Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of cake for five people, promptly announces she never did care for cake.  ~Tenneva Jordan

This quote makes me smile everytime I read it. For it is so true. Mom's give up many things for their children and families. (And no, not just cake) And the smiling face I am looking at makes it all worth it. (although to be honest I am about done with poopy diapers, and the fact that Jakah has erased this post twice already!)

And although I do not have a daughter (yet, maybe someday), I find this prayer written by Tina Fey adorable. (and could easily be for a boy)

Tina Fey's Prayer for her Daughter

First, Lord; No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.

When the Crystal Meth

Guide her, protect her
When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.

Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels.

What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.

May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.

Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short - a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day - And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.

O Lord, break the Internet forever, That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.

And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.

And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.

“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.


-An excerpt from Tina Fey's new book -Bossypants, 2011
This really sums everything up. Until you are a parent, you never know what its like. So on this, my 2nd Mother's Day, I want to say THANK YOU MOM! You are truely amazing and I wouldn't be who I am today without you.
Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing and wonderful mom's I know!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Life with Boys who like flowers

I'm not a girly girl, but sometimes... (just sometimes) I feel a little left out with the boys around. They don't like girly stuff, and don't want to get pedicures...and I feel like my life revolves around cars, dirt, and building things.  Luckily this weekend I was able to get away for a little bit of girl time. Went and got pedicures with a friend, and was even able to do shopping (without the kids!!!) I swear its the little things in life that get me so excited.

But then my boys go and do wonderful things to surprise me. They watched Tangled with me. (I like Disney movies OK) They didn't complain about it, Jakah even sat in his Lowe's car for a good 15 minutes watching it. That has never happened before! (and according to my son, we have a drive in theatre in the living room. And its awesome to do stunt riding. Doesn't everyone do that?)

They also took me to see the tulip fields in Mt. Vernon yesterday. It was so beautiful out, and I had been telling Casey that I wanted to see them. It was beautiful! I am so happy they surprised me!

Gotta look cool when looking at flowers

Smelling the tulips

I realized how blessed I am to have a life with boys :) They can be wonderful (when they want to!)
I love these boys

The correct way to smell them is to put your sunglasses over your nose

Is there anything cuter than seeing my boys walking thru flowers

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Who's been MIA

I know, I know, I've been MIA. Been busy with the end of tax season, and had some stuff go on that made me quite grumpy. Had to stay away from writing so I didn't let any of it out. Plus I was so grumpy I havn't been baking or making anything (except for Jakah and my neice and nephew's easter outfits)

Here are the Easter outfits I made. I didn't take pictures of the process because I am lame (and was trying to get them done by Easter!)

They turned out pretty cute :)

Hopefully I will be back to posting more. I am going to attempt to make a roast this week for French Dips and roast beef sandwiches!