Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Parade

I finally made it this year and it was so much fun! Every year New Bern has a little parade for kids to wear their costumes and walk through downtown. The kids really enjoyed it. I forgot my stinkin' camera so I had to use Jeeb's phone- at least I had that.

My little stinker:) (skunk)
Cagey was bumblebee- I was so disappointed with this costume, but he likes it so oh well. His face cracks me up- he always pulls this face when he gets his picture taken.
Tates the Jedi! Star Wars was all over the place- yikes.
In front of the Neuse River at the park downtown- my cute kiddos! Can't believe how blessed I am.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Natalie's Mane

My baby bug has not been sleeping worth a dang for the past several nights. We both have stopped up noses and all the crud that goes along with that. He doesn't want to sleep and he gags when I try to nurse him. So- my eyes are not wanting to work- or I'm just getting old.

Anyway, I have been thinking lately that I would really like to shave my head. I really can't stand my hair. It is thin, fine, no texture, body or curl grossness that lays flat against my head. I remember in high school fixing my hair and making it look decent then walking from my car in the parking lot to the door of the building and it being FLAT and UGLY. I don't think it has ever done anything for me. Right now it is so short and has hardly any layers in it- I have to do some major hair persuasion to get it to look half way decent. Today for church - I ran out of time and I just left for Church feeling awful about how it looked. When I got home I immediately pulled it back and clipped back my bangs. I liked it better pulled back. I usually always like my hair better pulled back- so that has led me to think that maybe I would be better off just shaving it. Well, I was looking at pics of Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks online - I've been told I look like her by various people in my life- Blagh- she's an idiot, but anyway- I found this picture...

SO- I ask you- should I take it as a sign that I should do it? Or just a funny coincidence? I don't think I'd have the guts to do it- mostly because of all the attention it would attract and secondly Tates would want to do it too :) but ya never know...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My morning routine

Ezra usually ends up on the living room floor in the morning- rolling around- while I make breakfast. This is what I found after scrambling some eggs.

Then EZ's costume came- 5$ on ebay baby! Anyway-I just threw it on just to get an idea of how he would look- it was hilarious!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No, Page

I'm not just realizing that the media has an agenda of pushing immorality and promiscuity. I was just commenting on how blatantly obvious it was on the Office last week. And yes, I know it just didn't start with Obama. There has been corruption in DC and in the media for many years now. Obama has surrounded himself with more open socialist/communists- Chairman Mao enthusiasts than any other president in history though. that's all I have to say.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Today is Sunday

Sunday is the one day I don't feel guilty about laying on the couch after church meetings and church activities are over. This is also my day off from my 'diet'. I let myself eat bread and pasta without wanting to kill myself :) and I eat as many chocolate chips as I want too :) Even though my Sundays start out really crazy and hard- rushing to get everybody ready so we can be to church at 9am- I love the day. A few weeks ago- there were 2 Sundays in a row that I had to force Cagey's clothes onto his limp body as he screamed "I DON'T WANT TO GO TO CHURCH!" and then when it was time to go Jeebs had to carry him kicking and screaming to the car. I just had to laugh because this is exactly what I used to do to my mom. Payback is a... well... you know :)

I still love Sundays though. Even though they are hard and exhausting- I just love them. I love going to church and getting to play the Primary songs. These are songs I grew up singing and I still feel the spirit every time I play them or sing them. I love hearing my kids and my husband sing the primary songs. It makes me want to cry when tates and Cagey sing them together. A couple of weeks ago we went to the park with the Savitz clan and Tates took her left handed glove that she never uses so she could play catch with Bart. When we left the playground she told Bart he could have the glove. She was so excited to give her best friend something. We got home and she asked me "Mommy, do you think Heavenly Father is happy I gave Bart my glove?" I said, "Yeah, He's happy when we do things for others." Tates just smiled and said "I know Heavenly Father is happy because I feel it!" Then out of the blue- she went and gave Cagey a hug. It really is worth all the heck you go through every day.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

How did this happen?

