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Friday, July 27, 2012

They call me Mom.

 Some days all I want is a break. 

Jerry Seinfeld said "having a two year old is like using a blender without the lid," and I would say that having Annie means I have at least two of those blenders... in every room.

Will loves to pester Annie because she screams so loud.

I'm baffled by how my kids are always hungry, but yet I can never get them to eat all of their lunch/dinner/breakfast because they are always full?  Anyone have the answer to that question?

You know the drill.  When my Mom asked if they could take my kids up to Island Park with them two days before Dallas could leave, I of course jumped at the chance.  I met her in Salt Lake to take the kids, and as soon as they were gone, I didn't know what to do with myself.

What did I do?

I cried.

I missed my kids and it had only been an hour!  I cried every day and watched home videos over and over again.

What it boils down to is that I would rather deal with a million little things that wear me out than not have the chance to deal with them at all.  I'm so grateful to be a mom.

And I'm especially grateful to be Will and Annie's mom.  I'm not sure if funnier kids have ever hopped on this earth.

When we finally arrived at Island Park I burst into the trailer to giggles and smiles from both of my little ones.  It felt so good to be together again!

They made me a present while I was gone- a beautiful hand beaded necklace.  I wear it all the time now.  They poured their blood, sweat, and tears into that little necklace with the mismatched beads and the fake cherries, and I love it more than any of my other "real" jewelry.  It was made with love.


Kandyce said...

This post is adorable. And that cute little bracelet that the kids made...sooo sweet!! xo

Pugmire family said...

I loved that I randomly hopped onto your blog and I love this post. You have a beautiful family

Erin said...

That bracelet is a true treasure. You are such a good mommy!

Andrea said...

Now I know why we're dragging our one year old over the Atlantic. I needed to read this post today!

marciea casselman said...

Your trip to Island Park looks so fun! I love the fact that your parents have a trailer there and enjoy spending time in nature.

And while peace and quiet is always nice, sometimes you can have too much of it!

angied said...

Your kids are adorable. And being a mom is the best thing in the world. I love that I am a woman and I get that priviledge. Cherish every single minute you have with them. When they are gone, those are the little things you miss. The commotion and chaos sometimes seems overwhemling while you are in the midst of it, but its a wonderful thing. It means you are a mom. What a blessing.

Terra said...

You are an amazing mom! I know sometimes it seems like you could just pull your hair out wiping up little fingerprints and picking up toys and hearing "mom" every 10 seconds. But when they aren't with you even for a few hours, it seems very boring!