Saturday, June 23, 2007

Just A Lazy Saturday

This afternoon neither kid took a nap, so we had to do something to keep busy. Having nothing to do is the root of all chaos around here. I knew I would go stir crazy if we stayed inside all day. I had gotten these popsicle things at Target last week. We basically made a raspberry orange smootie and froze it. After a couple of hours of quiet time we headed outside, slathered down with sunscreen and swam. For it being late June in Texas, it really wasn't that bad outside. We have some trees in the yard, so I was able to stay in the shade. Far be my delicate flower self be in the sun!
When Livi saw me haul out the camera, she pointed her popsicle up to me and said, "Take a picture for Dad, he might like a bite." I nearly started crying.** I am not sure if she thought if we took a picture the he could taste it or not, but here it is. ....a bite of Raspberry Orange popsicle. Enjoy!

While Will had talked to Mike this morning, he said he would do a silly picture. Those have become the favorite around here now. For all my trying to get a picture that doesn't look posed, they usually turn out to be silly. You can't really tell, but he is rolling his tongue in and out like a lizard. He had had enough of Livi spitting the little raspberry seeds out and putting them on his shorts.

**I am not sure why I am in such a funk lately. I thought it was a girl thing, (TMI alert) but that came and went and I am still antsy. I know I have been having problems sleeping, so for now that is what I am blaming. I am too paranoid to take Tylenol PM or anything with a sleep aid for fear that one or the other kid will wake up and need something. If I didn't hear them, I am not sure what I think would happen, but the fear is still there. Oh well, 8 1/2 months down, 6 1/2 more to go.


Jessie said...

Aw, giving dad a lick of the popsicle, thats the cutest thing Ive seen all day, and Ill have you know that I visit Cute Overload!

You and I have the same paranoia about the sleepy drugs. its also why I dont drink or anything, I just worry that Ill have to be sober for some reason, its a mom thing...a good mom thing, because there are moms out there who drug themselves and their babies too. Hmm, yeah.

sisters with style said...

What adorable pics.

Just remember that you are a very strong woman and an absolutely wonderful mom. I can't imagine how hard it is for you each day, but just remember that you do it with grace and thoughtfulness. Your kids look amazingly happy so that is the most important thing. I will continue thinking of you and your family each day.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing. Lots of people have the funk virus at the moment. It is contageous. Don't worry though, it only lasts a couple of weeks and then you will be all cured.


tulipmom said...

The popsicle lick story was so sweet.

You seem like such a strong with-it mom. The way you stay on top of everything and keep those kiddos busy, happy and most of all loved is really awe-inspiring. Just think ... you're more than halfway there!

Gina said...

Nothing like kids and their popsicles. So precious that she's offering Dad a bit. What adorable children you have!

Jennifer Playgroupie said...

Love the part about giving dad a taste of the popsicle! So sweet.

I know what you mean about the Tylenol PM.

tommiea said...

thanks all, I do have great kids and have to remember that quite often in mid-tantrum! For being 4 and 2 1/2 I expect alot from them.

The weekend was nice with the exection of a bit of a fever with Livi, so we took it easy on Sunday.

Have a great week!

patti_cake said...

That is so sweet, it would have made me teary eyed too.
Keep counting down..... :(

Wendy said...

I was afraid to take Tylenol PM too but I finally gave in and it doesn't knock you out like you think it will. I was still able to wake up if needed. It just helps make you tired. Try taking one the first time, that is what I did. It helps.
Your kids look so cute with their treats! I have some of those things and have never used them. I may have to get them out.

KatBliss said...

Sweet, sweet kids!

Kerry said...

mmmm... raspberry orange? That sounds so good!!

Tammy said...

I so hate when they don't nap.

They are precious, though.