Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mariah's Preschool Graduation

My little graduate! I am so proud of this girl!

Kindergarten here she comes!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mother Of the Year Award

On Saturday, I was making a dessert in the oven, and usually Ambria is good about standing way back and not touching the over, however, this day was different, unfortunately.

I pulled out the oven rack to take out the dessert and Ambria came by and decided to help me push IN the rack with her hand!!


Ambria got 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her left hand. My heart sank into my stomach. I felt/feel horrible. On the upside though, she hasn't let her blistered hand slow her down at all, except when she has to stop playing so we can put on the antibiotic and wrap it up. Of course, I never thought this would happen to me, but yup. Poor Ambria.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Let Summer Begin

Just a couple vintage-looking shots of Mariah and Ambria enjoying popsicles in the warm sunshine.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Off to a Good Start

Don't get me wrong, I like it when Mariah accidentally knocks over two plants and spills dirt all over the floor and then jumps up and hits my chin with her head and I bite my tongue and blood gushes everywhere....all before we even leave for school.

I am glad I can find humor in this.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Song for My Day

Give me oil in my lamp,
Keep me burning, burning, burning
Give me oil in my lamp I pray
Give me oil in my lamp,
Keep me burning, burning, burning
Keep me burning till the break of day

Monday, May 18, 2009

Getting Ready for a House Showing with a Two-Year-Old

Mop the floors--spills juice

Clean the television--kisses the television

Clean the windows--help wipe the windows with bare hands

Put clothes away--opens drawers and pulls out clothes

Straighten up closet--has an impromptu desire to wear slippers

Put toys away--wants to play with all the toys

Neatly organize bookshelf--wants to read books

Take out the trash--pushes the empty trash can around like a car

Wipe down the counters

Pick up after Ambria


Pick up after Ambria

Lights on

Pick up after Ambria

Put on shoes


Do it again...

Bless her heart, she is two, but man, is she stressful during cleaning.

Thankfully we have a sale pending on the house but people still want to see the house. Hopefully all the paperwork will go through smoothly and then we won't have to deal with any more showings and open houses and two year olds making messes during cleaning time.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mariah - 3 Years Ago

Three years ago, Mariah got her tonsils out, and Ambria is about to follow in her sister's footsteps. We found out this week that Ambria has to have her tonsils and adenoids out on June 9. Mariah's recovery was not pleasant, so our hopes aren't high for Ambria's recovery, but maybe she will surprise us (I know each kid is different). The surgery worked wonders for Mariah and she is able to breath better, so that is the goal for Ambria as well. If you remember, say a little prayer for Ambria on June 9.

Monday, May 11, 2009

5 Year Old Accountability

I have been trying to eat snacks in moderation lately, you know, one cookie instead of two, three donuts instead of four, etc.

So, tonight after dinner, I had a few spoonfuls of ice cream (Blue Bunny Double Cone Crunch!!) of which I shared with Mariah. After I put the ice cream away, I thought maybe I would have a quick snack size candy bar (Reese's Fast Break!!). I was reaching high in the cupboard, high so that I have to think twice about exerting the energy for the candy and high so Mariah can't get into it, and here comes Mariah...

Mariah: Mom, another dessert??

Me: Yeah, I know.

Mariah: You know, candy will rot your teeth.

Me: Thanks, Mariah (as I put the candy back and shut the cupboard)

I had to laugh at myself. Caught.

Extra added note: I fully endorse Blue Bunny Double Cone Crunch ice cream and Reese's Fast Break candy bars.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Taste of Summer