Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rememeber Today 4.30.09

{remember} spending the day with two of the greatest little ones (outside of my own, that is--I have to say that, right). If I could be guaranteed to have two kids this great, we would totally become a family of 7. So much fun being out in the sunshine, hanging out in the playroom, and playing at the park.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Remember Today 4.29.09

{remember} getting Maddox out of the car to take him to school and a little conversation that went something like this:

Me: Come on, buddy

Him: Come on, Yease (not sure of the spelling of this one but rhymes with grease)

Me: Yease, who's yease?

Him: He's a mouse.

Me: A mouse, and what does he do?

Him: He's a fireman and he gets all the sticks.

Me: A fireman , but he's a mouse?

Him: Yeah, and he wears a flat hat like this [pushes palm of hand into his forehead].

Me: Oh, so he gets sticks?

Him: Yeah and dandelions. He gets all the sticks and dandelions.

Me: And what does he do with all the sticks and dandelions.

Him: He throws the sticks in the woods. And he throws the dandelions into the woods, too.

Me: Aaah, interesting

This kid cracks me up. He's always making up little crazy stories like this. I need to write more of them down. . .

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Remember Today 4.28.09

{remember} Camden telling me he wants to be a doctor so he can make people feel better.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Remember Today 4.27.09

{remember} being grateful that life has returned to normal--the boys are back at school, Maddox is back kto swim, and the house can now get back to order (well, maybe. . .)

Where has the time gone?

{edited: pictures added}
This past week was April Vacation week for the kiddos, and it positively flew by. All of a sudden it is Monday, nearly May, I haven't posted a Remember Today in a week and a half and I have to ask myself: Where has the time gone?

Here's where some of it has gone: {pics to be inserted soon}

playing outside *finally* after what seems to have been the longest winter EVER

a trip to the zoo

working on wedding programs, table numbers, and place cards for a wedding that is quickly approaching

Camden's sixth birthday party

Baseball, baseball, and more baseball

reading this book

And I can tell you what hasn't been happening because of all of the above:

my 37 Days Project (but I haven't thrown in the towel yet)

cleaning up my house

I hope to catch up on my RT's this week, upload a bunch of photos, and generally get caught up in all areas of life. Logan commented the other day how the days are getting longer. If only they truly were getting longer--24 hours just isn't enough!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Remember Today 4.26.09

{remember} a hectic Sunday: church, home for lunch, last skating lesson for Camden, home for a quick change, back-to-back baseball games, home for dinner and bed. So much for a day of rest!

Happy Birthday, C-Man!

In many ways, the past six years have been a blur. It is hard to believe that you are six years old. It seems like just yesterday I was walking the halls of the hospital breathing through contractions, delivering you in just three pushes, and hearing the wail of your first cry fill the room. It seems like just yesterday we brought your littleness home welcomed by your big brother, who at only 22 months-old seemed like a giant. It's like only yesterday you flashed us your first smile, reached out for a toy you had dropped, and learned to walk by pushing Logan around on the firetruck. It seems like only yesterday you begged us to take the training wheels off your bike (you were still 3), solved a math problem faster than Logan (or Mommy) could, surprised us with knowing how to read.

With each year that passes, we are reminded of the conundrum of time. How it doesn't seem possible that you could only be six years old, and yet at the same time how could you have only been in our lives for six short years? How certain milestones seem like only yesterday, and yet you've changed and grown so much. You are our great joy, and we love you more than you'll ever know, always.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Remember Today 4.25.09

{remember} our first day on the baseball fields this season: how much of a trooper Maddox was to sit through three hours of games, how well Logan played in a game with kid-pitch and real outs, and how into it Camden was at his very first t-ball game.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Remember Today 4.23.09

{remember} how easy the playroom can turn into this while the boys are home on vacation:
And then, while the boys are at sleepovers, how quickly Maddox and I can turn it back into this:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A little love

Remember Today 4.22.09

{remember} one-on-one time with Maddox while L & C are at sleepovers. We stopped at Target to pick up some Pixos of his very own (Mr. Bunny brought them for the older two, but thought the younger one was just too young). I guess even the Easter Bunny gets it wrong sometimes. This youngest guy sat for nearly 2 hours working on several creations with very little help from me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Remember Today 4.21.09

{remember} how tender Logan was with his little cousin, and confirming he does have it in him to be kind, just not to his littlest brother (not very often, anyway).

