Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Laughter Lives

Laughter LivesThis post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.

Let me start by setting the scene, we always have Sunday dinner at my parents house. This is a house that is forever full of people, not in a bad way, but the good - everyone in the neighborhood likes to hang out and have fun there - way. So of course we were there, kids in tow.

The adults were playing pool in the game room and the kids were eating dinner watching a movie in living room. Jenna, baby Silva, was also in the living room in the swing just sleeping away - or so I thought. Right in the middle of one of my only games I have ever been even close to winning, Jenna starts fussing. Jay comes out and this is what follows...

Jay - Mom can you come get Jenna she's too noisey?

Me - I am right in the midle of this game, give her her paci and I will be there in a minute.

He leaves.
He comes back.

Jay - Mom it's not working she just spits it out.

Me - I am finishing up right now, I will be there soon, just talk to her.

My Dad aka Papa - She's fine let her fuss a bit she needs to develop her lungs.

He leaves.
He comes back.

Jay - Papa she is really annoying with all her noise!

My Dad aka Papa - She's your sister she is supposed to annoy you, maybe you guys picked a bad time to watch a movie.

Jay - No, you guys picked a bad place to leave her.

Well, I uess we may or may not take that into consideration next time.

This is usually how Jenna spends her Sunday evenings.

Mr. President....

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." 1 Timothy 2:1-2
As I sit an anticipate the innauguration of our 44th President, I pray for him and his administration. I pray that he will be guided by our Lord and that God's blessing is upon him. Although this was not the person I would have liked to see become the leader of the free world, I pray that there will be only good to come from the next four years. And it is a true blessing to see how far our country has come in the past 50 years or so.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Me Monday!!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not let my kids sleep over at their grandparents while AJ is suffering with a sinus infection and low grade fever (he is on antibiotics though), so that I could still go to work and not worry about him not being able to go to daycare. Not me!!

I did not schedule AJ 's Dr. Appointment so that I could pick him up, and take him back to said grandparent while I go back to work. Not me!!!

I did not drive away and leave the kids there after said grandparent asked me to take the boys to daycare for the rest of the day. Not me!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Good Ole' US of A

The kids and I were leaving my parents house and we saw a man wlaking his dog. It was dark and the streetlights were on (the rule is you come inside when the street lights are on).

Jay - That man should go walking in th morning.
Me - Jay, he is grown and can go walking when he wants.
AJ - Yeah Jay, don't you know it's a free country?
Jay - Well it may be a free country but we pay for everything else.

After that I had no response, how do you follow that?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

They are all growing up....

Ok, so I cried my eyes out the night AJ turned 7. All day I was fine, we were out of town, had an impromtu birthday party for him with all his cousins in Louisianna, drove all the way back to Houston, unloaded the truck, started laundry, put the kids in bed, and put myself in bed. As I laid there thinking about the day, and our wonderful weekend we spent with family, I realized that my baby was seven. SEVEN!!! Ya'll that is half way to a teenager, half way to a young man, so far away from being my baby boy, he is growing up, and there is nothing I can do about it - except watch. He is amazing, selfless, and such a big helper! Come on, he actually asks to change diapers - which I am ashamed to admit I don't let him because I just think it is a little too creepy in my mind for him to change his sister's diaper. I know I changed my brothers' but it just seems wierd to me. Anywho, he is the best big brother I could have asked for when it comes to the other two. He loves to teach them what he has learned, read to them, explain things to them (even things that are a little warped from his perspective). Jay looks up to his brother and the two of them are inseperable. They share the same friends, and we are very lucky that they are the leaders, not the followers.

AJ has had many occasions when his group of firend begin to do something they are not allowed to do, he tells them "That is not good behavior, you will get into trouble" and he offers an alternitive, and then walks away. I get numerous calls from his teacher, and other teachers to tell me what they have witnessed in my son. More oftern than not, the kids decide against the "bad behavior" and follow AJ to the alternitive. I have see this with my own eyes a couple of times, but to know that that is just his character is humbling. He is not waiting for the kids to change their minds and decide to play well with one another, it is just something that happens. He is a people pleaser, which I fear will eventually get him into trouble, but if he takes his own advice, I know he will do just fine!! He looks up to his dad with so much respect and admiration, and he always asks what he can do to help me out. His newest chore is helping with dinner and he loves it, I love spending the time with him, and it doesn't hurt that he is actually learning and looks forward to the day when he can cook dinner all by himself. I am secretly waiting for that day too!!!

In a week my little man will be 6. Since the arrival of our little princess I thought that Jay would have some major breakdowns, and major problems with Jenna stealling his spot as the baby. He has not. He absolutely adores his little sister, and tells everyone about her. When she starts to fuss he says "don't cry my big baby" or "what's the matter little cutie-patootie". It is adorable. The conversations he has with his brother are hilarious, I honestly wish I had a recorder in the car because I can never remember what they talk about once we get home. Jay is such a free spirit, with no cares and no worries. he is also one of the most loving people I know. He does not like to see his brother upset or hurt, nor does he want to see his sister upset or hurt. Let's just say that he is not allowed to go to any check ups that involve shots, he cries more than the one that gets the shot. He generally has very hard shell, but at the same time is is such a sensitive person when it comes to his dealings with other people. He has the same exact personality as his father, which at times is aweful because they are both so strong willed, temperamenatal, and just plain stubborn. But, when they are not butting heads, they communicate with one another like no two other people. He has to hug me at least ten times in the morning before school and another ten when we get home. He has kisses and hugs for his sister all day long!

My little princess is three months old. After crying about AJ, and realizing that Jay was right behind him, I then realized that it wasn't all that long ago when they were babies like Jenna. That made my mind spin, and I then realized it would not be too long before Jenna was 6 or 7. Oh my word!!! At that moment there was a song on the radio, which for the life of me I can not recall the name or the words. The song made me cry my eyes out thinking that would be Jenna in such a short time! She is so big already compared to when we brought her home. She sleeps all night, she rolls over, she is teething, she is trying really hard to sit up. She has such a little personality, thank the Lord she is a morning person, and I hope it stays that way. We need another one of those around the house!!! She has her daddy wrapped around her fingers, and melts her mama's heart everytime she smiles and laughs. She is cooing constntly, even in her sleep.

I guess my point is that my babies are growing up, and I truely wish that I will remember them just the way they are, that i will remember their sweet faces, smiles, laughs and voices.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jenna is 3 Months!!!