Friday, May 18, 2007

Tag, you're it...

Here are the rules... Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. When I was younger I used to try and "erase" my freckles.

2. I've never travelled outside of the US or it's territories (not that I haven't wanted to!).

3. I'm the oldest on both sides of my family.

4. I used to want to be an environmental attorney when I grew up.

5. As much as I love being home with my kids, I miss working.

6. I broke my leg in a car accident when I was 3.

7. Being a mom has changed my perspective on life and has brought me closer to my own mother.

Thanks Leigh Ann for tagging me. :P I think I'll tag Mel...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Ramblin' Family...

This weekend we were on the road again. This time back to NJ to visit the family for Mother's Day. I swear we are living our lives on the road these days!!

Mother's day was ok. Got a cute card from the girls and J. I've decided that next year I'm not going to watch tv around this holiday. Can't take all the sappy commercials where the kids bring their mom's breakfast in bed and a diamond necklace. It definitely gets my hopes up that it will happen to me. Completely ridiculous, I know. Still, the illusion is there. I did get lots of hugs from the girls, which made my day...but in reality, I get those everyday. Not really a special day here, so I guess I'm just grateful that I get to feel loved everyday.

We've got a busy month ahead of us. M will be a year at the beginning of June, my cousin is graduating from high school, C has a dance recital, and our friend's son will be 3. Lots of ramblin' coming up!

Off to feed the masses...

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Kid's Update

I figured we are way overdue for an update on the girls. So, here we go...

- is fully potty trained. She's even staying dry overnight now and is very proud of herself!
- is able to write her name by herself as long as I tell her the letters. When she takes her time, it looks really good!! We still have some work to do, but I'm really proud of her!
- is still a singing and dancing fool. She's constantly making up her own songs, especially when playing. She's completely into her tap dancing and loves showing it off!
- enjoys meeting new friends when we go out. Although she tells me that she's being shy, she's really doing a great job of playing with other kids.

- is starting to cruise around. She's been standing for a while, and definitely loves being a part of the action!
- has a total of 8 teeth now.
- is saying: mama, dada, baby, baba, ball, kaykay (for Caitlin), and kitty cat. New things are coming out everyday!
- will eat anything she can get her hands on. She loves quesadillas and bananas!! You can't walk by her with a banana and not give her some.

I think that's it for now. I'll try to post an update monthly!


Wednesday, May 2, 2007

One of these things....

So today was one of those days where I had a song going through my head. It was from the game that they used to play on Sesame Street..."One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong. Can you tell which one is not like the other...before I get to the end of the song??"

I've recently crawled out of my funk from no longer working, being depressed about several things, and decided it was high time for me to find some things to do with the girls and make some mommy friends! Brave, you may say...crazy as well. I've been down here (VA) for almost 4 years now and only have a few "close" friends. Most of them work during the day (or have recently moved away ;) ) so it's hard to make time to get together with the kids, and even harder without. So...with my newfound stay at home status, I have decided to search out other moms like me. Young, with two kids, struggling to make it all work and keep their senses of humor with them along the way. Seems like I've moved to the wrong town for that! I have met a number of nice women playgroups and various other outings...but I can't seem to "click" with any of them. Perhaps it's because I didn't have a great career to discuss before I had kids...or my kids are different ages. It may be because I don't have the gorgeous houses that others have that seem to come equipped with housekeepers (god, I would kill for that!!). Seems to me like there is already this "club" that existed before and I'm now the outsider trying to get in. Many of the women live in the same neighborhoods, or worked at the same places, or used the same dr's. It definitely makes it hard for me to meet anyone. I have come to the realization that as much as I am looking for playmates for the girls...I'm looking for some friends for myself as well. I've never had a hard time making friends before, but now it seems like I need a special decoder ring to fit in (or is it a multi diamond platinum ring?? hmmm...maybe I can weasle one of those in...I know, I wish!!)

I think all of this makes me miss NJ even more. All of my family is up there and at least I know I can hang out with them on a Friday night and not feel like such a loser. I know, I know...keep trying...I'll find my place soon. I keep telling myself the same thing, but after almost 4 years, it's kind of hard to believe. For now, I'm giving the SAHM thing a whirl and joining as many story times and playdates as I can. Hopefully soon I'll be posting about how I found the right group...for all of us!