Friday, April 30, 2010

I don't want another girl Momma - I want you!

So last night
my three year old little buddy had taken a big 2 plus hour nap
Both girls went to sleep
Daddy went to basketball
he was not sleepy
I am a softie
We read about a zillion books

We called and talked to Grandma for a while (after he got off the phone with her he looked at me and grinned and said "I am a funny, funny boy".)
we read about a zillion more books
Finally I told him it was time for sleep
he put both arms behind his head and said

"Momma - one day when I am big, I am going to have money and I am going to sleep in this bed with you!"

I said,
"Baby - I hope that one day you will get big and do something that makes you happy and have a family and a girl of your own."

he said
"But Momma - I don't want another girl - I want you!"

Sigh - my heart - my baby boy - I told him that I was going to one day remind him of this conversation.
He said,
"ok Momma - can we read one more book?"

Guess what I said?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another adventure in opthomology

2 hours a day

Every day

Day One

Day 2

We will see what tomorrow brings!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Warning bloody images were used in the telling of this tale

I was cleaning out the garage

It was a beautiful Spring day

My 5 year old and 3 year old were playing on the patio

I was cleaning out the garage
I reached up
Went to move a cooler
next to a small square speaker

Said speaker (which was freakishly heavy by the way) fell off of shelf above my head with a thunk

My hands immediately went to my head

I ran inside
grabbed a dish towel from the counter

went and looked at myself in the bathroom

Checked on the children (who by the way did not even realize I was hurt until WAY later)

sat down at kitchen table to think
oh oh

What do I do now?

Can't call my Mom. She will come tearing over here like a crazy person and we have the stomach virus in the house.

Call Husband - he does not pick up Call local BFF (I have two - I love you both equally - one is very close - one not so much - hence the order of the phone call)

ANYWAY - local BFF - does not pick up

I take this picture

and text it to local BFF and husband with caption
would you go get this stitched?

Local BFF and husband call within seconds. Local BFF says - I am driving there - wait one minute

Husband is a mixture of reassuring and mocking

Not sure how I feel about that.

:) Insert smiley face here so all know that husband is a great guy who enjoys teasing me and I am all good with that. I am also INCREDIBLY accident prone - remember this story?)

Local BFF shows up out front with 2 of her 4 children (her house is in the middle of the stomach virus also so she is not as scared of my germs as the rest of society)

Local BFF goes to Walgreens and gets me butterfly bandage.

I apply butterfly bandage and Local BFF jumps in her mini van to go pick up from school as I jump in my mini van to go pick up my oldest from school because after all

The show must go on

This is me the next day - much better (I heart butterfly bandages by the way)

This is the text I sent to Local BFF and husband 2 days later with the caption:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Back in action

Well - sort of :)

Broken beyond repair

Awesome .

Guess what my three year old and I get to do today?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - The Little Professor

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stick 'em Up!

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Big Sister - Little Sister

So - we were in Lowes. We were walking around talking and looking for our new lighting fixtures.
All three children were running wildly and each had a balloon on their wrist.

Big Sister's balloon went floating to the ceiling

There was a terrible pause
a look of horror exchanged by all
and then

Little Sister started to RIP her balloon off of her own hand as if it was burning.

"You can have mine! You can have mine! I didn't even want it anyway!"

Once again a pause

and then I said,

"oh sister"

and Big Sister and I turn to one another and I say

"she loves you so much"

and Big Sister and I both burst into tears

and Big Sister took Little Sister into her arms

yes right there
in Lowes

with our Daddy running wildly around with a borrowed broomstick trying in vain to get the balloon back

and Baby Brother doing his best to take flight off of a lighting display

and Mommy crying her eyes out taking pictures

Guess what..........
We forgot all about the balloon and went home together

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Saturday Cupcake Look Back

I was looking back at posts from the beginning of the bowheads blog and this was one of the earliest. I am happy to report that there is 20 pounds less of me than when I wrote the post below in October of 2008.

Man I just love even typing that.

It is a rainy day today here in Texas - I am kicking around going out and running in the rain - we'll see how that goes!

Anyway - for your reading pleasure - the first official Cupcake post, written even before the Cupcake movement began.

Thursday, October 9, 2008
some totals
So - I was thinking this morning - scary I know -

My grand total adding all three kids up for nursing was 30 months. My grand total - if you take into account that a pregnancy is really 10 months - for being pregnant - 30 months. That makes a grand total of 60 months which means that for 5 years of my life - I was either pregnant or nursing. Good grief - that seems like a lot! Now that is really great and all but the B Squared is now 2! At one point am I going to drop that 25 pounds of "baby weight" that I have been hanging onto like a prize? Today starts day one of my new life style change. Diets don't work - I need to think about what I put in my mouth. That will work. I will keep you all posted (at the moment I think I have approximately 2 readers but I am hoping to grow that) on my progress.

The first day of the rest of my life starts - TODAY!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

ANOTHER post with no pictures - I know - can you believe it?