Monday, April 20, 2009

Remember Today 4.20.09

{remember} lots of togetherness as a family: breakfast out and shopping at the outlets for new pants/jeans for me and shoes (again??) for Perry--someday I will line up all his shoes and snap a photo--he has more shoes than I do. And wouldn't you know the one store the kids wanted to go in (and our be-good-and-you-can-get-something store) was closed.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Remember Today 4.19.09

{remember} the first grilling of the season. As much as I wish we would leave our grill out all year long, I know the first grilled meal just wouldn't taste as good if we did. Terriyaki marinated chicken--Yum. Mmy.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Remember Today 4.18.09

{remember} surviving TV Turn-Off Week (are we the only family on the planet to do this anymore??). I know it's suppose to be the week of April Vacation, but no mother in her right mind would leave the week home with her three boys to the chance of the weather, especially given this Spring's track record. We played it safe and did it a week early. I know, not as sacrificial, but a lot more sane! Note: In our house, TV Turn-Off Week involves the use (or rather, non-use of any and all screens: tv, DS, Wii, computer, movies) And the boys did not ask once, NOT ONCE to use screens the entire week. Ahhh, heaven on Earth.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Day ???

I had to give some real thought as to what day today is. I mean, I know it's Friday, but I had lost track of what day of 37 today was. I had to count from day 10. That's not good. Not good at all. I am trying to get back in a groove. This blip in my 37 Days just reinforces my theory that creativity is cyclical. One cannot be expected to be able to create all the time. A page a day, as simple as it sounds, is turning out to be a very big undertaking. I am not giving up, I've not lost hope that I can do this. But I am realizing that at the end of 37 Days, I may not, probably will not, most likely won't have 37 layouts done. Life just gets in the way sometimes. We have to put aside those things we really want to do, things we've made a priority in our lives so we can focus energies elsewhere, be it getting ready for and enjoying a holiday, vacuuming out the garage after a long winter, or shooting hoops in the driveway with the kids. The key to happiness is finding a balance between both. It also helps when you can combine what you want to do with what you have to do: like fiddling with a layout while dinner bakes in the oven, or sitting on the rug cutting out embellishments while the kids drive cars over your scraps!

Oh, by the way, it's Day 18. And I've done 14 layouts.

Why I blog

So today I was over at Kelli Crowe's blog and she had a post asking people why they blog. I have been thinking about doing a post on this for quite a while, so here's what I told her:

*I blog to taste life three times: once while living it, once while writing it down, and once while reading through what I've written (of course some days are hard enough to taste just once!)

*I blog to remember because as much as I think I will never forget these days of my boys' childhoods, I will.

*I blog because days happen faster than scrapbook pages can be put together. My blog helps me keep it all straight in one spot for when I'm ready to create those pages.

*I blog to promote my growing business, and to offer out my work as possible inspiration to others (isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery?)

*I blog to keep in touch with family and friends.

*I blog for the feeling of connecting with others (like today when a mom at my son's school introduced herself and told me she feels like she knows me because she reads my blog).
Blogging verifies the closeness we all have to one another, our universality (is that a word?).

I'm sure there are more reasons, but that's all I can think of for now. I think I'll just copy and paste this right into my blog as a post for today. Thanks for helping me get this done! Oh, yeah and thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

A few friends want to start their own blogs, so I will be having a mini-workshop (using this term very loosely) on how to blog this summer. Let me know if you are interested in starting a blog and I will let you know the details.

Remember Today 4.17.09

{remember} seeing the smiles and waves from this little guy when his school honored his birthday at Friday Sing-Along.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Remember Today 4.16.09

{remember} that I don't know how hard it is to be going through every day with the boys all by myself until I have Perry home to help (and how much I enjoy and need the time for myself when he's around to help out).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Remember Today 4.15.09

{remember} realizing it's the 15th of April and knowing we've survived another "busy season." Woohoo, it'll be so nice to have my husband back (at least for one weekend before he starts coaching 4 games a weekend).

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

These shoes

I couldn't bear to see them sold in a yard sale

so I stole them
right out of the Rubbermaid bin
the day before the big sale.

What would they go for--
a dollar, maybe two

These tiny, navy blue Converse All Stars
barely used
with the slightest bits of sand
and a pebble stuck in the soles
and maybe a touch of stickiness from a popsicle drip.

I couldn't bear to see them go

Maybe it's seller's remorse over our babies' crib,
but I couldn't bear to see them go.

And, Jenna, if you ever want them back, you know where to find them (just promise you'll never sell them!)

