life. Be sure to go check out some amazing pictures

This slice of life is still making me incredibly proud, my girl kicked fear in the teeth and trusted herself and one of her best friends.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day Forty Four....If I had a song that I could sing for you

sunshine, on my shoulders - makes me happy
sunshine, in my eyes - can make me cry
sunshine, on the water - looks so lovely
sunshine, almost always - makes me high
if i had a day that i could give you
I'd give to you a day just like today
if i had a song that i could sing for you
I'd sing a song to make you feel this way
sunshine, on my shoulders - makes me happy
sunshine, in my eyes - can make me cry
sunshine, on the water - looks so lovely
sunshine, almost always - makes me high
if i had a tale that i could tell you
I'd tell a tale sure to make you smile
if i had a wish that i could wish for you
I'd make a wish for sunshine all the while
sunshine, on my shoulders - makes me happy
sunshine, in my eyes - can make me cry
sunshine, on the water - looks so lovely
sunshine, almost always - makes me high
sunshine almost all the times makes me high

So ya, I have this weird habit of just breaking out in song at weird times. I can't be the only one to bust out some John Denver on a beautiful sunny day, right? RIGHT!?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day Forty Three....Blah

The momma and daddy are sick. We have the standard sick bargain making going on. "I will give you a million dollars to change the diaper" Thankfully the little bubs is a fantastic snuggle bug and after a very busy week I don't think he minded just laying on me all day. Even through fever chills and aches I cherish his snuggles.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day Forty Two...Friends

Today I went to the zoo with Ella's class. It ended up being a fantastic day despite the fact that spring was in hiding. The sun ended up keeping us perfectly cozy. What really was fun for this mama was watching my social butterfly. She really loves friends and it is neat to see her in action with these other kids that I have not helped in forming relationships. I sometimes worry she might be swayed by the crowd but today I watched her be her own person, make good choices and even lovingly tell a friend that saying "oh my god" is not really a nice thing to say. Look out world you will need sunglasses to protect you from her shine!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day Forty One......Not feeling it

Dear Mr. Snow, I feel you are trying to take advantage of my affections. I have loved you all winter long, never once complained as you blanketed us, in fact I have praised you and defended you. Telling people it was your right to be here. Now you're just being an over stayer, it's time dear to pack it up. It is spring. Time for grass, flowers and pretty color.  I will wait for you and be one of your biggest fans come November. Now go before this gets awkward.

Poor chairs, I promise warm is coming and we will sit our fannies in you often.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day Forty....Giddy Up

I love this girl of mine. She is cautious and wants to be good at anything she tries. She has been riding since she was five. She is a natural around animals, she is calm and peaceful and they just like her. Riding the past four year has been so good for her little character. She is learning it's ok to not be perfect, that actually learning to do something well takes time. Taking things at her own pace works well for her, the past few lessons she has been so on her game, jumped another hurdle so to speak.  My heart swelled tonight as I saw her take off and cantor, even better she stayed relaxed, smiled and really loved what she was doing. Again she reminds me to give her the space she needs and she will get to where she wants to go.

Go Baby Go!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day Thirty Nine....Books

I was not sure what I was going to get today.  I was having a great day but nothing  was really  jumping out at me. Well my little inspirations took care of that. The girls came home and where all excited with library books.  Max needed in on the action so he toddled over to his book pile and grabbed one. It's fun to just sit back and watch these little people love on each other with no direction from me.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day Thirty Eight...Irish

Today was fun. Great food and fantastic family. One more day to celebrate the Irish in us and the Irish some of wish we where (wink wink)

My boy let his green shine.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day Thirty Seven.......ramblings

Imagination...she has it.

Pretty Flowers brighten the room and remind me of a fantastic morning with friends.

Wrestling with daddy is becoming a favorite evening activity.

but he still digs his mama.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day Thirty Six.....No School

I like my kids. I don't say that in a trying to convince myself kind of way or make myself seem like a good mom. I say it because I really like them, despite the fact that I sometimes yell to loud, or need to hide in a bathroom for a few minutes.  There are days if you offer me a nickle for them I might say yes, but I would quickly be begging for them back.  Nothing in life has challenged me more than motherhood, nothing. Today has been one of those magical days where everyone is being kind to each other, playing together in perfect harmony, the baby is napping well.  Today we have all our ducks in a row and I am loving it. I really like these people.
While at the bounce house today she was excited to read me a plaque that read "Live With Joy" with a big smile she told me "you live with Ella Joy mommy" Yes I do baby girl.

My boy has places to go.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day Thirty Five....O'Happy

I totally dig this day. I am proud of my Irish heritage and though I am sure those who live in Ireland laugh at us silly americans, I still dig it. Thankfully the kids have fun with me.

A warm day brings all the wild animals out!