Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Christmas Flashback

Hello again!
My camera is currently broken, so I am having to flash-back to Christmas for a pic...but I thought it was worth sharing since my babies look like little angels in their PJ's!
Violet <><

Too much FUN!

So far so good says the new stay-at-home mom!
I haven't laughed this hard in a LoOoOoOOoOOOOooooOOOOng time :)
These boys keep me rolling...on the floor, literally.

The other day, Dash MICROWAVED A WORM!! Then, he tried to feed the crusty leftovers to our goldfish! ...almost killed it as it tried to swallow a petrified rock-like stick...that used to be a worm. I had to catch it in a net and pull it out of the goldfish.

Not funny enough for ya? Well, in his typical style..I had left for a Dr's appointment and had Nana babyistting, whom they know they have pinkie-finger skills with. So, as soon as I was out the door, Romeo hog-tied her in his bathroom while Dash sprinted for my bathroom, grabbed my scissors and snipped a clump from his bangs. He then proceeded to brag to Nana and show her exactly what he did, complete with shelf climbing and toilet seat balancing–and then finished up by giving himself a BIG THUMBS UP in the mirror sand saying, "Way to go Dash!"

And, for the closer...to show what a GENIUS my eldest child is....yesterday we were reviewing our letters when Dash pointed out that the letter "K" looks like a "T" that fell on the letter "l."

Brilliance in the making, I'm telling you.
So, in the meantime, I'll be making more notes to update you again...and you keep reading!
God Bless!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wrapping up...

This morning when I was getting ready for work...of which I have only 3 more days, I thought, "What mother in her right mind would pull two sleeping babies up out of their bed, drag them to the car--in the rain, put them in the car--in the rain, forget to feed the dog and have to turn around, realize you forgot to turn the heat back down and have to get your keys and go back inside, then get yourself BACK in the car--in the rain, drop the kids off somewhere (in my case it has been my mother's) and THEN go to work?" ...as if all of this hadn't been "work" already.

Can you tell I'm looking forward to staying home? Oh yes I am!! What greater joy will I have then to simply fry the vegetarian-bacon my hubby brings home after spending another great day with the kids?

My mom has already ordered me a curriculum for Dash...and even for Romeo if he is willing...so we can practice home-schooling before we have to make the "official" decision to homeschool or not. So, we'll see. I know there will be tough days that can be soothed only by early bedtimes for the boys and a long soak for myself. But, for the most part, I think that to have the opportunity to stay home with my boys, and not JUMPING at the challenge, I'd be a fool. And to that, I say, I am no fool.

May God bless you this year-and may you find an EXCESS of TIME with your loved ones.
-Violet <><

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

...the BIG NEWS to begin 2009 is that I will be staying home with Dash & Romeo from now on!

I have put in my notice at work & will be able to home school & get to see them grow up before I miss it!

I am SOOOOoOooOooOOOOooo excited & am really looking forward to this new year.

I have already been getting myself ready by enjoying the food, the teachable moments, the fun, the TIME, and the laughter of the boys during Christmas & New Year breaks. And, I'll really be looking forward to sunny hikes, days by the pool, trips to the lake, and home-cooked meals!

So, to you all I say, HAPPY NEW YEAR and take time to enjoy the people in your lives everyday!
God Bless!
Violet <><