Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Costume Crazed...

The joy of being a child...

So Jake's weapon birthday is turning out to be a riot.
The other day I took the kids to the park and let them bring their swords to play fight. I was standing with a couple of my friends when I saw William take one of his weapon's from a little boy who was playing with the kids so that William had a 2/0 advantage on the weapons. I heard myself scream, "William Ford you give him a weapon right now!". One of my friends laughed and said, "Yeah, that's probably something you never would have thought you would ever hear yourself saying before you became a parent."

Yesterday, I told Naomi to pick up all of her girl toys. She looked at me sternly. She picked up Jake's Clone Trooper gun, pointed it at me and said, "You pick up toys, mom!" Don't worry. She didn't scare me.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Mooch

Is 6. And he's a NINJA.

Ninja Jake's Uncle Derek flew in from Utah.

Jake helped put the Ninja Lego Guys on his cake

It was the "Year of Violence" for his birthday gifts. Lightsaber, swords, more swords, shields, yeah...we'll see how long they last.

I know, I know. It doesn't look too great. But hey, he's 6! It looks PERFECT!

Ninja Jake's Birthday Party. James explained to the kids that there was a bad, bad beast who stole the treasure and they were going to have to go on a scavenger hunt to "get the best!"

Get the Beast, Get the Beast!

We found him, We found him!

Take that Beast!

Pizza, cake and ice cream after successfully killing the beast. It was hard work!

We love you Mooch. Actually, we really, really, really, really LOVE YOU!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Jake's Awesome speech. "The Bald Eagle is important to our country because it is a symbol of freedom. The best thing I like about this American Symbol is that it is strong, just like me."

I am listening to one of my favorite songs right now. No, it's not one of those hip, new age, way to cool for school songs that you may be thinking of. It just makes me think of my life. My beautiful life.
"Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride."
I saw the man of my dreams walk into our children's school just in time for our Kindergartner's famous American program. I am not quite sure how he got there...but he did. And he left right after. But he was there.
I saw my daughter run into her father's arms. I saw my husband holding our kindergartner after his amazing performance. He let his dad hold him in his arms for a long, long while.
My husband left the scene as my boys started kicking each other in the car on the car ride home. He got to go back to work. I was looking at mine.
I heard words such as fart-smeller, idiot, moron, butt sniffer. You name it.
Life isn't always beautiful.
But it was... just 10 minutes earlier.
And it will be again.
After the name calling.
After the fighting.
After the time-outs, soap in mouth and threatenings.
I'll take it.
Just for moments like today.