Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!

Don't go checking your isn't the 2nd sunday in May!

But today is Mother's day in our house. Kate's day. March 31st, 2004 Kate adopted Josh legally. It was such a special day in our house, and we celebrate it every year.

When Josh was born, in the state of PA it was not legal for Kate to be his parent. Not that she wasn't already his parent, but people in power of deciding that decided not to use their brains or hearts the day they made it illegal for a child to have two parents of the same sex. Now mind you that it was legal till 1997. Then when some families actually practiced the right to the law , then some idiots decided we must stop all this happiness!!! We can't have children in loving families! NO NO! We can't have two people that go thru so much to even have a child, being able to legally be their stupid does that sound!! Ok so those are the conversations I have in my heads some days.

I love my life, I have been with this wonderful womyn for almost 10 years now. We have made wonderful friends, we have a great life. But it doesn't mean I don't think that there are some wrong doings out there, discrimination against us. But there are worse things going on and I don't dwell on the negatives in life.

So anyway, it is Mother's day....I wouldn't want anyone else to be Josh's parent. I never wanted a child more then when I met Kate. I knew we would raise a child together after our first date. That is how sure I was that this would be Josh's Mom. So in dedication to your Mom's day, here is a page I did just for you!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Who is that????

That would be the cutest little blue eyed boy I know! This photo sits beside my bed in a frame, for the past 6 1/2 years. I went to scan it today and saw that the picture was stuck to the glass, it had been in there for so long. I can't believe that 7 years have passed since this little boy came into my life. It really makes you reflect on your life when you have this little clock in front of you everyday. Nothing makes you realize "time" like a child. You can measure so much by them.

I remember the day I took this shot, I remember taking probably 30 pictures of this shot. HA HA!

...and now I still have those baby blues looking at me everyday. Alot taller, alot more attitude, but those baby blues still melt my heart away.

I have been on a roll scrapbooking this week. I really am enjoying the "Sport" of it again. I have some creative mojo going and I hope I can keep it for a long time. Lots of great and exciting things happening at mlpa and spring is in the air. So what have you all been doing this week? Anything good going on this weekend?

Stay healthy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The ick is back....

This time Josh has it. Friday night BOOM! He was done for the count. I was away for the weekend scrapbooking and enjoying a little me time. I felt bad that I was away and he was sick, but Kate assured me on the phone that there wasn't much I could be doing at home. I got home Sunday night and was greeted with much cuddling. Josh has pretty much been attached to me since I have been home. His Coughing is so bad and I have been holding his head up at night while he sleeps so he can sleep better. The coughing bouts are brutal. I kept him home from school yesterday. He is going to stay with me today also.
So I had a creative mojo weekend. I got 6 layouts done that I posted yesterday. I had so much fun just creating. Laughed with girlfriends and had some great "me" time.
Now the schedule gets crazy for a while and I am glad I had this weekend. This Saturday is our All Day crop at mlpa, then Sunday night Kate and I are going to the Reading Terminal for a gourmet tasting thing. It sounds like such fun!
The 2 weekends after that are all about wrestling, we are looking forward to some great fun.

So we are going to try and get rid of the rest of the ick in the house. Opening up the windows today since it is going to be in the 80's!! Hey Mom.....Hope you feel better today!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

Spring is here!

Or so the calendar says! More importantly that's what these beautiful flowers say! Kate brought us flowers on Tuesday and said Happy First day of Spring! That was so cool. Josh really liked it too. Now as you look at the picture and see the snow covered ground out the window you might not believe it was March 21st.

Josh just continues to amaze me everyday. Yesterday morning I walked out to find him standing and reading his library book he got. Look at that print, so small and big words. He reads EVERYTHING! Nothing scares him. It is so amazing. Yes I know I am not the first Mom to have a 7 year old reading a book, but it is the first time, and the last time that I will get to witness this miracle of learning. I think I will continue to be amazed by this little guy throughout my lifetime.

Here is just another example...

We were having dinner the other night and Josh is really into having conversations at dinner. So here is how it went.

Josh: So Mom want to hear about school today?

Me: Sure

(school talk went on )

Josh: So Mom, how was your day at work?

Me: It was pretty good.

Josh: So did you sell any of those Cricuts today?

Me: No not today.

Josh: How bout those Clip its?

Me: Yes we did sell two of those. Wow you have really been listening to my conversations lately.

Josh: Yes, I like to pay attention so I can have conversations with you about your work.

