Monday, May 26, 2008

At a loss for words

Sometimes you have got to wonder what goes on in their six-year-old brains!

Tonight we were feeding Cole's fish before bed. One of his water frogs that wasn't looking so good this morning was floating belly up. As I grabbed the net, I told Cole to find something to put the frog in. He grabbed a half-empty (or half-full depending on your view on life) bottle of Gatorade. I netted the frog and dropped him into the bottle. I told Cole to go poor the contents into the toilet while I fed the fish. I heard the pouring and the flush. As he rounded the corner of the bathroom, I saw him taking a swig of the remaining Gatorade in the bottle!!!!!!! I almost flipped out. What goes through their heads? I truly was at a loss for words. I started to ask him what could he be thinking about drinking from a bottle that seconds before had a floating dead frog..but the look of shock and confusion and then sheepishness on his face, just made me crack up. Boys!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Don't blink because you'll miss it

I can't believe that in a few short weeks that Cole will be done with Kindergarten. Six years has been a whirlwind. He has his funny sayings, facial expressions, mannerisms, and 'tude. He is still mine but also his own.

It seems like everyone I know is pregnant, planning on getting pregnant, or a new mother. It makes me so nostalgic. If I'd known then that Cole was going to be the only child I'd have, would I have done anything different? No, I don't think so. I tell everyone to treasure every minute... I have. It seems like you can't wait for them to smile their first smile, then see their first tooth grow in, and start talking and walking. You study every tiny detail them of them at night as you read them a bedtime story and they drift off to sleep. Before you know it, getting them to be quite for a minute is the trick, then the first baby teeth are falling out and they are reading to you before bed. It's like your life is stuck in fast forward, you are afraid to blink because you might miss something.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My mom is special- by Cole

My mom's favorite thing to do is...kiss me on the eyeballs.

My mom doesn't like to...iron or do her homework.

She always says..."You're so cute."

My mom loves to eat...cheese pizza and red hots.

She is very happy when...I get no x's.

She gets angry when...I wake up my grandma.

She is very sad when...I don't clean up my room.

My mom gets tired because...she runs so fast.

I like it when my Mom...kisses me.

My mom's favorite place to go is...Chuck E. Cheese.

My mom's favorite show is...What Not To Wear.

When we are at home, my mom likes on my couch.

If my mom could go anywhere in the world, she would go to...California to bring my cousins to Texas.

If I had a million dollars, I would buy my mom...hearts and a fake squirrel.

My favorite thing about my mom is...that she gets me all the food I want. Even pizza.

Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 02, 2008


I'm officially done and baring some unforeseen bombing of a last test or project, I've wrapped up another 4.0 semester. The best part? I don't have to work Saturdays for a month. When I'm in school, I have to work every Saturday to make my hours and keep my benefits. Working every Saturday since January SUCKS! I'm so excited to spend the time with Cole and just relax, I almost don't know what to do with myself.

The only sad part is that I already miss my friends at school. It's amazing how much you get to know and care about each other. When I first started at Texas State I hated it. I felt old, out of place, and alone (now I'm just old and lonely :-). Slowly but surely, semester after semester you start to recognize some familiar faces. As your classes toward your degree plan narrows, you really begin to make connections. These friends are what get me through a semester. So I've joined MySpace to help stay in touch and there is always summer school!

What’s the first thing on my agenda for my first Saturday off? Not setting my alarm clock!