Monday, May 17, 2010

mom stuff

I can't believe how much of a slacker I have been! Shame. Sometimes ya just aren't feelin it right?

My cousin Shannon did this and I even did a similar one a couple years ago so it's just perfect for Mother's Day (or a week after)

First up Alli, word for word!

How old is she? umm i don't think i know, 20?
What does she do around the house? sweep up the house
What her favorite thing to eat? chicken
What is her favorite show on T.V? umm i don't know, give me hint
What does she cook? you like to cook pizza a little bit
Where does she like to go? you like to go to work, to the store, to the movie theater
What does she like to buy? you like to buy presents. you like to buy food.
What is her favorite thing to do with you? play and play
If you could do something kind for your Mom what would it be? making a sandwich for me and you
Finish the sentence. I love it when my Mom.... stays at home with me and doesn't go to work(ouch!)

And James

How old is she? 2
What does she do around the house? clean up, and sweep, and maybe make food (apparently I do a lot of sweeping)
What her favorite thing to eat? taco soup (this just so happens to be one of his favorites)
What is her favorite show on T.V? conference
What does she cook? taco soup
Where does she like to go? to costco, to walmart, to romans, and rueben house too.
What does she like to buy? glasses, keys (there are glasses and keys right beside us) and food
What is her favorite thing to do with you? sharing with you is fun to do (He sang this part) and duck duck duck duck goose, and going to church.
If you could do something kind for your Mom what would it be?help you get better when you are sick.
Finish the sentence. I love it when my Mom....I don't want to do this anymore, can I watch something on the computer?

So, I had a wonderful Mother's Day. Derek let me sleep in so I got 4 hours of sleep instead of 3, don't ask. That seems to be my weekend trend of sleep lately, but I never regret it, I'm always up for a good time, so call me! We had a Baldry family affair and it was a fun afternoon, with a perfect rainbow to end it on, right girls?!

I have so many wonderful examples of mothers in my life. My own mom, mother in law, the new edition mother in law, sisters, and sis in laws, and friends, and just random others too. I look up to all of you in different ways. Being a mom is such a journey. I appreciate every one of you and the influence you have had on me as a mother.

I am having a hayday being a mom right now. The weather is beautiful. We've been good busy and inbetween we go to the park everyday, picnics, bike rides, all the fun stuff. This is when being a stay at home mom through the trials of 'what the crap do we do inside all winter' are all worth it! I mean what other job do you get to work on your tan in the backyard while the little ones play?!

My kids bring me so much joy. They are a ton of work sometimes and they better appreciate all they stress they put me through, but it is so worth it. I hope and pray every day that I am doing this right. It is so hard somedays to know what to do and how to do it in this ridiculous world.

I rely so much on my Heavenly Father to help me be the best version of me. I want to be the person my mom knows I am and I want to be the mom my kids know I am.

I made that up. Does it make sense? Probably someone will quote me someday.

Next up. James' birthday. Hopefully it won't be a month later.


Christy and Brett Bevans said...

I love the questionaire. So funny.

I also love the pictures of your kids playing on my dads super awesome swings. They may want to come back to the house because my dad added some wood to some of the ropes now. haha.

Susie said...

I love the pics outside. Your kids are soo funny and can make me crack up. I hope you didn't hold out hope for too long for some suprise visitors at the b day, it might kill me that we missed the fun but I need to see pics. It better be a party when I come down, you guys come play this weekend....

Alysha said...

I love the kids' responses to the questions. Those are so fun!

Ashley said...

Such a cute post! I love the pictures of your kids. They look so grown up. We went to the park the other day and Porter was looking for something, and when I asked him what it was he said, "Alli and James should be here somewhere!" We will have to get together one of these days.

mindy said...

I love it Lindsay! I might have to do that sometime. See you in 10 days.

Em and Tom said...

Good stuff Linz. I'd quote ya!

Just Rhonda said...

You are a great momma! Never doubt it! It was great to come to James party! When I opened to your blog Eli yelled "ALLI!!!!"

Oler Family said...

your kids are so cute! I loved reading their answers! you are such a fun mom!!

lynz said...

cute idea on the interviews and diddo on both the fun and stress and joy of being a mom :) i love it!

Brooke said...

Looks like a party down there...trips to fire hall and such.

Roe Family said...

I love that!!!! Kids are so stinkin funny. Hope all is well in Raymond..

Jacklyn said...

loving Alli's sweater and The quotes were funny too. I am so excited to see you guys this summer, it's official I'm coming but I have one problem, I need you to be my date to the reunion do you think that people will think that we are weird????

Karen said...

Kids are so insightful!! Guess you better get busy sweeping since that's about all you do anyway!!!
You really are a great mom Lindsay, I miss seeing those two cute little kiddos of yours! When are you moving back here??!

Stephanie Walburger said...

Oh your kids are the cutest!! I miss them! I'm glad you had a fabulous mothers day! You deserve it! And you are quite the party animal 4 hours of sleep!!! Keep it up!

Arrington's said...

I want to do this they thoroughly entertain me! Here's to cute kid!