Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Maybe I need a "bad mom" button. Becca?
Anyhow, this morning the kids and I went to a 5K to benefit our school district. We had a blast. The run itself was beautiful. Plus, Lilly started out by really running... running and laughing and yelling and running and laughing some more.
For maybe a block. Then, you know, her legs got tired.
She spent some time in the stroller with Zac. Some walking or running. Some picking flowers. And some on my shoulders.
I. Took. No. Pictures.
After the run there was a whole block party - hot dogs, jumping castles, face painting, ponies... the whole thing. I did take this one picture of Lilly on the pony on my phone. It's blurry.
Bad mom. Got home, and I realized that my fears had been realized. My haphazard application of sunscreen on Zac had not done the trick. Look at his little cheeks!
The thing is, I'm so lucky that I have two spunky, beautiful, wonderful kids who will fight one minute and hug the next.
On another note, Zac has turned from a baby to a little boy overnight.
Not just in looks, but in his actions. He is getting so determined and specific with his play. He wants things a certain way, which leads to frustration if it's not that way. He knows some rules (and that a flirty smile helps when he gets told "no").
Lilly also is getting more "mature." I now have to call her "Diego" more often than "Dora." I love her stories and jokes. Potty training and big girl bed training are coming right along. It must be tough to be 3!
Ok, so when all is said and done, I don't think I'm a bad mom. I have plenty of "bad mom moments," but I promise that I'm just teasing myself by labeling each of them! If I truly thought I was a bad mom, I probably wouldn't share any of it and, instead, only "perfect mom moments." If only I could think of any... :)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Lilly has been sleeping so well, in fact, that she had a couple of really grumpy mornings. She would tell me that she was sleeping again and just refuse to get up!
We have introduced the tradition (started by Auntie Kendra as a young girl) of morning hot cocoa. So far, so good!
And my main man Zac, enjoying a snack before dinner!
Monday, March 22, 2010
I took 99 pictures this weekend. Not 100... but 99.
The kids and I headed up to Phoenix this weekend to visit with GREAT friends that I have had for many, many years. I met Natalie and Karen in junior high school and we all met Laura in high school. We were inseparable.
Then, time separated us. But not for long! Now that we are all settled down and back in AZ, we are back and it is like things never changed.
Here we are! Laura is behind me, next to her is Natalie (aka Hostess with the Mostess) who is in back of Karen.
Lilly took storytime seriously.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I love love love the 20th!
Today's 20th post will be short and sweet. We are at my great friend Natalie's in Phoenix this weekend, and are having a blast. I will post about the whole weekend later, but HAD to do a 20th post of course!
Yesterday, the kids played with Spencer's water table. They had such fun!
Today, we went to Dunkin Donuts. Turns out, their coffee really is pretty darn good! I kinda like this picture, even though Lilly's face is a mess and Zac is distracted... those are my kids!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thankful Through Thursday is meant to be just a random assortment of pictures, so that my other posts can be specific. Today, however, is specific.
Lilly got her big girl bed yesterday! When she got home from school, it was all ready for her. Look at this face!
And, this morning when she came "pitter pattering" out and asked if it was ok for her to get up, she seemed so happy and proud and I told her we were SOOOO proud of her! It was fun!
Friday, March 12, 2010
This morning, I get to spend time with my beautiful niece, Shyla!
This little girl is so precious, calm, and playful. I love her!
Meanwhile, we are all decorated and ready for St. Patrick's Day at the Yager home!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
BUT... sometimes there are just a bunch of pictures I want to post.
SO... I'm gonna do a "Thankful Through Thursday" post weekly... meaning just a bunch of pictures I've liked from the week.
THEN... the rest of the week I can do more specific, focused blog posts, knowing that I can save my "just because" pictures till Thursday. Make sense?
Before we begin, don't worry! It is NOT too late to donate to the American Cancer Society to help me reach my goal before Relay For Life. Click HERE for that blog post! So far I have TWO wonderful donations, and I am 55% of the way to my goal! THANK YOU!!!
Ok, on to this week's "Thankful Through Thursday" post.
Last weekend, we went to the grocery store and got one of these fun carts. Even Zac wanted to sit in it, so I became "touristy" and took pictures. Yep, in the grocery store. Am I the only mom who does that?
Alright time to head into work. Thanks for reading!