Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I'm ordering a really cool monogram from uppercase living (can't wait to post pics of the fabulous project I have planned) and I found some great phrases in their catalog that really do apply to my life more than the "place for everything" one. Here they are:
- My house was clean last week...Sorry you missed it
- The LAUDRY ROOM...loads of fun
- Dull women have immaculate homes
- A clean house is highly overrated
- There are four basic food groups...milk chocolate...dark chocolate...white chocolate...chocolate truffles
Monday, April 21, 2008
Overheard at bedtime - Carter standing up in bed and Mason lying down in his own bed across the room.
Mason: "CARTER...lie down! I'm watchin' you...oh yeah, I'm watchin' you."
It didn't work, but it was a nice try.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Obviously, I followed the kids around with a camera this weekend. Mason had friends over Friday and Saturday night - it's the first time he's made "social" arrangements on his own. Our neighbor, Ben, came over to play Friday night. Poor Ben had to watch Mason's favorite YouTube video of the model trains set to opera music over and over. He may never come back. Saturday night, Gracie asked Mason to come over. I walked him part of the way and made it very clear that he was NOT supposed to jump on her trampoline for another 2 weeks (surgery recovery instructions). As soon as I walked in the house, Tabi called to ask if Mason was supposed to be jumping on the trampoline. Apparently he told her that I said it was okay. Reminds me of the little girl who told her babysitter it was okay to go swimming with the parks and recreation group when I was...ummm.....when she was five. Anyway, they decided to come to our house to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks. They loved it - especially parts with bathroom humor.
Sunday was great, too. I came closer than ever to being on time for praise team practice. Steven's message was the second one in a series about forgiveness. I always feel like I should forgive someone when I hear a message about forgiveness, but I usually can't think of anyone I'm holding a grudge against. Last week I was mad at Jas, so I forgave him at church - that worked out. But this week I came up blank. I guess that's a good thing. Although, I have to confess that I thought of several other people who need to forgive someone - maybe it's easier to see the need for forgiveness when it's not personal. If anyone knows of someone I need to forgive, please let me know. Thanks!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
And don't get me started on Obama. I can't figure out why he's so popular. Who is supporting this lying, racist, inexperienced joker? Must be the same people people who voted for Bill twice. I actually think his supporters would switch their vote to Oprah in a heartbeat if she ran for office. Aren't they really voting for who she tells them to anyway?
On a personal note, Jas is outside pushing Mason and Carter around in the little Jeep. They're loving it and laughing hysterically - I love happy, Spring noises. Of course, we could just charge the Jeep's battery and let the boys drive it around. I guess Jas needed a free workout.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
One piece of the "all is well" puzzle is the new behavior program we started a couple of days ago for Mason. It's a website that all moms MUST visit - http://milo.handipoints.com. Mason has an account on this site that allows me to make behavior charts and chore charts with "tasks" that are all assigned positive or negative points. He decided on some rewards and he earns point toward those rewards everyday. He also earns bonus points that he can use to "buy" cartoon clips and really cool costumes for his cat character. There's even a little interactive land called Handiland where his cat can talk to other kids' cats. They're limited to a list of generic phrases, though, so it's safe for kids to do by themselves. Mason loves it so far, and it's motivating all of us to focus on the positive for a change.