Spring is Springing

Maddox and I took a walk with cameras in tow today. I was so happy he actually let me push him in the carriage (that we had to lug down from the attic). These days of carriages are numbered. While he took pictures of a soda can laying on the side of the road and a dog in a yard, I snapped a few shots of my own:

a magnolia budding

two white ducks and a mallard on the farm pond

We could have stayed for hours and watched, but we had to get home for Camden's bus.

Remember Today 4.14.09

{remember} how completely over the moon excited Camden was to go to his first baseball practice. He made cards for the two boys in his class that are also on his team. They read: "To ___ Love Camden See you at praktis. I love you." I love how he signs almost all of his notes with those three words--no matter who they are for. That kid has more love in him than anyone I know.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Remember Today 4.13.09

{remember} soaking in spring with a vaseful of tulips and my sweet boy, making me a happy girl as they posed together for the camera.

37 Days: Stop! Wait for Me!!

The Easter bunny has knocked me off my scrapbooking wagon. It is technically day 14, but I'm still stuck at Day 11. Between grocery shopping, house-cleaning, Easter-prepping, meal-cooking, church-going, and holiday-hosting there was just no way I was going to squeeze in time for my committment to scrapbooking. I'm an efficient multi-tasker, but I'm not Wonder Woman, for goodness sake! This 37 Day thing is not meant to be a major stress-inducer. I'm okay with missing a couple days for very good reason. And I'm okay with picking up where I left off and moving forward with the challenge. Hey, there's still 23 more days (and hopefully 23 more layouts to do).

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Remember Today 4.11.09

{remember} all the preparation that goes into getting ready for Easter, and how great the boys were with helping: cleaning the house together, filling plastic eggs, taking a picture witht he Easter Bunny, coloring eggs, and in between all of this we managed to take a break to see a movie at the Dojo (Bedtime Stories--very cute).

{filling, or more like eating}

{no tears this year}

Friday, April 10, 2009

Remember Today 4.10.09

{remember} finally nice enough to be a flip-flop kind of day! Don't mind my ugly toes--haven't gotten my summer pedi yet!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Remember Today 4.9.09

{remember} how easy it is to please this little guy: a tray full of Moon Sand + a couple of Matchbox cars = one very happy little boy and his Momma (who can actually get some things done!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Remember Today 4.8.09

{remember} the boys setting up a fort in the family room with all the pillows, blankets and cushions, bringing down a stacks of books from their bedrooms and sprawling out to read. And to quote Camden: "I'm not finishing until I read all these books. Nope, not going to bed until I'm done. No sleep for me tonight." Ha, sounds like the perfect night to me!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Remember Today 4.7.09

{remember} Camden crying and telling me he misses me at school, that he wishes he could just not think about me because then he gets sad. Logan piping in in almost a whisper that he misses me at school, too. Aww, little muffins. Here I was thinking they couldn't wait to get to school to get away from their Mom who sometimes yells more than she should, makes them do chores for responsibility, and doesn't always do the fun stuff they want to do. What do I know!

I'm a 44

And no, I'm not taking bra size! My sister emailed me this quick quiz today that I am going to copy and paste right here (hoping this doesn't break copyright laws). So grab a pen and paper and write your answers. Don't forget to leave me a comment to tell me what yours came out to be.

Answers are for who you are now and not who you were in the past...Have pen or pencil and paper ready. This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept. at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and in their prospective employees. It's only 10 Simple questions, so grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of your letter answers to each question. Ready? Begin.

1. When do you feel your best...
A) in the morning
B) during the afternoon and early evening
C) late at night

2. You usually walk......
A) fairly fast, with long steps
B) fairly fast, with little steps
C) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
D) less fast, head down
E) very slowly

3. When talking to people you...
A) stand with your arms folded
B) have your hands clasped
C) have one or both your hands on your hips
D) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
E) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with....
A) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
B) your legs crossed
C) your legs stretched out or straight
D) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
A) big appreciative laugh
B) a laugh, but not a loud one
C) a quiet chuckle
D) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
A) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
B) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
C) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted...
A) welcome the break
B) feel extremely irritated
C) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most...
A) Red or orange
B) black
C) yellow or light blue
D) green
E) dark blue or purple
F) white
G) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are...
A) stretched out on your back
B) stretched out face down on your stomach
C) on your side, slightly curled
D) with your head on one arm
E) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...
A) falling
B) fighting or struggling
C) searching for something or somebody
D) flying or floating
E) you usually have dreamless sleep
F) your dreams are usually pleasant

1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e ) 1
10 (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points and find yourself in the ranges below:

OVER 60 POINT: Others see you as someone they should 'handle with care'. You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality, a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once, someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting, someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding, someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you, realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well, know that you aren't.

