Thursday, May 27, 2010
I am enjoying a day back in the office, it's been 6 years since I quit working to be a stay at home mom. I am helping my husband at his office today. It's a little vacation, now isn't that a funny irony.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
My oldest daughter experienced heart break for the first time. No, it wasn't a boy, thank you Lord! It was the heartbreak of not making a team at school. We thought for sure she would make it. Lots of preparation and excitement, all ending in let down today.
When she came out to the car today she was holding strong then broke down in the car. My heart absolutely broke for her. You see I never wanted my kids to experience this type of let down and hurt. I put them in extra lessons and go overboard to prevent them from hurt. Sometimes it doesn't work, and as a parent it rips my heart out. It took all of me to not call the school and talk to the teacher. But, I am NOT going to be one of those parents... although it's very tempting. I also found myself getting mad about the other girls who made it. In my mind not nearly as talented as my daughter, yes I know I am biased.
We've had some discussions today and I've shared times growing up when I didn't make a team or was let down. We took her to get a hair cut, nails done then to indulge on some cheese fries. I just wanted to make it better and take away her pain.
As a mom of 4 kids heart break and pain is unavoidable. This will not be the last time one of the kids doesn't make a team. They can't always be the best at every activity. I've just got to put my mom jeans on (the cute ones) and love them and tell them how wonderful and loved they are.
Fellow moms of teenagers or adults, any words of wisdom for this rookie?
Monday, May 24, 2010
This is our last week of school! Lots of school activities but luckily we get a break from late dance evenings. Yeah for Mommy!
Monday: Quesdilla's with Leftover Chicken and Taco Meat
Tuesday: Meat Ravioli (for the boys) and Cheese Ravioli (for the girls) and Salad
I use the frozen kind with Prego Three Cheese Spaghetti Sauce
Wednesday: Frozen Pizza and Salad
Red Barron Cheese with our own Peperoni's on top
Thursday: Orange Chicken and Veggies
Friday: Fire up the grill for K-bobs and out of school celebration!
Summertime at our house means lots of grilled meals.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I jumped at the chance.
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Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday: Little Miss' Birthday! She's picked the menu... chicken nuggets, mac & cheese and french fries. Sounds like a perfect little girls meal!
Wednesday: Grilled Quesadilla's
Thursday: Frozen Pizza
Friday: Grill outside chicken and steaks
I am looking for a great pasta salad recipe. Anyone want to share one?
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I picked up the set for $30! It just took 8 can's of black spray paint but it's like new!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Monday: Dance and Baseball night meals on the go. Usually sandwiches or hot dogs.
Tuesday: Frozen Pizza Night
Wednesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs with a side of cheese sticks dipped in Ragu Pizza Quick (I'm craving these)
Thursday: Grilled Pannini's and Pasta Salad
Friday: Busy Night, 2 events for 2 kids. Most likely we will be eating Wendy's or Whataburger.
I plan to post some photos this week of some home projects I've been working on.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Today I reflect on my children and what it means to be a mother.
What a special blessing they are. Each of them special in their own way. They bring me such joy. Nothing is better than waking up in the morning to their sweet little faces.
It's true time flys by. I didn't realize that until I had children. They help make married life complete.
To my children THANK YOU for filling my heart!
To my mother, Thank you for your unfailing and unconditional love! I love you very much. God chose you to be my mother and I thank God he placed me in your loving arms.
Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers!
Friday, May 7, 2010
We made a big break yesterday in our quest to potty train. She actually told me she needed to go and went!! She's learned to hold it and go when she needs to. Not all over the place at any time.
Thank you all for your tips! Here is what I did:
- She loves fruit roll ups so she gets a pinch off one when she goes potty. Love's that!
- We bought new princess panties. She picked them out. Did you know on Tuesday I went through 10 pairs?
- I told her she's going to be 3 and that's when their are no more pull-ups or diapers.
- When we leave the house I put her panties under her pull-up so she can feel if she wets better. It works better.
- We take a potty time break every 30 minutes.
- When she goes on the potty we make lots of noise and celebrate. It's a big deal we shout around the house.
Next week we will venture out with no pull-ups......
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I've tried stickers, snacks, princess panties, rewards... the list goes on and on. We are on day 2 of home lock down.
HELP! Anyone else have tips for potty training the child who doesn't want to do it?
She will be 3 in a couple weeks.
I will have to delete the post when she gets older don't want to have this story out there in cyber world....