Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Today I turn 26! I told Gavin last night that today was my birthday and what I wanted for my present was to get a lot of kisses from him. As soon as we got up this morning, he kissed me all over my face and said, "Happy birthday mommy!" I can't think of a better present than that. It made my whole day! Hubby bought me a Wii and the Wii fit plus last week for my present. My mom gave me $50 which we put toward the Wii. I love it by the way! I haven't gotten to use it as much as I'd like though. The kids are mostly on it and by the time they go to bed, I'm too worn out to exercise.

Anyway, since it's my birthday, I thought I'd share a few baby pics of myself. I was one chunky little baby! It's weird looking back at them. In some of the pictures I can definitely tell the boys look a little bit like me.

Hehe, I was so fat

Me & my sis

My 1st birthday

Me and my brother, I don't know what was up w/ my hairdo!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm so proud of my boy

The innocence and honesty of kids never ceases to amaze me. Nor their brilliant little minds. I can't believe how smart children are. They can figure out and notice things way more often than we adults give them credit for. Gavin is such an amazing little boy. He is quite sensitive and is so aware of... well, everything! He recently has been very aware of the environment and the things we do to harm it. I'm not really sure where it comes from. If it's from seeing it on TV or learning it from me (but I don't really drill him on this stuff. I just answer the questions he asks)? I have no idea but I gotta tell you I'm one proud mama!

So today Gavin was watching Yo Gabba Gabba and they were talking and singing about taking care of the earth and keeping it clean. I wasn't paying it any attention, I was in the kitchen when he comes up to me and says "Mama, you know who else keeps the world clean?" I said who, and he says in a very sweet voice "You do mama, and so do I!"

A little while later he comes to me again and looks a little confused. He says, "When the smoke goes in the air, the clouds get sick." I tell him yes it does. He tilts his head, still confused and says, "When we drive our car, it makes the clouds sick. But we have to drive our car places, but it makes the clouds sick when we do." I thought, wow, he is SO smart. He's making these connections at only 4 years old! I try to explain the best I could (which is kind of weak. I am ashamed I couldn't come up with a better answer for him) I said, "Well, you're right. When you drive a lot it makes the clouds sick but we don't drive a lot so it's ok." Which it really isn't. It made me seriously think about the things we do as a family that affects the environment.

Now, I'm not a hard core environmentalist in the least. I use paper towels, not a lot but I do. I have never thought twice about jumping in the car to go somewhere. I have even, don't tear me apart for this, used paper plates and cups. I recycle some but not everything. But he got me to thinking, if he is concerned about this being as young as he is, why aren't I? I mean, I know we can't walk anywhere. We don't live close to any store. There is no bus stop around for at least 5 miles. But I could be doing so much more. I'm just not sure what. I wrote another post about the few things I do here. What else do you think I should do?

Friday, July 9, 2010

We have a new car

Well, not exactly new but it's a 2004 Jeep Liberty. His grandma bought a new Subaru and gave us her Jeep. They do weird things like that. It's very nice of them, which is the weird part! They did the same thing with 2 other cars. They just buy a new car and instead of trading in the old one, they give it to hubs.

Honestly, I don't particularly love the car. I do love Jeep but the liberty isn't really my style but right now I drive a Kia Rio and it's TINY so the extra room will be great. I don't really like the way the body style looks but hey, it's free and I'll take it! Hubby's gone right now getting the title work and everything done. He sold his Blazer earlier today so as of whenever he gets back, it's ours :)

This is pretty much what it looks like (This isn't ours, just one I found online) :

 Ok, now that I've told you about it, it just hit me that we have a new car. SQEEEEE! *insert goofy happy dance here*

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gage singing Black Eyed Peas

Here's a video of Gage singing "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas.
I think his face is the best part, he's so hilarious!

(You'll have to excuse Gavins butt in the background. He refuses to wear pants!)