Sunday, February 22, 2009

Should my feelings be hurt? (Cuz they're not)

Church starts at 2:30 in the afternoon for us this year, which leaves a lot of time to be filled - especially on Sundays when Matt is on call/not home to help entertain. Today was one of those call days. At one point the kids got out a bag of colorful wooden beads and started stringing some necklaces. I was in the kitchen feeding this prego belly of mine thinking what a nice activity the kids had chosen to do. The problem was, they were fighting over who got to make a necklace for daddy. I heard a few times in a few different ways "Why do I always have to make stuff for mommy and you always get to make things for daddy?" This basic argument was coming from both of them. Now - you would think I would be a little hurt inside. But really, I just wanted them to stop fighting. I told them several times that they could both make a necklace for daddy, which I'm sure he'll love sporting around the house tomorrow. They didn't seem to understand. I promised my feelings wouldn't be hurt and told them to both make daddy a necklace. I really didn't want to listen to the arguing. Here's the finished product:
(Maya's is on the left, Luke's the right)
In the end, Maya gave me the necklace she made. I think she's very sensitive to others feeling left out - very sweet. Luke is excited to give his to Matt when he comes home tomorrow.

Monday, February 16, 2009

With Honors

So I'm pretty darn proud of myself right now. I just got back my test results and final grade for the medical transcription course I've been working on for what seems like forever. I am graduating WITH HONORS. That's right - I'm a little smarty pants. . .or I at least know how to listen to a doctor speak and type up all those big medical terms. It's nice to have the course finished and they're sending me a certificate. I don't think I'll be hanging it up b/c it'll look pretty silly next to Matt's medical doctrate. But either way - YAY ME!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Valentine from Maya

Here's a note from Maya wishing everyone a happy valentine's day. If you click on the pictures, it should make them big enough to read. Love you all!

Monday, February 2, 2009

My Little Sponge

So I was driving to the gym this morning and decided to put in something with a little more of a beat than the kids' CDs we have in the player. I was listening to Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" song when we arrived at the gym. As we're walking to the door, Luke is singing the main words he got from the song - "suicidal, suicidal, suicidal". That was the only word he could remember. (For those of you not familiar with the song, Kingston is singing about girls being too beautiful (out of his league) for him)
So, there's another song I can only listen to when I'm in the car alone, which is close to never. These kids and their spongelike brains soaking everything up!

The Kids