Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
What time do the kids get up? during the week, anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 (they go to bed at 7pm)
My favorite kids show? Curious George
Favorite chore? I'm going to change this to favorite chore to be done with! which would be shampooing the carpets because it usually means all the other things are done too! and everything looks spotless... oh, for about 10 minutes!
Favorite meal to cook? I love to cook NEW things, and what i like to cook is different from my favorite meal to eat.... I think it would have to be Okonomiyaki (traditional Japanese dish)
Favorite thing that Nick does with the kids? I love how he will take the boys camping one-on-one and build forts and shoot BB guns.... just doing guy stuff!
5 things that make me smile as a Mom:
1. When the brothers help eachother out when there is nothing in it for them but a good feeling inside.
2. When the house is clean, there are cookies, bread or pies cooling in the kitchen and I'm just cuddling with my boys in the love sac reading a book or watching Spiderman.
3. When others recognize the good things about my children.
4. When they hit milestones, like going potty for the first time, or losing a tooth...
5. Wathing them sleep.
Where do I want to take the kids someday? to Japan, to show them where Nick and I used to wander the streets, i want to bike ride all over that country with my boys.....
1 thing I said I'd never do as a Mom? i said that i wouldn't let my kids watch too much tv or lose my temper
Favorite quality about my Mom: my mom is constant, she never changes her mood or attitude, you can always depend on her to be the same supportive and most down to earth mommy ever!
Advice for Moms: forgive yourself when you mess up, and start new everyday. pick your battles with the kids. and tell them everyday how much you love them, how lucky you are to have them in your family and how special they are to you individually... do this and you'll see their little faces lite up with a unforgettable smile of innocence...
I tag.... ALL THE MOMS THAT READ THIS
cooper let me play with his ball.... wow! what a nice brother! even though he's silly and has a tooth missing, he keeps an eye on me so i don't get hurt or wander too far.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I spent the afternoon outside with the boys. they drew on the carport....
they played in the sandbox....
they caused all sorts of trouble....
they hardly touched the swings.... (why did I hang these?)
somebody showed how tuckered he was at the table while eating tacos....
I know three little boys that will sleep well tonight! THANK YOU bright summery day!
Now I will have peace to read my book!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
not one of my favorite holidays, i'm just not so sure why everyday isn't mother's day... especially with young children, we are sometimes overwhelmed because of this thankless job. however, in speaking with a dear older sister at church today, she assured me that someday, your children will appreciate all that you do and did.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Okay, so Nick and I saw this movie in the theater. Besides being thoroughly creeped out, we both left the theater loving the movie. So we watched the movie with the alternative ending on DVD. I've let it digest a few days and this is what I think....
Okay, so.... I thought that Will Smith blowing himself to smithereens to save the cure, the woman and the child was a bit Hollywood and of course no one likes to see Will Smith get blown up. I thought it was a bit unnecessary and even told Nick that the movie would have been better if he'd lived. But upon seeing the alternate ending, I'm not so sure. These hemocytes who are infected with this zombie-creating virus are not just slaves to their uncontrollable hunger, but do show signs of being human and can be reasoned with. Will Smith doesn't die, but walks through all of these crazies getting growled and snarled at (as above) which I thought was a little over-the-top also, but hey, it's a Hollywood sci-fi movie, what do you expect?
Both movies end on the note of hope, but I'm still on the fence... I doubt many have seen this movie or better yet, BOTH versions... but any opinions? Here are your options....
A. The theater version was the bomb!
B. The alternate ending clinched it for me.
C. I'm on the fence too!
D. Sorry Emily, too creepy of a movie for me to see!
E. I've only seen the movie version... thanks for spoiling it for me!