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Manic Monday – Big

This is my favorite clip art for Manic Monday so far. James and the Giant Peach was one of my favorite books when I was a kid.
The first things that come to mind for me are:
My kids are getting so big. How did we get here? Didn’t I just have my son yesterday? Wasn’t I just a first time mom a week ago? Now there are 2 and they are getting bigger every day.

In fact my daughter says that to us at least 3 times a week. “I’m getting bigger every day.” This line comes right after, “what happened to your baby?” Uggghhh.

Unlike a lot of my girlfriends with kids, I am sooooo not rushing to big boy/big girl thing. I love having babies and would have 2 more if my husband was interested and if I was younger.
Hold your babies tight because they grow out of you a whole lot quicker than we grow out of them!!!!
Happy Monday
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Manic Monday – Bugs Me

Mo’s Manic Monday must be reading my mind. For the last 2 months I have taken some pictures of bugs found on my deck. I figured eventually I would come up with a post and today’s Manic Monday is the day.
Ok people, what the hell are these? No, seriously…what the…
The first one was taken June 3rd. It fell, I am assuming from a tree or perhaps it taste so bad that a bird dropped it after pick up.

It hit the deck hard and my son’s speech therapist and I both walked over from different locations to get a closer look. I dashed (love that word – never get to use it) inside and grabbed the camera. I really wish I had taken a better picture but it was so weird I didn’t want to get closer.
It was very large about 2 1/2 inches long and was actually quite pretty for a bug. It was very black and had some interesting white circles on it’s body. The two biggest look like eyes.
The second bug was spotted on June 10th flying around my screened gazebo. It was the biggest bug I have ever seen. The tail looked to be about 8 inches long and was scary. It took an aweful lot of bug spray to bring this sucker down. He is lying in pool water and spray and on his last breath.

The third one is your everyday dragonfly…but I loved how close he allowed me to get. If only I had a better macro on my digital..hint, hint honey…birthday in a month.

The last bug is a strange looking spider. He was making a web on my kids sandbox umbrella when I spotted this sucker.

I am a bug phobic and really, really hate them. I love in the woods and mostly stay under the gazebo but they get in.
If anyone knows what the heck I am looking at, but most importantly if they are deadly in any way…I would appreciate the heads up.
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Manic Monday – Pride

The word at Mo’s Manic Monday is Pride.

This is going to be a piece of cake. I have been brimming with pride ever since Friday, June 20th when my son graduated Pre-K.

Walking into his class room with his father who has only been to school once I thought for sure he would bolt from his seat and give his teacher a hard time when she asked him to sit.

He was one of the 85% who were able to contain themselves. They sat looking at us (the families) while we stared at them for about 15 minutes before the festivities began. There was a time when he stood up to walk over 10 minutes in but his teacher asked him to sit and he did.

Last year he would not sit and I was unable to get any pictures of him and his class. This year, he stood with the class and posed for 100 pictures as all the families snapped away.

I was so proud that he went up for his diploma with a big smile on his face(last year his teacher had to ssssstretch and hand it to him). Proud that he posed with his therapist and his teacher for pictures and proud that he sang all the songs, the national anthem and counted in Spanish 1-10 and then backwards. Love it!

So cute to see all their little faces as they leave the school and high five each other.

Posted in Manic Monday, Meme

Manic Monday – Night

Night is the word for Mo’s Manic Monday.
This is one of my favorite words. Just look at it; NIGHT, it’s so sexy. Maybe the reason it appeals to me is because as a mom for the past 5 years I have lived on 3-6 hours of broken sleep. Night means for me, that I won’t be called on every 5 minutes to break up a fight, get someone a drink, help someone in the bathroom or just answer the 5,000 random questions I get from both of my inquiring kids.
It is also the time of day that my kids are winding down and just want to be with me without all the hoopla. I get to hold them, kiss them, hug them, read to them, snuggle with them, and them with me. It is the only time of the day that we are totally regimented with a schedule. Because I host “tent nights” & “crash with mom nights” I need to be totally in control on the nights the kids will sleep in their OWN rooms. Not that they stay there because everyone in this house needs to sleep with Mommy but they MUST start out in their beds. We drink milk, brush teeth, read stories, get the piggy back ride to bed, 1, 2, 3, swing them in, prayers, “I love yous” and I am out of there.
Night time is my time but what’s not to love when I get to see these adorable faces?
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Manic Monday – Under


Curse you Manic Monday, another week where I am unsure of what to write.

Under, What the hell can I come up for under?

Under the Boardwalk we’d be having some fun. I guess we could have fun, depending on who you are with. But only some ok?

Underneath your clothes there’s an endless story. What is going on underneath his clothes? Is he tattooed? Is his name John Holmes? What the hell.

Under a Blood Red Sky, the title one of U2’s best albums.

Under the Sea was a song in one of my favorite Disney movies. Now it’s my daughter’s favorite.

Going Under is a song by Evanescence. God damn I love her voice.

When I sleep, I have to be under the covers even if I am hot.

Friday my son was feeling a bit under the weather so I didn’t send him to school.

Six Feet Under was one of HBO’s best series.

I just brought some new underwear.

I tried to watch Underdog this weekend and couldn’t get through the first 15 minutes.

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Manic Monday – Over

Morgan chose “Over” as the word of the day/week what have you.

For me, *sob* I am just so sad that *gasp* Lost of over for the season, *sniffle*.

I have been obsessed with the show from the beginning but lately my obsession had taken a turn.

How can it be over when there is still so many mysteries?
How can it be over when I still have so many questions?
How can it be over when I need my weekly Sawyer fix?

My OTHER blog Chotskies, lists all my thoughts, questions and OMG moments on Lost’s Season Finale. Check it out if you are so inclind. If not, I am so “over” it.

Peace out.