My daily prayer...

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A house of fun!

Julian being silly...
Brenna and Julian snuggling...
Owen and Julian....
Molly and Julian...
Our Day of fun!!!
So today we have had the pleasure of having our best friends children with us! These children are so special to Jeff and I...the are so sweet and loving and just good kids! So they played in the yard, played with the chalk, then we went for a long walk and blew bubbles, then we had pizza and then a pajama party!!! We have watched 3 movies, had pop corn and oreo's and even chocolate milk! Julian at one point said...thanks for coming over guys! He just melts my heart! As you know I would love to have Julian's friends over here all the time! All of his little play friends live in this summer, we are making friends in the I posted some pictures of our day! Hope you enjoyed yours as much as we did!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

DO you remember?

SO this blog is to be about my son Julian...well this morning when he came into our bedroom, I made a big deal about the Royal Wedding...Look at the white horse's I said...yeah mommy...let's play ball. Well what can you expect from a little boy! When Prince or should I say the Duke...his mother and father were married, my mother let me stay home from school...I was "sick"...I often wonder how many others little girls at Heim Elementary were "sick" as well?! I didn't seem excited about this wedding until last night when I started to watch all the bio's on them. If you know me well, you will know I love to watch period movies...mostly about the Royal families...for some reason, I love it. So far the King's Speech is one of my all time favorites!

When we leave for school, we have to be out of the house no later then 8:35am! So when I heard they were going to greet the crowd at what is a girl to do...well, I put on Super Why and told Julian to watch it while I made the beds...wink I patiently waited for them too appear, then they greeted the crowd...I can remember Kate saying WOW...what Princess or Duchess wouldn't say WOW with that kind of crowd! Then they kissed...I cried...I thought his mother SHOULD be there with them sharing in their special as I watched them, he went in for a SECOND KISS...well, that is when I lost it...I was so happy for them. They are so in love. Unlike his parents...this is true every girl that I have and I hope all of you have! So I leave you with this happy little post...every girl whats to be a princess!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Challenges of being a mom!

It is all about being consistent right? But sometimes it is are tired, or in the middle of doing something...or just fed up with the day and are waiting for bedtime to come...or nap today! So Julian has been talking back alot...not sure where he is getting it from...I am sure school, the play ground or just testing to see how far he can go. Well THIS mommy doesn't stand for talking back...and I never will. So he has been going to be early or nap time has been trying, but I am being consistent and I know I will win this that is where we are today...the wind is blowing, we have friends in Alabama who's how was spared, but not the street over from very sad! Please keep these people in your prayers. Sending hugs and blessings your way!

Monday, April 25, 2011

smelling of toes...

So everynight when we put Julian to bed we do a few things...we say our prayers, give a family hug and kiss and smell Julian's toes! We have been doing this since he was night Jeff said to me..."how long until he doesn't want us to smell his toes anymore?" I said and hoped "NEVER" So here we are 3 years old and 9 months old and we are still smelling his toes! So tonight, he smelled his own toes which was so funny...but when he smelled them he said "my toes smell like food!" "Food" I said..."yes food!" I have told him that his feel smell like popcorn before, but what kind of food are we talking about? I just left it alone.

Tomorrow is his last day of Easter Vacation...since it is going to rain all day and be 72 degrees, we may just go out side in our rain coats and shorts and play in the rain...I will see how the morning goes! If we know I will post pictures! Have a wonderful night...sending hugs and blessings!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Father's Birthday and Happy Easter!

We had my parents over on Thursday night for his was a very enjoyable evening! Juian loves his papa so much! So this card said it all!

Julian's easter basket

Mommy and Julian

What a wonderful day we had...Julian really enjoyed himself! He slept over Nana and papa's house, while Jeff and I got ready for worked out great! But I will tell you this...we are totally full! OMGosh...Jeff out did himself that is for sure! He had a great time looking for all the eggs I hide for him...while we finished eating he did his searching...and yelled every time he found one! It was so cute! He would come running into the dining room to show us the egg he was so cute!

On a parenting note...Julian has been making "mistakes"...he pooped 3 times in his pants at my parents and tonight he peed right in front of me. I am going crazy was 6:52pm and I told him, that he needs to go to bed, because babies go to bed early...I have to break this...he is driving me crazy and I am sure he knows it too...I know that it is the only thing he has left to control...but I need to win this battle...It is now 7:52pm and Julian is asleep! But before that he was yelling from his room "I'm weddy to listen mommy" but the thing is not about the listenign here... I know that this is a test for him...but this testing is not if you think I should do something different, please share your comments! I would love advise on this! I have tried to ignore it, but now it is just getting ridiculous! Thanks...hugs and blessings!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nana and Papa's...and so it begins!

The outdoor season has began! The warm weather is kind of here! This is where you will find us all summer and I can't wait! I plan on being in the pool everyday! Great training for the 5K!!! Julian loves to be with Maggie and she loves him! Tonight he is having a PJ party and Easter Egg hunt at Nana and Papa's. Jeff and I are preparing for Easter Brunch! I will post pictures tomorrow! Sending hugs and Blessings!!!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday's with Madeline...

