Thursday, April 30, 2009
I watched my little man run back to the playground, find Gracie and Colleen, and proceed to give both of them hugs and kisses on the lips. As he was walking away, and I’m not exaggerating this in the slightest, Gracie batted her eyelashes and called out in her most adorable Southern belle drawl, “Bye sweet pea. I’ll see you later!”
Jackson then turned around to me and said, “Gracie and Colleen are my girlfriends.”
I’m raising a 2 year old ladies man…
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
With my hypochondria tendencies, I wish I had NEVER, EVER heard of this.
Could this possibly be THE worst idea anyone ever had? I'm betting someone is going to lose their job over this $328,835 snafu.
Check this out. What does it say that an evil leader has latched on to our current Presidents campaign slogan? Admiration? Respect? Envy? Me liketh that not so much...
And last, but certainly not least....100 Days, 100 Mistakes. I'm thinking we won't see much of this reported on CNN or MSNBC.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here's how yesterday went:
6:00 Wake-up, get ready, Jeremy gets Jackson ready.
6:50 Say goodbye to Jeremy, stand outside waiting for the school bus to drive by our house.
7:00 Drop Jackson off at school.
7:30 Get to work and begin working like an banshee for a huge conference this weekend.
9:45 Break time (not a minute too soon!)
10:00 Back to work
12:30 Lunch-time (once again, not a minute too soon!)
1:30 Back to work
2:45 Break time
4:30 Head home
5:00 Pick Jackson up
5:01 Get the best hug ever from my little man!
5:10 Get home, check mail, change clothes.
5:15 Start supper
5:16 Jackson goes outside and plays in the backyard.
5:17 Jackson asks me to go outside and play. I explained that I'm cooking supper and I'll be outside in a minute.
5:18 I open up my bedroom and throw some clean clothes onto my bed to hide them.
5:19 Jackson asks me again to go outside and play.
5:20 I give in and play outside for a few minutes
5:30 Finish getting supper ready and on the plates
5:40 Eat supper
5:50 Clean up supper
6:00 Freshen make-up
6:10 My Dad gets to my house to watch Jackson
6:15 I head to church for a meeting.
6:30 Nominating committee meeting at church.
8:15 Finally finish meeting
8:30 Get home. This is normally when Jackson goes to bed, but instead we are beginning bath time. Dad heads out.
8:45 Jackson is finished with his bath, and we get his "must have" snack and milk.
9:00 Jackson finally is in bed. My bed. It wasn't even worth the battle.
9:01 Jackson starts flipping around my bed playing. Clearly, I'm not amused.
9:02 Jackson "gets" that I'm not playing anymore. He calms down.
9:05 I head to the kitchen to go clean up the dishes. I loathe this job.
9:15 I'm finally finished and go to the bedroom to get ready for bed.
9:20 I'm finally laying down.
9:21 Jackson tells me that he wants to cuddle. Of course I oblige. I live for this stuff!
9:22 Jackson (in true boy fashion) poots the loudest, smelliest poot on me.
9:23 We both get to cracking up laughing because I've started calling Jackson "my little rooter tooter pooter"
9:25 Jackson finally settles down and starts yawning.
9:30 Success!!! The kiddo is asleep.
10:00 I finally call it day and don't even stay awake until Leno. I'm exhausted!!
A few observations: I have too much on my plate, and clearly, I rely on Jeremy a lot more than I give him credit for! I can't wait for him to get home.
P.S. Today is the 10 year anniversary of when Jeremy and I started dating. Isn't that crazy! I can't believe that ten years has already gone by, but I can truly say that even though he drives me crazy sometimes, I'm still crazy about him!
Monday, April 27, 2009
I put him down for his nap (which ended up not happening at all) and the phone rang. It was Jeremy's sister saying that she needed to get in touch with Jeremy because they had just taken Jeremy's dad (Papa) to the hospital because he thought he was having a heart attack.
After a few minutes I got in touch with Jeremy at work, who got in touch with Amy, and we began getting ready to make the trip to Mississippi to be with his family. During this time we found out that his Dad was having a heart attack and that they were in the process of doing a heart cath on him. He ended up with one stint, and according to the doctor, the damage to his heart is minimal because he was treated so quickly.
