I hope that others have this same problem as I do. I spend quite a bit of time planning, prepping, and preparing a nice meal for my family with a dream that it will be a calm and enjoyable experience. It ends up that no one wants to sit down, eat the food, or be nice to mom for all the love and effort she put into it. Okay, I'm a big girl and I can take the criticism like this looks gross, I don't like_______, etc., but it's having to tell my kids who are 3, 5, and 9 to SIT DOWN 10 million times that drives me completely insane. It's no wonder they are hungry 10 minutes later. No sooner than we have cleaned up dinner someone is asking me for a snack. WHAT??? You want a SNACK??? You've gotta be kidding me? All you have to do is hold still for 10 minutes, nix the complaining and shove some food in your mouth. Then I will be perfectly happy to let you go about your crazy little active life. It's exhausting.
I think I found a way to solve the problem...tie down seat belts.
Child cruelty? I think not. It's a small mom victory.
I wanted to post this because I needed to show that I don't always post about my kids. Even though they are cuter than me, and involved in a lot more things than I am, sometimes I do things for myself. It isn't often, but in March Stephanie and I made wreaths for St. Patrick's Day. She didn't have anything for her front door for the Irish holiday and neither did I. We found one on the internet that we liked and tried our best to copy it. I think it turned out cute, but lets see what you think.
Adam's soccer team finished their season and coach (NOT Ben) showed up with the biggest doughnuts I have ever seen. The boys went nuts! Adam continued to go nuts as he ate it. (sugar overload-you know) It was called a Texas doughnut, I believe it's bigger than his head, and it was fantastic!
Hello again. Playing more catch up. Another big fun trip I took in March was Vegas with some of my friends. Ali, Nicole, and Megan. I found a deal on a hotel on KSL and planned a trip around that. We signed up for the Cirque Du Soleil 5K at the Springs Preserve. Nicole actually won her age division. She didn't think much of it, but we thought it was fantastic! The race was where we met Big Baby for the first time. I love him!! We got tickets to Mystere and got to see the show. It was amazing! A little bit strange, but Big baby kept us laughing.
Do you see the giant man in a diaper and baby costume among the other Cirque characters? It's hilarious!
We walked the strip and saw the Bellagio fountains, and went inside to see the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens because Ali had never gone before. She sent me 21 pictures that she took on our trip and 11 of them were of the gardens. I knew she would like it. We went to M&M world, The Coke Store, the worlds largest chocolate fountain, and ate dinner at Bobby's Burger Palace. A dream of mine, by the way. It was de-lic-ous! I had the Dallas burger. It had spice crusted meat with coleslaw, Monterrey Jack cheese BBQ sauce, and pickles. Then I ordered a pistachio shake that was to die for. Here are some pics to remember the trip.
Thanks for all the fun memories girls! I can't wait to do it again next year. Someone better learn to drive a stick before next March or I might lose it!