So if you are a regular follower of my blog you know that my grandmother and I have a love/dislike has always been that way. So we got in a big fight a few weeks back and she said some horrid things...but after talking to friends about it and talking to my mother's best friend (who was very concerned for my mother's health) I figured, i would forgive her for the things she said but could never forget them! That being said...we are still moving her! So last weekend mom and I went over to her house and had help from the 3 guys that work in her complex...thank god for those young men! They did a great job. SO there are still things in her old apartment that need to be removed and cleaned so Mom and I went over there on Monday...well Gram didn't know that I was coming over with Julian...when she opened the door and saw him, she cried...I guess she REALLY did think she was never going to see him again! He was so happy to see her as well...I guess it was the right thing to do. They played, he read her books, danced and had lunch together...he is good for about an hour and a half in her apartment...I guess that is good for a almost 4 year old! They really do love each other and it is very sweet to see them together. I really got the short end of the stick when it came to grandparents...I guess God is making up for it with my son!

SO when we were getting ready to leave, Julian went potty and as I was walking out of the bathroom i heard this "clicking" noise...and then a loud took me about a split second to figure out that he was pulling the emergency alarm in the bathroom! Dear Lord! So we had to call the office to let them know! So the next time...he will not be able to do that again! Fun was had by all!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fun Friday!!!

We had a wonderful day! Yesterday wasn't so good! Let's be truthful with each other...Life is never perfect, I show you what our life is like here...Too many times I look at blogs and they try to be so perfect...the perfect mother, wife, sister, daughter...blah blah blah...I am not perfect and I try my best to be the best wife, mother and so on. Julian has been having allergie issues and we are trying to figure out what is going on...some of the meds make him a little crazy! He gets so we have been trying to figure out the best "cocktail" for him...not so fun!

Today was a good day...he was just sweet and playful...the Julian I love and adore! Not that I don't love and adore him when he is crabby and nasty, but truth be told, I am not a fan of that! He had an Easter Egg Hunt at school, and then a brown bag lunch...which is never easy...what child wants to eat when all their friends are there...NOT MINE! So he ran and played with his friends, which is what little boys want to do...PLAY!

This up comming week, is spring he is off until the Wednesday after we are looking to do alot of playdates...field trips and one on one time...I hope the weather is good so we can get out side and go for some walks and play in the yard!

Tomorrow he is going to papa's house so I can go with my mom to unpack my grandmother's appartment...should be fun! Have a great night! Sending hugs and blessings!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

John Rosemond!!!

What a busy week we have had so far! On Tuesday night I saw John Rosemond at Clarence High School, my friend Donna invited me to go and I could not pass up the chance to see him! I just love his Child Rearing tips! He has been a idol of mine for a long time! You can check him out at you can buy his books there and then you can get a CD with it as well! He gave us so many tips on different problems that the audience was having with their children and also told us stories of his childhood! Wow what a difference 60 years makes! The one thing I left with is the Mommy Light. Being the mother of an only child, you are their constant playmate. Now don't get me wrong...I longed for these I am not complaining. But there are things that must get done around the house and mommy can't play all the time (although I would l.ike too!) So I have to either find a light in the house or get a fun shirt or maybe a hawian lay to put around my neck...that will let Julian know it is time to play with mommy! The one thing that I have the biggest problem with is talking on the phone...I know every mother has this problem...and honestly I hate it! As soon as I get on the phone...he starts yelling or asking me for drives me crazy! So I have to do some cleaver thinking here...if you hae any idea's please post your comment...I would love to hear what you have done...and maybe I will put it in my next blog!

As always, sending Hugs and Blessings!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Life is funny...

One day I was sitting in our family room, which is now our libaray and Julian was asleep on my chest...he must have been 5 or 6 weeks old...and Jeff came in a looked so he had lost his puppy...So I was chatting with some girlfriends at the time and they told me that there will be a day when Julian will wan to be outside playing ball with his daddy and you would be looking at them, sad. Today was that day! The saddness that I am talking about is when you realize you are no longer the only one in their life...your, Julian is going to be 4 in August, so I am sure I have had that feeling before, but for some reason today, I really felt it. They are in the yard playing kick ball or soccer...and I am myself, looking out at them...with a happy, but sad heart...I love my boys...I am glad they have each other! Daddy and sweet!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

DO OVER! I want a do over today! Julian pooped and peed in the house today! All before 9am! I thought I was going to die! What is going on with he testing me...I know they are always testing...but come on! My lower back is so achy because I have been working out, my legs are like Jello...but once we went outside he seemed to be better! I told him to go upstairs and put his underwear one and he came down with 2 pairs...So he is I guess he wanted double protection for the day! Last night Jeff and I were talking and he said..." OH THATS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM!" I as cracking up...I can't even remember what we were talking about! He is so funny sometimes! For some reason I am so tired today...I feel like I got a lot of sleep...but Eugene got up at 3:30am, so I put in his is like having a baby all over again! So I sleep walk in the middle of the night then fall back into bed! So maybe I will take a quick nap! If you are interested in seeing my new blog...let me know! It is a good one!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Silly things they say...

