Sunday, February 24, 2013

sunday funday

David and I, living in the insane state that we do, knew that we needed to take advantage of a nice day today.  It was sunny and 60s, and we are expecting a blizzard tomorrow.  smh.

We took a trip to the zoo.  After church, we decided we should just eat lunch then go, instead of having the boys take a nap.  We figured, they skip naps sometimes at school and do okay.  They'll just go to bed earlier and give us more time at the zoo.  The road to hell is paved with good intentions...

I kid.  Kind of.  They were happy some of the time, and acting like exhausted 2 year olds who missed their nap some of the time.  shocking, lol.  But we still had fun : )

My little goat lover.  Grosses me out, but he is so darn sweet, I can't help but smile at these.

Love him.

We gave the kiddos a bath, put them to bed, then David headed out to the Thunder game (late start tonight).  I'm happy for a little alone time to catch up on DVR, online shopping, and finishing off the last of the vanilla cupcakes.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

iPhone pictures and the amazing Braley

I like getting iPhone pics of the phone and on the computer from time to time.  Now, 6 AM on a saturday (thank you, insomnia) seems as good a time as any.

The boys are getting so big, and their personalities are hilarious.  Braley seriously does.not.stop.talking. David and I laugh at how worried we were just 6 short months ago.  I lost sleep over it.   I spent hours consulting with dr. google.  I had developed a few theories as to what could possibly be going on with him.  What was going on is that his mother is a crazy woman who  has to fret about something.  He speaks so well, with thought-out sentences, has great pronunciation, has started singing his ABCs, twinkle twinkle, knows shapes (and says them well.  It is funny hearing a little 2 year old say, 'rectangle' and 'trapezoid'), colors.  He amazes us every day.   I'm so proud of him.  Monday we were pulling into gymnastics, and I reminded him of our rule that kitty cat has to stay in the car when we go in (she is allowed all other places.  But I can't have him trying to carry his cat and climb a rock wall, ya know?).  He said, "kitty cat stay in car and watch dumbo.  I like Dumbo.  Kitty cat like Dumbo.  Mommy, you like Dumbo?"  

Sometimes, even when it is in the high 40s/low 50s, you have to get outside.

Took the kiddos to get their hair cut.  It was a hot mess.  But they all 3 needed it badly and I couldn't stand to wait another day.

Doin' work, shaving time off my long runs.

Have a great weekend : )

Sunday, February 17, 2013

nice day at the zoo in the midst of heartache

It's normal to be stepping in snow on Wednesday, then at the zoo in flip flops on Sunday, right?  #onlyinoklahoma

David has been working like crazy lately, so I was happy for him to take an afternoon for himself today and play golf.  I took the wee ones to the zoo, and it was very crowded, but great fun!

Sad that I think it is totally normal now that my son refuses to leave the house sans marti gras beads?

I told my mom that Braley seemed to be with his people while with the goats.  I think he was a goat in a previous life.  Or a goat herder, perhaps.

He said, "heyo goat!"

And started kissing them.   Yes.  Disgusting.  But I thought it was so Braley, so instead of telling him, "gross, STOP!"... I photographed it.  mother of the year.


My parents spend February and March in Alaska every year, but had to make an abrupt return home today due to a devastating death.  My brother's best friend since they were in kindergarten, like a brother to me, son to my parents, close friend of my husband - passed very suddenly early Thursday morning.  Shocked and devastated, we are trying to understand how this 31 year old husband, father to a 5 year old, 4 year old, and new baby, friend, son - could be taken.   His wife did not deserve to lose her young husband like this.  And this is nothing 3 little children should have to live through.

As a mother to three very small children myself, the thought of facing the world without my partner and best friend is much too painful a thought for me to even consider.  And yet this girl, whom I have called friend for many years now, is having to accept this as her new reality.  I keep thinking about all the stupid things I have gotten mad at David for.  I close my eyes to go to sleep at night, and suddenly I am at their pool, as we spent so many days in the summers, and he is there, throwing his girls in the air.  Then it really hits me how final death is.  

A painful reminder to try and make the best of every single day you are given.