Monday, February 25, 2008

February 2, 2008

I am really, really going to try to journal this time. There are so many sweet things that happen every day that I will never remember if I don’t write them down. So I need to make an effort. I just celebrated my 33rd birthday. We went to Greensboro to have lunch at PF Chang’s. It was so good and we really enjoying our time together. So, we leave and as we are backing out, we realize we had a flat tire. It went down hill from there. It turned out ok, and all was well. Jack and Ju were so incrediably sweet to me. They sang to me numerous times and told me happy birthday a bunch. They were truly excited it was my birthday. It made my heart melt.
The Saturday before, Juju and I went to run errands. We went to Talia’s to pick me up a coffee and ended up sitting down. Ju got a brownie and a coke. We had such a sweet time together. She sat with me and ate while I had my coffee. We just chatted and had a great time. She is so sweet and special to me. She is such a mommy’s girl. She is never far from me. She helps me with laundry and dishes. She wants sleep with me and take a bath with me. We really have a special relationship and I am so thankful for her.
Jackson seems to have that special relationship with Brad. Clearly, he and I are close, but he loves his “best friend”. They spend a lot of time together. And he is so a sweet hearted little boy. I enjoy him being home with me everyday. I would hate it if he were in school. I love all of them being with me. I am looking forward to getting down stairs organized so we can have school down there in an organized environment.
Sweet little Jameson is so big. He is crawling everywhere. It wont be long and he will be walking. Where did this past year go? It is crazy how time flies and how different our lives are now. I love my life and I love where we are. OK, so I will try to do this again….

What a frickin day!

So I decided today to be productive. I got up, which that alone was an accomplishment, and cleaned. I cleaned bedrooms, the kitchen, living room, den, and bathroom. I fed and cleaned my children, twice. And then I headed outside to work in the yard, with my children in tow. I replanted a cypress, replanted some azaleas and raked. It looks pretty good too, might I add. Well, it was while I was digging that I realized I hadn't seen Penny in a while. Hmmm... a LONG while. So I came inside and called her, no Penny. I rang the door bell, no Penny. I was started to get worried. I called Brad. He said he wasn't certain he let her back in this morning after she went out. Ok, that was 3 hours ago. Our back yard is fenced in but with 3 hours to kill, she can figure out how to escape. And that she did. So I pile my children in the van and road down the street yelling her name. I am sure my neighbors thought I had lost my mind. Anyway, after looking for about 15 minutes, I found her down the street playing in someone's yard. Did she come when I called her? No. I had to get out and go running (a sight in and of itself) in to someone's yard and get her. Alls well that ends well, but I could have lived without all the drama today.