Today is Michaels birthday. We went to dinner last night with he and his girlfriend and today he is having a BBQ with Andrew and friends(we didn't get an invite;)). I cannot believe how time flies. He was just a tiny baby what seems like days ago. He has moved out and on to his own life now. We love you sweet boy! Then~
I've been going through some things that are pretty tough. Today I got a private message on my Mom's board from a woman I have not met personally. It was profound and I wanted to share a small bit. Sometimes the kindness of strangers is amazing!
"You just have to decide where you want to be left standing when all is said and done, and work towards that."
There were so many more sentances that were amazing in her message, but this one is truely the big picture.
I ordered some yummy CPK goat cheese and pepper pizza. Jim had his usal BLT pizza and the tiny boys were sharing mine. Mine had eggplants and James did not want to try them. He says he doesn't like them.
Me: What will you do if you go to another country and have to try new foods
James: I will take Ramen Noodles
Apparently Michael and Andrew have shared a few too many. I personally don't consider Ramen Noodles a food item, but teens and toddlers love them:)
Today we left the house at 9:30 for soccer clsee(Gavin spend much of it darting and running from his unprepared coach). WE ran a couple errands and got a haircut for James. On the way home from said errands, I looked at the time... 3:44! Where does the time go? I can tell you that grocery shopping with two children in tow will easily eat up 2 hours! Tonight Gavin came to me and said "Mommy, I'm very sick" I said "Really Gavin, what is your illness" He looked at me questioningly and said "Froggy"(somewhat unsure look on his face) then, "my illness is frog".I promptly gave him his amoxocillin. We can't have any frogs!
James knows how to buckle and unbuckle his carseat now. Gavin believes him to be the boy who hung the moon~sweet brothers:) Yesterday we went to Joes crab shack, not because we like Joe's, but they have the best lure for parents. They have a full outdoor playscape, complete with messy sand, connected to the patio. Hello Margarita's and no babysitter fee's. When we arrived home Gavin asked James "Will you unbuckle me". I was listening to them as I talked to my Mom on the phone and heard James say "Okay, Gavin. This one time, but never again." Daddy says this to James about almost everything, he's teasing James. I think James may have been serious~LOL!
Daddy: Gavin you are going to sit in time out. You can get out when you tell me why you are in time out.
(this is not the method Daddy and I have discussed, ie: tell them why they are going to TO, give them a time limit, ask them to tell you why they went to time out and apologize, let them out...but that's not the point of this post:))
Gavin sits...er climbs around... in the chair for a couple seconds then Daddy asks: Gavin why are you in time out?
Gavin:I'm in time out because Daddy put me in time out.