Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June so far

 The girls, learning about money.  They both had $4.00 of coins in their jars.

 After her ballet recital (she was part of the Magical Garden in Alice in Wonderland), we got her an icecream cone-- she picked the size and flavors at Baskin Robbins, and of course it ended up being way bigger than she could eat!  I love the Colonel Sanders moustache-thingy going on. :) 
 This little one always wants eggs and toast for breakfast.  I'm not sure, but I think she really liked the blackberry jam on her toast.
 This was my lucky find of the month!  This car was dumped on the side of the road for a couple weeks before I spotted it and picked it up.  The girls were so excited about all the spiders inside the trunk.  It's perfect for the little General!
He's not walking yet, but he loves to climb.  This windowsill is the perfect place for him-- he just can't get down.  You can't tell, but he's complaining about it here.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thing's I've learned at age 27

After I had some veins surgically embolized.  The Captain told me to look concerned.
Age 27 has been a year of maturation.  Here are a few things I've discovered this year:

  • It's not okay to yell at those I love most.
  • There are things worth saving up to buy.  I'm really tired of not having a bedroom set handed to me.  Time to take this matter into my own hands!
  • My children will not always be little.  I've decided to make smiley-face sandwiches for them.
  • I'm now more prepared to be disappointed by those I admire the most.
  • Just because I look up to someone doesn't mean they like me.
  • I choose to accept said people as human.
  • I choose to let go of the hurt.  *Breath in* Goodbye bitter feelings! *Breath out*
  • Positive affirmations work.  I love how I feel when I eat lots of fruit and vegetables!
  • It's harder than I expected to glean through the many drawings my kids make.
  • It's easier to gain weight than it was before I got pregnant two years ago, and I'm not as flexible as I was then, either!
  • I choose how I feel.  I choose not to feel angry.
  • Counting to ten and holding my breath works to calm me down when I'm angry, but then everyone will ask me why I've burst a vessell in my eye.
  • I'm not very good at listening and understanding.  It's really important that I improve.
  • I can't learn French if I don't try.
  • It's worth doing the six dirty dishes in the sink.
  • I love any food I don't have to make.
  • My free time is less about entertaining myself than about doing something I love, like sewing, knitting, or writing.
  • If I don't use my talents, I will lose them.  Slow and steady wins the race!
  • If I want to keep my friends, I need to call them just for the heck of it.
  • It's time I start taking charge and planning outings and activities with friends.
  • I want to sleep more.
That's my cue!  Good night!