Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Just one of those days....

Today was just one of those days when from the moment you wake up things just aren't quite right. Over the weekend we put up our Christmas tree and other decorations. I love it and it makes me really feel the Christmas spirit but that being said past Christmas' haven't included a one year old little boy who loves to explore. It has been so frustrating for both me and him and everyday since putting up said tree I go to bed asking myself is it worth it? I am sure if Jackson could give his opinion his answer would be a big fat NO!!! I mean here is this tree with all these lights and shiny things that look exactly like balls and you are telling me I can't touch it....are you crazy??? Yes, son I think I am! So between me stopping the utter destruction of our Christmas tree and making pancakes yet again both me and Madelyn had what I like to call a "meltdown". For her it is age appropriate for me it just comes off as pathetic and more than a little crazy. I am sure as we both sat in her room battling it out this morning she must have thought to herself...my mom has lost it!!! In that moment I even had that thought....am I going crazy? Who is this person anyway? It certainly wasn't the me you all are used to. It was UGLY to say the least. And when it was all over I was left sitting there crying on the floor why you ask? Because it was one of those moments when you feel like the worst mother the world has ever seen. I wish I could say it got better but for the most part it remained the same.....one crazed mother, a frustrated little boy, and a daughter who wished today school lasted longer than two hours because that way she wouldn't have to put up with said mother! I don't want to be a mom today!!!!

Friday, November 09, 2007


Here are the pictures I promised. Sorry they aren't the best quality, I am not sure what happened. They are really grainy...I guess that is what I get when I use my regular camera now. Oh well, at least I tried! Halloween was fun this year. I wanted the kids to coordinate and I thought it would be really cute if Madelyn went as Raggedy Ann and Jackson as Andy but for the life of me I could not convince Madelyn to put on the Raggedy Ann costume. She wanted to be a cheerleader and so brother had to go as a football player, which I suppose is more fitting! They were really cute together! My grandma made Jackson's little football pants and I made him some shoulder pads (although he probably didn't need them) and Madelyn got the last ASU cheerleading uniform left in the state of Arizona (okay I am exaggerating a little but it was dang hard to get my hands on one!). But it was worth it in the end....she loved it. I hope all of you had a great time dressing up the kids and "sharing" their treats. By the way it is good to be back!