Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Bye Bye Holidays 

Hello New Year! 

Monday, December 29, 2008

Not Me Monday Prayer Request!!!!

So I went to write my weekly Not Me post (as is my Monday custom) wrote it, saved a draft, and went to MckMama's site to grab the Not Me button and read her Not Me's - guess what - no Not Me's but a baby boy with RSV! Some of you may know - we HATE RSV in this family and have had some not so great experiences ourselves so I really hate that the poor Little Guy (Stellan - the Miracle in the button below) is sick! Anyway - I decided to go ahead and post my Not Me's but first - please say a prayer for Stellan and for all the other little RSV babies in the hospital right now. It is RSV season and I remember that feeling of just sitting up in a hospital chair with a tiny baby on my lap - watching her breath in and breath out and breath in and breath out praying with every little puff of air.........

Original Post

Sooooo many this week - so many - here goes 

This week.... I did not

ever let anyone eat cookies for breakfast 

I also NEVER let the Little Buddy fall asleep at nap clutching a quarter that he refused to give up - I mean really - who would do that besides someone that is trying to make the 6:00 news?

No Way that we ever skipped any naps 

I for sure DID not drink two margaritas and then throw up violently - that would be A. stupid and B. a little embarrassing! 

There is no way that I ever shouted at my adorable children telling them that I was going to pack up all the toys and take them to children that need them and would actually be grateful for them. 

I never once thought cuss words in my head while trying to open the packaging on a toy. 

I was never once standing next to a family member that was a close talker......

I am not completely close talker phobic.

I did not decide this week that my husband is the best ever and I am not sure why I deserve him. I  would also NEVER tell him that - are you kidding? Straight to the big guys head that would go. :) 

I did not SO push the importance of the Baby Jesus that the Little Buddy went straight to the chimney - pointed up and said, "Baby Jeshush Mommy?" Ooops - might have to clarify that one for next year. 

I am not hiding toys as fast as I can find them so that a rainy day in March I can bust out a new toy. I am also not bagging up old toys as fast as I can to give them to the Goodwill without letting the children know what generous souls they are - why would I miss that teaching opportunity you ask - not because this is much quicker and easier - no there is no way that I would do that! 

Not me! 

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tired but not for long!

The holidays are over! Hooray - am I an awful person if I say - Hooray! You know what - I will say it again - Hooray!!!!!! Now please don't misunderstand me - I love love love Christmas time - I really do! We did sooooo many cool things and really had a great time. I have some good ideas for how I am going to do next year different (that is if we are still in the States - stay tuned for more posts on the possibility of a blog name change from I Heart Bowheads to Germany or Bust! :) 

Anyway - yes - I digress.... when do I not? 

I am happy to be back and I have not been anywhere! I am happy to be back blogging and checking all of the blogs that I read that I have sadly been ignoring. I am excited to cook and clean and organize and just be a Mom - no part time job, no bows to make or schools to work for - just me - simplifying and taking a big fat deep breath! I will say it again - 


Monday, December 22, 2008

Not Me Monday

We did NOT have ANOTHER chin busting incident involving a repeat trip to the emergency room, more glue, steri strips, and about a million band aids. 

I did NOT tell the BD that he has to do any heavy disciplining or medicine giving over the next week because there is no way that I am making that baby do anything that he does not want to do after back to back traumatic hair cutting and emergency room experiences during which the Little Buddy screamed, "Daddy, My Daddy" the entire time. 

I do not have hurt feelings that the children have such a good Daddy that they love so much and I do not secretly wish that they loved me a little bit more even though I know how much I am loved - there is not even one little part of me that ever thinks that - nope! 

I did not  doze during the Nutcracker - are you kidding me? What kind of an example would that be for my beautiful girls. 

I did not have an amazing time watching dance recitals, riding the Polar Express, going on a special girls day with my daughters, and cuddling up to watch Frosty. 

I am not tired. 

