Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's times like these...

I need to remember the little things that make me smile. This is one of them... Last weekend I left the kids with my mom and dad so Neils and I could go see a movie. Yes, we left ALL THREE of them! Hooray! We were gone about 3 hours and in those last five minutes Jett broke down crying. He was heartbroken and wanted his daddy. (He's a major daddy's boy!) My mom tried to console him by telling him that his daddy is always in his heart. That stuck with him! The other day out of nowhere I was just sitting on the floor haning out with Jett. Sky was at school and Brooke was in her jump-a-roo. This is the conversation Jett and I had...

Jett: Where's daddy?

Me: At work.

Jett: Is he in my shirt?

Me: No, that's silly.

Jett: He's in my heart.


Jett: (looking down in his shirt)

Jett: Daddy? Where are you? Are you in my heart?

I melted of course at how sweet he is. I sometimes have a hard time remembering this when he's smearing toothpaste all over the toilet seat with his toothbrush and trying to tell me, "it's okay mom." It really is okay and I have one adorable, sweet, darling boy!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


WOW! What an amazing day! Normally my day is filled with the constant effort to clean my house. I get kids fed, diapers changed and dressed, comb their hair and propose some sort of entertainment for them. I say a quick prayer that it keeps their attention for at least 15 minutes so I can at least sort the laundry and fold a new batch. Then it's back to the kids so they don't think I've left them. I play or read and then try and sneak off for another form of cleaning. Just getting the basics done kicks my butt. SOMETIMES, I am lucky enough to have all three of them nap at the same time. When that happens I always hope there's enough energy in me to work for at least 45 minutes before I have to run up and nurse Brookey back to sleep. I feel like it's a back and forth game all day.... kids, clean, kids, clean. There are days I never am able to leave the kids cause it goes from diaper change to oh great another diaper change to oh you're hungry... let's get a snack. Clean up from the snack to oh, you need me to help you wipe your bumb... I'll be right there. Let me finish nursing Brookey so I can put her down. And before I know it the day is over and I'm trying to scamble to have dinner ready for when Neils gets home. So today was a first for me... I sat down in my basement for 2 hours playing and reading to my kids. Watching them rather than running past them to take out the trash. I watched them pretend they were on the phone talking to Handy Manny. I listened to them sing songs. The best ones were the ones Sky made up and Jett quickly learned and sang too. I watched Sky's new made up dance and Jett shot things at me and played catch. Brooke was entertained and very happy to have me RIGHT THERE rather than off in the distance. Neils had a cleaning lady come to my house and do all the dirty work (literally) for me. There were three ladies at my house scouring, dusting, vacuuming and that for 2 hours. I cried when they left. They cleaned parts of my house that hadn't been cleaned since I moved in. I was so grateful for those 2 hours to enjoy my kids and know that my house was being cleaned. I feel refreshed and relaxed and partly because I'm kicking back on the computer while all three are sleeping. I'm not scrambling to try and finish anything before they wake up either. It's such a great feeling. That was the best Christmas present ever! Second best Christmas present is my bed... it's being delivered tomorrow. :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Basic Beginnings...

Well, it's 2008 and I made a list of all the things I wanted to do this year. One of those things was to create a family blog. I have enjoyed being able to stay up with friends and family by pulling up their pages every now and then. I feel like I'm still "in the loop." I miss so many of them and love being able to see how they're doing and what they've been up to. So cut me a little slack as I try this blog thing out. I haven't mastered it nor have I even asked for help. I'm following the directions and hopefully I can make something of it. I hope to be able to share a bit of my own little family with you. And may you have a great 2008.