Me and Hubby with new baby

Me and Hubby with new baby

Monday, November 24, 2008

Yes World I am selling Pure Romance..........Sex Toys..........yes, you heard me!!!! I love it!!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Should I be embarrassed? I'm not quite sure. We TRY not to say swear words in front of our children, but when they hear them in songs or in movies or anywhere else for that matter we try not to make a big deal out of it. They are going to hear them. It's life. If they bring it to our attention we simply say to them "just because you hear it doesn't mean you have to say it. I'ts not nice, very inappropriate, yady, yady, yada.........". My fingers are always crossed my almost 6 year old son will not slip one in on accident at school!!!! So far, so good.

So this morning on the way to school my almost 9 year old daughter and I have this conversation. To set up the scenario Kid Rock is playing in the background quite loudly. Any one that listens to the Kid knows that he just can NOT control himself. (this kind of turns mommy on but hey that is another story entirely)

Daughter "mom this song has a lot of f words in it"

Me "yes it does, and its not very nice, just don't repeat them"

Daughter "the A word is worse than the F word"

Me "well they are all bad but I think the F word is worse, I know you are a very smart, good girl but please don't say either"

Daughter " there is a P word in there also"

Me thinking to myself "what the hell is the P word" as I hum the words to the song to try and figure that one out

Daughter "what does the F word mean"

Me "it means something naughty, ya know how your 4 year old cousin points with his middle finger and we are trying to get him to stop?" That is the same thing as saying the F word. So don't say it and don't stick your middle finger out".

Daughter "No mom sticking your middle finger out means F...You A hole"

Me speechless with mouth dropped open "no it doesn't it just means F...You"

Daughter "mom, yes it does, i know it"

Me wondering how to argue that one "well alright then, just don't say it or do it EVER"

Do I need to tone down the music in the car or what?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Soccer Mom

I never thought I'd see the day when I would be running my children around three days a week after school and on the weekends for a sport. My children are young and just beginning to get involved with extra curricular activities. My husband and I thought it would be great for our son and daughter to join soccer this year. They are playing for A.Y.S.O. I guess it's a pretty big national organization. (not so organized I am finding out) It's a great sport. Good for exercise and building coordination. God knows our children need to burn off some energy and being involved in an organized sport will help them build self confidence. When I was a youngster I was very shy and didn't really do sports. I never thought I could. I am the girl that had every excuse in the free world to get out of gym class. Luckily my two older children have taken after their dad in the "outgoing" department.

This past Saturday was the start of official games. Son's games are at ten a.m. and daughter's games are at noon. So for the next five week's our Saturday's will consist of three hours of soccer. Luckily most games are at the same location, but I'm sure we won't always be that lucky. Oh yes.... did I mention every Tuesday and Thursday night there are games also. We will be busy! I am excited for the kids, they seem to be enjoying themselves so far, and so are we. They are eager to learn the game and seem pretty focused out there, well as much as they can be for their ages. Tonight I watched my son, my five year old, make his first goal. I laughed at myself as I jumped out of my fold up chair and screamed my head off for him. A very proud moment indeed. Our family was all there watching, including grandma and great grandma. I'm sure there will be many years of proud moments for me to experience with all of my children. I can't wait. This is such a precious time in their life and I am going to try to take it all in and remember as much as I can.

The flamingos getting ready to start their first game

Go Ally Go

Wow we've never seen you run so fast in your life

A very excited boy!

Go Tigers!

Great game John!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Family Photo Shoot-Bret One Week Old

A wonderful lady I met a few years ago Scrapbooking is a photographer. She does an awesome job and is so kind and patient with the kids. This whole shoot took us 2 hours to finish. She allowed time for lots of laughing and diaper and feeding breaks. There were 120 pics in all. It is going to be such a tough decision to narrow them down but luckily I get to keep all the proofs.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I did it!!!

