Monday, April 19, 2010

What was I thinking?

Friday morning, I was sitting on my couch, feeling a migraine coming on.  I'm sure it was a result of the several sleepless nights this week.  The phone rang, it was Suzanne.  She wanted to tell me that if we were going to take pictures of our kids at this new location, we had to do it tonight.  They were tearing the place down!  NO!!!  Ughh...!!!  You wouldn't believe it, but I waited out the symptoms of the migraine and went to work, ironing the girls dresses and doing their hair.  In the meantime Jett laid limp, sound asleep on the couch worked from a night of throwing up.  I couldn't believe I was doing this.  I didn't have an ounce of energy and really I was going to drag Jett off the couch, throw him in the car while I took pictures of the girls?  YEP!  Well, it turns out that Jett woke up after a good snooze wondering what was going on.  I explained that I wanted to take pictures of the girls so he was going to have to ride along in the car and just watch a movie.  "WHAT?  I want you to take pictures of me too!"  Okay, so after a second of looking at his sweet, extra pink cheeks and darling nap face, I said sure.  I grabbed the closest outfit to us out of the pile on the couch, threw some goo in his hair and off we went.  The weather was dark and dreary.  There wasn't a whole lot of light.  It looked as if it were going to rain on us any second.  What was I thinking, seriously!  Was I crazy?  Probably, but like Suzanne said, this was our only chance!  I got a few pictures, I even pushed for a few more at the end cause the kids were in such great moods.  It ended with another migraine.  I had to sit and wait in the car for several minutes until my sight came back so I could drive home.  You'd never guess Jett had been sick all night and you'd never guess that Brooke was about to have a night of throwing up herself.  I think come Saturday morning, I was on the brink of death.  After being up all night Thursday, two migraines Friday afternoon and then being up all night Friday night with Brooke, someone could have shot me and I doubt I would have felt it.  But who cares right?  Cause I got darling pictures of my kids sweet faces!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Last night was Jett's first T-ball game.  He was adorable and smiled the whole way through.  I think it's safe to say he was on cloud nine.  For one, dad surprised us and got off work to come to the game and two he loves his new mitt.  He's been so anxious to actually use it in a game.  Seriously, nothing but smiles.  We cracked up at some of the other kids (I'm guessing first child children) who were so upset when they didn't get to the ball first or they didn't catch it like their dad told them to.  Jett just played, smiling the entire time!!!!

Little Pep talk before warm-ups begin...

Warming up (look at that smile).

Waiting to bat...

 It's your turn buddy!

Swing, batter-batter, swing...

Throw the kid out at first!

You're up again... (keep that tongue in your mouth!)

That's right, JUMP onto first base!

Now run to second (and smile while you do it).

Such concentration (but isn't he sweet?)

See, look at that adorable face!

Okay, back out in the field.  You've got him, throw him out!!!

But don't let that sweetness fool you, because when it comes to kisses during the game, he's sure to just wipe them off!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

338 = $33.80

Call me crazy, but I've been waiting for this day for a long time.  We have been saving Box Tops around here for years (thank you Betty Crocker brownie mixes and Gogurt), knowing the day would come when we could turn them into our daughters school.  Well, that day has arrived, it's a competition. The contest is that one person from each grade will win a prize and then the class with the most will win a party.  I think we have a pretty good chance.  We better after spending two hours cutting the darn things out on the dotted line so we can glue them to a piece of paper.  In any case, win or lose we turned in 338 and the school will get $33.80 which is a great thing.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Pressing forward...

I know, I know... it's sad.  I haven't been great at blogging lately.  I have so many posts to post, but not likely that I'll backtrack, so pressing forward I will! 

So Easter is in two days right?  Well, Jett seems to have really grasped the concept of Resurrection.  Yesterday after watching a karate class (the one he'll start taking next week) he said to me, "If I die at karate, I'll just be resurrected and come back to life so, it's okay if I take karate mom."

Now onto my preparations for Easter.  One, is that a friend of mine brought over her girls Easter dresses and asked if I'd make some bows to match.  I'm always up for making things.  Even though I have a million other things to do... I figure I can do it.  So here they are.  I hope she likes them.
So task one complete.  Now onto task two and three.  Two is sew my girls' dresses and three is make something for them to wear in their hair.
Here is the before:
And be sure to check back to see the after (my girls in their dresses).