Thursday, January 21, 2010

I need to vent...

There are a few things I need to talk about but you can't just randomly bring it up in a conversation without grossing someone out or totally offending them. So, this is the perfect spot to let my frustrations out because no one reads this and it's easier for me to type than write in my journal (yes, I have one but I haven't written in it for months). I'm going to get a little personal, just to warn you!

Also, please don't take personal offense and get all mad about things I'm writing...thanks!

1. I can provide about 3 or 4 wigs a day at the rate my hair is falling out. I have the most ginormous hair balls I have ever seen. Plus, everywhere I go, my hair is laying around! On Will, in his crib, on Molly's car seat, in between Will's toes (how?!), EVERYWHERE!
2. I'm not pregnant, I'm not wanting to get pregnant, and just because I have exciting news (Jordan and Jeff are going on the Amazing Race) doesn't mean I'm pregnant! It's annoying!!
3. Also, stop telling me I'm going to get pregnant this year, I'm NOT!! Eric and I are not rabbits! We do have self-control! Just because I've been pregnant or nursing or pregnant and nursing the past 4 years doesn't mean this year will be included! STOP!!!!!
4. I still have my mustache and I'm not happy about it.
5. My size 8 jeans are too big but my size 6 jeans give me a muffin top and are so TIGHT!! So, do I wear my size 8 jeans that practically fall down or have a muffin top? So annoying!
6. I still have 15 pounds left to lose of baby weight and I have ZERO motivation. I have every excuse in the world to not exercise and yet I wonder why the size 6 jeans don't fit. It's just so annoying when I weigh myself and the scale is the same as it was 2 months ago or on a lucky day it shows I've gained 5 pounds. I love those days!
7. I LOVE my black yoga pants!
8. I love that it is January 21st and I'm wearing flip flops!
9. Had to put in a few positives, it's not like me to be so negative! By the way, I love lists!
10. Why do people think they are entitled to things? You're not, by the way!
11. I'm wearing my moby wrap and here are some answers to questions I frequently get...a)yes there is a baby in there b)you can order it online c)Yes, he can breath d)why are you staring at me?!(so not a question, just my reaction to people staring at me!!!!) e)no, it doesn't hurt my back! f)it is easy to put on g)I like the color black and it goes with everything I own...yes I have brown stuff too but I try not to wear brown on days I know I'm wearing my wrap (why are you so concerned about my wardrobe?!!!!) h)no, I'M NOT PREGNANT! There is a baby in there!
12. Please don't give me advice on how to discipline my children. I know I'm not a perfect mom and I don't have perfect children, but I think I'm doing OK. Don't brag about how good your kids are and how everyone tells you how wonderful your kids are and so good when behind your back they are getting into all sorts of trouble! No! Don't tell me to let my kids fight out their problems, or say your kids NEVER did this or that! It is normal for an almost 4 year old to still nap or throw a fit, and normal for an almost 2 year old to not eat all the time or scream at the top of her lungs because she wants to! And yes, babies fight sleep, why are there so many books out there on sleep training and EXHAUSTED mothers?!!! You can't spoil a baby by holding him and pacifiers are a good thing! OK?!!!
13. I take things way too personal, so when you give me this advice, I feel like I'm not being a good mother. I only like to hear the positives because I can also be sensitive. Tears come very easily after "advice" is given on my children.
Wow, I feel awesome now! Thanks for listening!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Christmas pictures!!!

We're a little backwards on these today, my fault! So, kids playing first thing with their Santa toys are at the end!

Molly loving her toy car...LOVES it!!

"Bike, Papa!"

Aunt Katie and Uncle Todd

"Do, Do, Do, Dora! Backpack, Mommy, Backpack!!!"

Our crazy house when Papa and Grandma arrived Christmas morning! It was so fun having them here with us!

Loving our new train table!!

Still playing with the train table!!

New Dora Bike! Did we mention she likes Dora?!!

Such a big girl! Notice Jack's bike in the background, he was too busy playing with the train table...of course!! He told Santa that his blue bike from last year broke and Santa needed to bring him a bigger blue bike this year.

After putting everything together!! Thanks Papa, Aunt Katie and Uncle Todd for helping us!!

What a great day and so many wonderful memories!!
You might ask yourself...where is Baby Will? Um, yeah, so no pictures of him on Christmas. He must have been sleeping all day? Don't ask me why there are no pictures, I'm a horrible mom!! We'll take tons next year!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Why is it so cold?!!


