Sunday, February 12, 2012

hard to be a working mommy

For the last few weeks every time I put Johners to bed he asks me if I get to stay home tomorrow. Unfortunately I have to tell him, no mommy has to go to work tomorrow. Then I hear his little voice go, "awwwww, how many days until you get to be home and have a day off again?" I have to then re-explain how the work week goes. This past weekend, I had woken up with Izzie early and had put her in the bath. When Johnners woke up he came in and saw us in the bathroom. He looked at me and said, "hey! Do you get to stay home today?" I said, "YEP! I'm home all day!!" He then looked perplexed and said, "oh, so does daddy have to go to work then?" I : said, "Nope! He's going to be home all day too!!" His reply?  "aw man! This day is going to be AWESOME!"  That was probably one of the best conversations I'll ever have with my little guy. It was priceless and will stick with me for the rest of my life. He is such a precious precious little boy. What a blessing he has been to my life. I am so grateful and fortunate to be his mommy!  
I struggle all the time with the fact that because I am a working mommy, I miss all of this precious and such impressionable time with my babies. It's HARD!!  I love coming in the door and having my kids run to greet me with smiles on their faces and hugs all around. But I'd rather have that every morning and all day rain or shine.  Yes, sometimes they are stinkers, and sometimes they jerk my chain. But they are children, and they are pieces of my heart walking, laughing, living, and amazing. 
I realize there are quite a few SAHM's that might have different words of advise for me on this subject. I know its the hardest job in the world, I just wish I could call it my full time job too.
For now, I do the best I can do with the time that I have. I snuggle, tickle, hug, laugh with, and love them to pieces. And every night we'll count down the days until mommy is home and  we get to spend the WHOLE day together again. My sweet little peanuts - mommy loves you :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 - new year, new beginnings

Well this is just sad. I had sort of forgotten about this little family/life/kids journal I had started here years back. As you can tell, I've 'forgotten' about it for a year now. How sad!! An entire year, has come and gone and although I have pictures and FB posts to look back to, I have no story of the funny things the kids have said, or did and our journeys through 2011. Note to self, do better this year. I know, I've said this before, but I really mean it this time...
So it's 2012 now. Johnners is 4 and Izzie is almost 2.  I can't believe the attitude a little gal has for being 21 months old...someone should have sent me a memo about the STRONG personality type of a little girl. She is constantly cracking me up and to watch her and Johnners interact is one of my most favorite things. They are both at such a fun age. My favorite part of the day is coming home from work to hear their little feet running to the door saying 'mommy is home!!!!" and coming in for a hug :)  sure fills a gals heart!! No matter how good or bad my day was, it's always better when I get home and see their little faces :)
I call them my little peanuts. For some reason that has caught on this year. Even as I type, Izzie is fighting for a spot on my lap. Ahhh, now I remember why I suck at updating this... the same reason I want to update stuff is the very reason that prevents me from it! Oh the irony. LOL.

Izzie doesn't really walk anywhere, she mostly skips. Which is sooo darling! She sort of bounces to and fro no matter what she's doing. We all LOVE to dance to the Fresh Beat Band and Izzie will say "again" about a dozen and a half times :)  She is growing up fast, too fast!!!

Johnners is a climber and loves army guys, blowing up anything and everything and his KIKI. Yes, he's still addicted to his kiki... :(  His bestest buddy is Sam Bone and the two of them can play for hours blowing up this and that. It's hilarious to overhear them as they play. The things they come up with and the way they talk. Ahh, it makes me miss being a kid. They really have it sooo easy :)

Here is one of my favorite pics from the summer. The two of them LOVE LOVE riding in the tractor. It's the nightly routine when I get home from work. So fun to see the enjoyment on their faces :) it's my favorite!!

Ok, wishing I had more time to do this, however.... my children call. Here's to trying to update this more often. Maybe once a month??? hmmm... that seem attainable. :) wishing the best in 2012.