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Thursday, December 9, 2010

as the years go by

I just realized a few minutes ago that by this time next year my sweet baby girl will be almost SEVEN! There will be absolutely no trace of that little baby anywhere to be found.  It made me very sad but it also made me realize I really need to try to enjoy every moment I can with her because I will NEVER get these days back!

I love you little Waffle just the way you are but please for mommy stay a little girl a while longer!!!!!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Anyone else wonder how your parents did it?

When I go through my day to day life and try to keep the house clean, the kids happy, the laundry washed and food on the table... not to mention trying to keep the bills paid on time I often feel I am coming up SO short.  I have more bad days then good it seems and I find myself asking how did my mom do it?

When my mom was my age she seemed to have things so much more together than I do. I respect her more now than I EVER did then.  I just didn't appreciate what she did for us, and trust me it was a lot and mostly on her own.  She worked full time all of my life and still had the time to have dinner on the table and to scrub that house down every Saturday morning.  We had special treats as often as possible and she was ALWAYS there to help with school projects.  (She is still around to help with projects that come up, just for the record..lol) 

I am a SAHM and I can't seem to get ANYTHING done in a day.  HOW DID SHE DO IT???? 
Why can't I seem to get my act together? Every day I feel more and more called to home school the little Waffles yet every day I find I come up short in that area also.  Baby Waffle of course isn't much of a concern yet and Little Waffle is doing ok but I feel like we could be doing more.  I hope since I am basically done with classes and only have (yeah I said only have) my thesis left to do maybe starting in January I can be more organized.  That is my goal anyway.  
 I am currently reading a book about Managing your home which is all about scheduling.  As much as I like to think I am a unscheduled kind of a girl, I think to make my life as it currently is 'work' I am going to have to get with a program. 

Here's hoping!  Peace out!!!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

through the years with Little Waffle


I took Little Waffle tonight to see the Singing Christmas tree and for some reason it got me really nostalgic for the old days, I kept having flashes of her through the years so I thought I would come on here today and reminisce with actual pictures.....
2005





2006




2007
playing with balloons

 2008




2009
and squeezing in a little shot of Baby Waffle
2010..... (edited to add we finally got a picture from this current Christmas!) 

Except for 2007 (which I seem to be very lacking in picture from for some reason) these were all taken at the 'Waffle' Family Christmas.

It is amazing to see just how much she has changed(yet totally has remained the same)  I really can say I miss the baby she was but I LOVE the young lady she is becoming.  (can you tell I am full of the love today!) 



Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy December!!!

Well as much as it ia we have our tree up AND miracle of miracles Southtown saw snow flurries today, a very rare event! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

wow, bad when you can't think of a caption...

So Christmas is officially in the air.  We picked up a Christmas tree tonight and will be decorating it along with the house tomorrow.  I have shopped for my two little kids but not really anyone else so tons of shopping to do. Daddy Waffle is working some over time so he wont be home much between now and Christmas week which sucks but will be worth it in the end. 

Other than that not much to say, Baby Waffle still wont sleep like a normal child should but I have to say the sweetest thing happened last night.  He ended up in my bed (par for the course) and I woke up around 3:30 am to find him laying there holding my hand.  SOOOOOO flippin' sweet! 

On that note I will close for tonight. Peace out!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

soooo tired....

of having a child that simply will not sleep.  Two nights he will go down great and sleep for at least a few hours but then it is always back to this... wont sleep a wink if I am not touching him! 

I repurchashed the No Cry Sleep Solution and will be reading that again starting tomorrow.  heres hoping....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st....

we say it all the time but SERIOUSLY where has the year gone, 2010 seemed like such a far off date once upon a time and now look it is essentially GONE! 

So today was a nice day, for the most part.  I was reminded by a friend to stop taking my kiddos for granted.  She posted the kids commandments on her blog and it really hit me, you know, right there.  I so often catch myself expecting sooo much of Little Waffle especially and I realized today that has got to stop.  She is only 5 and 3\4 after all!  (although we did figure out today that she has only 59 days until she turns 6~) 
 So that is my mission, work harder on letting her be a kid, if she would only work with  me on that one (she so much wants to be the boss, I swear!)

Baby Waffle I think has flipped his lid!  Well, first the good... I think I mentioned last night that while I was in school last night Baby Waffle fell asleep on Daddy Waffle and stayed there until like 11:30 pm.  I moved him at that time and he stirred, just long enough to nurse, and went back out.  He slept in his bed until around 3:30 am when he quietly came in my room and proceeded to sleep until 6:30ish this morning!  That has to be the best night sleep he has EVER had!!!  The crazy set in tonight though when the silly boy started dancing around the living room.  SOOOO FUNNY, he was spinning in circles until he was falling down.  I love it!  It was so fun to watch him being so happy.  Now if the little bugger would just figure out how to say Mama, Dada or ANYTHING for that matter!!!
Well I guess that is it for now, Peace out!