I know it's January, but really, we're in southern Texas! The average highs are in the lower 70's this time of year! Last nights low was 19...19 degrees!! I'm so not a winter person and will never complain about humidity ever again! We even had snow last month! Here are some pictures from that...

Molly enjoying the first few snowflakes while Jack was in preschool


Once Jack got home, there was more snow! They loved the snow but weren't quite sure what to do with it!


Notice she is wearing a long sleeve shirt, sweater and jacket...doesn't have a winter coat!





So, since it's been pretty chilly, we've been doing a lot of indoor stuff such as Pump it Up, play groups, and playing with our new toys from Santa. One morning when Daddy was home and I slept in, this is what I woke up to...


This is the former guest room, going to be Molly's room but is actually Will's room. We were storing all of our games in the closet and two children decided to play with ALL the games one morning while Daddy cleaned their bathroom.






It was a lot of fun cleaning up!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's not easy being a mother of 3 children ages 3, 1 and 3 months, but I'm doing it! We had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, but now, back to reality! Jack starts back to preschool tomorrow and the decorations are put away. But what is the start of a New Year without a resolution or two! By the way, pictures will be posted but you know how I am with pictures on here...maybe that should be one of my resolutions, but more computer savvy!

Will:

1. Sleep more! He's a poor little baby who just loves to cuddle with his mommy! Mommy is a little tired though! We had him "cry it out" a few nights ago and he is sleeping so wonderfully! He is officially in his room and sleeping a whole lot more than ever in his short life!
2. Growing into a healthy and happy little boy! He's starting to look less like a newborn and more like a baby, still losing the hair but getting chubby cheeks and thighs, I want to squeeze him!! He is rolling over and smiling, we're working on more tummy time and Jack wants him to crawl...be prepare for what you wish for Jack!
3. Continue being one of the cutest baby's in the world!! His smile melts my heart!!


Molly:
1. To do EVERYTHING her older brother does, including jumping off the stairs, standing up to pee at the toilet, playing with trucks and firetrucks (yes she has baby dolls and a doll house, plus purses and dress up clothes), refuse a sippy cup but then blows bubbles with her straw, havscreaming wars with her older brother at the table or in front of Will's room, all because she cane !
2. Be more independent because she isn't all ready. She now wants to dress herself, undress herself, take off her diaper, put on her own shoes and coat, sad part is she can't do any of these things. By golly she tries as hard as she can!! She is getting great at doing puzzles on her own!!
And yes, that is Jack's underwear she is wearing!








3. Be Mommy's little helper, see number 2. She loves to help load and unload the dishwasher, switch the laundry and fold the clothes, pick out her clothes and bow (usually don't match), I could go on! She loves to help with her baby brother and every chance she gets, she rides in the baby swing as soon as he gets out, "Help Mommy!"
4. Be happy! She is so happy and loves to love! She is such a cuddler now, she just sits on my lap and snuggles with me! She loves being silly and having us laugh at her, she'll just laugh with us!

Jack:
1. Become more and more like Daddy! He is a mini-Eric to a tee! "I want to help my dad!" If it's not mowing or raking the yard, it's using his "tools" to "fix" things around the house! They also dress alike! SO CUTE! They will both wear green t-shirts with jeans and tennis shoes! Sometimes I can get Jack to spike his hair like daddy's!
2. Remind us that he is still a little boy! It's hard to remember that he is only 3 and still need the love and hugs that Molly and Will need! We do put a lot of responsibility and ask him to help us with things that some 3 year olds never do. Like get us wipes or act like a big boy instead of whining...it's hard being the oldest sometimes!
3. Love life! He has the laugh that is so contagious and sweet, so many wonderful things make him happy and he's at such a fun age! We joke with him and he actually gets it!

Mommy:
1. Be more patient...they are only kids! How do they know not to put toothpaste all over the bathroom sink while I'm changing Will's diaper (Molly)? I am so thankful to be home with them and I need to enjoy it more!!!
2. Take some mommy time and work out!! I have a few pounds I need to lose (try 15 or 20 if I'm really motivated!) and have ZERO desire to workout! Truthfully, I need to just stop eating Rollo's for lunch and the food off my kids plates, which is my lunch. Wonder why I'm hungry by 3pm? So, no more eating off my kids plates and work out...simple enough!!

Daddy:
1. Not quite sure what his are, but if had to pick a few here they are!! Paint some rooms in our house (hint, hint). What a fun winter project!! Let's start with the dining room!!
2. Workout with his wife! Sounds fun too! We've been talking the talk, let's walk the walk!!
3. Continue being the best Husband and Daddy to all of us!!