Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Today was my son, Kobe's 13th birthday. It's hard to believe that my "baby" is that old. I think back to when he was in diapers, starting preschool, and all of those other mile stones and it is hard to believe how quickly the time goes. Some of my memories of Kobe...when he was an infant-toddler, he would flail his arms when he was excited. They would flap as if he were going to take flight! I couldn't get him off of a bottle until the week before his 3rd birthday. His favorites thing was his blue blanket and his bunny/bear. He had beautiful curly blonde hair. His first word was Dad. He was never unhappy. His favorites story, that I had to read every night until he was 7 was Lou Flew. He was bouncing a basketball at 2 years old and he was afraid if fireworks. He walked at 11 months old. I could go on but I won't. :-) Happy Birthday my teenage boy. I love you! There is nothing as rewarding and painful as being a parent.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I woke up this morning with a sore throat and major sniffles. I've had my share of allergies and stomach flu this year, but I thought I may get through winter without strep throat or a severe sinus infection. Today feels like more than just allergies. :-(
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
When I was young, and even not so young, I was afraid of the dark. I would have been caught crawling into bed with my parents into middle school, and I slept with a night light well into high school. Even now I don't like to be at home alone at night. :) Tonight my almost 13 year old son told me he doesn't like sleeping alone because he, "sees ghosts or shadows and it scares him." Bless his heart. :( His big mean 15 year old sister won't let him sleep in her room, even though she has two double beds. So, guess where he ends up? Yep, with mom and pseudo step dad. It's okay though. Soon it will end and I may feel an emptiness in our king size bed.
-To all you soft hearted mothers and kids with sympathetic parents. Your not alone. :-)
Monday, March 5, 2012
You would think I could get use to it, but no, I can't. My daughter started driving last week. Besides feeling nervous, at this point only when she is driving around curves, I keep thinking back to when she was little. I wonder how time went so fast. Just yesterday I was a freshman in high school taking drivers ed, right? You don't realization how much you need to cherish them when they're little, because it will be gone so soon. Such a bitter sweet moment. Enjoy your little ones while you can! :-)
I took a pic of Natalie while she was busy with her English homework.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I forgot to post yesterday. This is harder than I thought. It seems ad though I need to set an alarm for everything! :-) Last night we celebrated my sons birthday. It's actually the 9th and he will be 13! He had a great time with Zeb and Austin. My weekends was full and eventful. Now its time for my wonderful bed!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I am finally home after 11 hours at school! At least ticket selling is easy. Plus I was able to see my best friends daughter Mandy play basketball. I just also love the hugs and conversations with the kids. :-) Now its time for comfy clothes and a little Halo Reach with Kobe, then off to bed. I'm happy tomorrow is dress down day...and Friday!