Buddy is still recovering (and I just got word that he has been moved from CCU to a room which is excellent!), but I know the entire Wade family would covet your prayers for a speedy recovery. Jeremy, Jackson and I drove home yesterday so that I could be at work today, and Jeremy is in the process of driving back to Mississippi right now. We were incredibly blessed that everything is going to be okay, and that it wasn't as serious as it could have been. I'll keep y'all posted!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Either I need to question what exactly he is learning at his church preschool, or Dora the Explorer has some tricks up her sleeve that we need to discuss....
Friday, April 17, 2009
Me: "Jackson, I love you!"
Jackson: "I love you too Mommy!"
Me: "Can I be your friend?"
Jackson: "Ummmm, no. Daddy's my friend."
Me: "Can't Mommy and Daddy be your friend?"
Jackson: "Ummmm, no. Just Daddy can be my friend. And David at school."
As long as I know where I stand....
Thursday, April 16, 2009
When we got home Jackson got such a kick out of telling his Daddy that he ate his hot dog, and we both had to laugh at his antics, because seriously, who could be mad at this face?
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Let's just pretend that there is a girl and a boy who live in a house. For this story only we'll call the girl Jamie and the boy Jerry.
And let's just say that Jamie was running a tad bit behind for work and Jerry was busy strapping their hypothetical 2 year old son into his car seat in Jerry's car.
And Jamie was in a bit of a hurry trying to pull out of the driveway....
And Jamie may or may not have hit their trashcan so hard with her hypothetical minivan that it almost tipped over and spilled stinky garbage everywhere.
Jamie's thinking that Jerry really shouldn't of parked that trashcan behind Jamie's minivan....
Jerry's thinking that Jamie really should be able to back up a minivan in a straight line....
And now Jamie's wondering how much flack she's going to catch about "women drivers" the next time Jerry's riding shotgun in her hypothetical minivan, and Jerry's wondering why they purchased a minivan without an "oh crap" handle in the front seat.
And even though Jamie obviously had driving issues this morning, they all lived happily ever after.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I've never looked back.
I had also gotten tired of the never ending doomsday predictions of nuclear war, chemical warfare, bombs, blah, blah, blah. If something could go wrong in Jack's life, you could bet good money that it would. Seriously, no one has that bad of a day at work and doesn't decide to change jobs. And, the guy never eats, sleeps, or takes a shower. That gets on my nerves.
Anyways, Jeremy on the other hand is a 24 junkie. He can't get enough of the drama and just loves the show. I had a meeting at church last night and after I got home and was getting ready for bed, Jeremy said, "You'll never guess what happened on 24 tonight."
Big mistake on Jeremy's part...
Thinking that he actually wanted me to start guessing, in rapid fire succession I started throwing out all the possibilities that could occur in 24-land:
You found out Jack is gay.
You found out that Jack is in fact a bad guy.
You found out that Jack is Tony's dad.
You found out that Tony is Jack Bauer in disguise.
You found out that Jack is actually a woman.
Jeremy's only comment to my 24 related scenarios: "Obviously you don't respect 24."
I guess I had better start respecting Jack. He's really good at those torture methods, and I sure don't want to be on his short list. And let's face it, if nuclear disaster or chemical warfare is imminent, we all want Jack Bauer on our side.
Monday, April 13, 2009
He decided to play on the swing set after he was done!
Dying Easter Eggs. It wasn't as much of a disaster as I thought it might be!
He loved it!
Jackson's Easter Basket complete with a new monster truck!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
3-10 Peter and the other disciple left immediately for the tomb. They ran, neck and neck. The other disciple got to the tomb first, outrunning Peter. Stooping to look in, he saw the pieces of linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in. Simon Peter arrived after him, entered the tomb, observed the linen cloths lying there, and the kerchief used to cover his head not lying with the linen cloths but separate, neatly folded by itself. Then the other disciple, the one who had gotten there first, went into the tomb, took one look at the evidence, and believed. No one yet knew from the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead. The disciples then went back home.
Friday, April 10, 2009
He could hear the hatred in their voices,
These were his chosen people.
He loved them,
And they were going to crucify him.
He was beaten, bleeding and weakened...
His heart was broken,
But still He walked.
He could see the crowd as he came from the palace.
He knew each of the faces so well.
He had created them.
He knew every smile, every laugh, and every shed tear,
But now they were contorted with rage and anger
His heart broke,
But still He walked.
Was he scared? You and I would have been
So his humanness would have mandated that he was.
He felt alone.
His disciples had left, denied, and even betrayed him.
He searched the crowd for a loving face and he saw very few.
Then he turned his eyes to the only one that mattered
And he knew that he would never be alone.
