Friday, December 31, 2010

Our Bowling Outing

We finally got to the bowling alley and bowled a game.  It was the first time for the little ones.  Their feet have just now gotten big enough to fit in bowling shoes!  I'm so glad we made the extra effort to go again this week because we had a great time.  Grace is an especially enthusiastic bowler.  She was whoopin' it up and cheering constantly.  Her favorite phrases that night were "Great job!" and "Is it my turn yet?"  I told Byron will be watching her on ESPN 3 someday.  Needless to say that girl was asleep five minutes after I put her in bed.  She wore herself out.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Pain of the Parent Strikeout

Byron and I had a great plan to load up the kids after dinner tonight and take them bowling.  I thought I had all my bases covered.   I checked the website to make sure there was open bowling tonight and age limits, prices, etc.  I cooked and served dinner early.  I fed the kids, pet, and husband and cleaned it all up.  I changed the kids clothes, checked everyone's socks to make sure they were clean, oversaw everyone took a potty turn before leaving, and ushered the kids out into the cold van.  We drove there, got out into the cold and headed into the bowling alley to be told that there were so many leagues tonight that all the lanes were full.  The disappointment on the kid's faces was so strong that the owner gave us all free passes.  Even Maddie was so sad!  I hate when stuff like this happens.  Not only do I have to let my kids down, but I've done all this extra work for nothing!  So frustrating!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Coming to You Live From My Bedroom

My blog has suffered the last few months.  I have not blogged nearly as much as I usually do.  I used to crawl into bed at night and use my wonderful little net book to reflect about the day on the blog, check facebook, play a few games.  I loved that little netbook.  Then one day I crawled into bed and pushed the on button and nothing happened.  I don't consider myself stuck on material things, but I was real upset when that thing died!  I loved it so much!  It was perfect for my needs.  Well, thanks to my wonderful husband I received a new netbook for Christmas!  Yeah!  So I'm sure I will be more blog active now.  If I am able to put two thoughts together at the end of the day then I will put them on the blog.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas in Pictures

Post to come later.  I've already been contacted by some grandparents to post Christmas morning pictures.  I better get on it if I know what's good for me!  LOL!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Grace

I found the sweetest tribute to daughters on another blog I track and I just had to post it in honor of my sweet little Gracie's birthday.  I wish I had a way with words like these poets do.  Grace we all love you so much and everything in these writings is how I feel about you (and all my girls!)

A daughter is a gift of love.
-- Author Unknown

A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.
-- Author Unknown

A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. 
-- Author Unknown   

A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous...full of beauty and forever beautiful...loving and caring and truly amazing.
-- Deanna Beisser

A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.
-- Laurel Atherton 

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. 
-- Author Unknown

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. 
-- Author Unknown

A mother's treasure is her daughter. 
-- Catherine Pulsifer

Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.---This one is my favorite!
-- Margaret E. Sangster