Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Picture

When I started my blog I decided I wasn't going to show my children's faces or say their names. I know, I know, it's not that hard to figure it out, especially since I have family that follow and say their names in comments, but it makes me feel better.

Anywho, when I started my blog I put a picture under the title of them walking away from the camera. I LOVE that picture. So since it's been a while I decided I needed to update.

When I took the first pic it was just a spur of the moment thought. I told them to turn and walk the other way and snapped a pic. Turned out great. So this time I didn't think it would be a problem, especially since it was planned.

We went to a local daffodil field. A great annual photo opp! I think I took a billion pictures. I cannot believe how hard it was to get all 4 of them to do the same thing at the same time. Either someone was walking in front of someone else, someone was turning to see if I was actually taking pictures, someone had their hands in the air, jumping in the air, bending over, you name it! I finally just gave up. We got LOADS of wonderful pictures, but the one now below the title was the best "walking away" pic.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

High School?! What?!

Yesterday my oldest turned 14! OMG! 14! Where has the time gone?! I CANNOT believe he is 14 and I CANNOT believe he's going to be in high school! High school!? Yes, high school! In 5 short months he will be in high school!

I'm so utterly proud of him and so utterly scared for him all at the same time! As much of a pain in the butt as he can be, he is REALLY a GREAT kid! I know he thinks I can be a pain in the butt too, but I know, or hope, that one day he will appreciate it!

I'm the parent that has ALL the passwords and reads all the texts and all that great stuff. Some people call it an invasion of privacy, but I call it PARENTING! I often wonder where some of these kid's parents are. There are SO many things today's kids have to worry about that we never would have thought of. I can only hope that I'm doing enough and teaching him enough.

I'm SO SO SO proud of him! He has been through so much in his short life. He lost his father, my first husband, and I just can't imagine. I know how awful it was for me, but I just can't imagine losing a parent. Mine are still here. Even as an adult I just can't imagine how awful it would be. As awful as that is I've not allowed him to use it as an excuse. Life sucks. Period. You have do the best you can with what you're dealt. I think he gets that, most of the time.

For those of you that don't know, his father and I were married in high school. I actually married my high school sweet heart while IN high school, and had a baby. Now our baby is going to be in high school. Lord please help me if he does HALF the stuff I did!!

So anyway, I took him his favorite lunch and cupcakes to school for him and his friends. I just delivered them and didn't stay to deliver any embarrassment. I had LOTS of ideas, but he begged me to please not embarrass him in from of his friends and more specifically his girlfriend. That's right, he has a girl friend. Our first official "love". I try not to give him a hard time about that tho cause I still remember how real it felt.

So all and all I think he's had a wonderful bday. He went to a Razorback baseball game over the weekend and got to spend some extra time with the girl friend at play practice. Mommy had a pretty good birthing day. I thought about his age all day and how old it made me feel. I also thought about his Daddy a lot. His birthday always makes me think of his Daddy and how I wish he were here to share it, but I know he's watching.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY baby! You are turning into such a wonderful young man! I'm so luck yo to have such a wonderful son. I LOVE YOU!!

Now to start working on that Learner's Permit.....eeekkkk!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I'm Sleepy!

I have never been so tired in my life and I can't sleep! The kids keep me busy and I'm WORN out by the end of the day, but I can't sleep. I tend to stress about stuff and it keeps me up, or wakes me up. I can't remember the last time I slept more than a couple of hours at a time. I would pay money to be able to get a solid 6 hours of sleep! Every night it's either my mind, kids, the hubby snoring, or even rain waking me up! I'm probably the only person in the world that hates it when it rains at night cause it wakes me up! I just don't understand why I can't sleep!