Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What's this Mom?

Last weekend My Girl and I stopped at a local coffee shop with "old school" decor.  While we waited for my coffee, we happened to sit next to the same phone my Granny had in her home (when I was a child)!  I had to show My Girl how to dial out, which actually took me a second to remember.  Man have times changed! (Wait...Did I really just say that??)

Monday, September 15, 2014

A future dancer???

My baby girl was watching big Sissy in dance class tonight!  As we peeked around the corner of the dance studio, I quickly realized I would have to hold her tight to keep her from running inside. We held hands as she danced to the beat and tapped her foot like the older girls. 
It wasn't long after that I had to snatch her up and hide out in a close by dressing room. I'm sure the teacher was not so pleased with the "cute little distraction" we were making at the door!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Don't forget the beer!

I'm way behind on groceries, so had a ton of items on my list today!  After at least an hour of shopping, hubby sends me a text that says, "Pls get beer and trail mix".  Really?  All these groceries and all you want is beer???  smh

I'm pleased to say he redeemed himself by helping put up ALL the food AND barbecuing the crab legs I bought on the grill!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's time to Read...

Check out my big Girl and her new reading glasses!  
I'm so glad she was excited to get them...



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring time in Texas

Thankful these two will always have each other.  




Monday, November 18, 2013

Holding On...

It amazes me what My Girl sometimes associates with her birth Father since she has no actual memory of him. Today I was cleaning out her dresser and found a shirt with tags still on it.  I threw it into the pile to give away, and she snatched it back immediately.  As she was hugging it tightly, I guess she noticed my obvious look of confusion.  This prompted her to explain she had to keep it because it was a Christmas gift from her Dad.  Even though she'd never wear it, she didn't have the heart to part with it.

It hurts my heart that all she has to hold on to of her Father is a $15 shirt from Gymboree.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Silly Veggies!

My boy LOVES to help make dinner, so I'm always giving him little jobs to keep him busy. Last night I asked him to place the cauliflower we were baking onto the cookie sheet after I cut it up. Easy job I know, but it was all I could think of! 

I love how creative he can be and always makes cooking dinner fun. I never would have thought to make a smiley face with our veggies.  See picture below.  :) Of course I had to mess up his silly face when I seasoned it for cooking, but I did that after he wandered off into the other room. LOL

I had "Pinned" this recipe I wanted to try, but could not find it on my Pinterest page for some reason.  I decided to "wing it" and add my favorite ingredients.  After tossing the cauliflower in olive oil, I added a little garlic powder, Lawry's Seasoned Salt, fresh basil from our garden and lot's of fresh parmesan cheese my boy shredded for me.  I cooked it at 425 degrees for 20 minutes and it was delicious!  I highly recommend some parchment paper though. What a mess to clean up!

Fruit & Water Trick!

Give a kid a straw, some fruit & a cup of ice water and it will keep them occupied for at least 10 minutes!  

Bonus:  They actually drink the water and eat the fruit they need.  #Momscore

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I miss him, Mom.

We are painting the inside of our home and are just now starting my girls' room.  I saved their room for last as I knew there would be a ton of "stuff" hidden behind their bunk bed, dresser and in the closet.  As I picked up a handful of items, a picture fell out onto the floor.  It was a picture of Reese's Dad.  Even though she doesn't remember him from when she was a baby, she has seen many pictures and recognized him instantly.  She said, "Look Mom, it's a picture of my Dad."  I confirmed and prepared for the many questions to follow.  "Will I ever get to see him again?" "Does he still look like this?"  "Does he live with his Parents still?"  "How far away does he live?"

It's funny to me the thoughts that pop into her head about a man she only knows from past conversations.  After answering her questions to the best of my ability, she ended our awkward chat with "I miss him, Mom."  What do you say to that?

We put his picture back in her Daddy Box and continued cleaning up their room.