Sunday, August 31, 2008

Baseball


This week has been a busy week I haven't had time to post that much... The boy's started school and baseball practice... Hayden has been playing the last four years and Brycen the last two, It's really time consuming but they really like it and Matt enjoys coaching them...A lot has changed this season
the boy's are learning to pitch ... Which isn't as easy as it sounds Hayden being a perfectionist has had a hard time with this... He wants to just do it and it hasn't come that easy for him... He is used to trying something and mastering it from the beginning but not this time... He still is a excellent player he is a great batter and good at fielding the ball... I trying to help him see we all have things were good at that's why it takes a team... Not an easy concept for a 8 year old but he will get it.As for Brycen he is the youngest on the team he is still working on a lot of his skills, even though he isn't a bad player he has the biggest heart out there... He is always ready to do what ever is ask of him and when he hits the ball the smile on his face is priceless...He tells Matt and I he was born to play baseball... You never know maybe one of them will make it to the big leagues, maybe not but a college scholarship would be nice...I'm really proud to see the boy's out there they give it there all, and It's great to see Matt enjoy something with them... he is a great coach he really care about every kid out there and always gives them a 100%... These boy's sure do make me proud..
This is the boy's warming up Of course Olivia has to warm up too...

Friday, August 29, 2008

Quotes

I love quotes I am forever trying to remember them and never can... So for a while now when I come across one I try to put it on our fridge so I see it and can give myself little food for thoughts... So I decided I'm going to make a list of them on the side of my blog... So make sure you check it out from time to time to see if there is anything new, hopefully one will inspire you... Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite quotes..

Monday, August 25, 2008

That Time Of Year

Well it's that time of year again... The kids are going off to school... this year is big changes for our family .. My baby boy is going to the 1st grade that means he will be gone all day... A part of me is excited think of all the things I can accomplish when two are gone all day... But there is a part of me that is sad I miss those little bugars when their gone, Brycen said this morning this is our last day together your going to get a break from me tomorrow but I'm going to miss you... I will miss him too I told him with tears in my eyes... He of course couldn't understand why I was crying... I'm one of those mom's who can't wait for a break but when they finally go I miss them so much...
I remember Matt and I went away for our anniversary the boys were little we didn't even have Olivia yet and we came home early because we missed them so much... Let me tell you that once we got home we thought what were we thinking... So tomorrow my boy's will head off to school... They are both excited and nervous.. I guess I feel the same way... Believe me their will be a lot of tears and pictures for me too share...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bye Bye Wheels

This evening some good friends of ours came over , their son loves to come over and ride his bike with my kids... We were enjoying the nice evening when Olivia started into her chant " I want my binky" trying to distract her I said we should try taking your training wheels off... We had tried a few months ago at her persistence and she wasn't really ready to do it... So off she ran into the house to tell daddy to take her training wheels off... I thought well this will buy me a few minutes of peace and quiet... With in a few minutes she came out side with Matt ready for no training wheels... She got all ready and off she went .. On the first try she was riding with no training wheels...

Of course there was a few falls which really were no big deal , but she cried like it was the end of the world... In so many ways she is a prissy little girl... She can definitely hang with the big boy's though... After a few minutes of watching her riding with no training wheels I thought what a fool am I ... This is my baby and I just made her seem older.. I don't want her too grow up she's the last one I got... Her sweet little giggle and smile made me smile and realize she maybe growing up but she will always be my baby...

Matt got into the action too... I have pictures of my dad riding my bike the day I learned to ride with no training wheels they look just like this one... Here is the video I took of her ... Notice you don't here my voice because I was crying ...I know I'm a sap but I always cry for two reasons when I watch the kids do something new or something I proud of them doing ... I cry because I'm so proud of them and happy for them... And because they are breaking my heart growing up so fast... I bet my mom was crying too behind the camera the day I learned to ride with no training wheels...
video

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Little Cinderella

When I was little I loved Cinderella ... I would watch the movie all the time... When I was in the 6th grade I even got to play Cinderella in the school play... I thought that was the best thing that had ever happened to me...
I started realizing the last few weeks that Olivia would probably love to watch Cinderella... So I went on half bay and bought it... We got it on Saturday and that is all we have been watching... This morning I came in the living room to find her singing and dancing to it... The next time I came in to check on them I found she had ask Brycen to help her get her dress on...
It looks like she will be wearing it all day I can't convince her to put her other clothes on... She says no I'm a princess and they wear pretty dresses...She's right ! I guess I will have my own little Cinderella for the day...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Race Night


The last couple years we have spent most Saturday night's at the Races... The boy's have been BMX racing... When they aren't playing baseball... Last night they did great... Brycen who really hasn't been to into it has finally got the bug... He used to be on a joy ride, when he would pass me in the stands he would wave and say "Hi Mom" ... Matt would say your supposed to be racing , watching where your going not waving at your mom... Of course I thought it was precious.. He loves his mommy...So last night he didn't wave he was on a mission, and it payed off he got 2nd place... The smile on his face was priceless...
Hayden did pretty good too... He didn't qualify for the main event last night .. This is not typical of him.. When Hayden first started out racing he won 8 straight races and then he had to move up to the Intermediate ... There he has struggled a bit more ... It hasn't come as easy I think most of it is a head game ... Last night I was still very proud of him ... Usually when he doesn't win he is a poor sport...(witch is really embarrassing) But last night he took it well... He said where he could improve next time and was ready to cheer on his brother in his race... When Brycen came back with a trophy he put his arm around him and told him what a great job he did... That was a win in my book...(even though Matt reminded me not a real win I guess it depends how you look at it)
Last but not least is Olivia... Olivia races in the training wheel race... Last night she was the only one who raced so of course she was the the 1st place winner... She usually races against two or three little ones... They give them a trophy no matter what place they come in ... They race from the last hill on the track witch is never enough for he... She always wants to go again... Last night she said " I beat those guys" I guess in her mind...I think one day she might beat her brothers...

