For Today- September 13, 2009
Outside My Window...It's dark and it isn't raining. Yesterday was Baby Hulk's party, and it didn't rain!!! I can't explain how nervous I was about the rain. Despite the fact that I like things in perfect order ALL THE TIME, (and yes, with five boys in this house, I manage to keep things in order all the time.) I decided to throw a birthday party at my house instead of say, Pump It Up. I was freaking out on Friday, trying to come up with indoor games, but it was all for nothing. It stopped raining by noon and we were able to have the bouncy castle and pinata!
I am thinking...about my beautiful boy who is turning three years old tomorrow. I can't believe how fast time flies. More on him later! I think he deserves his own post, right?
I am thankful for...my beautiful children and the husband who gave them to me. Never in a million years did I think I would be a mom to four boys. What a blessing.
I am wearing...my church clothes, still. A black top and black and white skirt. I have this bad habit that I didn't notice until blogging about my failure to change clothes in a timely manner.
To be fit and happy...I bought new shoes today! I am so excited about that. Maybe this will be the miracle that will help me shed four pounds!
From the kitchen...chicken bones (drumsticks) for Baby Hulk's birthday dinner. Still in the planning stages for the rest of the week.
I am creating...memories and traditions for my family. One of those is celebrating your birthday for several days.
One of my favorite things...COLLEGE FOOTBALL. I can't believe I haven't mentioned this before now. I even paid for the first UT game since we couldn't go to Austin for the game. Next week we've been invited to a friend's house for dinner during the UT game. The kids are invited, but we are the only couple leaving them behind. The reason- I don't want to be distracted during the game. Mom, can you babysit?
I am also thinking...how lucky I am that my husband brings me flowers all the time just because. I love that! He just walked in with roses.
I am listening to...my husband try to keep his cool while going over Geometry with Squirt. I made the mistake of saying how easy Geometry was while I was in school. Lance thought he was going to get off easy this year, but there is no way in hell that I can help Squirt. We would kill each other.
On keeping home...The house is in perfect order already. Who didn't guess that one? Now, back to making a real home that is loving at all times, even when we don't like each other!
Living the Liturgical Year at home...I start religion this week with Goose. I hate to say start because we live our faith on a daily basis, but I have lessons planned for Goose starting this week. Is that better? Squirt started CCE tonight, I haven't heard his thoughts yet. I tried to be really positive and tell him to make the best of class, then went off and reminded him that he has four more years of it, like it or not. I have to remember that I HATED CCE, and in fact, skipped my entire senior year. But often my failings escape me so instead, I just get annoyed that he isn't jumping for joy at the prospect of going to CCE. As for Super Saints, we're going over the Exaltation of the Cross. I can't wait until Thursday.
A few plans for the rest of the week...
- celebrate Baby Hulk's birthday
- spend the day with my best friend
- mom's group at church
A picture thought I am sharing...