Friday, February 27, 2009

Learned My Lesson

For the past few years I have made sure that every morning I get myself ready enough that if Chris were to call or something happened & I had to leave right away I would be somewhat presentable to the world. I know that sounds funny but, I'm a girl. I don't always have to be fully "make-upd" but enough where I would feel comfortable.

WELL...Rewind a little bit...

Kaibryn woke up this morning around 3:00 throwing up. We dreaded the possible virus.

Fast forward...

No one else has gotten it up to this point.

Rewind again...

Last night Cooper said his "neck" hurt which always means his throat & then this morning he was complaining of his ears hurting. Of course it is the weekend & I knew if he did not see the Dr. today it would be Monday. I had some concerns about his tonsils & wanted to be sure to see our Pediatrician but that is another story. So, I called the Dr. office and the receptionist said the only way Cooper could be seen was if I came in RIGHT THEN. Of course I said we will be right there and off we went.

Rewind a couple hours...

I had already had my shower, hair fixed, presentable clothes but NO MAKE-UP because if anyone else was throwing up I knew I'd be taking another shower and who wants to waste make-up, right?


Off Cooper and I went to the Dr. As I'm leaving I look in the mirror in the van and realize - NO MAKE-UP!!!!! Again, I know, don't be so concerned about looks but I'm a girl, I'm not that young anymore, I need some color, etc. but I had to get to the Dr. right then (remember). I had to resist the urge to go inside & make myself a little more presentable to public...I did resist. So we went to the Dr. RIGHT THEN only to wait for an hour before being seen.

After going to the Dr. & returning hours later my Mom was sweet enough to watch the kids while I did some MUCH NEEDED grocery shopping. And yes, before I went I made myself a little more presentable.

So, I think I have learned my lesson. Now, had I brushed my teeth...who knows?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I have so much to be thankful for. I am blessed so much more than I deserve. Today for some reason I am just in awe at God's goodness to me to allow me to have the life I have always dreamed of.

I am so thankful for...

1. This AMAZING weather. I am so glad we were able to go to the park & play.

2. For sweet friends who were able to meet to play.

3. A husband who works HARD so I am able to stay at home & do things like I did today. So much fun.

What are you thankful for today?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Things I Love About Being a Mommy

1. Just hearing my name..."Mommy" or in Kaityn's words "MahMah" at the top of her lungs.

2. Having my 7 yr. old come in our room in the middle of the night wanting a drink & then asking me to take him to bed.

3. I'm the first one they want when they don't feel good.

4. When my kids eat & like what I make them for dinner.

5. When my 4 yr. old tells me "I love you fifteen hundred thirty six and fifteen."

6. Watching them get excited about a balloon.

7. Hearing my little girl say, "I want to be a Mommy & a vet when I grow up."

8. Opening the dryer & smiling at a load full of "pink" stuff.

9. My kids wanting to change their name to "Luke Skywalker" or "Speed Racer".

10. Holding my kids while they watch a movie even though my lap is getting smaller.

11. Reading to my kids.

12. Cooking with my girls.

13. Watching Christopher play basketball.

14. Watching Cooper just be Cooper...He's a HOOT!!!!!!

15. Trying to figure out what Kaityn Mae is saying...very difficult!!!!!!

16. Watching them learn new things.

17. Seeing the character that is developing in their life & the character that still needs developing.

18. Hearing my children laughing & playing together.

19. Going on walks & taking them to the park.

20. Being married to the best Daddy in the world.

What do you love about being a Mommy?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kaityn's Birthday Party

Tonight was Kaityn Mae's birthday party. We just had a couple friends and our family. Chris said I served the typical Anderson party meal...White Chili. I thought it was good no matter what he thinks...I'm kidding. Kaityn enjoyed having the attention. I can't believe she is so big.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kaityn Mae Turns 2

Two years ago today we were blessed with a gift in Kaityn Mae. I seriously cannot believe that she is 2...she is my baby. After the birth of Cooper I was so nervous when we found out we were pregnant again. We did not know why Cooper came early (our early...God's timing is perfect) & I was nervous that the same would happen with Katiyn Mae. There was a little scare in December and other than some pregnancy "woes" carrying your fourth she was the only one of our children who came on time. I was so ready for her to be here. When she was born I remember asking Chris over and over "Is she she OK." You cannot believe the relief & joy it was to see her & hear her sweet cry. God had answered my prayers for a healthy, on time delivery.

Kaityn Mae is named after Chris's great grandmother...Lovey Mae. Isn't that such a sweet name? Her name means "pure flame who is like God." Our prayer for her is that she is like God. What a joy she has been these quick two years. Her laughter, character, faces, everything about her makes us smile & laugh.

Yesterday we were working with her to say, "I'm two". We would say, "Kaityn, how old are you?" She would say, "two". We would cheer, she would clap & soon it was a game. Over & over we did that. As I am typing this she is pushing her baby in the stroller & carrying her purse. She is such a good little Mommy. Earlier today she was in her room feeding her baby and singing to her. It is the cutest thing. She has a "Belle" doll from "Beauty & the Beast" that sings a song & she sings with it over and over and over and over. I think you get the point. She has the sweetest voice when she is talking. Her new thing now is if I am getting on to her she will say, "Hi Mommy" and lean over & give me a kiss. It is very hard not to laugh or give in to her.
She has melted all of our hearts.

Happy Birthday Kaityn Mae Mae. We all love you very much. We are grateful that God has placed you into our family & can't wait for this next year to see how you grow. God has great plans for you!!!!