Monday, May 28, 2007

Acceptance

My kids do not easily accept new people into their lives. Most of the time they run behind either my husband or myself and peer from behind our legs at the new person(s). Even someone in the family that they haven't seen in a while it takes a while to get warmed up to them again. Today, that was not the case. My cousin came to visit today and brought along her new boyfriend. He won the kids over by being playful with them and creating a bridge with his legs for them to jump over. Big hit! Even more amazing was that my daughter wanted to put on her Cinderella costume to show "T". Her exact words to me were..."Mommy, I want to show "T" my Cinderella dress." My son of course, loved the fact that he was willing to play Transformers with him. Now that "T" has viewed a small glimpse of our family, probably the more wild side of it, I hope we haven't scared him away. He's a nice kid and I'd like to see him stick around. :) And yes, "K" I asked him all the same questions you asked me when I started dating "M"!!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Jealousy....a very stupid thing when NOT warranted

I have a dear friend who happens to have lived on the East Coast for some years now. We've been friends since high school. He has always seemed like an older brother to me, so there was no way in my mind that I would have any type of "feelings" for him. A little while ago I learned that his wife of 5 years found a link to my blog, this blog, and proceeded to get jealous of me yet again. Nevermind the fact that she was looking at pictures from the WRONG PAGE. She's been jealous of me before. For what reason exactly, I have no idea. He's told her before that I am only his friend from eons ago. I've sent him letters at Christmas time with pictures of the kids and news about my family. Which of course, includes my husband of almost 9 years.

I may be real off the mark here, I don't know, but if you're going to be jealous of someone you don't even know......get the facts before you start slinging accusations!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Rainbow Strout Fishing



Sunday we all hopped into the car and went to Sheridan Ponds to do a little rainbow trout fishing. My son was having trouble coming up with the correct pronounciation for trout so he kept calling it strout fishing. Both kids had their own poles. My daughter a Barbie one and my son a Spiderman one. They thought those things were the greatest there ever was. Each caught 3 fish and my husband caught about 4 of his own. I caught everything on camera since I don't care for fishing. Sitting patiently waiting for a fish to bite the hook just doesn't appeal to me. I'd rather take pictures of the area I'm in or of the people in that area. Besides, if I caught them, I'd have to touch them and even eat them later. I'd rather not do either of those!! After we got home my husband went about showing my son how to clean the fish and get them ready to eat. So far they haven't made it out of the refridgerator. I'm not sure that they will unless it's to hit the garbage can before they go on their way to the city dump. I'll give it a few more days before I make my husband do something with them.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Snowball Fight in May

My grandparents live just out of town and only about 3 minutes from our house. My husband and I took our 2 kids to their house the other night for a long over-due visit. Before we even got sat down Grandma said that the "snowballs" were ready on the snowball bush. As soon as I heard that, I asked the kids if they wanted to have a snowball fight outside. With a great ruckus we headed outside for our yearly "snowball fight". A few minutes later, after I'd gathered a bunch of blooms in my arms and pelted my son with them all, we heard my son say at the top of his lungs "Yeah baby! Now that's what I call a flower shower!" It sent Grandma and I into a roar of laughter and my son scrambling to find more snowballs to throw at me in retaliation!