Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
"Wow, I wish I could be a cool Mom and do stuff like that."
"She always has it SO together. I wish I did."
"Their marriage sounds sooooo perfect. Why can't ours be soooo romantic too?"
1. Berkeley was late to school seven times last quarter. (Although, I'd like to point out that she was "on-time" - 31 times!)
9. I don't always remember to clean my kids ears with q-tips after every tub and shower.
Sometimes we get those things. Sometimes we don't.
What I feel is important, is that my kids know to keep trying. Every day we can work to be a little better than the day before. That's all. And we can work hard to see the "little things" in life that bring us true joy.
If all else fails, we can at least find the humor in our short comings. There is a sign at my house, that reads:
"You can touch the dust, but please don't write in it."
I've seen others that read:
In the words of Michael McLean "Life can be hard. But we, need not be, so hard on ourselves...We must be more gentle with ourselves."
I gotta go clean the car.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here's Grandma Ladybug with four of the six granddaughters. Kenna refused to smile or look at the camera for the picture! (She can be a little turkey about that sometimes!)
For decorations...we made the balloons to match the Chipmunk's sweater colors...adding Alvin's "A" for effect. Then - for a party banner - my 8-year-old, daughter made music notes, initials of the Chipmunk's names, and we copied pictures of an actual toaster waffle to add on!
For party favors, we bought the "Extra Large Cheese Puffs" and bagged them up. The kids loved it.
We had a little "Party at the Park" this time. Shirlene, our local "cake lady" and friend, makes the CUTEST cakes each year for the Girls' birthdays. As always, she did NOT disappoint! We found some Chipmunk Coloring Pages online and sent the picture to her. Check out the finsihed product!
The kids played at the park for a bit. Here are some cute pictures of McKenna and friends having a good time.