3/4: Hard day for my Dad today!! I can't imagine what he is going through. I am so sad and all I can do at this time is pray. It is very difficult to plan a trip right now. I have friends who have said they will come and help Rob. I may have to do some serious thinking about a trip in the next few days. I am praying tonight that my Dad has a good night and that tomorrow he starts his recovery!
3/3: Where does time go? I haven't blogged in so long, I had trouble remembering my password. I am so sad that I have not kept up with this blog that has meant so much to me! I started this blog because I know that I am a very forgetful person and I didn't want to forget my experiences as a MOM! So, tonight I have promised myself to make time to document our experiences with my very special miracles, My Austin, My Emily and My Matthew!!
Today, we had rain and more rain. Tornado warning, severe weather warnings and flash flood warnings! Alabama weather is crazy!
My morning started early, just like every morning. At 545am, I heard Austin going potty! I got up and he was undressing and ready for the day! The others joined him soon after and so did Daddy!
The days are long and hard. I am constantly exhausted which is why my blogging stopped. Tonight, I am tired and a bit overwhelmed but I know that being a MOM is the most important thing in my LIFE! I promised to blog more because there is soooo much the kids are doing and I certainly do NOT want to forget.
Memorable moments today: Emily told me she loved me about 100 times! oh, and she needs to hug and kiss me each and every time!! I love this girl! She is sooo amazing!
Matty finished eating his ice-cream after dinner, looked at me and gave me a thumbs UP! He is sooooo cute and adorable! Gosh, I love him!!
Austin was so sleepy as I tucked him in but he opened his eyes, looked at me and said, "Love you, MOMMA"! Melted my heart!!
3/2: It is a rainy Friday! Today is Dr. Seuss' Birthday! To celebrate we watched The Cat in the Hat with Mike Myers! WOW! The kids absolutely LOVED it!! They were soooo serious watching it! I was amazed! Tonight we had Tornado warnings!! We made our homemade pizza while we watched the weather updates on TV!! Very scary! I was very worried about Rob driving home in the bad weather and was very thankful when he made it home safely!! What a DAY!!!
2/14: So, we celebrated Valentine's Day ALL week!! It started Sunday night. I spent about 2 hours addressing Valentine cards for our very FIRST Valentine Party! The party had 20 guests! That meant I had to address 19 Valentine cards for each child and attach 2 lollipops to each card! The party was a success for us. A bit scary for me because I was taking the TRIO alone and the party was at a restaurant. Overall, they did great! The party organizer had stickers for the kids to decorate their Valentine boxes. BTW, I could NOT find shoe boxes so this clever MOMMA used Huggies plastic wipe boxes for their Valentine boxes! They worked amazingly!! The kids had a blast! I let them eat candy and more candy and then I confiscated everything!
Monday nite I had to address and fill goody bags for their classmates at MDO! It was fun and a bit easier since it is a small class!! I also baked cupcakes for their class! They had a great Valentine party on Tuesday at MDO but once again, I let them eat a few pieces of candy and was forced to confiscate candy again!
On Wednesday, we celebrated by baking heart shaped Strawberry cakes! They were super yummy! The Trio helped with every step...even turning the mixer on! My Mom used to make every holiday special for us! She would get us special little things. This was the first year that I celebrated Valentine's Day by getting something special for each of the kids. Unfortunately, Rob was working evening shift and I had to give them their special heart chocolate without Daddy! BUT, they LoVED it!!!