I have a huge smile on my face right now! Why? We made it to school on time today! (and there is peace and quiet in my home) Although, you would think that me getting up two and a half hours before school I should have time to get there. Well, we cut it close anyway. We even stopped off at McDonald's for a little quick breakfast. If I would have made it at home we surely would have been late. I had planned on making pancakes but that did NOT happen! I always stress out getting them to school but when you add child#3 to the mix it gets a little crazy. I really have two more days till I am suppose to drive (yes I did have a cesarean 12 days ago) but come on I had to get the pictures in their classrooms and them waiting for the bell to ring. I scrapbook so this is a must. I really couldn't have had my neighbor drive them and carry along my camera with her now could I?

I am so proud of my kids. My daughter is going into 3rd grade and my son is going into 1rst grade. They were excited to wear some of their new clothes this morning. I was pleasantly surprised that there was no bickering and fighting. They got ready quickly. (it was mommy that was behind)

Tonight is curriculum night already at their school. My son also has soccer practice at the exact same time. How do you be in two places at once? What is more important. LOL Obviously it's school. Not sure what we are going to do about this one. Hubby and I may have to split up tonight so we can do both. See....first day and things are already crazy busy. Hubby went back to school today also. He teaches 6th grade. He must have been in a rush this morning because he left his wallet behind. No lunch for him today!!

Baby is sleeping soundly right now and I am in heaven. There are plenty of things to do around the house today but the kids only have a half day so I really am just relaxing this morning. Only an hour more before I have to go pick them up. Tomorrow is their first full day of school. The only thing on my agenda tomorrow is my two week check up at the doctor. They will let me know if it's safe to drive. Little do they know I will be driving myself there. Most people that know me know that I don't follow rules very well. Don't tell my kids that!!!!!

My first grader

My daughter making her way through the crowd

My second grader and her buddy

Always smiling

I'm ready to learn (hehe)

Thank God I have friends in my class!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Baby Bret!

Baby Bret arrived on August 21 at 11:55 a.m as scheduled. He weighed in at 7 pounds 4 ounces and 19.5 inches long. The Cesarean delivery went smoothly. This has been my best recovery yet from the three cesareans that I have had. Hours after his birth I had no problem getting up and moving around. Well I was sore for sure but I wasn't crying like I did nine years ago when I had my daughter and they told me I had to get out of bed. With my first I felt like I had been hit by a semi. Maybe the drugs have improved a bit since I last gave birth.

He has been home almost a week now and is an absolute angel. He actually got to play an angel at his first photo shoot on Thursday also. I should be getting my proofs from that right after Labor Day and I will share them all with you. He is up about every three hours or so right now and I am a little more sleep deprived than usual, but I am really enjoying this time with him. He doesn't really cry, he just whimpers a little in his bassinet to let me know he's hungry. This morning he slept from 3:30 a.m. until after 9:00. It felt really good to sleep in on a Saturday.

My two older children love him already. They fight over who will hold him or sit next to him in the van. When they do get to hold him it doesn't last for more than a minute and then they are tired of him. They love to watch me change his diaper, but don't really want to help. I really don't expect them to and I don't want them to feel like baby sitter's anyway. Sure they help get things for me that I need for him when I am feeding him and can't get up. That makes them feel like they are doing their part. My five year old son John is especially fun to watch with Bret because he loves to give the baby kisses on the top of his forehead, and he does it so gently. For any of you that know John this is so adorable because John is a bit of a wild child. Allyson cracks me up because she laughs so hard when she hears the "boy noises" come out of Bret. She immediately reminds me that I "NEED" to change him "NOW".

We are having a ton of fun with this new baby. It's definitely work having a third child in the house but we are coping quite well. I am a little afraid of this upcoming week getting the older two off to school on time. I'm sure that will be a whole new adventure for me! We always run on the late to school to begin with. I think I may have to set my alarm clock a little sooner than last year. Wish me luck!!!

Here are some pictures from the day the baby was born. I will post more this week as I get some time.

I also can't wait till the kids go back to school so I can catch up on some of your blogs also. I miss reading them.

Bret Allen English

My first chance to hold Bret

Welcome to the world sleepy!!!

I love you!!!

Wow I have 3 kids!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I am having this baby boy in the morning. I will start blogging again next week and share pics of baby Bret!

I have been busy and tired. Plain and simple!!!!!

Here is one pic of my husband and I together at a friends wedding about 10 days ago. I am looking mighty pregnant!