So we have this piano

It is pretty much a brokedownbustedbutcutetolookatpianotunersnightmare piano

It had a pretty bench that was expensive so I put it on Craigslist for 250 dollars

I got a TON of emails that day

This strange piano tuner man comes over with his daughter. I SO wish I had taken her picture but did not want to creep her out.

She was
a sixth grader
bowl haircut - yes EXACTLY like the Jack in the Box commercials
very sweet
very strange

She walked in my door, looked me in the eye and said

"you got kids?"

I said


She said

"can I play with them?"

I say,

"um ok"

Then she sniffs the air and here is how the rest of our time with her was spent:

Girl: "Mrs. (she called me Mrs. - just like Junie B) do you have food? Can I have some? I am so hungry and that smells so good! Do you actually cook it?"

I invite her into my kitchen.

Girl: "OH you have milk? Can I have some milk? What did you cook? Did you make that? Can I have some more milk? YOU HAVE STRAWBERRIES? Can I have a roll? Can I have some more milk? YOU HAVE GRAPES? Can I have some more milk? Can I have some more beef please? This is SO nice! I can't believe you cooked this! (It was pot roast from the crockpot) Can I have some more milk? My Daddy doesn't cook much - we mostly eat MickeyD's.
Can I have some more milk?"

By now my heart is breaking and my children are actually slack jawed watching her eat. She asks for a baggy to take her leftovers in. I give it to her. My children proceed to offer her EVERYTHING they had on their plates - they were rolling grapes at her, handing her carrot sticks and strawberries frantically as fast as they could. We filled up a baggy and she asked for
more milk
I told her that I didn't want her to have a tummy ache but would she like a bottle of water.
She said:
can I have two?
I said no one was good would she also like a roll to take?

"oh yes Mrs. that would be GREAT - I sure wish you guys had another piano to sell my Dad so I could come back here tomorrow - well bye"

and then she was gone......

At bedtime my 8 year old said,
"she didn't have a Mommy did she?"
I said that I didn't think so
"and her Daddy might not be doing the best job?"
I said that I didn't think so but it was not my place to judge anyone else
"Mommy - I love you and Daddy SO much and I appreciate everything you do for us and thank you for making me eat my fruits and vegetables and milk. I can't imagine wishing for those things so bad like that girl"

You are so welcome Baby - we are very lucky.

Thank you sweet piano tuners girl for giving my family such a blessing. I wish I could have done more for you but you will be in my prayers daily along with my own children until the day that I die.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

There are no mirrors

So there are no mirrors in my house

They are all down - being re-cut to be re-hung.

I realized tonight as I brushed my teeth in my half painted bathroom that I had not looked at myself all day long

It was strangely liberating

I assume that I look like me still


no makeup

v neck t shirt

capris or work out pants or jeans

tennis shoes

I am pretty sure that I looked just like me

all day

but I really don't know

Try it tomorrow - go through your day - don't look at yourself in the mirror. I don't know my point, I really don't know where I am going with this post but today - for one entire day

I never looked in a mirror.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stick 'em Up!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

When things are chaotic.....


Don't Worry

Bee Happy



- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Toughen Up Cupcake!

So I was going to post about the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad 24 Hours but I decided that could wait for one more day because I have not done a Cupcake post in while and I did a Cupcake thing today!!!!!!

The original Cupcake post and explanation is

I have been in a Master Swim class two days a week and today our coach said that after our warm up we were going to do a 1500 time trial. (Down and back is a 50 in our pool) We were told that we could do it however we wanted, swim 500 rest, swim 500 - whatever but we were going to be timed. I decided that my goal was to start and not stop. I have been working on improving my flip turns so I thought this would be the perfect chance to start and not stop.

I started swimming....

then I swam some more...........
then I swam some more

Pretty soon I was singing to myself

at about 800 I started with the mental games -

I cannot believe that I am only halfway through
my head is starting to hurt
maybe if I just stopped for a second to take a break

stuff like that

But you know what - I just kept swimming. If it hurt - I kept swimming. When I felt tired - I kept swimming.

I told myself that I could keep swimming and you know what

I could!

This is me - after my workout, red in the face, running late so no makeup, but I had to take a picture of myself to remember
If I remind myself that I can


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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter from the Bowheads Family :)

Friday, April 2, 2010


Small Children,

I love you guys and I really do appreciate your attempt to help me clean.

Love you,


Texas Weather,

What the heck? I took this great picture yesterday and was all set to tell you, or email you, or really now that I think about it possibly I spend too much time talking to the weather.....

but anyway

I was all set to say how GREAT it is to have the backdoor open and the children OUTSIDE.

They are inside today - thanks.


Dear Ashley from CSN,

I am SUPER excited to have my new pretty wine glasses sitting out on the kitchen counter for all to see. I will send my bloggy friends to click on links to dining rooms, bar stools, cookware, and mailboxes all day long! I cannot wait to write my review (and will soon - well just as soon as I actually get a chance to sit down and drink something out of one of them which will SURELY happen this weekend:)

Much Bloggy Love,


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