Friday, September 10, 2010

kiddie update

Nathan has learn how to pull up :) and he will crawl when he wants to..but he still prefers to roll to get to things he wants. His walker is his bff! All I have to say it watch out for the toesies :)

Abby is so loving preschool. She is learning about Apples and trusting God. and Sharing. :) LOVE IT!! She is so excited about school she wishes she could go every day.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Preschool is starting and Abby is all geared up! She even knows what she is going to take for lunch.

Juice Box

  1. She picked out her Book bag.
  2. She has her school clothes.
  3. She has her school shoes.
  4. She got her hair cut.
I think she is more excited about school than we are - she gets up every morning around 6am to tell us that she is ready to go to school.

What are you feeding those kids?!?!

So out shopping people love to stop and ask me. " What are you feeding that boy" - My response now is Cornbread Collards and Mashed Potatoes. One lady even said - "REALLY" haha!
Seriously. no I do not feed my kids that. Except the potatoes part - Nate does like mashed potatoes when we are having them for dinner.
Same goes for miss Abby, we were at the playground the other day - and I was talking to another mom, she told me that her child was 4 and I said oh... Abby is 2 3/4... Her Jaw about hit the floor. Only because Abby was like 6 inches taller than her daughter.
Oh well I guess my kids just grow fast. But it is funny to see peoples reactions when you tell them that your 8 month old just Loves Pintos Cornbread and Collards!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

An Experience

Riding Marta is an experience - ALWAYS - but I love it. and am thankful that Atlanta has this service available to us.

I had always used the tokens for marta. Now they have these ingenuous breeze cards that allow you to reload. Much easier to use than digging around for marta tokens.

Downtown was hopping! As usual. Tons of vendors selling things. Yummy smelling food out of street cars. and want to talk about BUSY!! The pace of life downtown is nothing compared to having a two year old and a 8 month old. Whew.

I had my interview for the Early Childhood Education Program at Georgia State University.

Friday, July 9, 2010

His Needs Her Needs For Parents keeping the Romance Alive : Harley, William F

Subjects :

  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Child Rearing
  • Love
I recommend this book to anyone who has kids. It gives great insight on relationships with kids. This book gets a two thumbs up from me.

1.And Then there were three :
Are children a threat to your marriage?

My advice to parents is simple, If you want to be good parents you need to care for each other first.

What is at stake?
Parents should do what ever it takes to love each other for their children's sake.

Prioritize Love
Children suffer when their parents divorce. and they thrive when mom and dad make their care for each other a top priority.

Give love Time
Your children learn from the way that you care or do not care for each other.
  • Marriage
Part 1 Romantic Relationships 101
2 Whats Love Got to do with it?
Why Romance matters?

a romantic relationship consists of two people in love who meet each others emotional needs for intimacy.

What is love
  • romantic love -is a feeling that couples can experience for life
  • caring love
The Love bank
there's a love bank inside each of us that keeps an emotional record of how people treat us.

what goes up can also come down
when the feeling of love is lost you'll also lose the instinct to make each other feel happy.

Emotional needs
failure to meet each others emotional needs is no shortcut- its a path to disaster.

3 Just between you and me
Intimate emotional needs

Wired for romance
when it comes to marriage a romantic relationship is just about everything.

Intimate conversation
since intimate conversation can be intense and enjoyable its easy to fall in love if you conversation is with someone of the opposite sex.

Recreational companionship
if you are spending most of your enjoyable time away from one another then you are not in a romantic relationship.

Intimate Affection

Sexual fulfillment
if either of you withholds sex from the other you'll find yourselves very frustrated.

Shortcuts don't work!
most couples strive for efficiency especially after children arrive. and romance is often the victim.

4 Love Takes Time
Too many couples simply let their romantic relationships slip away. mistakenly thinking that it is impossible to keep the romance alive after marriage.

Just in Time

Policy of Undivided Attention
Give your spouse your undivided attention a minimum of 15 hours a week using the time to meet his or her needs.

Try: babysitting partners

Try: taking a walk every evening with your spouse - great way to spend time together and get exercise.

Try: to create a weekly babysitting night so that you and your spouse can reconnect on a date.

Where will I find time?
*put it on the calendar*
remember the most important gift you can give your children is the gift of your love for each other.

5 Love Bankruptcy
when love busters break the bank

love busters if left unchecked will be the greatest source of your unhappiness.

What are love busters?
  • selfish demands
Demands do not build up cooperation, they build up resentment.
  • disrespectful judgments
when we impose our opinions on spouses we imply that they have poor judgment.
  • angry outburst
when anger wins love always looses.
  • dishonesty
honesty is like a flu-shot. It may give you a short sharp pain but it keeps you healthier in the long run.
  • annoying habits
  • independent behavior
Love busters are double trouble. They make love bank withdrawals and prevent love bank deposits.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Join the Club

Joining the 26ers club isn't so bad, Enjoying my BUSY life right now. I did take a moment to reflect on the past and had a good laugh. Enjoy!

Top 20 of the 80's that still make me giggle:

  1. Sqeeze its or HUGS - those things were just plain sugar water

  2. Super Nintendo...Power Pad...Duck Hunt - just blow real hard on the cartridge like 4-5 times and jiggle it and it will work .

  3. Misbehaving in the store-! no mom I do not have to go to the bathroom.

  4. Cell phones - can we say payphone!

  5. Psyche!

  6. Can we do the "Carlton" or sing the song to Fresh Prince of Belair.

  7. Girls : Babysitters Club - did you have your own ?

  8. Hammer Time - or Pants - wide leg pants with the dance ! cant touch this - nah nah nah!

  9. Oregon Trail day on the Apple Computers - then we got Mac computers - YAY - color !

  10. L.A. Gear... need I say more

  11. You ever wore fluorescent clothing.

  12. You have ever wondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf?

  13. Slap bracelets

  14. loved She-ra

  15. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes

  16. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates

  17. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By the Bell ", the ORIGINAL class.

  18. Homemade Levi shorts. (the shorter the better)

  19. You tight rolled your jeans.

  20. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pound for Pound Challenge: Loose Nationally - Feed Locally

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC’s hit TV Show “The Biggest Loser” and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Visit to make your pledge to lose weight and to get more information and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is free, easy and only takes a minute to make a change that can help you and help the hungry in your local community.
  • Through June 30, 2010, for every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® — enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank!

This is a good opportunity to help the community and get healthy all at the same time. Great opportunity to get involved in the community.