Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sibling love :)

You know having 2 kids is rough. The pregnancy for the second is harder than the first since you cant just lay down and sleep anytime you please, financially is of course more tighter than before, and its just a bit more stressfull in general. You have less time than you did before, bouts of guilt about sharing your time wiselly between both, trying to make sure both have the same experiences and neither feels left out and so forth. But on days like today, I wouldnt trade for anything. I dont know what is like to have a sibling. I am an absolutly only child. No halfs, steps nothing. Friends of mine are envy and say I had it easy and I was spoiled..HaHaHa. You cant be spoiled when your parents are But I am the one that has always been envy of them. During long car trips they had someone to talk to, they have a built in friends and someone that understands completetly 100% how crazy your parents rules are.
So I think having a sibling is a blessing. No matter how many people says their are disfunctional. I love my crazy sister in law more than hubby. I couldnt have one myself but wanted to make sure my kids had one. I am so glad God saw me fit to raise another one of his little angels and granted me a second blessing. Days like today when they play along together so nicelly and kiss and love on each other, I think maybe I can do this. Maybe I can raise two tiny little people into good amazing people. Me believing in my mothering skills comes from their love of each other. What else could be more powerful??

Love A

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Food Food and more food...

The more stressed I get, the more I cook and bake. I barerlly have enough time as it is to make dinner, but latetly I been procrastinating homework in purpose of baking. I cant help myself. There is so many new yummy recipes I want to try everyday and also the fact that baking/cooking relaxes me.
Also I have been making some new recipes for baby Ju to pump her up with so many vitamins and minerals hopefully she and Tyler will miss this flu season. So far so good knock on wood no colds at all and no ear infections.
So tonight the temps have dropped quite a bit I decided to celebrate and make pumpkin bread. It came out so delicious this will definetetly be a staple in this house. Also this recipe is big it makes for 3 loafs. I froze 2 for this weekend when the parents will be over. Nothing like a yummy pumpkin bread with some honey butter or whip cream for breakfast :)

Also tonight hubby made spinach cheese omelettes. So freaking good. Tyler ate all of it. He loves spinach. Thank God!
Hubby cant cook much but when it comes to grill cheeses, omelletes, and chicken and dumplings, he rocks.

For Ju she had some spinach mixed with whole grain rice and tomorrow she will have pumpkin mixed with something else.

So delicious and full of good stuff for you, it will help keep the bugs away!!!!!!!

Here are the pictures..(I dont know how to take such pretty pictures of food to make them look apetizing but you get the point ;) )


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mother would tell you....

I do it to drive her crazy since she hates it. I really dont. I do it because I love it and its one of the joys of having a boy since clothes/toys for them are not nearly as cool as what they have for girls.
I do need to reassess the style though. He has become a chic magnet and we cant go anywhere without people stopping and asking us about it. Thank God its been all positive but its too much attention even hubby is having a hard time to deal :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

I suck in time management...

For a person that is not a morning person and who sucks with time management, getting up early to get myself ready and presentable, 2 kids ready, stop by hubby's work (because God forbid he could remember to take it all with him), drop them off at the babysitters and then race off to school (without being late or getting a ticket is a task ;)
I get up at 6am and dont have to be at school until 8am. It takes me 15 minutes to drive to the babysitters and another 10 to drive to school. Why am I having issues??

Well it starts with an adorable toddler who enjoys jumping on mommys bed sometimes before 6 and playing peakaboo. Gosh how much changes when you have kids. Before I would have slapped him like I did his father on our honeymoon for waking me up too early. But slapping is not allowed. Not even from a I-would-sell-my-soul-or-maybe-just-a-toe-for-ten-more-minutes-of-sleep. So after him playing peakaboo and riding the horsey (yep he turns off my alarm clock. Sometimes I notice it sometimes I dont. I am weak we all know. I have too many addictions. If he turns off my alarm clock and my bed is comfy, I will sleep an extra 10 minutes (or longer) no matter what. So of course common sense washes over me, I push the toddler away and to the bathroom I run. I get ready, get him ready, pop a waffle in the toaster, get the diaper bag ready, get the baby ready, give him his breakfast, get all my books ready, start the car, load everything in the car and then realize I forgot to put a bra on, or brush my teeth, or pee, or anything else, run back inside (horrible mother of the year leaves in the kids in the car) meanwhile my cellphone is ringing and is no one else other than my 3rd kid who fakes responsibility and maturity 99% of the time. He informs me he forgot a important paperwork/his boots/hiscap/his brain and if I could drop it off. Back up here for a minute..
he gets up at 5:30 and only has to roll out of bed (since he sleeps in pts), grab his back that he put together the night before, and leave. Why does me who has so much more to do in the morning and who hasnt had to be anywhere before 9am in 5 yrs, have to be responsible for his stuff??
My mothers words come into mind.."Do things right. Finish school before having kids. Life will be easier". My young-know-it-all-pothead self decided to ignore her, because I know it all. Moms are corny and just want to give out advice to sound cool. Gosh how I want to bitch slap her sometimes. Where the hell is mrs-know-it-all when I need a hand in the morning?? Going to school after you have kids is so much harder. If I was doing this before kids, I could roll out of bed at 7:30 slap on something cute to accentuate my cute pre kids body, stob by starbucks to get some coffee, and drive to school in my cute adorable car. But nope, know it all decided to do it all backwards so therefore if I drop the kids off on time, get to school on time with shoes that match, pants that dont have anything spilled on them, a bra, shirt that looks presentable, brushed teeth and hair that doesnt look like bedroom hair, with all my assigments and my books, it will have been a wonderful day. When that day happens I will update okay ;)
Until then my mornings are chaotic. Moms say that one day I will laugh about this. I hope she is right. That is what keeps me going. One day this will be hillarious, because if not I am one breakdown away from an and to think I only have 20 something months left of this...!