Colin, Emilie & Molly

They make me laugh everyday...

Friday, September 24, 2010

getting back into the swing of things

Tonight was such a beautiful night. After a very long day the kiddos got to burn off some energy and run around all crazy and kid like in the back yard. only one of them had more then underwear on. And I have finally accepted the fact that kids love to be naked. And honestly I would to if I wasn't having to chase around all of the jiggling that would happen if  I also ran around naked. I also think my neighbors would be bummed out. We are already a very loud family. negative clothing might throw them over the edge.
So on this beautiful fall evening my Little's got to dip their toes in some much needed to be mowed grass, for probably one of the last times before the rain that never stops starts. And I think we  have another toe walker. Although I can't tell if she is naturally one or she is just copying her big sister.

The grass in our backyard is insane right now. Doug wants a 100% green backyard sooooooo badly. the only way to achieve that is to not let our sweet black dog go near the backyard. His pee is toxic. And yes we have tried all of the magic tricks out there. we have resorted to walking him next to our house at the park. Thank god he has the bladder of a elephant and only needs to go pee every 12 hours. Because me + 3 kids + needing to be at the bus stop by 8:47 = sad dog left inside needing to pee. But...he is an incredible dog and rarely comes down stairs before 9am.
Because we have sacrifice the convenience of opening my back door we have an awesome back yard! One that can be frolicked in barefoot without any worries of  giant dog poo piles and pee spots.  We'll see how long it last. I can ususally do things for about a month before I tap out.

Fall is here and showing her pretty face everywhere. I love fall. This year not so much. We had about 3 weeks of summer and I want more. My gardened produced 4 tomatoes and one squash...Really summer...That's the best you could do? What kind of crap is Winter going to bring. 1000 feet of snow and 6 months of rain? Awesome... Maybe this is the year that a car will slide down our hill and crash into our living room. That would make a good blog post. Stay tuned....

Anyway...I spent 5 awesome days in Mexico with my sister, mom, amazing friend and my moms best friend. I got back last Monday and still haven't made it to the store. When I made dinner tonight, which was not one of my shining star moments I realized my 3 kids are very different. But as a mom we just know. It is chiseled in us. Without thinking we know what our babes like. Here is my 3 examples. I love this. I love that each of my kiddos is an individual. They eat the same food but just differently. I totally respect this. As a kid my food could not touch and I would have been devastated if my mom would have made me eat food that had co-mingled. Now as an adult my food is always co-mingling, Closer the better. We all outgrow our kid shit. Not all of it. But most of it. I love figuring out my kiddos little quirts and I can't wait to make fun of them when they are older.

can you guess which plate is for Emilie?

My littlest is growing up too fast. I left for those 5 days and came back to a Molly that knows what she wants but can't say it. She wants to do whatever her sister is doing. Which means sitting at the table like a big kid.

And wearing her moms favorite cashmere ballet sweater. (no I am not a ballerina. I just pretend to be one.)

Remember how earlier I said I went to Mexico for 5 days. This is where my ass sat for those five days. And that is not an exaggeration. Other then I sat over there and over there. We just chased the best seats. That was about the most we moved. I have never felt so relaxed. It was exactly what my pneumonia filled left lung needed. 1000% humidity and alcohol. We were at an all inclusive resort. which means the moment you arrive they hand you a Margarita, you eat 20 hours aday and they tell you more then 30 times aday "what ever you want" I love this place. It was my first vacation that I was not ready to leave. Beautiful place, amazing people and amazing friends. Thank god I am going back in December. I think even with my kids I will love Puerto Vallarta.  I wore my magical what ever you want bracelet home hoping that its magical powers would also work at home. But what they don't tell you when you leave is that once you leave those magical powers are transferred back to the original owners. Our kids...They are truly the only folks that live the all inclusive lifestyle almost 24/7. No wonder they are so frik-in happy all of the time and relaxed.

 Lazy river that connects the pools. I never did get around to swimming threw it. Oh well... We did try one day but got side tracked by the aqua bar.

Me and my sister all shinny and enjoying the humidity.

View from our first dinner table.

View from down town

Looking north toward the hotel and marina

View from our third dinner table. I know...Awesome!

One of our new friends that hung out at the pool. I can't wait to watch the kiddos check them out.

Even though vacation was awesome its nice to be home.
What am I saying....I could have easily stayed 5 more days. whenever I leave my kiddos I always tell them  that when I get back I will be an even better mommy. Calmer, rested, ext.
Can you imaging how amazing I would have been after 10 days.

Oh well...Back to reality.
And back to blogging. I've neglected my beloved blog so much. I originally started it to showcase my kiddos for my family. Now I think it is more of place for me to organize my thoughts. these last 5 weeks I have been so sick that sitting at the computer was too much. Now I am healthy and ready to get back at it. It has been so much fun getting to know other bloggers and reading about your lives and learning so many amazing things.
thank you for all of the sweet comments and advice. this has been such a fun 9 months.

1 comment:

  1. i love the bare feet in the grass photos! and your trip looked AMAZING!


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