I can't believe my baby Tates is 7 years old. In just one short year she'll be baptized! It really feels like my life is flying by and my children are proof of that. Taylor can walk, ride a big girl bike without training wheels, throw a mean heater, write a complete sentence, read a book, add double digit numbers, and be one sweet big sister to two crazy little brothers. She was MY BABY just 7 years ago. She was my little 6 lb tiny little thing with long piano playing fingers and a bald head that I stuck hundreds of different bows on with ky jelly. She was my little fighter that got herself better after she was so sick and the doctors didn't know if she was going to have learning disabilities or be deaf, or have brain damage. She was my buddy for 2 and a half years before Cagey came. She is my only child that knew her Aunt Yang Yang- even if it was for only a short time. Here she is today in her Spiderman shirt- eating a Star Wars cake in the batting cages. She is definitely NOT a GIRLY GIRL!! :)

They had to wear helmets with facemasks- just like in sandlot!

EZ bug was not impressed. I just hope he was warm because it was cold!
Jeebs had to get in a few hits even though the helmet was a little small lol- there's a big crack in the back that you can't see :) of the helmet I mean hahaha
Tates was so excited about her Star Wars cake- I didn't do a great job on it. The frosting was weird and I didn't know what to do- How the heck do you do a Star Wars cake? I donno- they're getting too old and asking for things beyond my capabilities which is not hard to do :) maybe next year she'll want something a little easier :)
I love my TATES!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sad commentary on our society...

Tomorrow is Thursday and some of my favorite tv shows are coming on - Project Runway, Flash Forward, and The Office- just to name a few. Last week I was so excited to see the big wedding episode on the Office. After watching the show I just felt bad for the rest of the night. There was a scene where Michael goes in to explain to Pam's grandma that sex before marriage is normal now. He says something like we're not in 1820 anymore this is 2009. This scene had no reason to be in the show, there was no comedy in it- that I saw. This is just another way to convince people that it's okay to have sex before you're married. No, not just okay, NORMAL. This is just a sad commentary on our society. Yes, I know this is not new- I wasn't raised under a rock, I know that it was the norm to have sex with your boyfriend- but I don't want it to be my norm. I don't want my kids growing up thinking this is normal and even expected if you're in a relationship. The other scene that bothered me was when Pam was upset because she felt ugly in her wedding dress. She was upset because she couldn't wear the dress of her dreams or wear heels- which would be a tragedy on a wedding day, but I digress. There was no mention of any remorse that she had gotten pregnant before being married- no mention of the fact that there had been a moral mistake made. NO, she was upset because she just felt ugly in her wedding dress. And what were all the rest of the players doing? They were just trying to get some action with whoever would look their way. I just think it is ridiculous! What a horrible message to send to people everywhere. I am now debating on whether or not I'm going to watch this show anymore- which really stinks because I think it's really funny. I am slowly trying to watch less trash on TV- maybe someday I'll have enough resolve to turn the thing off completely.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I have other children...

Since I've posted so many pics of my baby bug lately- I thought I would post a few of my other children. I really do love them just as much :) I went outside tonight and snapped a few pictures of Tates, CAgey and Jeebs playing catch. They could do this ERRY day!

Look at those smiles- they're so haaaaaaaaaaaaaaappppyyyyyyyyyyyy!
Look at this focus- that girl can throw a ball! "You want the heater, I'll give you the heater!" This is just a glimpse into my future as a little league mom :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Conference Weekend

I love General Conference weekend. We usually have a big bunch of food and eat and relax all weekend. Well, this weekend, I didn't do that much- trying to cut back and I am jut TIRED. But, I did make some super tasty rolls- which I ate too much of. Anyway- I thought I'd post some cute pics of my bug. I think he is teething because he's started sticking his tongue out all the time and chewing and drooling and fussing etc.

I couldn't decide which picture to use. He's just so dang cute and smiley. I love his little tongue
And this one...I finally got a daddy, baby sleeping picture. I have one with all my other children, but since EZ bug was so fussy when he was little- I was the only one that could calm him down or get him to sleep. Not anymore! Isn't it sweet? all together now AHHHHHHH