I am not so in love with me little family that it hurts - just a little bit - that would be crazy right? 

I am NOT wishing you guys the best Christmas ever and there is no way that I am sitting here typing this post instead of getting ready for 10 of my favorite in laws to come over here tonight for our annual Mexican Fiesta night. 

I am not in any way - excited for December 26th to come and my calendar to come screeching to a blank halt. 

I did not push the BD in the middle of the night when I could not go back to sleep so that he would roll over in his good REM sleep slumber because there is no way that I knew that would wake him up and he would put his arm around me. What a terrible thing to mess with someone's sleep like that. 

I am not going on and on in my Not Me post while the BD's Great Aunt D sits out on the couch reading a magazine. Are you kidding me? I would never do that - I should be out there hanging on her every word....

I guess I'll go get started with that! 


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Waiting for the Nutcracker

With Bated Breath.......
The SMC's first trip to the Nutcracker was huge success and she LOVED it!!!!! (She did turn to Aiyee at the end and say - "that was LONG!" 


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Long time no post!

It is the Holiday Season

We have been sooooo busy! 


Christmas Tree Shopping

Christmas at the Zoo with Grandma

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Play with Mimi 
A WEEK of dance recitals
and just generally......

Enjoying the Season!!!!!! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I do it MYSELF

I had so much time waiting for him to close this door by himself today in the dressing room at swim class that I had plenty of time to whip out the camera, take a picture, sit down, send out a text, open up a pack of crackers for Zoe 

 The cost - 5 minutes of my life..... 

The reward - the smile on his face when he actually did it by himself - Priceless.....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I won an award!

This foreign award (which means the blog invests and believes in the proximity/closeness blogging gives us) was passed on to me by Project Mommyhood!!!! I have to include the following statement as well:
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

Now I can't figure out how to copy and paste the actual award code but I will work on that as well as passing it on to some of my BBF's! 


Monday, December 8, 2008

I am not tired

I am not heart broken that my baby is 7.

I did not give a Pug named Penelope a luxurious bubble bath this week. 

I am not hanging up my bow hat for a while. I am not going to concentrate on my family and the holidays and I am not keeping my shop at funky finds open for one more month just for sentimental value. :) 

I never bribed anyone with anything sweet to do anything at all this weekend. 

I am not still rocking that 2 year old to sleep at nap time. 

I have not missed blogging this week and I am not excited at all to turn I Heart Bowheads into a simple family blog versus a bow advertisement. :) 

I am not going to keep doing giveaways just because I like doing giveaways though. 

I am not over the top excited about going to see the Rudolph play tomorrow! 

I am not still head over heals in love with my husband after 12 years and 3 kids - how would that be possible? 

But it is.......


Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Heart These Three

Cheaper Than Therapy

Monday, December 1, 2008


This Holiday Season.......

Keep up with your chores
Watch your loveys as well
Settle all disputes
Lots of rest is also important as you can tell
Try to stay Healthy and filled with Good Cheer
Happy Holidays from us
and Happy New Year! 

It all starts TODAY folks and I am excited about the 200 dollar Target Gift Card grand prize! 

(Also watch for an I Heart Bowheads giveaway!:) 

Not Me Monday

I am NOT ignoring my children to write this post. 

I do NOT ever want to strangle a pug. 

I am NOT in any way stressed out by the 3 million things that I have to do. 

I refuse to be discouraged by the fact that everywhere I go I sell ponytail holders but I have yet to sell one over the internet. 

I did NOT give a woman at church a very un church like downright dirty look as she stood pulling her son out of the nursery (where my beautiful boy was also) and tell the story of how the baby was home with the stomach virus and everyone in the family had been sick now except for the child that was drooling all over the toys next to my son. I did not pick him up and literally jog away from the germs. 

This leads me to my next Not Me 

I am NOT a germaphobe 

I also do not suffer from a mild case of Ranidaphobia

I am not at all curious if any of you know what I am afraid of. 

:) Guesses?