He looked back at the crowd...
At the people who were spitting at him
Throwing rocks at him and mocking him
And he knew that because of him,
They would never be alone.
So for them, He walked.
The sounds of the hammer striking the spikes echoed through the crowd.
The sounds of his cries echoed even louder,
The cheers of the crowd, as his hands and feet were nailed to the cross,
Intensified with each blow.
Loudest of all was the still small voice
Inside his Heart that whispered "I am with you, my son",
And God's heart broke.
He had let His son walk.
Jesus could have asked God to end his suffering,
But instead He asked God to forgive.
Not to forgive him, but to forgive the ones who were persecuting him.
As he hung on that cross, dying an unimaginable death,
He looked out and saw, not only the faces in the crowd,
But also, the face of every person yet to be,
And his heart filled with love.
As his body was dying, his heart was alive.
Alive with the limitless, unconditional love he feels for each of us.
That is why He walked.
When I forget how much My God loves me,
...I remember his walk.
When I wonder if I can be forgiven,
...I remember his walk.
When I need to be reminded of how to live like Christ,
...I think of his walk.
And to show him how much I love him,
...I wake up each morning, turn my eyes to him,
......And I walk.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wanna know the diagnosis?
As in, I have an appointment in 2 weeks with an ENT to discuss having my tonsils removed.
I’m not so much excited about this.
I've heard from doctors for years that my tonsils are huge when I'm sick, and that this is why I have a constant sore throat and also one of the reasons I *ahem* snore. Jeremy says my tonsils look like that scary lizard from Jurassic Park that flares out his neck.
I don't see the humor.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Jackson digging a hole. We found a worm and Jackson did NOT want to touch it!
Monday, April 06, 2009
A few weeks ago I won a custom blog design by Doodlebug design at a bloggy contest over at Grasping for Objectivity. I was so excited. I had taken a peek at Doodlebugs designs during the contest and thought that Judi’s work was really cute. When I found out I won I was elated. Judi was great to work with, and I’m really happy with my finished look. If you are looking to update your blog design, I highly recommend her. She was wonderful!
In other news, Jeremy’s parents and his brother (Papa, Gigi, and Uncle Ben) came over this weekend for a visit. We had a great time hanging out with them, and shamefully, all the guys (and Gigi!) got put to work helping with yard work. We were so busy Saturday afternoon planting flowers and working in my small little garden. We purposely waited until Jackson woke up from his nap so that he could help with the garden, but in all reality, he was only interested for about 2 minutes, and then he was off playing again. Jackson was having the best time hanging out with Papa, Gigi, and Uncle Ben! With everyone’s help we got all the yard work done in time for Jeremy to take a quick shower and head off to church for our Easter play, The Sacrifice. He is in the choir and had performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. We caught the Saturday night show and it was wonderful. It is a very realistic depiction of the last days of Jesus’ life, and the choir and drama teams do a great job. It was a crazy, busy weekend, and I know it's going to take a few days for me to catch up! I was so out of it this morning that I went off and left Jackson's Easter Eggs for school and my camera sitting on the kitchen counter.
I guess that’s all for today. I hope you have a wonderful Monday, and leave me some love on how much you love my new look!
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Jackson: "It's not a pretty day today."
Me: "No, it's a yucky day today."
Jackson: "Maybe the sun will come out tomorrow."
Now this was the point when I began to belt out the song, "Tomorrow" from Annie*. The humor was totally lost on Jackson. It may have had something to do with his tone-deaf, couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, Mom attempting a very well-known show tune from the mother's childhood at 7:00 in the morning at the top of her lungs, but whatever the reason, Jackson wasn't impressed.
In fact, I think he told me to stop singing.
Maybe "tomorrow" he'll like the song a little better, cause you know that no matter what, tomorrow is "always a day away!"
*Admit it: You totally started singing the song to yourself didn't you. I knew it! You just couldn't help yourself :)
I also want to give a bloggy shout out to my friend, Miranda, who found out yesterday (on April Fools Day of all days) that she is going to have a baby boy in August. I'm so excited for Miranda, her husband Bryan, and their adorable daughter Gracie! Boys are wonderful, and I know he is going to give her a run for her money! I can't wait for her adventures to begin!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
We need to get Jackson one of these!
I wonder how long it's gonna take this time for my belly to get this big this time around? Any bets?
P.S. I know it's really mean, but we thought it was funny. We are soo not pregnant. Have a great day!