Sunday, September 30, 2007
I have just figured out the reason that some of you were having problems with switching up your font colors. If you would like me to go in and change this so you can play around with the font colors, please email me at email@example.com , and send me your log in information.
I learn something new every day I guess!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Sure, there are some down sides.
15 minutes of sitting on the floor while feeling like a cow....twice a day....
Having to worry about what I'm wearing, and if it's something that wouldn't show leaks.
But, there sure is a BIG, GIGANTIC positive... I've lost weight!
They say pumping is like burning 500 calories a day...that's a lot...really, that's a ton...
Since having Liv, I have lost all the "baby" weight from both girls. I now weigh what I did when I got pregnant with Avery. (Not bragging. If you saw me in person, you'd see I still have lots of junk in da trunk!) This is by pumping....only...
I wouldn't get on a treadmill if you paid me, and I don't eat very healthy at all....really, I don't.
Seriously....don't you think most woman would rather sit down for 15 minutes twice a day while burning calories, than actually sweating them off some other way?
I never thought I'd say this, but I think I love that darn pump....
Thursday, September 27, 2007
It really was a good day!
While Avery was at school and Livvie was home with me, I don't think she cried for 3 hours straight. That's a record....really.....it is.....
The girls and I took an afternoon snooze together.....what's better than that?
Liv was adorable tonight with her play phone. She holds it up to her ear, paces, and I swear she's so close to saying "hewwo?"
Avery had her school pictures taken today. We chose the pink tunic, and she looked adorable! Tomorrow is pajama party day, so she is very excited about that!
PG made steaks on the grill tonight...yum!
And, to top it all off, the new season of Grey's Anatomy started tonight, and I got to watch it with my hubby.....
All in all, a good day! Hope you all had the same!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Here is Avery with her partner for the day, Katera (cool name, huh?)
Avery didn't like getting very dirty, so she tried to walk in the 'cleaner' areas!
All the kiddos got to pick out a gourd to take home! Here is Avery with what she thought was called a "gordman"! (There is a store in BIG TOWN called Gordman's)
Me and my precious under the weeping willow tree! Oh, and yes...I am sporting a new darker hair color...
Pringles...always a crowd favorite!
So, that's that! It wasn't much of a fun filled field trip, but hey....at least I got to know the kiddos in her class a bit more! All in all, a fun time!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
2. Taking trips to BIG TOWN ALONE and not having a certain time I have to be back. It's my little taste of freedom!
3. Guad restaurant. I love me some steak fajitas!
4. Snuggling with my Avery and Livvie. They both make me smile many times throughout the day! Even though it's been a rough road here lately, I am so blessed to be called their mommy!
5. Digital Scrap booking...I haven't done it FOREVER, but I do like to do it very much. I just don't seem to be able to sit down and get anything accomplished anymore!
6. When my husband washes the bottles and n*pples, or helps clean.
7. My hubby! Funny story from today... at 1:00, he sits down for lunch, and makes a "huh" face, while he's looking at his arm. It appears as if one of my nursing pads made it's home in his shirt...for most of the day...I laughed A LOT! Can you imagine, PG at church, talking seriously about theology with someone, and saying, 'excuse me, and pulling out a nursing pad? Cracks me up! Good thing he came home to find it!
8. When I actually DON'T have a headache, which is rare...
9. My bloggie buddies. I really enjoy the new ladies I've met in bloggie land, and I love reading about their lives!
10. Mail...I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting mail! I also like email, but something about it being in my mailbox makes me happy!
11. I had to add a #11, because I just couldn't leave this one out...I love TV! And, like Dena said, it's premiere week and I am very excited to see some new shows! Hey...what's a girl to do when she's been playing ALL DAY LONG, and her hubby doesn't get home till late?
Ohhh....one more! When my mom and dad come and visit...I LOVE that too!
I tag...hmmm......Leslie, Christy, and Ashley
Monday, September 24, 2007
#3 - Blue Floral dress
#5 - Pink dress
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I have a confession to make. Our family is unlike a lot of other families. PG and I decided years ago, that we wanted to be IN and not OF this world in a couple of holidays for our children.
First of all, we don't celebrate Halloween. I know...we're such bummers, aren't we? What's up with us? What weirdos, right? Well, Halloween has strong roots in evil. It is a holiday that glorifies the dark things of this world, rather than bring glory to Jesus Christ. Simple as that...it doesn't glorify God, so why do it?
Second, we don't participate in Santa Claus stuff. For one, we don't celebrate him because I just don't want to lie to my kids. Why would I want to tell them stories about Santa and that he brings them presents, and it not be true? Again, I know...where's the fun? We're taking all the fun stuff out of our kids lives, right? We still buy presents and decorate and all that. But, we teach our children that we give gifts on Christmas, because we're celebrating the greatest gift that God gave to us...Jesus...
I must be crazy, but silly me thinks there is so much more joy found in celebrating the birth of Christ, God's ultimate display of love to us, than to talk about some silly old man with elves.
So, I finally confessed how WEIRD and CHRISTIAN I actually am! Shame on me, right?
Hope you bloggie friends of mine still like me.....I still like all of you!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I'm going to vent, so if you don't want to hear it, go somewhere else...seriously...
I'm tired. I'm spent. And, I can't stand the constant screams from Livvie because I have either left the room, or put her down, of just because she is crabby - which seems to be all day everyday, 24-7...
I'm sick of hearing Avery sing all day long. I'm tired of looking at my living room filled with toys EVERYWHERE, and I have 2 kids...neither of who pick up.
