Monday, December 21, 2009

A Masterpiece

All is again right with the world!!! My long lost friend has returned from a dreadfully extended leave of absence. Last night the stage was set for our much anticipated, joyous reunion.

Time often has a funny way of bringing about awkwardness in an old friendship. One finds there is not much left to talk about after the obligatory small talk runs dry.

Not so last night. Things continued on as though time had stood still. And I wish it had, but unfortunately, our two hour visit had to end promptly at 11 o'clock.

But please don't despair-- next week will bring another visit. So if you call next Sunday and I don't answer, you'll know why. I will be watching Masterpiece (classic) Theater and loving every minute of it.


Yesterday's visitor goes by the name of "Cranford" and I can't wait til next week to watch part 2. It does make me miss my mom, though. She is my favorite Masterpiece Theater watcher. I am currently taking applications for her temporary replacement.

Friday, December 18, 2009

From the Bottom of My Heart

I cannot believe a week from today my house will be a covered in haphazardly thrown wrapping paper, boxes, and bows. Maybe it seems hard to believe because I haven't bought a single Christmas present yet.

Gasp! Yes, you read that right.

I know many of you finished your Christmas shopping in July or something crazy like that. All I can say is you must not have little boys whose minds change every other day about what they want for Christmas.

Ashton asked for a cell phone a few days ago. What? I told him Santa was NOT going to give him a cell phone. Ian topped that the next day when he said he was going to ask Santa for a motorcycle. What? Guess I shouldn't have shot down the phone so quickly-- at least that's legal.

When the boys aren't updating their lists for Santa, they are having a lively debate about Christmas music. Everyday we have a discussion about which is their #1 favorite, #2 favorite, and #3 favorite.

FYI: Ashton's #1 favorite is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and Ian's is "Feliz Navidad."

We were driving in the car the other day when Ian's #1 favorite came on the radio. We were singing along, feeling all warm and fuzzy with our awesome Spanish accents, when I heard Ian laughing in the backseat. And then I heard him tell Ashton, "Ha ha it said bottom."

Boys.

I don't think I can ever listen to that song the same anymore. I hope I've ruined it for you too! Misery loves company, you know.

And just because I can't post without a picture, here is Ashton rockin' around our Christmas tree.

Monday, December 14, 2009

In Your Face

I present to you the face of independence.



When I went to wash some of the independence off his face,
he decided to take that newfound independence a little too far.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make my day. Yesterday it was finding a pair of pajamas deep inside a box of winter clothes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Why You Should Always Read My Blog

I am constantly learning new things as a mother, and my children are often my best teachers. Yesterday Ian taught me a couple life lessons that I thought were too important not to share.

#1

***Why you should never go to bed with wet hair***
(Although, maybe you'd wake up looking as cute as he did.)


#2

***Why you should never mess with Spiderman and a pirate at the same time***
(Doesn't Jennifer look terrified in the background? I know I was.)


Now, I hope you don't have to learn these lessons the hard way like I did. Sometimes being a mom can seem overwhelming, but that's why I love giving unsolicited advice whenever I can. Believe me, you'll thank me later.