Thursday, April 3, 2008

Feeling the Love

There are many times where I feel like no one even realizes what it is that I do everyday. And that if I stopped doing it, no one would miss it all that much. Let's face it, children are very demanding and not good at thanking us for all that we do for them. They just expect clean clothes to be in their drawers and food to be in the pantry. Well at least mine do. They take everything they have for granted including us moms. So there are some days when I just feel a bit drained by all the requests that seem to be never ending. But then every now and then, one of them will surprise you with something and suddenly your lifted back up and all is right with the world.

When my oldest was gone for Spring Break he went out to a ceramic shop and made something. I knew he had gone and had fun but just assumed he had made something cool for him like he had done the time before. Well, he hadn't, instead he made something for me. I don't know what made him decide to do this. It's not my birthday or Mother's Day or anything like that. I guess I will just assume that he was missing me a bit that day and if I'm wrong then please don't tell me. So after he returned home he came downstairs and said "Mom, I've got something for you". I just assumed it was trash or laundry and was completely surprised when he handed me a bag. Inside was this lovely vase he had picked out and painted for me. It has flowers all around it and says MOM with little hearts next to it. I immediately grabbed him and gave him a big hug and put it where I will see it everyday. It's there to remind me how much my children do love me, even if they aren't always bearing gifts to show it. I love my new vase!

And I know it's sideways but for whatever reason I am having a hard time fixing that right now so just tilt your head a bit and you'll see it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Lapsing in my duty

I've been informed that I've been a bad blogger. I've not been posting everyday and sometimes not even every other day. I will try to do better, truly I will. It just seems like my computer time has gone completely by the wayside lately (but I have read a few books that I wanted to so I can't complain to much). So for those of you who want to know what is going on to make my blogging so erratic lately, just pick up the phone and call me. In the background you will probably here at least one (maybe two or three) of my children immediately start to scream and clamour for something or another. I will of course still try to talk to you on the phone because you most likely will be an adult and that would mean that I could use big words while I talk to you and I always enjoy using big words these days. But it will be difficult for an extended conversation with out any interruptions. That's just like here at the Juice Box household. Noisy and chaotic with a touch of lunacy. It's how mom gets through the day.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Opening Day

Today is opening day for our family. Tonight Z. has his first baseball game. Hoss has his first game on Saturday. We always have fun watching the boys play but we are pretty excited about tonight. It will be the first time Z. will be pitching. He'll still play his other positions during other innings (usually 1st and 3rd) but since we haven't seen him pitch in a game before, it should be fun.

Hoss is very excited for all of us to be at his first big T ball game on Saturday. I think he's more excited to have big brother there to cheer for him for a change. He hits pretty good and doesn't need the tee stand most times. Unfortunately his catching and throwing skills need a lot and I do mean a lot of work. He's getting there though. But it's to much fun to watch him and the other little boys playing. Definitely not nearly as serious a game as the bigger boys have.