Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Splish Splash

Jacob and Kyle have turned into fish overnight. We got them some waterwings, or floaties, as they affectionately refer to them, and they just want to be in the pool all the time. Jacob is actually jumping in and swimming back all by himself. It makes me a little nervous because I´m afraid that we´ll forget to watch them. However, it is so much fun to see their little faces light up when they are heading toward you saying, "Look mom! I can swim!" Zachary on the other hand, loves the ocean. He spent the entire afternoon picking up rocks off the beach and running toward the ocean. When the waves would hit him up high enough, usually just at his belly button, he would giggle, throw the rocks in the water, and run laughing out of the water. He is such a stitch! They all took good naps this afternoon. I can´t believe how much fun I am having just watching them. Although there are many other things I want to do, I would be happy if all I did was enjoy this trip the way the boys seem to be enjoying it. I feel like I am smiling all the time.

Airline Travel

Wow! What a day! We had our airline plans changed at the last minute. We had to travel through Denver, Dallas, and then finally, we made it to Mazatlan. We had to deplane and reboard at every stop. The boys were fantastic. Zachary sat in his car seat for every flight and never complained about it. Jacob and Kyle played their Leapsters, watched movies, and colored. I was so impressed. They were basically sittitng from 3:30 in the morning when we woke them up until we arrived at 1:45 in the afternoon. Needless to say, they were exhausted by the time we put them to bed. Zachary loved watching movies with his cousin and his cousin seemed settled by it as well. Now that we are here, we are looking forward to a fantastic vacation!

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Today I had to drag Zachary, age 2, to a beauty appointment where he had to sit in a stroller and eat his lunch. Well he never complained once and sat and ate just like the little angel that he is (snickering). So, on the way home, I decided that we would stop at Mickey D's and grab some cookies. I love their chocolate chip cookies and I always buy three because they're three for a dollar and it just makes sense, doesn't it? Anyway, I took one and I handed one to Zachary. I had mine finished before he did and I proceeded to eat the last one. He doesn't need all that sugar, right? As he watches me he asks, "You got a cookie mama?" I told him that I did have a cookie and he says, "Is that your second cookie mama?" Oh, I was so busted! Rather than just say yes it was and possibly have to split it with him, I said "No, it's not." He accepted it and moved on. Later on at my mom's, she asked him if Mommy had two cookies. He replied, "No, just one." I don't think I'm going to get away with it much longer, but I sure got a good laugh out of it.


While laying in bed cuddling this morning:
Kyle: (Sniff, sniff) What's that smell?
Mom: Maybe it's our morning breath.
Kyle: It's really close, maybe it's mine.

A Moment

Kyle, you and I shared a moment today. You had climbed in bed with me for cuddles this morning. Meanwhile, Jacob was playing somewhere else in the house and didn't even know you were there. We decided to keep it our little secret. As you lay there so still while Jacob came upstairs to talk to Daddy, you looked into my eyes and acknowledged that here was something only you and I knew at that moment. Of course, you are not very good at keeping quiet and still for long and it was pretty quickly that our secret was revealed, but just for that moment, we got to share something and it warmed my heart to see that little smile and glint in your eyes that told me you enjoyed this moment as much as I did.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Weary Traveler

You would think by that title that we travel all the time, but we hardly ever get the chance to get away. So here we are just 3 short days away from leaving for a week-long trip in sunny Mexico. I feel as though I should be ready. After all, I have been making to do lists, running the necessary errands. I have even had many of the kids' and my clothes packed for several days. Why is it I still feel I have so much to do in the next few days? Tonight I feel utterly exhausted and am just looking forward to being in my bed. Hopefully I will sleep through the night. Fortunately, I don't have kids that wake me up, but all the same, I tend to have trouble sleeping all the way through the night. Anyway, I will focus tomorrow on the things that need to be done in order to leave and just try to keep my head above the water. I know that once we all get there safely and with minimal tantrums on the plane, that everything will be fine--even more than that, will be FUN! So here's to a well-deserved vacation and enjoyable time with family!

Dinner Time

There's that time after nap and before dinner. For us it's anywhere from 1-2 hours. It's the time when I have to wake everyone up from their nap. If I let my 4-year-old twin boys sleep past 4:00, then they are up all hours of the night. My 2-year-old boy, Zachary, I can let him sleep until about 5:00 and we try to eat between 5:30 and 6:00. My hubby is usually home by 5:30 at the absolute latest and I am always antsy for him to get home and entertain the kids (which by the way, he does fabuluosly!) Anyway, today he had to work late and didn't arrive home until 6:30. Now normally, I would be climbing the walls waiting for his foot to get in the door, but today, the kids managed to play nicely for the most part (it's never perfect with three boys under 5) and I was able just to contemplate dinner and actually enjoy the early evening--to the point where here it is 7:40 and all our dishes are done and we are just hanging out until the kids go to bed. What a peaceful evening--who would have thought?

Through My Eyes

Well, here we go. I can't wait to see where this takes me. I am very excited about being able to get my thoughts down here so my family can see them long into the future. I am hoping that it will be fun for my children to look at this in many years and laugh, maybe be a little embarrassed :), and hopefully smile at all the wonderful memories here.