Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kid's say the darndest things...

This morning I was getting ready for the day (not very often does that happen) and my sweet little daughter comes in the bathroom and asks me 'Mom are you still eating that stuff that is in Noni's room?' (NutriSystem, by the way) and I say 'yes, why?' and she tells me 'well I thought it was suppose to make you lose weight?' Feelings hurt? Yes! Reality? Absolutely! Next time I go on a 'diet' I shouldn't mention it to anyone...especially my kids! The truth hurts!! What kind of mom talks about weight to their six year old anyway...I guess I need to be a better parent. Now that my children are getting older it just amazes me at how much they actually know and everything they pick up on.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Baby steps...

I did it. I managed to get myself out of bed this morning and I did it. I went to work and for some reason I tend to get all wound up over nothing. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I come home after a long 12 hour day in the warehouse. Sad, I know but for me just getting there is a huge struggle but once I am there it is...ok! ROBOT...YES but still...ok! I feel like I am being ungrateful but yet I guess it's just a personal thing. My mom does have the habit of reminding me that 'whenever you think your life is the 'sh@%s', someone has it worse!' Not really a saying I am fond of, but in reality...it's the truth!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The struggle of being a working mom...

So I stayed home from work again today, this being one of many days, but I can't fathom the thought of going to work yet another day! Is it pure laziness? or the fabulous idea of being at home with my children? Seriously, when I get to work I look at the time clock and turn into a robot...It is bad when you have to put yourself in a completely different mind frame. Corporate America has me yet another day for 12 hours. Financially it is the right thing to do (get my ... to work) but mentally and physically it is completely draining. My mom is my babysitter this weekend and is critiquing every word I say....TRUE I am not the only one out there who hates their 'job' but it is one thing that is completely in my control. YES I do have the control to change what I do in life (CRAZY...I KNOW) who'd a thought? Don't get me wrong...I am grateful to have the financial income that I do and be able to provide for my children with whatever comes our way, but I think I just need to vent. Sorry to anyone out there that I offend in anyway (MOM) and YES I know nowadays there are people struggling through this economy, but really...who doesn't want to be a millionaire stay at home mom? Hahahaha I wouldn't argue a bit!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Power of a Flower!

What a crazy girl...she looks terrified. The flower is going to overtake her whole head.

How well do you listen to your children?

I have a tendency to only pay attention to one thing at a time although I try very hard to be multi-talented. Leilani is now in the 1st grade and receiving more and more things to do in school and is encouraged to get involved in several contest. I, however am not used to all of these extra activities other than reading and math homework. Terrible Mother I know, but just last night Leilani came to me and said there was a drawing contest in the Library and she was going to enter it. I, of course encouraged her to do so but not knowing when it actually took place (practicing active listening? I don't think so). So this morning I asked her what those papers were that she was taking to school and she said they were for the contest she was going to enter. My heart just dropped once again for not paying that much attention to other things around me. What can I say....I just started blogging and it takes a lot of my time, but it should not take away from family time. Speaking of family time....Adrien is starving...I guess I should get him something to eat!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Love the Canyon

A day in October up Middle Canyon was just beautiful and to think....it only took five minutes to get there. The kids were very impatient due to the fact they wanted to pick a pumpkin for Halloween. They were good kids of course and let mom do her tedious hobby as they knew they would be greatly rewarded. Even my little Noni baby was the best (being she is only 3 1/2 months old) though I did not make her sit in the dirty leaves....I do regret greatly because now she does not have a Fall picture with her brother and sister.

Our Family

Anthony and I have been together for 7 1/2 years and have three beautiful children. Leilani is 6 and growing right before my eyes. She's in 1st grade and loves every minute of it. My son Adrien turned 5 in September just missing the deadline for kindergarten. He is still in preschool but he also loves every minute of school. My youngest is Noni and she is 4 months and growing. I can't believe how much she looks like Leilani, they could have been twins! I'm sure all mother's say this about their babies but Noni is truly the best baby I have every had, well actually all of them have been amazing babies. I am truly blessed to have the family that I do.

The Lovato's

We were married June 27th, 2008. Anthony and I both agreed that it was TRULY the right time. To be honest I just wanted to wait until I had our baby girl on July 10th, 2008. It was only a couple of weeks away and really who doesn't want to be a 'Princess' bride? So I was kind of reluctant at first and then thought if we didn't do it now, when would we? If I had waited I would want to lose all the baby weight and c'mon girl's out there.....how long could that actually take? I did want to do the whole 'traditional' wedding dress, my Dad to walk me down the isle, and the big 'polynesian' wedding, and then I started to think, and think, and then the stress, and more stress, and at that point in my life (and pregnancy) I didn't need that! But really what was traditional about the whole wedding anyway? So we can say we are 'newly weds' with a 'history'!

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