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Monday, October 26, 2009

Germs germs germs

A family of germs have taken residence at our wonderful abode. They have latched onto us all leaving us each with a different illness. Chick 2 was the first to feel the effects of our unwanted guest leaving her with 5 days missed of school within the first month. The guest are now taking residence in Chick 3 and Rooster. I had a blip of an illness so I could take care and nurture the rest of the brood.

So to the Germ family I bid you adieu and please do not expect a warm welcoming the next time you decide our house would be great for a pit stop. You are not welcome here anymore!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Sometimes one doesn't appreciate the simple things of the day to day until that thing.... or in my case... person is gone.

Rooster went on his yearly trip to Las Vegas with the guys. This year was a first with 2 kids to take care of alone. I know you are playing the worlds smallest violin for me right? You are probably yelling at me to woMAN up huh.

In the 2 and a half days he was gone I realized how much I appreciated my mom in all she did when we were growing up. She raised not 1, not 2, but 3 children as a single mom. She worked full time to keep a roof over our heads, clothes on our back and food in our bellies. She took us shopping for the essentials, and shuttled us to and from our extra curricular activities.She was on top of our school careers as well. No matter how tough we may have had my mom made sure us kids didn't know. I know my time alone was insignificant compared to all the single moms out there, but this time made me see how blessed I truly am to have the companionship and help I do have.

To all the parents out there and especially my mom (I better include those single dads as well) that are doing this alone: You are all my heroes!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I Am Poem

Every Monday Chick 2 comes home from school with a folder full of the last weeks assignments. I was going through the pile and found her "I Am Poem".

I Am
I am Chick 2
I wonder what I will be when I grow up
I hear birds sing
I see my friends
I want Thanksgiving to come
I am 9 years old

I pretend to be a teacher
I feel excited when I go to Knott's
I worry when I cut myself
I cry when I am hurt
I am always happy

I understand math
I say I'm pretty
I dream to be a scientist
I try to do my best
I hope I become a great soccer play
I am Chick 2

Peek-A-Boo I see you!

The sandman has decided that those wonderful snoozing sounds will be heard by me, instead of being made by me, as it is 3:30 in the morning. Are you thinking overzealous blogger? Sorry, I love my readers, but I love my sleep more. Chick 3 has decided that being awake at 3:30 am is a wonderful thing. I figured... "Hey while I am up why not update the blog since I truly have been lagging." With Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (a now family favorite) in the background why not honker down on the oh so comfy couch and post some pictures of Chick 3 using her security blanket... literally... as a way to hide from the world.Of course as the wonderful parents we are we let her believe that we can't in fact "see" her.

As I finish this post I see that this blog title has 2 meanings and the not so obvious one really is toying with me. So, please Sandman please come and sprinkle your sleeping dust on my precious, stubborn, and sleepy girl!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Soccer, soccer and wait more soccer!

Soccer season is upon us and this family looks forward to what we call Soccer Saturday. Chick 2 gets better every year and really is becoming the best defender I have ever seen! I know it may seem like I am being my bragging mommy self, but I am not alone in the bragging. We see club soccer in her near future! Even our youngest chick is getting into soccer mode. Instead of learning how to throw a ball we taught her how to dribble. Even now when she sees her ball instead of running to it and picking it up she will kick it with her feet.