Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Since I Haven't Been Blogging

I have so much to say, but I'm basically saying nothing.  I have about five posts in varying degrees of completion, but nothing can be finished lately.  A recipe-ish about pulled pork to that scary Courtney Sodden, Ten Things to Smile About that I was supposed to post this morning, some thoughts on marriage, and an entire post wondering if Cole will ever be my favorite child are sitting in my drafts folder.

Not that I have a favorite child or anything.  I have a simple photo ladder on my fridge and rotate the kids' photos depending on who is doing their best to win me over each day, winner at the top. 

Winner, not favorite.  No favorite children favoritism here.

Joking Mom.  There is no such ladder in real life. 

There is totally a ladder in my head some days though.  ,

It would be a total lie to say that I don't find some of them easier to delight in than, oh say the ones begging for Pink Floyd music, refusing to sleep and pretending to smoke pretzel sticks.  I fear for my future with that one.  Soon he'll be sneaking out to drink and get a tattoo and we won't even notice because we'll be so happy he finally let us sleep.

Currently accepting all prayers for Cole. 

I do plan to eventually get back to blogging, and reading blogs, but for tonight you can have some photos of the last few days, because I am just not at a good point for getting a real post out right now.  I'm going to bed, I'm cleaning, I'm caught up in all sorts of life, but maybe tomorrow I'll get something done.


A cold snap in Austin made soccer practice that much more adorable.

Cole got to take home his class stuffed animal.  Writing in the Hippo journal was not my best work, by far.

Our bee LOVED the trick or treating. She followed the big kids and cherished each piece of candy like it was gold.

Cole nor Stella lasted very long though.  They were much happier sharing Skittles at home.

These are the things that I love about having a kindergartner.  It's just melt-my-heart cute.

And just so you know what I'm spending so much time doing these days.

I can't figure out why it's turned, I did actually try. 

She throws a HUGE fit the second I try to take something from her, including cereal that she stole out of my hand.  When I have the time I find myself engaging in this type of thing in order to avoid a 30 minute screaming session.  Not ideal, but it does eventually work. 


Cynthia M. said...

Don't worry. I smoked pretzels and listened to Pink Floyd, and I turned out okay. Of course, I was a teenager at the time...

January Dawn said...

Stella is one SERIOUSLY cute kid. I haven't blogged in DAYS and haven't read anything much at all either. I'm just sort of catching up now when I probably should go to bed.

Mel said...

Awesome little Halloween munchkins! I will be sending out prayers that your little guy doesn't have to go to rehab for that nasty pretzle smoking habit:)

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Stella is so sweet I could stir her into my morning cup of tea!

And most of us have a ladder...

Emmy said...

Looks like Stella and Ryder have pulled a page out of the same book. And yea, I didn't blog today as I just didn't have anything I really wanted to say. Trying to live life more. I hope you do do a Ten Things list :)

Amanda | OneMommysThoughts said...

Oh how I feel your pain! The battle wages on in our house too and although I have managed to straighten out our mudroom, catch up on laundry and a list of other things I am too beat down to write anything that makes sense on my blog either!

Maybe that in itself makes a good post. Well I liked what you did here today so even if it doesn't seem perfect to you just keep posting because something is working ;)

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Prudently Painted Vintage said...

LOL! So I watched the video (which was completely adorable. You may have the next lindsey lohan here. you know prior to all the drugs and scandal. Okay nevermind. Stella is cute is all I meant). Then I clicked on the video that said Stella dancing in the car and she was dancing to LMFAO I'm sexy and I know it. I. LOVE. That. Song. And all the creepy images that it brings with hairy men, with bad hair dos, wearing speedos and wiggle wiggle wiggling away.

Now I totally lost track of what your post was actually about. Umm your kids are super cute :) Have a happy weekend!