Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Book for Moms

Ok so the book I was talking about in the last post is called Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury. I really recommend it to all new Moms, but also any Mom it'll make you tear up and it'll also make you realize whats important. Best of all its a children's book so you can read it to your kids. (The title above is a link to Barnes and Noble because you can read a sample, but you can also get it at Walmart.com for cheaper)

The BIG Yellow Baby Stealer

Be warned the big yellow baby stealer will probably get your kids sooner then you think. I pushed it away as long as I possibly could, but after a week and a half Parker decided for the official first time it was going to be a whole lot more fun to ride w/ his friends to school then with his Mom. Its like starting the first day of school over again for me. I was tearful and sad as I watched my little boy get on the school bus for the first time. There is a wonderful book for Moms that doesn't talk about the typical "first time" things. I thought about it today as I watched Parker get on the bus. I would recommend it for you if your a Mom I need to figure the name out but I will include it soon.

Friday, August 24, 2007

YES! I have my hands full

I just have to vent for a moment. I was at Blockbuster today and one of the employees yet again pointed out that I have 4 children. I am SO tired of people saying statements like "are they all yours", "Wow, you're busy" , and "Boy, you have your hands full"....Do they honestly think I don't know this information. I mean I was at all the births of my children, and yes I do stay pretty busy taking care of them and have been that way, more w/each child, for the last 5 years. This is not a new concept for me. Yet, complete strangers tell me this after only seeing me for a few seconds as if I haven't figured it out yet. I am so sick of hearing it. I don't mind when people that know me say something, but geesh some people are really gutsy! Anyhow I needed to get that off my chest. Next time you see someone in public with "their hands full" offer your help not your opinion.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Summer Heat...

My husband has been holding out on me I found this family picture on our computer ... we all look pretty sweaty(and the kids are in their p.j.s), but hey it was one of those afternoons at the lake...

Friday, August 17, 2007

School Days

Well Parker (and I) made it through the first week of school. I'm exhausted and so is he...its almost like working again! Getting up early, getting the kids ready and out the door. I've never been a morning person and apparently age hasn't changed anything for me.
As for Parker...I think he takes after me. Not an early riser! He hasn't enjoyed getting up and hasn't enjoyed being at school for so long. I really hope that his feelings change. I don't want to just assume he'll get use to it. I know he will, but I don't want him to just be going. I want him to want to be going. I know that he will be much more productive if he wants to be there.
Its still pretty surreal to drive by the school and think that I have a child that goes there. Even though I have dropped him off and picked him up the last 3 days its hard to believe. It seems like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital, and even though I don't remember every detail of the last 5 years of his life it some how feels unfair that someone else is going to be spending so much time with my son. Its the same feelings that I had going back to work after he was born and the reason I stopped working. I'm not sure why every mother that has ever dropped off their child at school doesn't need counseling for all these emotions. Its funny because sometimes its hard to remember those "first time Mom" feelings after 4 kids, and I forget that in this case I still am a "first time Mom" ...over protective, and unsure of how to walk this new ground...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Growing Up Too Fast

Parker had his first day of school today. I was sad and happy all at the same time. He is growing up right before my eyes. I can't believe how fast the time has gone.Blake Crain and Parker
Say Cheese.....

Listening to the teacher...

Friday, August 10, 2007

America's Next Top Heavy Model

Woke up this morning feeling a little funny and realized that my chest was full of milk and Max was still sleeping and had slept all night!! Yeah!! I don't know why I know he was feeling a little congested yesterday, but I also spent the better part of yesterday morning putting his actual crib up in our room so he doesn't have to sleep in his pack-n-play anymore. He also fell asleep about 40 min after his bed time, but he has done that before and it doesn't seem to make a difference. I really hope it has nothing to do with any of that and it continues. That would be awesome, however, then I really might be America's Next Top Heavy Model...I feel like I could feed triplets right now. I hope he wakes up soon....

Thursday, August 9, 2007

A little too much fun

Max was bouncing and bouncing and then all of the sudden....
No more bouncing.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A real deal!!

I went out to target today to shop for gym shoes for Parker. As usual I go up and down the aisles looking for clearance deals today I found the best one yet. I couldn't pass it up. I actually was in the market to purchase one anyhow which made it even better. I got a Graco car seat for Hannah one that is tall and then you take it apart and its just the booster seat. Regularly 49.99. I paid....are you ready for this...12.48. I think I actually shouted in excitement when I saw the price because the lady standing beside me said "12 bucks!" She and I both grabbed the last 2 up! Anyhow I know some people could careless, but when I get a good deal it makes me excited. I wish I hadn't shouted so loudly cause I would have bought the other one too and maybe sold it on eBay or given it to a friend. Oh well its very cute pink w/ butterflies. Hannah was excited too! Yeah! I wish there were more deals like that everyday!