I'm sick of the fact that tomorrow is a Pot Blessing at our church, and I have to go shopping and make something up, when usually I don't cook at all...which, that's another thing I hate...why don't I like to cook? My husband would love it if I would make these meals for our family, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why I despise cooking...
I'm tired of having a husband who works evenings. Granted, he is home sometimes during the day (for which I am grateful), but I can't stand being home...alone...with my 2 children who I have cared for all-day-long...
Then, this husband of mine, tells me that he's going to be gone till after 8:30, 3 nights most weeks now for church stuff. SERIOUSLY? I think I'm going to vomit...
Not to mention that being married to a pastor, is like being married to your church, and hearing about church stuff, all day long. He can't leave his job at work, and it spills into our life all-the-time...
I love God, I love church, I love my husband...but why can't we just sit and talk about something stupid instead of church stuff?
I'm sick and tired of looking at my sink, and seeing the dirty dishes piled up. I could get to them, if I didn't have a child who cried when I left the living room every time. "Why don't you do them while she's taking a nap then" Why yes, sounds great. If I was a good mom and wife, I probably would. But no, when she decides to take her 30 minute naps, I usually either sleep with her, eat, go on the computer, or watch TV.
Then there is the laundry, and the hair that keeps falling out of my head that needs to be swept up in my bathroom, and the bottles that need to be washed, oh yeah...I have to pump too! sigh...
I'm so tired of walking into my bathroom after taking a refreshing shower, to fins it stunk up, because my 5 year old decided to take a poo and not flush...for hours...
So, basically, I am just tired. I don't need people to call me, God knows I don't need visitors, or people who want something from me (which seems to be often these days). I just want to be Jennisa...you know, the fun loving, spur of the moment, perky gal that my husband loves so much, and that I love to be.
My children ARE God's greatest gifts to me. I love them to the moon and back...But, that doesn't mean that sometimes these gifts seem like too much to handle, and that I would like to "re-gift" them....if just for a day.
Where is my mother, and why doesn't she live down the street? I need relief, and she's the only one (besides my hubby) who I trust fully, and completely with my children...
Hope you all have a restful Saturday!
Oh, and pray for my friend Jennifer. She has a kidney infection, while being 35 weeks pregnant, and just needs to be lifted up and surrounded in prayer. (Jennifer, if you want to read about my kidney infection, go here)
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
picture perfect Avery!
I was trying anything I could do to get Livvie to look at the camera!
FYI: That's not the way I wear my bangs...I finally got Avery to agree to take a picture with me, and I wasn't gonna stop to fix my hair! :)
We rounded out our afternoon with a little stroller ride! Whew! Now, the girls and I are going to watch Barbie as the Island Princess! What fun it is to be a girl! :)
AMAZING TRIPS - This mom is the funniest gal! She cracks me up! How she deals with 3 two year olds, and a newborn, is beyond me. There is always good laughs here! Right now she is going through the whole potty training thing...lots of laughs!
LIFE THROUGH OUR EYES - This cute couple just welcomed quads into their lives, and just got to bring their last little guy home! It's such fun to hop on over to see what's going on with them!
Hope you enjoy!
Monday, September 17, 2007
And, look what they all taught Livvie!
**On a side note, I uploaded one of my favorite songs to the top of my play list. I have a page in Avery's scrapbook entitled "The first time ever I saw your face"...When I listen to this song, it makes me pause and be thankful for the precious little girls that I have the privilege to love with my whole heart...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
There's my Pre-Kindergarten-er! Guess what? She got to be the line leader AND Calendar time helper today! She was very excited to tell me all about it!
Avery was trying to show Livvie how to play jump rope, but Liv thought it looked like a fun chew toy instead!
MOM AND DAD...MOVE CLOSER! (yeah right...I only wish that was possible)
Sunday, September 9, 2007
"Mom. Look at my fingernails. Some of the pink is coming off! I have to fix it! What if Mrs. P sees it? She'll think it's ugly!"
Daddy opened her door to find her playing in her room. He said, "Avery, why'd you shut the door?" She replied, "Because I don't want to be embarrassed by you hearing me play."
I guess this comes with the territory, but I'm seeing situations like these happen over and over. It's so important for us, as parents, to teach her that her beauty comes from within. If this is what it's like with a 5 year old, I can only imagine what the teenage years will bring! :)
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Then, there's Livvie. She's a terror! She gets into everything, eats anything she finds on the ground, and just pushes the limits.
Yesterday I was on the phone, and turned my back on her for a second, and she was fishing out toilet paper from the toilet (yes, Avery forgot to flush) and plopping it on the ground...nice...
A week ago, she decided to learn to stand on this rocking horse thing we have, and stand on this little tykes bike. She has NO fear...NO FEAR!
2 days ago, she had a tantrum because I was trying to teach her to NOT go into our kitchen drawers. Wow...beware of the crabby Livvie...wowsers she didn't like me one bit!
This morning, by 9:30, she had already learned how to climb up on Avery's bed and WILL NOT sit down, no matter how many times I say "NO".
Throw into this mix, a teething 10 month old who is discovering her voice, and you know what I'm dealing with daily
I am in love with my Livvie, as I am with Avery, but with Avery I was never this worn out. Livvie drains my energy. Seriously...how can she be this active all day long?
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Pulling out of the driveway...
Does she look excited to you? Um, yeah!
This is what I saw as I kissed her goodbye...she walked off to read a book.
It was very emotional for me. I knew that I would be, but it was a tad harder than I thought. I don't know if it's just because of the fact that she's not usually out of my sight unless I'm working, or if it's because of the allergies, or what. All I know, was that I kept looking the clock, waiting for 11:10 to come when we could go and get her.