Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Morning Love

The joy of Saturday morning cartoons. Spencer spontaneously embraced his brother as they watched television. Hugs are a staple in our home. They stood there for about 10 minutes before I took the picture, and if the flash hadn't gone off they would have stood there indefinitely. These are the small but fulfilling joys of being a mother.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today is National "See You at the Pole" Day

This was the scene as I dropped my children at school this morning. Children were beginning to gather around the flag pole to pray. They prayed for their schools and for the country. Great tears of joy streamed down my cheeks as I drove by and witnessed such sweet devotion. Just by showing up these children made a statement that faith in God was more important than anything their schoolmates could think or say about them. They showed tremendous courage and most of all their love for God, School and Country. I watched as my oldest son went to join them and knew in my heart that, even though you only have to turn on CNN to witness all of the persistent evil in our world today, God is with us and He continues to bless us each day.
Luke 18:16-17 "...Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

Saturday, September 20, 2008

One Armed Talent Show

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Chick-fil-A Cow!

There are simple pleasures in life.......NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE! I just came back from the bank and this is what I saw next door at Chick-fil-A. EAT MORE CHICKEN! :-)
Thank you to the Chick-fil-A Cow. You REALLY made my day.

Conversations on the Way Home

Natalie (14 years old): Ugh.... I can't believe it......He saw me {through the dark windows of the van? I don't think so} Oh my GOSH!.....I'm soooooo embarrassed I think I will kill myself.

Spencer (6 years old): Mom, when Natalie dies, can I have her room? (He was completely serious.)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Please Mom...No More Pictures!!!

Originally uploaded by ProlificMom
This one speaks for itself.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Its Political Season

Its political season and I am publicly declaring my position. This will be one of the only times I ever depart from my usual Momtificating to discuss politics. (To all of my Democratic Readers: Please don't hate me because I vote Republican. I don't hate you.)

I am voting for John McCain and Sarah Palin in November.

I'm voting for John McCain because:
2. I love America and HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD of my country.
3. John McCain is a great American who truly understands what it means to make critical decisions in urgent situations.
4. John McCain was and still is willing to lay down his life for this country - Mr Obama seems to only talk about why others shouldn't have to.
5. John McCain will not run from the enemy. He is willing to fight the enemy to protect me.
6. John McCain doesn't want to turn this great county into a socialist society like...Cuba or Russia.
7. I love my children and I want to preserve and promote family values for them and for generations to come.
AND BY THE WAY, MR OBAMA - I am a Christian and the only bitterness I have witnessed seems to be coming from Democrats who don't have a reasonable argument against RATIONAL THINKING.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Simple Joys of Life

Posted by Mary at

There are truly simple joys in life like....licking the spoon and sneaking a self portrait on moms camera.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You're 12 Years Old - What are you doing down there?

Posted by Mary at

Kicking Back.....Put Your Feet Up

View from the front of the van on the way home from school.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Super Mom Couldn't Make it today

Supermom couldn't make it to work today. Sorry kids....this is the only mom we could find this morning:


Here is something no mother wants to see - Cheese on the inner rim of the toilet.

My house is dominated by boys. Not only do I have three boys of my own, but my house seems to be the favorite gathering spot for all of the boys in the neighborhood. They are everywhere and no room is sacred.

There are three females in the house but we tend to be to be a little bit more tidy around the toilet and much more discriminating about what we will not take into the bathroom - specifically food. Therefore, when I do my weekly toilet cleaning - which is usually the only reason I ever lift the seat - I don't expect to see food clinging to the rim.

Yesterday, to my surprise, as I lifted the toilet seat I noticed an unidentified orange-ish colored lump stuck inside the upper rim. It took a few minutes of a too close for comfort inspection to realize that I was looking at cheese that had obviously been deposited by the hand oF one of my children - specifically a boy. Of my three boys, one is a germaphobe and one is old enough to have grown out of this kind of behavior. This left the obvious culprit - my six year old.

What was he thinking? How does something like this happen? I actually didn't want to know the answer to that question. This is something no mother wants to see or to have to understand. So, I cleaned it and went on with my day.
BTW, do you know how much effort it takes to remove dried cheese from the inside of a porcelain bowl?