Saturday, May 24, 2008

Marriage by the Numbers

Today marks our 11 year wedding anniversary. I got a similar idea from another friends' blog and I thought it would be fun to see some of the things I could come up with. While coming up with some numbers, I laughed at how unstable we may appear - I mean our dog is the next most constant thing in our lives. And I thought we were a normal family!!

Anyway, here goes...

11 - years of marriage

9 -moves (none in the last 4 1/2 years)

2 -kids

2-kids on the way

1-dog for 10 years

15 - cars come and gone (Erik is in the auto industry)

11-countries visited together

1-time I mowed the lawn!

6-professional jobs held between the 2 of us

Countless - dinners with friends or family at a local Mexican restaurant (minus our time in Europe!)

Infinite- times he's asked me to do something with one of my "piles"

Ongoing- times I've asked him to put his cup IN the sink

Forever -how long I will love my husband because he is so good to me!
Happy anniversary honey!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Last Day of Kindergarten

I know, Mother's Day was almost two weeks ago and several tragic events have happened in the world and closer to home as well. I have been a slacker in blogging lately. Alexia's school got out on Thursday and I am glad to say it already feels like summer! My kids arean't in to sleeping in, but it was nice not to have to be anywhere. Here's Alexia with her wonderful teacher that she and I absolutely adored. Her teacher is showing off a ring that Alexia had made for her a few days prior and she was still wearing it to school - how sweet is that??

And a shot of her buds...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

A very special Happy Mother's Day to mothers, women longing for the day to be mothers and a tribute to the mothers who have passed.

I attended a sweet little Mothers Day luncheon at Alexia's school the other day. As I got all dressed and ready to go, my sweet Caleb told me that I "look handsome mommy." Once I was there, there were songs and poems and I just loved watching my (normally non-dramatic) little girl sing her heart out. There was another class however that quoted some touching and funny lines that I dug back up. Here are some of my favorites I heard.

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done. ~Author Unknown

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb

A mother understands what a child does not say - Jewish proverb

And my personal favorite...

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle

I hope all mothers are able to cherish this day and be truly honored for your roles - we ARE loved!!!.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Farm Day Part-2

The day after Caleb and I went to a farm, I joined Alexia's class for a field trip to a local little horse stable. They learned some things about animals, had a nature scavenger hunt and played some games. It was a nice little way to spend a Friday as the year draws to a close.

Farm Day -Part 1

This week Caleb and I joined Angela, Laney, Rebecca and Sophia at a farm full of miniature animals. Caleb especially loved the goats that were the perfect size for him. His favorite part was "ridin' da horsey!"