Friday, May 23, 2008

I Give up...I Mean, I QUIT!

No, really - today I job! I was planning on going in to the office on Tuesday to give my (5 week!!) notice in person, but my boss was scheduled to be on vacation. That meant I'd have to work in the office all day Tuesday and wait to turn in my notice until Wednesday. A whole day without my baby boy?! I just didn't want to leave my little man at home or worry about milk to feed him. Not that he wouldn't be in excellent hands with my older sister, I just don't want to be away from him. So today...I did it! After 10 years of working there, I called up my boss and told him the end of June was the end of my employment. It wasn't an easy thing to do. I've got a great boss and I work for a great (Fortune 100) company. He took it well and had only kind words to say. I will miss him.

Now I'll be #1 in charge! A promotion and a raise!! I won't be paid money, but being able to spend more time with my children is all the compensation I need. Of course I'm a little nervous, but very excited about my new adventure.

I quit my job for this:

And this:

Can you blame me?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Good Thing You're Cute

So, how 'bout those terrible two's, huh? Well, I wouldn't trade it for the world. Even though the little Angel is quite fond of the word "No" she still does things to keep us in stitches.

The other night when putting sister to bed, I handed Maddie a water cup (she takes one to bed each night) Anyway, Hailey placed her hand on her chest, forced a fake cough and told me: "I need a brink (drink) I have a fwog in my fwoat." (that's frog in her throat - It's just not the same if you can't hear it the way she says it.) Where do they come up with these things?

When asked why she does something, she simply states: "Betause" (which is "Hailey talk" for Because) Although, she doesn't hesitate to question me "why?" which is usually followed by another "why?" At first Daddy and I had decided to just tell her "Because I'm Mommy/Daddy and I said so..." Yes, it's one of those things people always say they'll never say. (But not me, I knew one day I'd need an easy response to the question "why?") I'm trying something new. I've told her she is not to ask Mommy "why?" Now I get "yes mum" (which is her way of saying Yes Ma'am quickly.)

Does she look like a chipmunk to you? One day Daddy and I picked her up from school during nap time. So, we're walking down the hall to get Sissy and Rod says, "Hailey, what are you chewing?" (it was her lunch) She will shove food into her mouth and chew on it for hours. She'll even take drinks and enjoy dessert - all while still storing lunch/dinner in her cheeks. Yuck!

Speaking of dessert, when she's ready for it, she asks for "Zert?"

When she wants what I'm drinking, she'll say, "I want a brink of jous brink" (I want a drink of your drink.)

When she wants me to carry her, she says, "I want to carry you."

I wonder how many times she's heard Daddy or me say:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What Not to Wear...

I am constantly learning new things from my children.

This past Saturday, we decided to take a trip to the zoo. (Sorry, no pictures!) But I've got something worth more - wisdom from a 5-year-old.

It was hot and so we decided to sit down for a snack break to cool off when my little Princess asked me a very shocking question. "Mommy, why is that lady not wearing a shirt?" I KNOW! Crazy, right? I couldn't help but laugh because I had seen the same lady only moments before wearing what? A tight fitting, skin-colored tube top! Clinton and Stacy (shut up!) would have fainted.

Lesson learned: Perhaps matching our clothing to our skin tone is not the best fashion choice!

Bonus tidbit: Through the eyes of a 2-year-old, Jellyfish are pretty bubbles!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Heads up, I'm goin' in...

Well...I've decided to take the plunge. I'm joining the blogosphere. At this point, I'm not sure where this will take me, but I've got a lot of things running through my mind. I say we just take it one day at a time! Today I will take the easy way out and post pictures of the kids. Enjoy!!

A Princess and an Angel:

The Little Man:

Perhaps I'll get Rod into posting as well. Until next time...