Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thoughts (I'm so thoughtful, aren't I?)

Yep, I am full of thoughts. And therefore I am thoughtful! Ha ha! (but wouldn't that make everyone thoughtful?) But before I disclose my thoughts, let's have another Lexi quote from today!
Lexi says:
"Daddy is old! He eats old food."

*Snicker snicker* :) (No, not LOL or ROFL. Just snickering!)

I don't know where she got that idea, but I thought it was funny!

Deep Thoughts

I was thinking about the ways of the world the other day and realizing even more that the family is being attacked on all fronts. Motherhood and feminity (as in, being nurturing and meek) are being deemed as "beneath you". "You could be doing better things with your time!", is what we are told if we take time to build a home and nurture children. "You need to fight back!" is what we are told if we step away from confrontation. (I am not saying that every woman is meant to be a mother or a homebuilder. Mother Teresa did many great and amazing things! But being a mother is really just as amazing and great! I am also not saying that there is anything wrong with standing up for what's right. But sometimes stepping aside, in certain circumstances, is the best way to go.)

Men are being torn down and degraded to "just wanting one thing" and being idiots or "pigs". Think of the prominent figure Homer Simpson or the Peter Griffin (Family Guy) character or the father on the sitcom "Still Standing". They are all funny, it is true. But they also create this image in which men are fat, stupid 7 year olds in adult bodies. And this is so so wrong. Who here would associate their husbands with these fellows?

Children are now "burdens" who "hold you back" and take away from a better life. Let me quote what a very bitter and angry person wrote on a comment board after someone wrote that having children is a wonderful life-changing experience (I still can't believe someone thinks this!) :
"What a small, small life you must have led before.
And now you have made it smaller by having kids."

What the . . . !!!!! How can your life get smaller by having children??? There are some people out there that actually hate kids. When I first discovered this, I was on a plane with Lexi and the man sitting in front of us just glared at her when she smiled at him. She was a sweet 18 month old! He plugged his ears when she made noise, which I know wasn't the most pleasant. But you know what? Life isn't always comfortable and children are an integral part of society. They are our future! What a short sighted and angry man this was. If he doesn't want to have to deal with kids in the future, he better buy a private jet because children are part of life. And a very important one too!

After thinking about all this, I realized what I need/want to do. I need to fight for the family. I have realized all over again that I don't really have any time to waste. I have to prepare my chilldren to go out into this world. I want them to be ready! I want to protect them from people who do not cherish them or who they are.

I love being a wife, mother and a homemaker. I love my kids, they are my greatest joy. It is true that at times they are also my greatest frustration. It is just like it has been said, "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it."

And it is so worth it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Kenny Wobble

Kenny has been walking for quite a while now, but I keep meaning to post a video for my family and keep forgetting! No good! So here is the video after long last.

"Whatever Happened to My Friends?" and Memorial Day

First off I wish to sing a song for you all called "Blogger's Lament". It is sung to the tune of "Diva's Lament" from "Spamalot". Here goes:

Blogger's Lament

Whatever happened to my friends?
They used to comment now and then.
But now I've had a post or two,
and still I haven't heard . . . FROM YOU!

I've been waiting for far too long;
For you to say, "I like your blog!"
This is one unhappy blogger
Maybe someone should just flog her . . .
to get her to stop singing this lame song!

(skip to the end)
I thought I had friends, was I wrong?

(The End)
*By the way, the only reason I know this song is because of Angie. Thanks Angie!*

Now don't worry, my public of few. I don't really feel like this. But it does make a good satirical song, does it not? Anyhoo, on to other things.

We had a nice Memorial Day. It was fun. We went to Valley Falls and had a BBQ and played at the park and caught tadpoles and got really dirty! Kenny even tried to eat the tadpole water, which really grossed me out!!! Yuck, yuck yuck! Here are the pictures that were produced during our day. I tried to do a good family pix, but I get less photogenic each day. Plus I had a huge zit, isn't that nice? I am sure you all wanted to know that too! :)

*These next pictures I really like that I took experimenting with different light sources*

Showing off Kenny's Mop-Top

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lexi Lyrics

Does anyone remember that silly song called Barbie Girl by? You
know, "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Life in plastic, it's
fantastic! . . Yada, yada, yada." Well, Lexi heard that song recently
and this is her version of the chorus:

" Come on, Barbie, let's go POTTIE."
Ha ha ha, Yeah!

Anybody else know some good misheard lyrics?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

How I Love to Take Pix!!!

More pictures for you all to enjoy!

Tushie pic

Look at those lips!


Lexi singing and playing her "drum"

Sweet Boy

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lexi and Daddy

Lexi told me today, "I like Daddy the best!"

Well, thanks a bunch, Lexi! Just the Mother's Day treat I wanted! :)

Kenny's New Hat

I am still using my iPhone for blogging. I intend to use a real
computer soon, but it is such an annoyance to have to go to the school
these days (which is my only means of using a computer).

Anyhoo, here is Kenny in a cute new hat!

Family Pix

Family Pix