Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I have resorted to playing video games...

In my quest to drop a few pesky pounds that have been hanging on to my hips, stomach and buttock area I have resorted to playing video games. Have you heard of this thing? The Wii Fit is so much fun. It has a variety of exercise modes. Yoga, balance, aerobics and just some fun games that help get you moving a bit. It tracks your weight, your BMI and helps you set goals for your self. It also will test your fitness age. Who know, I may not lose a pound but at least I am having fun! By the way if you want one, they are hard to find. Eric and I drove all over town on Monday looking for one, they were sold out everywhere. Today Target had maybe two or three left after they got there shipment today!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Few Pictures....

We have had some weird weather here this weekend. Rainy one second, sunny the next. We are just enjoying a quiet weekend around the house. Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Summer Bike Fun

One of my co-workers knew I was looking for a bike for Cody. He found this one for free! Cody is thrilled. We stole the training wheels off of Ems bike. It seemed like a good idea the time but now not only am I trying to teach Cody to ride for the first time but also Emilee to ride with no training wheels. We live on busy street so they have only a driveway to learn to ride on. So far it is going pretty good. I was given a bike last summer but since I was major prego I never got a chance to ride it. Hopefully this summer the whole family can take the bikes to the park trail and ride.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My Little Girls Dream Came True Today

Riding lessons started today for my little cowgirl. She learned the basics, and did a little riding. She is on cloud nine tonight!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday

I saw this verse posted on 160 Acres Woods. She said it was okay to share it, so I did! It is one of my favorites.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or paint for the old order of things has passed away.
Revelations: 21: 4

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Soccer season is wrapping up for the year. We have had so much fun watching Emilee play this year. Next fall both Cody and Emilee will be playing so things should get interesting. Cody took most of these pictures, he does a pretty good job.

The weather has been so nice this weekend. The kids spent ALL day playing in the sprinkler, digging in the dirt, climbing trees. I sat outside just watching them play. It was great. It's funny though because I have spent the last week researching swing sets and comparing prices. After comparing swing sets that vary in price from $300 to $1500(or more) my kids are perfectly happy playing with a $5 sprinkler and a pile of dirt. Who would have thought?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Whole Day Off!

I am pretty excited about today. A whole entire day with nothing "planned". I adjusted my work schedule a bit this week so I had last night off, therefore I don't have to sleep all day. The kids are home with me and we are just enjoying the lazy day. The weather is suppose to be warm. I am trying to convince my husband to buy a swing set for the backyard. I think he might give in. I planted a bunch of flowers last weekend so the yard is starting to look pretty good. We brought in a truck load of rock for an area in the front yard but came up a bit short. Now it's back out to the rock yard for another load. See ya, enjoy the sunshine.

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Wonderful Mothers Day

Cody enjoying his morning latte.

I had a wonderful weekend and an even better Mothers Day. My kids and my husband made me feel so special! We ALL went to church (even Eric), took the moms out to lunch, and I was showered with lovely gifts all day long. It was perfect. Emilee had a top secret gift that she made at school. She made me wait all day before I could open it. It was worth the wait though, it was a hand print she had made into a wall hanging. Cody had left his present at school so he kept trying to take credit for everyone elses gift. The church gave all the moms roses, he took my rose and handed it back to me and said " I made this for you in Sunday School". He lies but he sure is funny! Then we got home and he found a nice store bought Hallmark card my father in law had given to me that morning, he again took credit for it. "I made this just for you mommy."
Eric went to the store in the evening to get some groceries. He came home and was showing me what he bought when Emilee walked into the kitchen. She got the most disgusted look on her face and looked at Eric and said, "You bought her bread for Mother's day?". Well he did but I also got a little something with a little more bling. It was a great day. I feel so lucky being able to write about those who love me.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Before I was a Mom

I recieved this in an email, I didn't write it but I thought it was nice. Happy Mothers Days!

Before I was a Mom -I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mom -I cleaned my house each day.I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on or peed on.I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom -I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests...or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried.I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom -I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a mom.

Before I was a Mom -I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom -I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, he heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a mom.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Eat, Drink and be Merry

I was browsing through my photos and realized I had never posted these one. They are from two weekends ago when we went to the wine tasting festival in Prosser. We had such a good time. We went to probably 10 wineries that day, and passed up even more. It is amazing the number of wineries in that area, they are every where you look. Some are very fancy, some are a little more casual, and some out of a single wide trailer. It was a fun festival, they had bands and barbecues, vendors. The weather was gorgeous! Being my first week of dieting I was trying to be extra careful not to eat bad food, well maybe too careful. I didn't eat enough and all that wine got to me, I ended up feeling pretty bad by the end of the day. Lesson learned though, this is why the say EAT, drink and be merry.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Happy Anniversary My Dear Husband

Today is our eight year anniversary! Our anniversary falls on Apple Blossom Weekend every year which means I am always working, this year is no exception. We did go out for a nice dinner tonight thanks to my dad who watched the kids for us. The weather here is beautiful, the food was great so all in all it was a great day. I love you Eric!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Photo Contest

Five Minutes For Mom is doing a photo contest. The theme is something that represents motherhood. I have posted this photo before but it is my favorite. To me it represents the most beautiful gift my husband gave me, my ring. I am just kidding of course I mean my children. You didn't think I was that shallow did you?

Spotlight on Emilee!

My beautiful Emilee. I watch her as she tranforms from my little first born baby into one of the "big kids". Full of attitude, a love for animals and a tender heart she is amazing. She is a beautiful individual. I am so proud of you Emilee!