Thursday, May 22, 2008

Just a small update...

I don't have much to add here except that Tristan had his big recital at the end of the preschool year and did awesome!! (pics below)
We've been keeping busy with playdates and just hanging out so I'll just add some recent pics of us :)
Hope everyone is well.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


This is for all the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up spit-up laced with hot dogs, birthday cake, and fruit juice saying, “It’s OK honey, Mommy’s here.”

Who have walked around the house all night with their babies when they kept crying and wouldn’t stop.

This is for all the mothers who have shown up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.

For all the mothers who have run carpools and made dozens of cookies for school teas and sewn Halloween costumes.

And all the mothers who haven’t because they are at work trying to earn enough to keep on top of the bills.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they’ll never see.

And the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes and all their love.

This is for all the mothers who have sat on cold metal bleachers at hockey, baseball or soccer games instead of watching from their cars, so that when their kids asked, “Did you see me?” they could say, “Of course, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world,” and meant it.

This is for all the mothers who have yelled at their kids in the grocery store and swatted them in despair when they stomped their feet, like a tired two-year-old does who wants ice cream before dinner, and then hated themselves for “losing” it.

This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children to explain all about making babies. And for all the mothers who wanted to but just couldn’t.

For all the mothers who read Goodnight, Moon twice a night for a year. And then read it again. “Just one more time.”

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead.

This is for all the mothers who taught their sons to cook and sew and their daughters to be brave and strong.

This is for all mothers whose heads turn automatically when a little voice calls “Mom?” in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are at home or grown up.

This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach aches, assuring them they’d be just fine once they got there, only to get calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right away. And they do.

This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, and who can’t find the words to reach them.

For all the mothers who bite their lips, sometimes until they bleed, when their 14-year-olds dye their hair green.

What makes a good Mother anyway?
Is it patience?
Broad hips?

The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time?

Or is it the heart? Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time?

Or the terror in your heart at 1 a.m. when your teenager with the new driver’s license is an hour late getting home?

The jolt that takes you from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 a.m. to put your hand on the back of a sleeping baby?

Or to feel the dull ache as you look in on your sleeping daughter or son the night before they leave for a college in another city?

The need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying?

For all the mothers of the victims of all the school shootings, and the mothers of those who did the shooting. For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school, safely.

This is for mothers who have tearfully placed flowers and teddy bears on their children’s graves. Whose children have died from illness, accidents and the worst of all and hardest to comprehend, suicides.

This is for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation.

And mature mothers who have learned and are still learning to let go.

For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers.

Single mothers and married mothers.

Mothers with money, mothers without.

This is for you all. For all of us...

Friday, May 9, 2008

Phew! It's Friday :)

The weekend is here :) YAHHHHHHHH!

Hopefully this weekend will just be one of relaxation. Its supposed to be nice weather so I'm sure we'll spend a good amount of time outside :)

So I had a doctors appointment yesterday. It was just a checkup but I needed to discuss some other issues with my doctor. Which usually ends up leading into me convincing him that I know something is wrong and him telling me I am ok and they aren't sure why I'm not feeling well and that no other tests are needed. So automatically I go in panicky, and preparing for battle, shield and sword ready.
Well he completely surprised me and agree to all of the blood tests that I wanted. There are specific tests to my disease that alot of doctors don't routinely test and so I wanted to get those done, he agreed with no problem at all. Amazing! He also agreed to start moving in the direction of testing for fibromyalgia. Which would stink if that was the problem, but at least I would know. And knowledge is power, I can deal with what I know, I can't deal with what I don't know and being told nothing is wrong when something obviously is.

SOOOOOO...... yeah, the doctor did what I wanted, woo hoo. It makes things so much easier when they just do what I want ha ha ha!!

Anyway... so Tristan, Jacob and I went to Walmart today and bought some new stuff for the fish tank. We got some new rocks, in a differnet color and some new stuff for the fishies to swim in. Here is a true testiment to my childrens different personalities.... Tristan picked a big tree trunk type thing with holes all over for the fish to swim in and out of and it has some different types of plants on it, just really fun thing for the fish. Jacob, on the other hand, he picked the statue thing that is a big skull with a crack in it and a big black eel wrapped around the bottom! It's really cool, and Jacob really likes it! So the three of us took out all of the old stuff and put in the new and they love it!

That was about it today, a nice boring day :)

Sunday is Mothers Day and so HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all of the Mommy's :) Have a wonderful day, you deserve it!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Family Outing to the Reindeer Farm

So we decided today to take a little trip to the Reindeer Farm. The boys and I went soon after we moved here and hadn't been back since and John had never been so we thought we'd take the quick drive and go see them.
The boys had a great time, although Tristan and I kept our distance, the Reindeer make us both nervous lol. They are very pushy and and get a little too close for comfort sometimes. But they are so cute! Jacob wasn't scared of a thing, he probably would have rode one if I let him. So Jacob stuck close the John and they got bombarded with Reindeer for feeding. John actually got a little crowded at one point when a ton of them just completely surrounded him and wanted food but he ran out. He was trying to hide the food containers and the Reindeer kept nudging him and looking for more, it was hilarious!(look below for the pictures).
They also have a little deer and a moose we got to see. All in all it was a way fun day :)
Here are some pics from the trip :) There are a ton sorry!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Finally Friday...

Although Fridays don't mean quite the same thing to me since I don't have an outside job anymore.

There hasn't been too much going on around here lately. But I figured I'd update what I could.

The boys have been really good lately. I'm hoping they are getting to a good age now. They really get along much better now and aren't quite as onry as they used to be. It's so nice. As boys AND brothers do they still bicker sometimes, but its not like it used to be :)
Tristan only has a couple more weeks of preschool and then he's on summer break before Kindergarten in August. HOW is that possible? That my child is going into Kindergarten? It happened so quick....where did the time go? I know he really will enjoy it, it'll be so much fun for him.
Jacob starts preschool the same day that Tristan starts Kindergarten. That's definitely going to be a rough day for Mommy lol. I know Jacob will have a wonderful time at preschool also though. They just may have to put a leash on him and a few extra locks on all of the doors ha ha! (anyone how knows Cubby, understands that). Maybe I will get lucky and he will completely surprise me.

Well thats about it around here, nothing too exciting. I've been trying to update this as much as possible so check back often to see our family updates :)

Tristan "The Toothless"

I completely forgot to make a post about Tristan's lost teeth! He lost two about 2-3 weeks apart. He was so excited about it and the toothfairy came to visit and brought him some money. He even said he "saw her" the first time and she looked like Tinkerbell (lol).
It was very exciting and he worked really hard to get those teeth out.

Here are the pics of both times.