This will be short and Julian was throwing the ball in the house and I said to him in a very loud stern voice..."NO WAY JOSE!" he stops dead in his tracks and says with a straight face..."WHO'S JOSE!" Oh this kid cracks me up!

Putting it out there...

So I joined Weight Watchers the other day. A mom friend is a leader and my dear friend Joanne is doing so well! I have lost 75 lbs since 12/09, and I have gain about 10 back...not acceptable!!! I need to get my body back! So I have set a goal...I would love to do a 5K! Now I know I can't way in the world with my back...but I can certainly do the walking part. There is one in June at a local church, but I think that is not enough time for me to get prepared properly. I don't want get injured so I want to do it the smart way. I am seeing my PT today, so I will go over with her what my goal is and what she thinks will work best for me. So today, Julian and I started our walking routine...I began with 10 mins...I am going to do it the past, I have just wanted to get it done here and now, I need to be smart about how I am going to do this and succeed. I have a weight loss goal as well...THAT I will not share...but I know what it is and I HAVE to hit it! I have a little boy who needs to have a healthily mommy! So I am asking you my friends to keep me accountable...don't hesitate to ask me how I am doing and if I walked today! You can either do it here or on my FB page. This is the first time in my life I am making myself accountable! Dear lord I hope it works!!! Sending hugs and blessings!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Sorry I have been away the last few days...I had to regroup and get things straight in my head. Life is never one said it would be. But with the grace of God, He always pulls me through! This has been one of the worst weeks that I can remember in a long time...there have been people there for me...when I need them and I am thankful! Just when you think you are down and out...He is there to guide you back to where you need to be! So today I am thankful for my wonderful husband, the man who has kept me grounded and where I need to be all the time, who makes me laugh and cry all at the same time, the one who makes my heart got pitter patter! My sweet little boy who loves me no matter what kind of mood I am in, or if my back hurts...or when he prolongs bedtime by at least an hour...stays in his bed and talks to me from our room to his and I have to at least get up and stop what I am doing and give him bedtime kisses all over again! Sometimes it is 3 times a night! Love that kid! I am thankful for my very thankful for them! They are always there for us no matter what! I am thankful for my friends who support me, who are there for me no matter what! I am thankful to be a good friend to be there in a time of need. I have 3 very close girlfriends who I can rely on no matter what is going on in my life or theres! They know who they are! And I love you girls! I am thankful to be home currently while job searching...with no luck! I am just plain thankful!

Sending many hugs and blessings!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Drinking a bottle of wine and blogging...

might not be a great idea! So I am goin to keep it short and sweet...I love my little family I have...I have let loose the toxic ones and have kept the ones who mean the most to me...does that sound harsh? If you knew the story behind this post you would agree with me! Trust me you would! I love my husband, my son and my parents and would do anything for them and they know this. Some people stay in your life for a short time...40 years of being in my life and never getting any love back is long feelings are hurt, but my heart is not broken...I always knew in my heart that there was no love there. If you are not pretty or skinny, or don't treat this person like they are the only one on the planet then they don't want you around or you have to be the underdog. Well I have never been the underdog and I have never been skinny...therefore I am not usefull unless they needs something...So I have come to a cross road...I am done with toxic people trying to bring me down and hurt me...Never again! Sending you all hugs and blessings!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Life as we know it!

My hubby and I have always worked so well together...this weekend he had 4 days was great! So on Saturday, I got up early and went to a consignment sale and had about 3 hours to myself...I almost didn't know what to do...when I was finished I just wanted to go home, but figured I needed "me" time...I would have preferred to be with my boys! Then Julian and I had a birthday party to go to so Daddy was able to have his time to himself...then we had another party to go to that the time we got home, all three of us were staggering up the stairs! It was a long day! Today we went to church...we sat in the second row...our best friends sit in the front all the time, so it was nice to see them 3 days in a row! Julian was at bible study and he told me that "Jesus is his friend forever" oh does that melt my heart. I love the way he prays...we could be playing and he will just want to pray...Gosh I just love that!

I took him to the Dr's. on Friday...he has had dark circles under his eyes and had been congested so our Dr said to give him Zyrtec or clariton...well we tried the Zyrtec...yeah, well he has more energy now then ever before...he was out of control for the last 2 days, so I am going to try him on Clariton and she how that goes...there is an improvement so it is just a matter of finding one that doesn't make him so crazy! We are going to make an appointment with an optomolgyst...he was complaining about his eye just to be safe...we will see what happens!

Monday is Madeline day...we will see what comes from that! It has got me thinking that I need to weed out some of my I will be making many stops at good will and everywoman opportunity! No time like the present to get motivated to clear out the stuff! I will let you know how tomorrow goes...sending hugs and blessings!