Saturday, June 23, 2007
This is me whining a little because I have time to. Rest assured, my boys will be back this morning and all of this will be a farce and there, once again, will be dirty underwear on the floor, drink cups in various places, and wrestling matches commencing. Oh, what a life!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
1. Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake
2. Balsamic Blue salad from ABC
3. My mom's lasagna
4. Greek pizza from California Kitchen
4 Favorite International Place
1. Miami- Oh, yeah, that's international
4. Ireland (Ok, the last 2 I haven't actually visited, but I would like to)
4 People I TAG!
2. Dude! Everyone else I know who blogs has been tagged! I gotta get these done sooner!
Friday, June 8, 2007
- Sometimes when Cole says Jonah he leaves off the "Jo" sound and it comes out sounding like "Jinah" with a long I sound. Poor Jonah.
- Jonah likes to tell Cole to push when they are playing with a ball or toy. He leaves off the actual "sh" sound and ends up saying "Pus, Cole, you pus!"
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
First, let me just tell ya, being late to a FREE movie= not a good idea. Then we get behind the SLOWEST person buying popcorn. All the while, Cole and Jonah are climbing into Homer Simpson's lap from the huge display set up the Simpson's movie coming out (Rope?! What rope?). As I was corralling them back to line with me- which I could not leave from because it was obvious the people behind me would have let me have my space back- I looked down and saw a button had popped off of my shirt!!! Curvy girls can not afford buttons popping off- especially in the center! So into the theater we go; me holding my shirt closed as I'm grabbing for Jonah and making sure Cole is in tow. Total darkness! I thought they kept the lights up a little for the kiddies? Nope, total darkness. We find our seat- which by the way, we must commandeer an entire short row for my brood. We sit behind a family whose child is holding/ playing with an LED pin light. HELLO?!?!?! We're in a movie! Tell your crazy kid to turn off that dumb light! But no, she continues to allow him to swirl it around, to play with it like they were at home in the dark! AGHGAHGAGHA! By this time We are about 10 minutes into the movie- what a swell time!
THEN, I look over at Cole (who loves a movie and a bag of popcorn) and his cackle of happiness outshined that dumb LED light. Later in the movie, when George was smiling and laughing, Cole leans over to me and says, "Mommy, he's happy."
"Yes, Cole, he is."
"I'm happy too, Mommy."
NOTHING could have made a better morning.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
My Jonah is by far my sweetest challenge. He makes no bones about not wanting to do what he doesn't want to do. He has no qualms about pitching fits in public places or around strangers. Parenting books always tell you to let your child throw his tantrums and soon he will realize how no one is paying attention and stop- HA! My Jonah doesn't care if you're not watching, because his tantrums are not for you- they are for him. It's the way he releases his frustration and I let him. I do ignore him, much to the dismay of some passer-byers in the stores, but on the floor he flails. Tonight I got some time with Jonah alone. How sweet he was as he fed me the sacred popcorn and said, "It's almost gone, Mama. Eat it up." Something he has heard his dad and me say to him countless times. Piece by piece he puts the popcorn in my mouth and smiles- to able to serve me the way I have served him so often. Looking back on it all, I realize many times Jonah loses his temper because whoever he is with doesn't want to participate in his love language- service. It comes out through the playfulness of a child- shoving, taking a toy and running, kissing, feeding popcorn to a pooped out mom, etc. I got to see pure joy in his eyes when he was the center of Mom's attention and got to love the way he loves best. When I laid him in his bed, he wanted me to stay and look at his music thingy with him. He would have kept me all night; but alas, more Jeffcoat boys to care for...
Monday, June 4, 2007
I commit to doing better on at least adding funny stories. Maybe some pictures too!