Saturday, October 31, 2009

HappY haLLoweeN!

Halloween is over. We had a great time at the party. We had some funny costumes and lots of superheroes came to the party. Spiderman, Batman, Batgirl, Wolverine, and Superman all celebrated Halloween with us this year. And there was the cutest, happiest bumblebee buzzing around!

As I was cleaning up tonight, I couldn't help but think how lucky I am to have such an amazing family. Between Jay's side and mine there are 8 kids. But 30+ adults came to the party. Great-grandparents, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, cousins, aunts and uncles all came to celebrate with us. We ate and drank, went trick or treating and played games.

Our family is child-centered and has always been that way. In my opinion that is how it should be - kids bring such a joy to all of the holidays. As we are heading towards Thanksgiving and then Christmas, I know that these little children will continue to feel as loved and as special as they did tonight! And as the adults who love them we will be blessed with the wonderment of experiencing the holidays through their eyes! In my opinion, there is nothing like it!

Thanks you to all of our family - for loving my kids so much!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Funny Guy

There are many times in a day Alex thinks he is being funny when in reality he is not. Quite a few of these instances involve the words poop and pee. He always asks, "Mom is that funny?" And I always reply dryly and with a straight face, "Yes, it is hysterical." Today after this exchange, he said to me, "Mom. You know when something is funny and/or hysterical you are supposed to laugh..."

This time I did!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Alexisms 7

Depending on the hour, no make that the minute, Alex thinks I am either the best mom in the world or the worst.

Here are a few recent quotes to illustrate my point.

1. Me: Alex you are too smart.
Alex: Mom, I am so smart because I got all of my smarts from you.

2. Alex: Mom, you always talk bad to me.
Me: When do I ever talk bad to you?
Alex: When you say I need a second to myself.

3. Me: You are such a smart aleck.
Alex: No I am not. I am a smart ALEX!