How could you not love these two? Well I love Connor and Lucas as much as my own children. I would cross heaven and earth for them and I am so happy that I am able to have such a close relationship with them. I know Janelle has blogged about growing up close to our cousins and she loved it and I think that's why we focus on our kids being so close. Rachelle is expecting her first baby and we are due for our family to expand. This past year has been tough on our family and new birth is always a breathe of fresh air. We don't know if she is having a girl or a boy but either way I know I will love them just as much as I do with Connor and Lucas. How much room does one heart have?
Carly has been taking dance for the past year since she was three. Yesterday, her dance academy held it's annual recital. Carly being Carly didn't want to dance. Believe it or not she is really shy during performances. Vickie and I thought it would be a good idea to all go to the recital so Carly could see that it was a fun thing to do. She enjoyed watching her friends dance and they were really cute. She could have done it but I needed to make her. Oh well a lesson learned. She isn't continueing to do dance but will be beginning gymnastics and then soccer at the end of the year. Cole is also going to start soccer next year. Travis and I decided to wait until next summer because this summer we are busy. One more year before practice and games become are focus. After the recital we went to Mexican food and then I stole Connor for the night. The kids LOVE it when he spends the night. We set up a movie theatre with popcorn and they stayed up until 9:00, an hour and a half PAST their bedtime. Which is reminds me of another topic, kids who stay up too late and the parents wonder why their kids are struggling in school or so on. SLEEP is fuel for the brain. When I finally put the kids to bed Connor and Carly were in the same bed and I heard them giggling in there. Cole finally called for me and said "I don't think it's a good idea that those two sleep together, they should be separated" I did separate them until they fell asleep. Too cute.
This morning I heard Cole and Carly calling and talking to Connor about the toys and playing games, when did he get so big.... The moral of the story is that I love my nephews and I will work at having a relationship with them.
Life always needs balance and I think I've come up with a compromise to balance my internet activity....Natalie and Lyndsey don't want me converting full-time to facebook therefore, I WON"T:) Love you girls. Natalie, what about that SPA weekend and yes, you can bring Trey or Lane!:) I won't be posting as many pictures on my blog. I will use facebook for pics and my blog for long rants and updates. Here I go....
I AM EXHAUSTED! I am "helping" with McKinleyville's Pony Express Days. Vickie and I coordinated the 1st Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off last night at Pierson Park (300 people were in attendance, in the rain, dedication) and tonight Janelle and I made sno-cones at the Fireman's Muster. Friday I am staking out the layout for the Saturday festivities of the event and I am in charge of the vendors, crafts, and kid's activities. Oh yeah, I am helping Monica with the Dance on Friday night at the Rec Center, Merv George is playing!
I am happy that my house cleaner came today and I am surrounded by freshness.
I am happy that Carly has cut back on sucking her thumb, it probably has something to do with her getting flicked in the mouth each time she puts it in her mouth....
I will be happier when Travis isn't SO SICK.
I will be happier when it's Sunday morning.
I am happy that I have amazing friends. They helped me at all of my events that I coordinate, they collect entry fees, but most of all they call me and ask "can I help you with anything" What more is there than that.
I would be happier if I didn't watch all of 24 and I had more episodes to keep me company during my early mornings.
I am happy with my new tye-dye jammies from Victoria Secret.
I would be happier if I was asleep in bed. I am tired but my thoughts are rambling, can you tell?
I am happy that my son used the word immediately tonight:)
I am happy that Connor is gorgeous.
I am happy that Lucas is more stable when you hold him.
I am more happy than unhappy, it's a good day. Keep me in your prayers.