Friday, August 31, 2012

Terrible Twos

What a week it's been. We have had such a great time with Kevin being home. We have been to The Play Place a couple of times, we've been to the mall, the museum and Wal Mart all just to get out of the house and spend some quality time together. It's official that The Play Place is Kensley's very favorite place to be. She loves bouncing in the bounce house and running and playing with the other children there. It brings tears to my eyes to watch her act so "grown". She sleeps allllll night after playing there, until about 7 am and that is MAJOR!!! Just watching her snoozing in her tiny bed is heartwarming.

Now after telling you all of the fun we had this week I shall move on to Kensley's terrible-two attitude she's had lately. OMGosh!!! I thought she had an attitude before but this week has shined a light on an all new attitude in her! If you even come close to telling her "No" it's like you tore her world apart! Not to mention if you look at her the wrong way! lol It's terrible. She has been so whiney lately. We haven't been giving her her binkie during the day even with all the whining! Some days I want to but I refuse to give in. It's just something we have to wait out I guess. Its wearing me out but I wouldn't trade this experience for anything in the entire world. She really isn't a bad baby, normally. She is smart and has such a good heart and is so funny, this week has just experience. lol I am really hoping all the behavior this week is due to teething but I guess we'll have to see. It's dinner time so off I go. Bless you all.
Finishing off Daddy's dinner

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Week With Daddy

What a great week it's been so far! Kevin took a week vacation from work and we are finally getting to spend time together as a family! We havent spent this much time together in a really long time. It's much needed to say the least.
I really think Kensley is loving all the extra attention from Daddy! She got to go play at The Play Place yesterday and LOVED it!! Then we went to the museum today! We have had so much family fun the past few days!! And we still have 6 more days together! I am a happy mommy/wife!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's Next?

These past few weeks have been rough to say the least. First it was hitting the deer, receiving medical bills from May for Boo that I totally forgot about, the kindle I bought from eBay being reported stolen, AGAIN! and now my almost 5 year old Shih Tzu, Fuzz, has a ruptured anal gland. Took her to the vet and got meds, we all know how expensive that is. What's next? I mean come on. Can we have a tiny break from problems? I know God won't put anything in front of us that we can't handle but I just need a break in between bumps in the road. As a whole we are doing great. We know these bumps in the road are just that, bumps, and we will eventually get back on track. No worries here. I'm not letting it get me down. I refuse to be a pessimist.

On a lighter note I did get a big project accomplished! I put all my photos into albums! Yay!! I had pictures from when I was preggers and Boo was born until now that were all in a box collecting dust. They are now happily put into albums in chronological order! Yes, it took half the night to do but I am so relieved it's done! Now, I just need to finish her scrap book. smh Thats for a much later date lol. I need a few days to complete that the way I want it done.

I think that just about catches everything up. I hope all of you and yours are great. God bless. Much love.
Photos Before
Photos After :)
Boo walking Fuzz in the Vet
And again lol
Am I going to have a lefty? It changes daily lol

Monday, August 20, 2012

When God Created Mothers

I loved this story when I read it and thought I'd share it with all of you other mommies out there. Enjoy.

*****When God Created Mothers*****

When the good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of overtime, when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this one? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; have 180 moveable parts, all replaceable;run on black coffee and leftovers; have a lap that disappears when she stands up, a kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair, and six pair of hands.
"The angel shook her head slowly and said,"Six pairs of way."
"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord."It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have."
"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.
The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, "What are you kids doing in there?" when she already knows. Another here, in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't, but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, "I understand and I love you," without so much as uttering a word."
"Lord,"said the angel, touching his sleeve gently, "Rest for now. Tomorrow..."
"I can't," said the Lord. "I'm so close to creating something close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick, can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower.
"The angel circled the model of the mother very slowly."She's too soft," she sighed.
"But tough!" said the Lord excitedly. "You cannot imagine what the mother can do or endure."
"Can she think?"
"Not only think, but she can reason and compromise,"said the Creator. Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.
"There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you, you were trying to put too much into this model."
"It's not a leak," said the Lord. "It's a tear."
"What's it for?"
"It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride."
"You're a genius," said the angel. The Lord looked somber, "I didn't put it there."

