Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy 60th Birthday Mom............

My Mom's Birthday is today...She is 60...It is so hard for me to believe. When I think of 60 I think of it as old...really old....only my Mom is not really old....So how is it possible that she can be 60?? She seems the same to me. Do I seem the same to my girls now at 38 as I did at 30? I will have to ask Soccer Girl...Anyway, we had a surprise Birthday party for her last night here at the house. It was a small affair, just family but it was a great time. She thought she was coming over to visit my Aunt and Uncle who are vacationing from up north. We ate, drank and played the Wii. My family loves to bowl and play baseball on the Wii. We have tournaments and the whole nine yards with the bowling, it is so funny. Sometimes, I think the adults like the Wii more than the kids do. I posted a video clip of us singing Happy Birthday. Please don't think we are alcoholics when you see all the wine bottles on the table. LOL If I were to have shown you a clip of the coolers of beer than you could think we are alcoholics. (just kidding) (Not really, we actually did have two coolers of beer and boy the Englishman was hurting this morning). As my in-laws would say "self inflicted no sympathy".................


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

So proud of my girl....

Okay, so since this is my blog I am allowed to brag right??? I can't help myself because I am so proud of Mighty Mouth. Her teacher emailed me this morning (the plus of babysitting her teacher's son LOL) and told me that she got straight A's on her report card. I am so thrilled for her because this is such an accomplishment for her. She has always, ALWAYS struggled with school and it has never come easy for her. Her sisters have always done well and never had to really work at it. (Soccer Girl would disagree with me now, because I must admit since she has gotten to high school and taken all these advance placement classes it is harder for her now) But Mighty Mouth has always worked so hard and I am so THRILLED that it has finally paid off for her. YOU GO GIRL!!!! MOMMY LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No more Zoo......

Within 2 weeks of our marriage almost 18 years ago the Englishman and I had ourselves our first pet. Her name was Brinton's (named after the Englishman's favorite pub) a pretty white stray kitten that my Grandfather befriended and talked us into keeping. Brinton was de-clawed and very much an indoor cat. Our first house was on a very busy road and I was always petrified she would get out. Our first dog came about 18 months into our marriage. A sweet but rambunctious lab we called Hershey he came from a friend of a friend who had taken on more than she bargained for with a six month old very large lab. We had our first baby shortly after we got Hershey and tragically but I sometimes I think for a reason Hershey was hit by a car on that very busy street and killed almost instantly. We were heartbroken. However, it made us realize how incredibly dangerous that busy road was and very much aware of how "it only takes a second". This is "the reason" I was referring to. As Soccer girl grew from infant to toddler to preschooler we NEVER took our eyes off her and taught her over and over to NEVER go past the sidewalk. After that we adopted our first Golden Retriever "Guinness" after the Englishman's favorite beer. (notice a pattern here) we then gave our cat Brinton's to a dear friend who had just gotten her first apartment and had always said she loved our cat. Now normally I am not one to give part with animals once I have taken them in but Brinton's started to try to get outside a lot (may have had something to do with the new dog and new baby in the house) I was petrified that she would experience the same fate as Hershey so we let our friend take her where she lived to the ripe old age of 16 and was spoiled rotten her whole life. Guiness also lived a long happy life. Okay, I could go on and on about all the pets we had in between but I did have a point to this story and that being this: Currently, we have 1 dog (Jesse another Golden Retriever) two cats (Tuesday black and Dudley grey) 2 Rabbits (Rosebud and Baby) 2 hamsters (Ben and Jerry) and 1 bird (Blue) and the Englishman and I have said "No more Zoo" when these little darlings go on to animal heaven. We are so over pets it is not funny. While we love them (some more than others) it is so much work so much money and so much time. In addition, it is times like what is happening in the photo that I say to myself "what in the hell was I thinking" or better yet "what in the hell are they thinking" Do they not know that tops of refrigerators and cupboards are not where kitties should find themselves? So I say again NO MORE ZOO!!!! But then I remember it could take years they are all young and healthy that's a good thing right????

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Here are my Homemade Valentines. I am so proud of them. I know they are not much to look at but being that I am not crafty at all I am quite pleased with them. Of course, the pink candy hearts are not part of the Valentines they are just there for Internet security because my families names are underneath. I am so clever don't you think with my little hearts. (wink) Anyway, I even wrote little notes on the back of them about my girls and my husband and since I use this blog as sort of a journal I hope you don't mind that I am going to share them with you. They are a little corny so feel free to skip the rest of this post if you want I won't be offended.
The Englishman - I love you for your loyalty.
I love you for your work ethic.
I love you for your sense of right and wrong.
I love you because you chose me.
Lucky me.........
Soccer Girl - I love you for your sense of commitment.
I love you for your strong ambition.
I love you because I can already see the wonderful woman you will become.
I love that you are my daughter.....
Miss Priss - I love you because you are content and easy to please.
I love you because of your silent confidence.
I love you because you make it easy to be your Mother.
I love that you are my daughter.....
Mighty Mouth - I love you because you care so much about others.
I love you because you try so hard to please.
I love you for your sense of humor.
I love that you are my daughter....
Thank you for letting me share and I hope you have a Wonderful Valentines Day with the ones you Love!!!!!!!!