Thursday, February 25, 2010

Out of the Mouths of my Babies!

Kayla (age 5): Conversation I overheard Kayla having with her sister... "The only place you can pick your nose is in the bathroom; because that's where mommy can't see you take your 'burger' out!"

Kenzie (at age 4): My husband and I were sitting outside on our deck one Summer evening, enjoying the company of our neighbors when the more sensible of our 3 children comes outside sobbing and looking completely defeated. After calming her down enough to understand her she finally tells us "I am not pretty! I have flat hair and I really really really need the BUMP IT!" She had apparently just watched the commercial for this hair accessory and was devastated to realize she had flat hair and that only big hair was considered "fashiony"!

Juliann (at age 5): Juliann comes home from Pre-K one day all proud and informs me she is a TROPHY! "A trophy?", I ask. "Yes, Christopher and Luke are going to have a race tomorrow at school and whoever wins gets ME, a trophy!" Needless to say, this sent me into a fit of giggles.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Mommy, when we are all in Heaven can cowboys come up there too? asked by Kayla, age 5

Mommy, are you sure Kayla was not dropped on her head as a baby? asked by Juliann, age 7

Mommy, do I have to be a twin? asked by Kenzie, age 5

There are some moments in the day when I am speechless and have no answers for the varied and bizarre questions being thrown at me. And then there are the moments that take my breath away and makes me want to freeze time and keep my little girls from getting even a day older.
For every moment that I feel completely burnt out there are a million more moments that re-energize me and lets me know that I am exactly where I need and want to be.

God Bless Little Girls!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Motherhood such a "Blessing"?

I have been blessed with 3 little girls who I love and adore on most any day of the week. These blessings were bestowed upon me with 21 months. The Lord apparently had a sense of humor when he doubly "blessed" me with my twins. My girls are beautiful, funny, bright and at times the cause of my insanity! Juliann is my oldest at 7 years old and the twins Kayla and Kenzie are 5 (and a half, as they are quick to remind me).

When people think of twins they automatically think they are going to act the same or look the same, at least have some similarities. Such is not the case with mine. My Kenzie is "My Scarecrow". I gave her this nickname after watching The Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy says goodbye to her friends she says, "I think I will miss you the most Scarecrow." Kenzie is my tender-hearted, quiet, content with being by herself child. She is my budding artisit. She writes at almost the same level as her older sister and is starting to recognize her sight words.

And then there is Kayla.... she is my free spirit. As I am writing this she is putting a dress on her Ken doll and throwing him down the basement steps yelling "fly baby fly". She is the one who at the Dr's office will not cooperate during the eye exam. When prompted by the Dr. to tell him what letter he is pointing to on the eye chart she responds "what letter do you think it is?"

At age 3 she would not tell people her real name. She would go for weeks referring to herself as "Rollerskate" , "Eyeshadow", "Fishtank" or my all-time favorite "Princess Flower wearing dress and lots of makeup".

Kayla is definitely the one who is turning me and my husband grey. The one who was the main factor in deciding to wait a year to send the twins to kindergarten. And she is the one who reminds me so much of ME when I was little. So I guess my mom got her wish... for me to have a child just like I was! But you know what? I wouldn't change it for the world!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010