Thursday, September 23, 2010


Happy Birthday, Jenny! Here's a picture for you and an overly-frosted cinnamon roll because you're delicious!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Poetry and Donuts

I found this poem accidentally while looking for poems to teach children. I really like it:

"If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging."

-Diane Loomans: "If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again".

We brought the kids to Krispy Kreme for donuts. Usually, when the "Hot Donuts" sign is on, the temptation is hard to pass up.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Burgers & Cupcakes

Zac got home from class early and had the day off work, so we spent time with our kiddos. Leah is already saying two-word sentences. "Happy girl" is her favorite, so far. She'll sit in her high chair and sing "Happy girl, happy girl, happy girl" over and over while she sways side to side. It's so cute.

We took the kids to Backyard Burger for lunch. It's James' favorite place because of the huge tree house. I wanted to apply at Gigi's Cupcakes, so we stopped in to try one of the cupcakes while I filled out the application. They're really good! I wouldn't mind getting into a baking job.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stingers and Shopping

I was stung by a wasp for the first time ever today! I was riding on the motorcycle with Zac and we happened to drive past a wasp at just the right angle for its stinger to catch my middle finger on my left hand, which was resting on my thigh. What are the odds? The stinger barely touched me and the pain is so intense. I've put my finger in ice, but the pain remains.

I took James on a Mama-and-Son date to the mall to buy him some new jeans. He's in a transitional size, so the 3T are too small, but the 4T are too big. I had him look in the mirror to give me an opinion and he turned around right away to admire his butt. I said, "What are you doing?" and he said, "Just looking at my butt!" He's such a character.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

RE: Afterlife

Zac brought me on a date to see Resident Evil: Afterlife this evening. Our very first date was back in 2004 when he took me to see Resident Evil: Apocalypse. It's kinda "our movie" series. The only issue I had with the movie was all the ssslllooowww mmmoootttiiiooonnn.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bubbles and Kisses

I sat on the balcony this morning at Sean's and blew some bubbles for the kids to catch. It's one of those lazy days where it's cool in the shade and lava in the sun. I've been having a few allergies from all the cat hair in Sean's apartment from his two cats. I think if I scoop up all the hair I find, I could probably make a whole new cat.

Zac and I almost overdosed on sushi for lunch, then Sean had us meet his new girlfriend, Fallyn. She has a little girl around James' age named Kallan. James claimed her as his girlfriend and kissed her on the lips before she and Fallyn left. Inappropriate, but too cute.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Orrin's Birthday

I was up super late trying to pack for Louisiana, but managed to wake up this morning... no coffee! I'm still so tired. We drove to Kenner for Orrin's first birthday party. We were a little late, but the distance is forgivable. We filled up on cake and sushi. Jessie invited us to stay to hang out after the other guests left.