Monday, September 22, 2008

A Time to Punish....and Perhaps a Time to Resist....

A Black Sharpie, an impulsive five-year-old, and her name proudly written 12 inches across the interior door of our brand new vehicle. Quite Honestly? I never want to erase it.....

ODE TO MOM (again!)

Don't miss the comment my mom left under "Happy Birthday Mom!" Did I mention how FUNNY she is????

Happy Birthday Mom!

What do I love most about my mom? There are not enough words...One of my favorite things is her laugh. She laughs easier and more often than any person I know. Her laughter lights up our family. She is the first one any of us want to call to share a day's adventure, story, or any delight. On the flip side, she is also the first one to call when discouraged. Her words make everything seem just fine. Yes....her children find her to be virtually faultless and her grandchildren adore her! The following quote is so befitting of my mom (but not to be taken literal, I can already read your mind's humor!).

"If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam". ~Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

If The Big One Hits.....

I do love living in California. However, occasionally I worry about earthquakes. Not the earthquake itself, but the thought of being separated from my children and not being able to get to them. This assignment the twins brought home from kindergarten didn't help:

Dear Parents,
Should an earthquake occur during school, we feel it is important for each child to be prepared. Please fill the bag provided with the following:

*juice box
*a family picture
*a personal note from you telling your child how much you
love them and to "think about happy times"
*a favorite (small) toy for them to hold

Needless to say, I now picture my twins rationing out their cracker and juice box, clinging to one another, staring at a picture of their mommy, clutching their favorite toy, trying to think about how much I love them. Surely, my note that reads "think about happy times" will see them through. Until we meet again, my sissies......

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Merry "Squintmas"

Anyone out there starting to think about getting that perfect family picture for their Christmas card? Rule #1: Never let a photographer talk you into a high noon time slot!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

For a good laugh......try this!

At night I give my girls a voice recorder to play with quietly in bed.They may fall asleep a bit later , but it keeps them in their beds. It is so funny to hear what they've come up with once they've fallen asleep and whatever it is (my favorite examples are when they make up sad songs, songs about me, and once they recorded their dramatic crying after being punished) you'll be sure to get a good laugh. And, yes, even potty noises are cute when you see your sleeping child's face being kissed by the moonlight!