|I had so much fun doing Photo A day in June I thought I'd do it again for July:)Anybody else in?????|
Saturday, June 30, 2012
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Friday, June 29, 2012
|I was passing by the office in my home right before the sun was setting one evening and this soft orangey red light was reflecting off of the wall.|
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|Every Single week end this Tiger hat makes it way to Kate's head. She loves it and switches between this one and her Cow hat. She's no ordinary girl :)|
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|There's just not much at our house that is on the shelf, so I flipped today's theme around. Last week end Carson took every toy we own off of the shelves. He was surrounded.|
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
|Today's theme is Bathroom. So why show a picture of my bathroom when I can show a picture of my dream bathroom? Look at that view. I don't think I would ever get out of that tub:)|
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Monday, June 25, 2012
I think it's safe to say I have no shortage of cute people in my life. And I betcha thought I was going to pull out a picture of my kids for today's theme but I thought I would do something different and show you a picture of this beauty.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Today's theme is On My Mind. The truth is, this sweet lady, my Mom has been on my mind a lot lately. She's having knee replacement surgery on July 9th and I can't be there with her. I have tried every way that I know how to work it out but I just can't make it happen and I'm sad about that.
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
I finally finished the Cars quilt for Quilts for Kids! I love this quilt. It really was so much fun to make. I just think that if we ever had to be in the hospital for any reason and they pulled out this quilt that it would make both of my kids smile. I kept thinking about the little one who would receive this quilt.
|Can you see why Carson loved it???|
|A close up:)|
|I loved the backing, little mickey mouse symbols.|
|They include a tag to sew onto the quilt so that the person who receives it can post a comment when they receive it. I also registered the quilt on the Downy Web Site so that I can post my own wishes for the little one who receives it. :)|
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Ok When you have a 3 and 4 year old this one is a breeze. Definitely couldn't pick just one and so I give you MOVEMENT......
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Friday, June 22, 2012
|So this is the highest angle in my life. I work on the 3rd floor of a 3 story building and this is the view from the break room. My car is out there somewhere!|
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Today's theme was the most favorite photo I've ever taken. Being that I've taken about 5 gazillion photos in my lifetime I should have had a hard time with this theme. But I didn't at all. My mind went directly to 2 photos. Come on! I think when you have 2 kids you should be allowed 2 favorite photos!
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|Today's theme is Imperfect. This would definitely describe the state of our back yard right now. But I kind of like it because you can tell kids live here and you can tell that kids have a ball here. :)|
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Monday, June 18, 2012
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Sunday, June 17, 2012
I enjoy a blog post with tons of pictures just as much as the next girl, but sometimes there are things worth noting.
**Carson is potty training...still. He is at the exact point that I never wanted him to be, half way there and depending on the day 3/4 of the way there. Splitting his time between school, home and time with Daddy has left our approach haphazard at best. Where as Kate benefitted from a 3 day crash course where she sealed the deal by the third day, Carson's "training" has been a bunch of starts and stops. I fear he might be the oldest kid ever not potty trained at the rate we are going. His teacher reminding me that he is "by far the oldest kid in this class" did nothing for my Mommy self esteem and sent me into a fit of crying on Friday morning. The prerequisite for moving up to the next class is the ability to just go and Carson is far from that. Smart kid the teacher says and he absolutely deserves and needs to move up but his bathroom skills are holding him back. I'm quite confident that this will be the last time in his life where his bathroom skills hold him back from higher academia. I have to be light hearted about it at some point, because he and I are both feeling the pressure and as any Mom will tell you that will get you no where is the PT business. The kid can pee on command when I need him to, it's the other business that is our biggest hurdle. I tried a reward. We called it "pooping for Pirates" because his reward was a pirate ship. I thought I had it made when he came up to me at 7:30 last Tuesday morning and TOLD me that he needed to go poop. As any Mom will tell you this is the holy grail of potty training when they TELL you they need to go. I proceeded to brush my teeth nearby to supervise where by he actually said to me "Mommy, I need to be alone."Short story is he did it and got the ship and then reverted back to his old ways. The following conversation ensued, "Carso do you need to go potty?" Carso looks up in a matter of fact way, "Nope, I already did!" Then begins the clean up. Alright I will stop there, except to say that I have spent a considerable amount of time in prayer over my son's potty habits which God may or may not consider to be important enough to listen to and either way I completely understand.
****Kate and Carson are on their way to being best of friends, except when they are trying to beat each other up. I constantly tell them "You guys are best friends, you should be loving each other, not fighting." As they were fighting last Tuesday over who would go in the front door first I realized that sibling rivalry was here to stay. What I choose to focus on is the sweet moments that they have and there are plenty of them. For every moment where Kate protests loudly that Carson is looking out HER window in the car!(true story. I told her I wasn't even going to dignify that with a response) there is a moment where she is cheering Carson on from behind a closed bathroom door ("Come on Brutha! You can do it! I bweve in you!") This week end as were were getting ready to hit the Kroger Kate was quite miffed that I would not go up to get her black shoes to wear proclaiming it too dark up there! It being noon and the sun was shining brightly I suspected pure laziness so I told her that she was perfectly capable. She sat on the stairs in a huff. Carson came up and asked me what was wrong. I explained the saga and he very seriously put his hand on my shoulder and said, "I'll go talk to her Mom." I had to stifle laughter as I thanked him for giving it a go. He strode confidently over there, but upon seeing her dark mood decided to try an alternate approach. He set lightening McQueen down in front of her and said "Maybe I'll let Whiting Queen talk to her." And proceeded to press the car's automated button that exclaimed such encouraging phrases as "See you at the race!" and "Kachow!" Either way it did the trick and she was soon bounding upstairs to get her shoes. I promise they have their own language.
****In a extreme feat of potty training solidarity I caught Kate going to the bathroom standing up this week end. I couldn't stop laughing for awhile about that one.
*** And finally while I was settling into a movie last night after the kids had gone to bed Kate snuck up on me and scared the day lights out of me. I gasped "Oh Kate! You scared Mommy!" She looked right at me and said , "It's ok Mommy...I just Kate.....I not a monster!" And there you have it.
By the way Carson just came up to me and started a talking to me and proceeded to pee on my carpet. Yep a LONG way to go!
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
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Friday, June 15, 2012
It's happened! I finally have my own little model. Which makes this snap happy Mommy super excited. So before she starts ducking her head and hiding behind couches again I will take full advantage of it. I asked her to show me her many emotions tonight and she obliged. Granted, she's 4 and i can see her many emotions with in the space of 3 minutes but I don't always have my camera ready when the mood swings are natural. Ha! Carson didn't want to participate per usual but he did want to at the end. That's how it is with my Pseudo twins as my friend calls them you get one to do something and the other one won't be able to stand it and will want to join in. It's a great trick. If one doesn't want to eat something I say "Oh well, I'll just give it to...." and suddenly the intended one is all over it:)
|First off, just wanted to show what Kate's outfit looked like tonight. She picked out her entire outfit after she got home from school and put everything on herself. P.S. the pants are totally backwards. :)|
|My favorite I think:) She nailed it!|
|She had just finished saying "I love you Mommy!"|
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Monday, June 11, 2012
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