Leave a note with your score because I'm nosey like that, and I love to get notes!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Remember Today 4.6.09

{remember} this conversation with Camden:

him: Mom, does God make everything? I mean, I know he makes lots of things, but did he make everything? Like even paper?

me: Well, God made the trees that we make paper from. He makes the people that make the paper.

him: Paper comes from trees? {ponders this for a moment} But money doesn't grow on trees?

Hmm, I'm thinking I'm not going to be able to use this line on him. I can hear him already: Yeah, money's made of paper, and paper comes from trees, so money really does grow on trees.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Remember Today 4.5.09

{remember} family dinner at my mom & dad's with extended family, bringing generations together, making memories for my children like the ones I have of Sunday Dinner at my grandparents' with aunts, uncles & cousins.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Scrapbooking Words of Advice

Here are some lessons that I've been thinking about in recent months. Maybe you scrapbookers will find them helpful, or maybe you already know all this stuff.
  1. Find ways to weave scrapbooking into your daily life. Scrapbooking tasks can be broken down into manageable chunks. Look through magazines for inspiration while sitting in a waiting room, or in the looping line at school, or at traffic lights (sorry, it was probably me at the front of the line when the light turned green). Draw up sketches while your kids swing, or do homework (nice together time), or eat lunch. Get out paints, or Play-Doh, or beads for the kids while you sit with them to create items for your page. Keep a notebook handy to jot down page ideas, inspiration, conversations, journaling, or anything else that comes to mind. If possible, keep layouts in progress out where you can walk by them several times throughout the day. Ideas sometimes spring up at the craziest moments. I also often start a layout at night, and finish it in the morning. I love the fresh set of eyes I can look with in the morning, and sometimes ideas come to me as I'm dozing off to sleep or in the shower.
  2. Scrapbooking does not have to be this great overwhelming task. You don't need to create a publishable work of art, with loads of handmade embellishments and intricate designs. Matching photos up with the stories they tell is about all it takes.
  3. I have realized that I will never be "caught up"; to accomplish that I would need to stop taking photos, and that's never gonna happen! So now I scrapbook whatever I feel like doing (I'm not a chronological scrapper). Sometimes I impose deadlines on myself (complete vacation album before next year's vacation), sometimes I scrapbook recent photos because nothing motivates like fresh pictures. But most often I grab a stack, thumb through them, jot down thoughts or feelings, and scrapbook a page to tell the story.
  4. In the words of Ali Edwards, "embrace imperfection" These two words have become my scrapbooking mantra. In 25 years, no one is going to analyze the color scheme you chose, or critique your writing with a red pen. What they will notice is the time and effort you took to tell the stories of those you love. Don't you wish you had an album of what you were like as a child? That's the important stuff of what you're creating.
  5. Use those supplies. For so long I would buy papers, stickers, embellishments, etc and then think they were "too good" to use on my layouts. I was a hoarder. And for what? Because you know what happened? I looked through all that cuteness and prettiness and realized it wasn't my taste anymore, or it looked dated. There will always be new papers, embellishments, etc coming out. Trends change so quickly, so use up what you bought while you still love it. Besides, nothing is as inspiring as new product. Next time you pick up new paper, force yourself to cut into it within a week. I find it very freeing to crack open a new paper pack, or peel off a new sticker. Once you do, it's no longer new and you'll have no excuses not to use up the rest.
  6. It's only paper. Cut it, tape it, paint it, create with it. If you mess up, you can just get more. And what really is a "mess up"? Most of the time, what you think of as a mess up can actually be used, either elsewhere on a layout, or in another project. Cards are perfect little projects to use up those tossed aside embellishments or miss-cut paper scraps.

