Thursday, May 13

Too Busy To Blog!!!?!?!? :D

Um... yeah.... it's THURSDAY!!! :D The only way I'm even finding time to blog tonight is to set a timer and make myself take 10 minutes to type!!!:D I can't BELIEVE how fast the days fly by when Rex is out of town. You'd think they would drag because I was lonely and sad, but nope! They WHIZ!! I enjoy the freedom that comes with making my own decisions and choices, of choosing what's for dinner based on what I like to eat....!! I like not having to watch what other people want to watch on TV, I like sitting on which ever side of the couch I like and I like waking up when I'm done sleeping ( that one doesn't always happen by the way!! )

Still, I DO love my hubby and am very much looking forward to him coming home this evening which is why I'm planning on making him some cookies in a minute and also picking up all the laundry that's piled on the ottoman in the middle of the living room. I may fold it... I may just stuff it in a basket and hide it in the airing cupboard... he'll never look there... unless we're out of toilet paper **goes to check toilet paper...!!**

So anyway, sorry I've been remiss in posting this week.... We've been on playdates, to movies (Oceans) out to lunch and boot camp boot camp boot camp... We've watched shark week, learned about the Civil War, watched Liberty Kids. We've grocery shopped, dry cleaned, picked up and messed up..... We've had a busy, fun week and it's about to get crazier!! ;D Rex comes home tonight ( about midnight) and Alicia and gang are arriving either Friday or Saturday and staying for a week!! ;D Saturday is colorful creature day at the museum so we are hoping to get to that and there will no doubt be tons of other things to see and do. ....

Anyway, my timer says my typing time is almost up! I'm gong to make myself a GIANT cup of coffee, start the oven warming and get some cookies made...! Maybe if I make them big enough he won't notice the laundry?!?? :D

Until next time, keep on keeping on! ;D


Sunday, May 9

Mother's Day, Mama Mia, chocolate, tea and scones!!! :D

I am so spoiled!! ...but you knew that already!! My lovely kiddoes woke me this morning with cards and a present ( an adorable mug that I'd spotted in Scheels a few weeks ago!! ) Hubby has to travel and left around lunch time so the kiddoes and I went to Panera, picked up some Orange Scones, had hot chocolate, shared a cookie and then headed to Rocket Fizz to pick up English chocolate, then Blockbuster to see if they had Gilmore Girls (they didn't !!) and so Jessie had the brain wave to watch Mama Mia when we got home! We brought the dogs in and fed them, put all the lights on, gathered pillows and blankets, made a pot of tea, heated up the scones and sat together watching Mama Mia!! When the movie ended we watched all the songs over and over and sang along with the soundtrack, danced like wild things and had SUCH a lovely time!! I finally persuaded the kids to go to bed but only after promising to buy the Mama Mia soundtrack to play in the car!!!! :D

Once they went to bed I came down stairs and started to watch It's Complicated... I've been interrupted once or twice ( or thrice ) but so far it's a fun movie with one or two laugh out loud scenes!! ;D

I imagine I'll soon be headed off to bed... and tomorrow I'm back on my Shred diet..... so I should be in great shape pretty soon! ;D

Finally on a parenting note, I had a bit of an epiphany the other night... I was saying goodnight to Jack as he was falling asleep and I whispered to him "I love you.... and I'm so proud of you. I'm so proud to be your Mum...." and I felt it so deeply I actually began to cry. Those kids of mine, I know I don't tell them near enough, but I hope they know how very VERY proud I am be their Mum and how much I love how they love me.

The best advice from my mother was a reminder to tell my children every day: 'Remember you are loved.'-Evelyn McCormick

When I pick up one of my children and cuddle them, all the strain and stress of life temporarily disappears. There is nothing more wonderful than motherhood and no one will ever love you as much as a small child.-Nicola Horlick

And finally, from the Mama Mia DVD...a song I have a love / hate relationship with... it makes Jessie and I cry everytime........

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that I'm losing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when she's gone there's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I can't deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
(Slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didn't
And why I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers...

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile...

Chatting on Skype, shopping for new bike gear, dinner, ice cream and a movie....Does it get much better than THIS???!!!

My mother's day came early today !! Firstly we got Skype going with my Mum in the UK and we chatted and shared a cup of tea for over an hour!!! It was lovely!!! After that the kids, hubby and I went shopping for some bike gear for me..!! I got new pants, shorts and a bike shirt!! YEEEEE!!! After shopping and trying on some crazy helmets we then went to La Paz for a delicious dinner... I had the Avocado Tacos and they were so darn delicious!! :D Rex decided to treat us all to some ice cream so we went to the ice cream place on 84th and Hwy 2... it was really delicious stuff!!! On the way there though we stopped to look at a really neat water feature that Rex likes!! It's lovely!! He's thinking of getting it for the garden someday!! I know I'd like it and the birds would LOVE it Now we are sitting here on the couch watching Avatar!!.... it's not really my kind of film hence the blogging whilst I watch but's on and I'm here whilst it happens!!!!

So...all in all a lovely Mother's Day, topped off by my little girl telling me before bed that what she likes most in the world is "reading, Mom......" and other stuff but to be honest I so loved hearing her say "Mom" I didn't hear anything else!!! **myheartswells**

Well the Avatar climax seems to be drawing nigh... guess I should pay attention!!! More later folks!!