Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TINEWTF~ Emma Sings

I had another one of those moments that I never want to forget tonight when I was putting Emma to bed. One of her favorite lullaby's is Rock a Bye Baby but we changed the last line from "and down will come baby, cradle and all" to "and Mama will catch you, cradle and all". Tonight as I was holding her, Emma decided to sing it to me instead and changed the line to "and Emma will catch you, cradle a
nd all" and put her hand on my cheek. In my heart I heard her say that just as I will always be there for her and catch her when she falls, she will be there for me when I fall. I feel like I am falling alot these days-yelling too much, disciplining too harshly, and worrying too much about things that won't matter in the long run instead of spending enough quality time with my children. Despite all of this, Ben and Emma want nothing more than to have me give them hugs and kisses and sing them to sleep at the end of the day. I am truly blessed.
 My baby girl.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brushing the Cobwebs Away With Some TINEWTF!

Wow.  It has been a long time since I even looked at this little blog of mine.  I have so much to catch up on.  It has been one crazy summer!

For now, though, I will start out with a few things about Ben that I never ever want to forget:

*Last night Ben took all of the leftovers from our dinner plates and pile them in a bowl declaring that he had made "dinner" for me.  The look on his face says it all!  He is so pleased when he helps me around the house and so am I!

*Tonight as I was preparing to serve dinner to Ben and Emma, I looked over and saw that Ben had carefully placed a plate and fork at their places.  It didn't matter that he had taken them out of the dishwasher and they were still dirty, I was so proud of him!  I just quickly and quietly washed them!

*Ben is a sweet and sensitive soul in a wild and hyperactive body!  He has started to say "I love you, Mama" without me initiating it and it is music to my ears!  He also will say he is sorry and give hugs without being asked to and means it.  It doesn't stop him from repeating the same naughty behavior over and over again but still....!

*He loves swords!  For months he has been creating his own swords out of straws and cup lids, a meat baster, a bubble stick, sticks, anything that sparks his active imagination.  I am not a fan of play weapons but Ben now has his own.  I broke down when he came in one day and cried himself to sleep because the neighbor boys would not share their swords with him. Funny thing is that hes till prefers his straw swords!

 Yep.  This 3 straws taped together to make one awesome sword!  Oh yeah, and ignore my mess.  Those of you who know me well know that my house is NEVER clean.  How could it be with these 2 cuties running around like little crazies??

 *He loves to line up his Hot Wheels just like my brothers did when they were his age.  Must be a boy thing!

*Barman and Superheroes in general reign supreme in our house.  Ben is Batman and Emma is Batman Girl.  Once or twice he has even called me Batmama which in my eyes is the ultimate in cool! He loves Spiderman and pretends to shoots webs with his wrists.  He wears his blue cape so much that it now has holes in it.  When he builds Mega Blox towers they are the "Batman Cave".  Ben is such a cool kid!

My son, I love you.  I love how you run and spin and jump.  I love how you are my little helper.  I love how pleased you are when I say thank you for helping.   I love your smile, I love the sound of your laughter.  I love when you say "I need you, Mama",  I love it when you wake me up in the morning so excited to tell me that the sun is up.  I love your hugs and kisses.  I love YOU!!

Emma is next...till next time!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mama Loves: Crayola Dry Erase Crayons

Patrice and I bought an Ikea easel for our little artists a few months ago and they love it!  We practice identifying letters and numbers on it and Ben and Emma create art masterpieces that this Mama hates to erase!

At first we did not know what to do with the dry erase side because Ben and Emma still put everything in their mouths (so annoying!) and so I didn't even want to try dry erase markers.  We just ignored the white board until da-da-da-DAAA!  Patrice found a great discovery!

Problem solved!

Ben and Emma love to color on the white board with these crayons.  They have bright and vibrant colors and are easy to clean off with just a little water or else Windex if they artwork has been admired for quite awhile.  Another great thing is that they easily wash off walls if you have the same problem (ahem) that we we do!

Ben and Emma love them and so does their Mama!

I'm not sure what was wrong with the camera this day (maybe Patrice took them on his ipod??) but I love the expression on Emma's face.  Priceless!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Wordless Wednesday"

Ben and Emma LOVE their new tricycles!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Today, I never ever want to forget the way Emma's face lit up when she saw the new sundress I bought her.  She twirled a couple times and then went to check herself out in the mirror.  It doesn't matter to her that it is a $5 bargain from W*lmart.       Any new dress is worth is worth a few good twirls!
Today, I never want to forget that Ben asked for the very first time for a towel to be tied around his neck. I see a new Superman cape in his near future!

And finally, today I never ever want to forget the way Emma smothered me with kisses and Ben ran up out of the blue just to give me a hug.  My sweethearts!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Wordless Wednesday"

Ok.  Just a few words.
I love my family.
That is all.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


Today, I never ever want to forget the day Emma heard a plane, put her hands on her cheeks, and said with the most childlike wonder, "Can you hear that?" over and over like it was the magical sound.  

Today, I never ever want to forget the way Ben looked up at me with those enormous brown eyes and said for the first time,         "I wuv you, Mama."  

Be still my heart.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Way Back When-esday": First KFC

The occasion: Family playtime and dinner at our favorite park
When: Sept. 2010
Ben and Emma were 10 months old

We had decided at the spur of the moment to go get some KFC and have dinner at our favorite park.  We had fun that night swinging and crawling around on the grass.  But the best part of the evening was watching Ben and Emma have their first taste of KFC.  Patrice was sharing with Ben when all of a sudden, he reached out and grabbed Patrice's chicken!  
Ben wanted it all for himself!

A wonderful evening!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

The Cobwebs Are back

Christmas Eve.
That was the last day that I posted on this sorry little blog.
Pathetic, I know.
No excuses.
Our little family is well.
We've had some upheavals in the last few weeks.
A job change which has changed the way our family works.
Can I just say that the graveyard shift sucks?
Those of you who know me well know how much I hate 
the "s" word so I must really mean it!
There are days we see Patrice for 15 minutes 
at the most and that sucks.
But we are surviving and hopefully soon we will get used to it and I will be able to sleep again.

Sooo...I promise to be better at posting. 
There are many cute pictures and stories to share.
Ben and Emma are getting crazier and cuter by the day.
This proud Mama needs to share!

Be back soon, I promise.
(But we all know how bad I am at keeping promises!)