Monday, February 28, 2011

Catching Up

Hey there!  How ya been?  I've been a terrible blogger lately.  Oh well, it's my blog.  I do what I want :)

I keep falling behind on my other blog (the one with all the pictures).  I take all the pictures.  I just don't always have time to post them.  Then I post them in huge groups.  Oh well, at least I get to it eventually.

Really, not much has been going on around here.  We got a cat.  Baby Girl is learning more words, but no remains her favorite.  She has started referring to her brothers as either "Bubbas" or "Guys".  I'm hoping someday she actually learns their names.  Oldest Kiddo will be 9 this weekend.  Um, yeah, I'm feeling a little old right now.  Middle Kiddo told me the other day that chicks dig him and he believes it's because of his (and I quote) "Amazing eyelashes".

Other than the kiddos being fabulously cute, it's been pretty boring around here.  (Totally not a complaint.  I actually prefer boring...)

What have y'all been up to?

Oh yeah...almost forgot...if you have kids in school, are an educator or care about the education system in our country in any way, watch Waiting for Superman.  I watched it last week and am still blown away by it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Yeah, I'm posting this over on my Project 365 blog too, but it was just too precious not to share here too

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Extra Hugs

Over the last couple of days, I have been giving my kiddos lots of extra hugs.

My sister called me the other day.  She wanted advice on how to tell my nephew that his friend had died in a fire the night before.  It knocked the breath out of me.  My nephew is almost four.  Bad things aren't supposed to happen to kids his age.  His family did everything right.  Their smoke detectors worked.  They had an escape plan.  Tragically, the fire just burned too hot, too fast.

Sometimes I wonder why bad things happen to good people.  Sometimes I wonder why horrible things happen to children.  I search for answers.  Sometimes though, there are no answers.

Keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.  Give your own children extra hugs.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cold Days...Not Snow Days

My kids have been out of school for three days now.  Because of the cold.  Nope, not snow.  Well, the first day it was because of a tiny amount of snow.  Since then, however, has been because it's cold.  Apparently, this fine city was completely unprepared for the freakin' cold temperatures that have hit.  So, my kids have been home (and stuck in the house) for three days.

If they don't go to school on Monday, I'm gonna join the circus...