Monday, March 23, 2009

Surviving Without the Kids…

I am first to say that when my parents told me they wanted to go to Palm Spring and take the kids with them, I started to count down the days. I started making plans for Daniel and me. The best part was that he was going to be off the week my parents would take the kids, therefore, no school! Well they all left on Sunday after church. We hurried home and made lunches and sent them off. They were so cute waving good bye. On Sunday after the kids left we did some deep cleaning. I know we are crazy but it was so nice to clean without having a two year old right behind use making more of a mess. When we were done we decided to watch Twilight! We both fell asleep and took a much needed nap (especially Daniel who just finished finals). WE got up and went to his mom’s house, a Sunday ritual. We met up with Daniel’s brothers there and had a lot of very interesting conversions. We had a great time!
Today was our actual day date. We got up and went to breakfast with Daniel’s mom because it was her birthday and then we took her home. We then drove to Disneyland when I realized my phone was dying and Daniel’s was dead already. I couldn’t spend the whole day at Disneyland without my phone. I started to panic…what if something happened to the kids and here we are having fun and with no way to be reached. We used my new GPS system that Daniel got me for my birthday to find the nearest verizon store and bought a charger, which made me feel a lot better. When we got to Disneyland the line to pay for parking was crazy, I had NEVER seen it that bad. We finally parked and got on the tram to the park. To our surprise the line to check our bag was worse! We waited about 40mins. Once we got through we got through I was so happy that we had passes and did not have to wait what I think would have been another hour to buy tickets. We went to California Adventure to ride all the rides we usually don’t because we always come with the kids which included: California Soaring, the roller coaster, and the Tower of Terror (??). We also just walked around, watched performers sing and enjoyed the scenery. We went to the Blue Bayou. It was ok. I like variety and for the prices there was not much variety. I did like what I ordered though. I am very glad we went there cause we didn’t have the kids and I don’t think we would ever choose to take Tyler there.
After the lunch we went back to California Adventure to ride another ride really quick and then off to a movie we went. We went to go see Knowing and it was good, in my opinion. I won’t give anything away. Then we came home to finish up some laundry and make banana muffins! I promised Daniel that I would get up and make him breakfast before I got to work! Poor Daniel he was such a good sport through all this day. He broke out with shingles the last day of his finals and was in pain but we both had fun!

Sun glasses….$ 22
Movies………$0 (gift card)
Snacks………$0 (gift card)
Mexican bread $1
Grand Total: A lot of fun and quality time (irreplaceable)!

We did have a great time but I nearly cried when we were walking back to our car and we called my mom to find out how the kids were doing. Daniel picked up and told me how much fun they were having but said at the end "but mommy I want you" He is so adorrable. I miss them so much. They will arrive sometime tomorrow. Too bad I work and wont be home till 10! :(

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Being Prideful

Ok So I have never been a prideful person, but I think that the pride and joy one has for their children is different! Well I had parent teacher confrence with Baby D's teacher last week and let me tell you, I am so PROUD of Daniel. The teacher said that he is basically in the top four in his class. I know he is only in pre school but I was still happy to hear that. He along with 3 other students will now be taken out of class everyday to start learning how to read! I said what! She said that they didnt like to hold kids back. She said if they are ready then might as well push them forward. Daniel has always been very observant and picked up consepts really fast, but I never thought that he would be ready to read. I love my kids and I am so happy that Heavenly Father has blessed me with these two beautiful children. I would not trade them for anything!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Mom Test


I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.
'Why?' my daughter asked.

'Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty, and probably has germs,' I replied.

At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and as kid, 'Momma, how do you know all this stuff, you are so smart.' I was thinking quickly.
'All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mom Test.
You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mom.' We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information.

'OH...I get it!' she beamed, 'So if you don't pass the test you have to be the dad.' ''Exactly,' I replied back with a big smile on my face.

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