Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blogging Hiatus

I will have a short blogging hiatus.  This is due to the fact that I won't have my computer with me on our upcoming vacation and it will be difficult to download photos and get some good postings on here.  I will be back in January to give you all an update on our wild crazy Christmas vacation. 
See you then!


We had a wonderful breakfast with Santa and the kids had this picture done in two seconds flat!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oscar Mayer

♫♪ I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner ♪ That is what I truly wish to be ♪ Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner ♪ Everyone would be in love with me ♪♫

(You know you were singing right along - and now that is going to be stuck in your head)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

November - Photos of Kids

Here are a couple of pictures to tide you over until you get to hold these little bundles tight in your arms.
Far right side, white shirt, singing in a recent school program.

It is so much fun when it is your birthday and you get to lick the serving utensils.

Thinks he can get away with anything including climbing up on the table - Turkey!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


The thoughts and opinions presented in this posting are the sole result of the author.  Should you not agree with them cease reading this posting and come back another time.

When I had one child I felt that I was a really good mom.  I was able to focus so much of my time and energy on her.  Even though I worked it seemed like we were always together, always doing something, always learning.  It was easy and fun.

Then I had two children and I felt that I was a good mom.  I had the school hours to focus on the younger of the two.  Then I had the after school and weekends to split between the older and the younger.  It was a bit of learning but it still seemed to go okay.

Now there are three children and I am struggling to even be an okay mom.  I have half days alone with the younger and I am trying to figure out how do I be a mom to him but get some things marked off of my to do list?  Then I have half days where the youngest is napping and the middle is home.  Again, there are things to get done yet kids that are pulling, pushing, touching and tugging at you in multiple ways.  With three, one always seems to be on "my list" by time school starts and some days it is all three of them.  The older is gone 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 hours each day and then has 1/2 hour to 3 hours of homework each night.  That leaves very little one on one time with her.  The middle and the younger get a high amount of my time due to their ages.  I am like a satellite orbiting around them.  Constantly stuck in their gravitational fields.  I get up between 5-6 most days just to have a moment that I don't feel their pull.  Because even in the nights they are calling to me for many reason and most nights one is in bed with us. 

The first word that came to my mind as I was thinking all of this is PRESSURE.  Lovely enough the next thought was coal turns into diamonds with enough heat and pressure.  I wonder...with all the heat and pressure of motherhood, what will I turn into?  I know when things are all said and done I will come out on the other side as a sparkly, beautiful, semi-precious jewel.