Well, there it is: everything I know about scrapbooking from my little hands and into your brains. Don't tell me I never taughtcha anything ;)

Day Five: Feeling a change

It's funny how I started this 37 Day challenge with some hesitation and doubt. I wasn't all pumped and geared up, I didn't glorify how wonderful the whole thing would be, I wasn't 100% motivated, and certainly not 100% sure I could even do it. But now 5 days into it, I'm feeling really good. When I had Logan, I would scrapbook every waking moment he was asleep. By his first birthday I was totally caught up on his first year. Crazy, I know. Somewhere between child one and child three, my page production decreased dramatically (gee, I wonder why!) Anyway, my point is, this 37 day challenge has put me back in touch with the "getting it done" part of scrapbooking. These past few days I haven't just been thinking about the pages I want to create, I've been creating them. I'm thinking that all these years of stewing in my own creative juices is culminating in these 37 days (and beyond) of delicious production. That's my philosophical rant for Day 5. Here's my page.

Remember Today 4.4.09

{remember} yet another cheesecake fiasco. Remember this one. Well, I've managed to botch another cheescake. Our back doorknob suddenly stopped turning this afternoon with no warning what-so-ever. Shouldn't something that you use every single day give you some kind of a heads-up before it just quits working on you?! Anyway, my cheesecake, which might have been a bit overcooked as I was busy getting the boys showered, jammied, and brushed while it baked, had just gone under the broiler. C was on the phone with P telling him about said door and I busied myself trying to figure out how to open said door, rather than watching my cheesecake grow "attractive spots of brown." Something smelled a bit off. "Oh, (insert bad word muttered under breath), the cheesecake!" as I leap over two children and throw open the oven door. Forget the brown spots, this thing was blackened and in flames!! Lots of bad words trying to force their way from my lips as I put every effort into keeping it PG-13 for my kids. "Shoot, fffff, crap, damn" and lots of grumbles and groans as I scrape the singed top off and hope that the rest of it doesn't taste like an ashtray. It's only for my family, and if it tastes like we're chewing cigarettes, they'll still love me anyway.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Remember Today 4.3.09

{remember} Camden cheering up one of his karate classmates who was upset because he made a mistake in class: "You did really good karate. Sometimes it's just confusing. I mess up too. But you did really good." I couldn't help but tear-up hearing his sweet words.

Digi kit to benefit Autism Speaks

Ali Edwards collaborated with Song Bird Avenue to create a digital scrapbooking kit. This kit is chock-full of papers, embellishments, word art, frames, and my favorite: templates, and is selling for only $8. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these kits benefit Autism Speaks. I'm thinking this kit will come in very handy for my 37 Days challenge.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Remember Today 4.2.09

{remember} spending time outside on a beautifully sunny, and finally warm afternoon, wanting more permanence to these days (especially since I'm tired of doing battle with the boys over wearing shorts).

Day Three: In a Pinch

Tonight was scrapbooking night. I get together with a group of friends every other Thursday night to scrapbook, or work on whatever project people have going (organizing photos, children's party invites, knitting, whatever). I look forward to this night, to laughing with friends (man do we have some good ones!), and I know that I rarely get much scrapbooking done. I am a peace-and-quiet, thinking-without-distraction kind of scrapbooker. Well, it was 10:30 tonight, a couple of people had left, and I still had not done my page. As one friend pointed out, "You have an hour and a half left." Nearly ready to ditch the night, I turned to my "Pages in Progress" album where I have lots of layouts in various stages of completion. Some just needed titles and/or journaling, some need embellishments. I pulled one that had a sketch, 4 photos, a sheet of background paper, a stamped and punched circle accent, and a scrap of corrugated packing material I thought would make a cool embellishment. I had gathered up these items probably over two years ago and slipped them into this page protector. Well, this little bit of PRE-planning saved me from the failure that could have been Day Three. A bit of paint, some ABC stamps, and adhesive and this page was done with plenty of time to spare (which I used to write some heartfelt journaling). Take that, Day Three!

Day Two: Motherhood Strikes

Yesterday was my Day 2 of the 37 Days Challenge. Here is what I accomplished before my youngest son awoke just before 9 pm with a fever of 101.2:

{Note his little self in the lower right corner} So it was off to bed to cuddle up with a sick little boy. The whole idea of committment is thrown out the window when you become a mother. The best you can strive for is intention. Day 2 is not a failure. I finished my layout (you can see it here), and I have every intention of completing Day 3 tonight. Besides, this whole 37 days challenge is for me, no one else. And laying with my feverish little one is exactly where I needed to be last night.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Remember Today 4.1.09

{remember} feeling grateful that no one pulled any pranks on me today, even though I lamely gave the boys impossible-to-solve mazes and told them we found the perfect summer camp to send them to this summer. Someday there will be craziness going on in this house, I just hope no one ever gets the nerve to Saran wrap the toilet seat like their cousins did.