Erma Bombeck

Take A Picture With Your Heart

As all mothers know when you have a little one you want pictures of EVERYTHING. From their first smile, to their first time crawling then walking and so on until they grow up and move away. Me? I take about 100+ pictures a month. I don't want forget anything. But there are those moments when you don't have your camera and you dont want to stop looking at what your child is doing in that moment. So what do you do? You will time to stand still for a few marvelous moments while you soak up the memory of what your tiny child looks like and what they're doing and you do what mothers have been doing since the beginning of time. You take a picture with your heart.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Mommy's Prayer

Dear Lord,

     When Kensley draws on the walls, carpet, doors and tile please help me to see rainbows and butterflies.

     When I ask her to do something a hundred times, please give me the patience to ask her a hundred times more.

     With her fists balled up and screams to the top of her little lungs when she doesn't get her way, Lord, remind me she gets it from me.

     When I tell her to stop acting up and to act her age, please remind me that she is! While we are on the subject of age Lord, when I get irritated and upset please remind me to act my own age.

     And through it all Lord-- the messy hands, the runny noses, the stickers in the carpet, paint on the floors, broken toys, videotapes and unrolled toilet paper-- please help me to remember this:

These are the days I will long to have back and to cherish them now while I have them.

Obviously the best poses happen on the most unlikely of props. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Breaking the Binkie Addiction (Part 2)

Whoa! This is harder than I thought it was going to be. We are not rounding third and headed home just yet but we're sitting happily on third.
I have told Kensley that her second love, Elmo, has taken all her binkies she and I gathered and gave them to the babies that can't afford binkies of their own. She is okay with that all day long! She doesn't get her binkie at all during the day for the exception of naptime. This is HUGE! She would have a binkie clinched between her teeth from sun up to sun down. But if she doesnt have a binkie at night and naptime OMGosh! She throws the most gigantical fits I have ever seen.
The way I look at it is this. She is still a baby. She is only 22 months. Not having her binkie during the day is good, real good. If she wants it at night, that's fine by me. The time will come where she won't want it any more. I'm not going to rush it. I'm going to enjoy the last bit of the baby days before she grows up on me.
So for now we are happy with no binkie during the day as this is a huge step in the right direction. If anything changes I'll be sure to update.
Goodnight and God bless.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Too Blessed to Stress

It has been a full and busy week this week. I am trying to plan for Boo's birthday party and get things together and not stress like I did last year. Her photo shoot went well and got a perfect photo for her invitations, made and ordered the invitations and got a few decorations today. I am doing things a little earlier this year so everything will go more smoothly than last year. I hope. I am still planning the food and what not but it will be simple, and Boo will love it just because it's Elmo themed. :)
*** Binkie Update! ***
Boo is doing great! I still tell her everyday that Elmo has her binkies and that he gave them to the babies that don't have any. She is fine with that. She has gone all day the past two days without her binkie! She gets it a naptime and bedtime but I take it as soon as she gets up and she doesnt mind. She actually woke me up this morning when she got up and said, "'s binkie". She gave it to me and never asked for it back. She's doing better than I thought she would. I'm impressed.
***Bad News This Morning***
I woke up to a text this morning from my sweet husband that was a picture of the front driverside corner of our car smashed up that said, "I hit a deer". :( I broke down. Not about the car but because that could've been so much worse. I am so thankful God kept him safe. He sent me the text at 5:51am and we didn't get up until around 8. From now on when my husband leaves, I will ALWAYS have my phone in the bedroom with me....always.
Well, Boo is finally napping and I do believe I will go and lay on the couch and enjoy the quiet and have some one on one time with God. I hope you all stay safe. Blessed be. Much love.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birthday Photo Shoot

I like to do Kensley's birthday photo shoot a month or so in advance so I can use one of the pictures for her invitations. So along with the big photo shoot today, we also did her birthday shoot. Hope you enjoy!
P.S. It's realllllly hard to pick favorites here, so there may quite a few here too! :o)

Looks mighty tasty!

"Oh Elmo! I Love You"

"Kiss Kiss"


It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!!

After she got done crying :o)



So bored......

"Oh peeesee?"

Cheesers! Beautiful girl.