Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mama Confessions

Do you sometimes lie to your kids?
Oh! You want one of these cookies/candies I was trying to hide from you? That was the last one.

Maybe cheat on your cleaning a bit?
If I re-run the washer/dryer/dishwasher I won't have to unload it yet AND can still feel like I'm accomplishing something.

Let your kids watch more TV than you say you do?
If I play the same movie twice in a row, it only counts as once. Really, I've done the math.

If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, you might want to follow along when I post my own Mama Confessions. Just trying to keep it real!

This week, I would like to confess to my readers that:

I hid the good Cabbage Patch dolls so the kids that were over wouldn't mess them up. And by "good" I mean "my." Hey, my mom had her own box of Crayola's we weren't allowed to touch and only she could color with. And I have my own Cabbage Patch Kid(s).

Speaking of Cabbage Patch Dolls, did you see these that were auctioned off for charity during the last presidential election? They make me giggle!

Also this week, I was pretty excited when one of the kids spilled their drink all over the floor in the living room. That meant that, after I wiped up the drink spill, at least one part of my floor was clean. Same goes for when my husband split his toe open and got blood everywhere. More clean floor spots!

And finally, to Reed. Thank you for pretending to believe me when I say, "I'm going to take the fastest shower ever and can you just get Abel's dinner ready and I'll feed him when I get out?" In reality you know that not only will you be giving him dinner, you'll probably be getting him ready for bed, too. And I love that you love me anyways and give me that few minutes in peace without complaining. Also, I'm very sorry you cut your toe.

Join in next week for more Mama Confessions! Do you have anything you'd like to get off your chest?

Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm Back!

So sorry I disappeared for three months with no warning. Thanks to those who noticed!

I typically blog during they boys' three hour nap time, which works out great for me. But this summer I also cared for school aged Sophie, who gave up naps long ago. But she started 1st grade today, and right now the boys are sleeping. So here I am!

I've been taking pictures to keep you up to date on all the happenings around here from this summer. Most of the posts to come will be summer re-caps. We celebrated the 4th of July, moved Abel to a big boy bed, visited the spray ground with friends, went to Chuck E. Cheese for the first time, and took Abel to the beach!

Also, in case you don't know me in real life, Reed and I were thrilled to announce this summer that we're expecting baby number two sometime in February! We are still slowly pursuing domestic adoption, and pray that baby #3 will join us via that route, but we decided to have another biologically to fill in the time gap. Domestic adoption through the foster care system is slow moving, and we didn't want Abel to go much longer as an only child.

In other summer news, Abel is pretty allergic to mosquito bites:

It's good to be back!