We have really good friends that go with us ... It's really a good time to cheer on the kid's and relax with friends... It's a family sport that we all get in to and really enjoy... Here's a little video I took of Livvy's race last night...

video

Friday, August 8, 2008

Olivia's Hair


Olivia was born with beautiful Red hair... She has pretty curls and a lot of it... She has always let me put cute barrettes or braids..

I know she was too stinking cute... Oh how I miss those day's .... Know we have hit the trying Three's ... And she is very trying... I still love her but can't wait till were out of this faze...

Witch leads me to my new poll... her hair grows like crazy I cut her hair every few months, and it's still in the middle of her back... It just seems like so much work.. She no longer allows me to brush it... Only daddy can brush it , they even have a special brush "the Ouch less"... Oh please I waited all these years for a girl and I can't even brush her hair without her screaming... So I have been thinking about cutting it ... Not to short but at least to her shoulders.. I think less tangles , won't look so bad all this hair in her face... I can't even imagine her hair shorter but it might make it easier to take care of... So let me know in the poll on the left what you think... Even if you vote I cut it just know I might chicken out...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Silly Girl

This morning I woke up to Olivia "mommy I hungry , can I watch toons"

Slowly I stumble in to the kitchen make a bowel of cereal for her and turn on toons...As I'm in the kitchen making coffee this is what I over hear...

Oswald Cartoon : "Oh No, Now what will I use to make the bird house"

Olivia :" Get the Hammer you MORON!!!"

What do you say to that? All I could do was laugh and I still am...
My mom used to say about me at this age "She's full of it but she's a lot of fun" I guess I now know what she meant...

Monday, August 4, 2008

He THinks He's A Man

Last night I was laying down in my bed I have been fighting a cold or allergies I'm not sure witch... Any way I was laying down in my room ... Hayden came in and ask if he could take a shower in my bathroom... Me feeling bad said sure why not...After several minutes of hearing the shower I heard the sink water running.... I thought what a good boy brushing his teeth without me even asking him...Then he emerged from the bathroom with a smirk on his face almost looking guilty , but I thought he knows I'm happy be brushed without asking...As he walked from the room I smelled a very familiar smell.. One I love after shave.... Then I realized that's not just any after shave it's Matt's....


Hayden: Mom don't get mad at me

Me: What did you do that I would be mad?

Hayden: I used daddy's shave cream but I washed it right off

Me: Why would I be upset at that?

Hayden: Because (smirk) I also used the razor

Me: Are you cut? (trying to sound calm) Where did you shave?

Hayden: No I'm not cut and I did my nick and cheeks

After complete inspection I think pretty good job not even a nick not bad for a rookie... After having the discussion that he really isn't old enough to shave yet and you could cut yourself he admits he just wanted to see how it feels... I can except that he's curious and growing up...(way to fast )


A little later I go into the bathroom and there I see the shave cream and razor on the sink I think little stinker I still can't believe he didn't cut himself... Then I look closer and What do I see ? He left the cover on the blade...HAHAHA No wonder he didn't cut himself ...He maybe growing up but thankfully he doesn't have it all figured out...

And I didn't tell some things are better not known...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Time to Get Up and Move

My girlfriend Michal on her blog Relishing Motherhood has a competition to exercise 30 min a day ,6 days a week,for 3 months... At first I thought of every reason why I couldn't do it... I don't really like to compete not because I'm not competitive but because I hate to loose and will beat myself up if I fail... So after a few day's of soul searching I decided I need to do it for myself... What's the worst that could happen I might like it or maybe loose a few pounds.. Darn wouldn't that be awful...If I quit all together than I will loose 25 dollars not bad for 3 months... I've lost a lot more money than that when I've quit going to the gym..

Several friends have said to me " when will you find time for that" true I thought , then I thought wait a second if I can't give myself 30 minutes a day than there's a problem... I put my family first everyday and I think I deserve to take a little time for myself (like 30 minutes is really a lot!) I always find time to watch T.V. or read a book. Than I will find time to move more..Yes Matt works a lot and I am busy with 3 kids but why cant' they go with me? Matt doesn't work 24 hours a day , some day's I might have to be creative....So this my plan...

I can walk around the neighbor hood , I can ride bikes with the kids, jump on the trampoline , take the kids to the park and walk around the park while they play,do an exercise tape, take them swimming .. .The more I think about it , It will be good for all of us.... I know that in the past when I exercise that it in turn helps me to make better food choices...

So this is my hope that some of you out there will join me (it's always easier with support) , or even call me up some day's and ask me to go walking or swimming, we can even take our kids to the park...Leave me a comment and let me know your thought or give me some inspiration... I might need it...