Friday, April 27, 2007

31 weeks

That means nine weeks until little sister arrives. (give or take a few days). In this nine weeks are the last four, yes fours weeks of school for Lindsey. Let me tell you, it is all down hill from here. When we start getting all of the notes home with all of the various activities, programs, and musicals for the end of the school year, we just strap on a seat belt and hang on. My friend Jessica and I were just talking about this the other day. The things that are planned, and when I say planned I mean at least two weeks in advance, it is much easier, busy yes, but easier when you are a working mother and have to plot these events on your calendar. It is the last minute things that make me nuts, like...oh by the way tomorrow is "such and such" and we need "such and such" and by the way, the children will only be in school a half day. H-E-L-L-O, did I mention I work full time???? OMG that is the stuff that absolutely makes me insane. If it wasn't for Jessica(working mother too ) and I covering each other we would be in straight jackets by now I am sure. WE ROCK!!!! Don't get me wrong I love doing things for Lindsey's class, I want her to remember that Mom was there for this and Mom was there for that. It really is fun and that is part of being a Mom, being involved in your childs life, at home AND at school.

Jessica also paints pottery/ceramics in addition to her full time job. She is very talented. Check out some of her stuff here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Little eyes see a lot!

A friend sent this to me when I was pregnant with Lindsey, I have saved it all this time and re-read it often.

(Written by a former child)
A message every adult should read, because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my
favorite cake for me and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer and I knew there is a God I could always talk
to and I learned to trust in God.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing and
I learned that those who have something should give to
those who don’t.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn’t
feel good and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come
from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you
cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and
wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn’t looking."

It is so important to lead by example and that is what David and I try to do with Lindsey and will continue to do with our new daughter when she arrives. Lindsey "watches" everything and takes mental notes, I am not kidding. She also sees the way others "lead by example" (not in a good way) and she knows that it is not right, because she likes to discuss it at length. I guess David and I are doing something right. She is so in tune with things at seven that it truely amazes me at times. She has such a big heart, I am so proud of her!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

Uxexpected delight

My grandmother, MaMa Nita, was in town this weekend. The circumstances she came are sad, but I got to see her none the less. She is an amazing woman, I admire everything about her. She and my grandfather were true inspirations for me growing up. Every chance I had I went to stay with them, summer break, holidays, long weekends you name it. My brother and I always had such a great time. We would help with the garden, go fishing, and just hang out I also learned to sew during these many visits. These are memories that I will cherish forever. Now Lindsey (named after my grandfather) gets to collect her own memories with her Great-Grandmother, it is so awesome. What a collection I have, that I am still adding to.


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