Friday, March 19, 2010
Ok...so I am a little slow on the whole movie thing. I have had the movie for a month, but have been waiting for my hubby to have the time for a movie so we could watch it together. That hasn't so much happened because he just doesn't get that kind of time. So I decided to watch it today while the house was quiet. First of all I didn't realize that it was based on a true story, I thought that was kind of cool. Second I thought that it was a cute movie, but not as good as I had expected it to be. And thirdly I found it extremely discusting how everyone in the movie talked with their mouths full of food. The husband was the worst. Honestly he everytime he ate something he was shoving it into his mouth as if he hadn't eaten in days and he talked while he was shoving food into his mouth. Kind of spoiled it for me.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
- You can sit up now with little support
- You have lots to say
- You have the cutest laugh
- You love it when your big sister Zayna sings to you
- You think that Ryan is pretty funny
- Your face lights up whenever you see Mommy, Daddy, Zayna, Skyler or Ryan
- You are starting to cry when strangers hold you
- You don't like it if you can't see mommy
- You talk to your "Your Baby Can Read" videos and are actually responding to some of the words
- You have just recently realized that we have a white fluffy thing that walks around on 4 legs, we call him our dog, Duke
- You to be held so you can stand and stomp your feet.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
We have always made it a point to have dinner together at the table. I guess for me I never thought about dinner any other way since that is how I was raised. It is just the norm for us, for me. Sometimes we talk and occassionally I give in and we watch a show together. In that instance it is always a show that makes you think and sparks conversation between all of us. My son's favorite is Family Fued. My husband always pauses the t.v. right after the question is asked ( thank goodness for our dvr!) and lets each on of the kids give their answer before we see what answers are on the board. It is so cute how excited they get when one of their answers is up there. It also gives us a sense of their individualities and an insight to how their brains work, some of the answers are pretty interesting. Anyway, not the focus of this post. :) Last night as we were sitting down to the dinner table, right before we turned the t.v. off we were watching the news. The story was about the WASP reunion and award ceremony that happened yesterday. To see the first female pilots to ever be a part of our military was pretty cool. So after we turned the story off and said our prayer my son asked how many woman died in the war. Then he wanted to know why it was so special that they were allowed to fly the planes. And from there the questions began to build between the 3 children. Each one had questions about a different time and a different war. It made me realize how little I retained from History class in school and how little I know of our country's history. Needless to say it sparked some new research in our home and it also gave the girls a little more appreciation for the time in which they were born. I don't think they had ANY idea of what if was like for woman all those years ago. You should have seen there faces when I told them there was a time when woman were not allowed to vote or even work outside the home. It was acutally kind of funny. A lesson learned for sure though. I love the topics that develop over dinner and the continued learning they usually bring.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
lately I have been getting really annoyed with the fazes that my children are in. I know that I should express patience and understanding, but sometimes it is oh so hard! I have to continue to remind myslef that each faze passes and once it's gone it's usually missed and would be traded for the current faze. LOL! Are we ever satisfied? I have good kids, but they have their days!! I look at Emily and remember when they were all that little and how much I miss them being that small and I have to take a step back, take a deep breath and realize that tomorrow we will be onto something else. Skyler, who is in the 5th grade, is going through this whole lying faze...over things that are so unimportant. I was struggling with how to get her to realize that there is NO point to lying. That it only creates a bigger problem, but then I took a step back and realized that she was lying in an attempt to please me. Her answers were not the truth, but were what she thought I wanted to hear. I needed to reasses my reactions to her choices. Find a way to make her comfortable with being her and making her own choices and being honest about them. Let her know that she doesn't have to be just like me and make the choices I would make. She is going to have to make her own choices and her own mistakes and grow into her own person. Man that's hard!! I want to save them from all the mistakes I made, but I can't save them from all mistakes! And my lovely son Ryan, who is 6, just can't seem to stop talking. Which lately has been driving me UP THE WALL. At least until it hit me that one day he will be to caught up with his own life, friends and activities to even talk to me at all. Now I stop whatever it is I am doing and give him my full attention even if it's 50 times in 1 minute because I don't want to miss a thing. I am going to relish in being his main focus as long as I can and then maybe when I am no longer it won't hurt so bad. Sigh...the life of a parent. I choose to see what I will miss about all the stages of life and enjoy them while I can rather than allow them to drive me crazy! :)