Ok so I just sat there in amazement, he is everything I dreamed of having a son. One that would love his Mom so much that he would want to talk about my work. Just one of the little things I dreamed of, but it is the little things that count! I am so blessed to have this little boy in my life, everyday is a great matter what other uglies are in the world. So all you moms out there, rejoice in having your children....and those moments when it is hard to count that blessing, remember all those times it is hard to imagine your life without them in it.

Have a great weekend!!! I know I am going to!

Friday, March 16, 2007

miss me?

Saturday night, poker party- I won!
Saturday night , shakes, chills and feeling yucky.
Sunday- chills aches and down on the couch all day.
Monday- more of the same glands swollen, bed all day.
Tuesday- not much better, call doc, got meds, bed all day.
Wednesday- feeling a little better, went to the store for an hour.
Thursday- worked all day, feeling better, can swallow.

Friday- SNOW!!!

checked calendar- March 16th

Feeling better, oh the ICK is no fun.

So once again I am back! Lots of great things coming up and I am glad I got back before I missed much.

Josh is wrestling in his first MAWA (Mid Atlantic Wrestling Association) tourney tommorrow. This is districts, and if he is in the top 3 finishers he will move on to Regionals in April. That would be so great! I hope he does well, he has been working very hard at it.

I have missed my camera for the days I was in bed, and as sick as I was I almost took pictures of how bad I is that love of documenting the everyday. Time to grab the camera today as we get one more chance at snow pictures....hopefully our last of the year!

Friday, March 09, 2007

thru the years..

Ok so here is a fun one. I was challenged to post my hs senior pic on our mlpa message board and so it was fun to do this! I couldn't believe when I pulled up the middle picture how much Josh's face structure is like mine. I have a few more pounds on me but our bone structure is amazingly the same. I am not sure what year that middle picture is. Maybe Mom can help me here but I am guessing around 4th or 5th grade. the little black n white, which is one of my fav pics was around 3 years old I think.
I need to get these in my scrapbook instead of just piled in a box. I will be doing this soon!
Josh had fun looking at these pictures and giggling. I think he found it amazing that his Mom was once a kid. We tell them about being a kid , but I think the pictures brought it to a reality.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 05, 2007

my little mini me....

This weekend we had Donna Downey ( as everyone calls her) even my son. So funny how when you say Donna....downey is soon to follow. After talking with her this seems to have followed her all her life.

Well it was a great weekend and we got to have Donna stay with our family as she was here to teach classes at memory lane, pa this weekend. My son got a little attached to Donna over the weekend, even tho he couldn't say more then two words to her the whole time.

Well on Sunday morning Donna and I got up and headed out the door to the airport, we had gotten about a mile from the house when my cell phone rang , with the ID....HOME. I thought it was strange and as I answered it was Josh, upset....upset he didn't get to say goodbye to our guest. So I handed the phone to Donna and Josh and her talked. She looked at me holding the phone and said he was crying, she didn't know what to do. I took the phone, Kate was there and I said do I need to come back? YES! So we did the uturn and headed back up the hill.

Not sure what Donna was thinking at this point. But I knew Josh wanted to hug her and say goodbye. We came in , Donna and Josh said their goodbyes and we went to the airport.

Josh is just so amazing, his compassion continues to amaze me. I know I had that compassion as a child also, but I also know I didn't get a chance to express all the compassion I had. It was stifled somewhat. I never want to do that to Josh. I want him to know it is ok to express emotion. It is ok to tell people you love them, and that you will miss them when they are gone. I don't want him to ever think he has to hold that in. I love that he expresses himself, and that he feels he can tell people how he feels and be alright with that. I think so many men as boys were told not to cry , or not to express "the mushy stuff" that they also learned how to just internalize those feelings. Then we wonder why they can't be more emotional with us. I hope we are growing a different generation of compassion now.

So that is my cute little story from the weekend. I also have some great zany stories from the girls taking Donna's classes. Here is just one of them.

Ok so that is it for now, lots more to write and my mind is going 100 miles an hour right now. Lots of stuff! But must do taxes now!!!


Thursday, March 01, 2007

Happy Crazy Sock day!!

Today is crazy sock day at school.

And this is my boy in the morning...ready to go and always so happy. Add a pair of silly socks and bam you have a dance and a song too.

I love how Josh has always been so happy when he awakens. It makes the mornings that much better. I have always been a morning person also, I love being the first one up enjoying the quiet of the day. There is nothing better then hearing those little feet walking toward me knowing that he will come in and cuddle up with me. He loves to get under the blankets and cuddle in the morning. He is one great cuddler too.

So put on a pair of silly socks today and have some fun!