Monday, August 25, 2008

What I don't understand is......

Why is it that when a celebrity who is single gets pregnant its glamorous and when a non celebrity gets pregnant it's scandalous?

Why is it that when a teenager is pregnant she's scorned and is never praise for not aborting her baby?

Why is it that there are many in the media and not so famous who complain about how terrible the United States is but, continue to live here?

Does anyone know why some states have to pay fast food tax on top of all of the other lovely taxes?

How is it that you can't put your hands on the camera when something silly happens with the kids?

Why does the baby always seem to put food in her hair when your not looking?

Why does she like putting food in her hair?

Where do mosquito's go in the winter?

What happened to all of the buses that are out of commission from 30-40 years ago?

Who do our doctors use as their doctors?

How does time fly when other times it seems to stand still?

Counting my blessings.

Things I am grateful for:

  1. The gift of eye sight
  2. The ability to walk
  3. Family
  4. Home School
  5. Cookie Dough Icecream
  6. Cotton shirts
  7. Sunflowers
  8. My Bread Machine
  9. Freedom of religion
  10. The New York Bus, aka my minivan
  11. A place to call home
  12. Paper
  13. Sticky fingers to clean
  14. The gift of hearing
  15. The ability to talk
  16. The ability to read
  17. Yard Sales
  18. Clean drinking water
  19. Friends
  20. Butterflies
  21. The Beach
  22. Fine tip pens
  23. Literature
  24. Our hammock
  25. Music

It's so easy to think that we need more to make us happy when we are often surrounded by everything we need and extras that make us smile. What are you grateful for today?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Children are a blessing.

I had to post this picture of Noahkeem falling down the stairs at the play area at the Children's museum last month. Because I was with the 2 older ones, I can't say if he was doing this on purpose or he really slipped. I don't remember any tears so, he must not have gotten hurt.
So since my last post Big D celebrated a birthday. We went to the beach for several hours , then lunch, then home for naps, then Cake and Java Chip icecream for dinner. Yes, I said for dinner. Cookie and I stayed up late the night before making a home made carrot cake. It was so yummy! So much so I had some for lunch today with a cup of tea.
Rocco is loving home school! Loving it. He is so proud that he can count to 100 and recognize all of his numbers. His little face just lights up when I quiz him on his number chart-He thinks it's a game and in some ways it is.
Life has been so funny lately. Over the last week or so, I have gotten an influx of the "Your hands are full-type comments". I even got one today-and just smiled. The 2 that opened up brief conversation the most revolved around how the summer would be over soon and the children would be off to school. Imagine the faces when I say that I home school. Most of the time my chickadees are well behaved and they are a joy to be around. There are moments- rare as they are, when their behavior coincides with the tides and the full moon and they let their presence be known. What is sad to me is that so many think that if you have a lot of kids (like 4 is alot LOL), that you are burdened, and every ounce of you is waiting for the yellow school bus to come get them out of your hair. Of course all parents at some time get tired or need a break but, I don't feel my children are lice that I have to get out of my hair or little rodents that I want to rid myself of so that I can "live my life" for the 6-8 hours that they are in "school". I try to bear in mind that kids will be kids. Sometimes LOUD and sometimes quiet. And sometimes they will hide under the clothing racks in the department store, try on hats, and jackets twice their size. This annoys store personnel, but sometimes I can't help but bust out and laugh-loud. Sometimes you have to call there names several times and redirect one or two or maybe even all four of them 10 times in less than 5 minutes but, that is in no way a cry or plea to be rescued by the government.
The loudness and belly laughs are a sign of life and we are living it up.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I've been Busy

Isn't that title a given with 4 kids? Well we have already begun math. Noahkeem even wants to have his "School Time" I can tell already that he has an affinity for glue sticks and markers.

I have decided to do and it has already made a huge difference. I am not suffering from CHAOS (can't have anyone over syndrome). My sink shines-everyday and my hubby has notice the difference. I no longer have baby tub toys in my jetted tub. I have official reclaimed this as my personal spa. I also managed to give away over 35 pounds of clothes over the last 2 weeks.

Yesterday we went to a beach that we have only been to once since living here (for 5 years). It was absolutely relaxing. The beach is a huge babysitter. There is something about sand, water and shells that keep the little ones occupied. We packed a lunch, a few toys and sunscreen and stayed about 3 hours. We would have gone back today if it weren't cloudy. I am still loving the quietness that comes when its an overcast type day.... God is good, all the time.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

What did Jesus do?

I am so curious how Jesus acted as a little boy. Did he tease his brothers? Fill up the bathroom sink with Windex and water? Did he climb in the pantry and sneak candy? Did he loose his sandals-everyday? Did he cry and keep his mom up when he was teething? Did he eat his vegetables?