Friday, May 21, 2010

Those crazy babies!

So, everyone says that Daphne looks just like me and Peter looks just like Dallas, but in looking at pics of Dallas and me as babies, I would say just the opposite. What do you all think? (Baby Dallas, Daphne and Peter, Baby Emily)

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mother's Day


Of course I am the luckiest woman in the world.

My mom was a wonder. I can't help but think of how hard she must have worked for all her 13 kids! I have 5 kids and I feel so unequal to the task. I remember how deeply and boundlessly she loved me. She had to work when I was small, and I would call her at work at least once a day. 368-2619. Usually I would just complain about how mean everyone was being to me (I was a stinker), but she later told me she loved my calls. She worked nights when I was in kindergarten. She would nap on the couch while I would play Mario Bros. I would pause every time when I died (Now that I have a kindergartener, I realize that that probably happened every minute or so....) and wake her up to show her my little dead Mario. My mom wasn't perfect, but man, she was great. I hope she knew that. I hope she knows that now. Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Thanks for being my mom. I love you.

My kids are the light of my world. I have never received so many gifts as I have this week. Ribbons, necklaces, paintings, old toys, flowers, and so much more, all for Mother's Day. I am so thankful to be their mother. It is the hardest thing I have ever done, and I lack in so many ways, but still they love me. I am so amazed by them. Thanks kids, for letting me be your mother, even though I don't do it right. I love you guys more than anything in the world.

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I think they get it from Dallas....

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What was I thinking?????


I took the babies to their 2 month check-up excited to find out how they were growing, but not expecting anything else. Well, I got two surprizes: First, Peter had an ear infection (poor kid) and second, I guess it is appropriate to sucker people in by bringing free kittens to the doctor's office. Yep, I am one of those suckers. The lady with the box of kittens said, "Do you want one, they are free." I quickly replied, "No WAY!" And then, "Free?" Who doesn't love free stuff, especially when it is cute like a kitten? (I don't even like cats all that much....) So I told Penny and Gabe that they could pick out their favorite kitten. Dallas has wanted a cat for a while, so I knew he wouldn't mind. But the lady then said, "You should probably take two. One would be lonely." So I took two!! What kind of a crazy person who has 5 kids under 6 years, newborn twins, one of which has an ear infection, is probably moving in a month takes 2 cats from a lady at the doctors office?! Well, apparently me. I regretted it the second we got in the car. The kids loved them, and I have to admit, they were really cute. But I knew we just couldn't keep them. Too much going on. So, I took them to Walmart to sucker someone else in. We had them for nearly 2 weeks. The black one was Princess Leah, Dana, Catty, and whatever else Penny could think up while she was holding it, and the gray one was Spiderman. So long little kitties. I hope you guys went to a great home. (I really do wish them the best. I am not a cat hater or anything. I just don't have time to be crazy AND be a crazy cat lady.)

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A Guard Dog?


It appears our fancy pet, Misha may have taken the role of protector of the babies, right? Wrong. In fact, Misha has grown fond of baby spit up, which is abundant around here. Gross, I know. I can only assume she is looking expectantly on for this reason alone.

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