Wednesday, May 29, 2013

World Finals 2013

We had a great time at World Finals.  The kids were so much fun and I was sad to say goodbye to the kids at the end of the trip.  They did a great job and I am so proud of them.

I wish I could share pictures but I came home to a dead computer.  Hope to have a new one or mine fixed really soon.

Until then...

Monday, May 20, 2013

And we are off

After weeks of fundraising and preparing we are finally headed to Michigan for Odyssey of the Mind World finals.  Tomorrow, Trevor, the team and I will be boarding the plane for 5 days of Odyssey fun.
These bright, creative kids are beyond excited.  Their excitement is contagious and I just can't wait to experience this adventure with them.
I will miss the three loved ones (dirty face and all) I am leaving behind.  Griffin keeps telling me he is going to miss me, but not nearly as much as I am going to miss him.  I know we are going to have fun but I will be looking forward to being back under the same roof with my sweet family. 
Nolan, Griffin and Rob, I will miss you.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Week

I can't believe it is already Friday.  I have so much to do over the next few days. 

I am loving that it is starting to get warmer and flowers are starting to bloom.  My tree out front is starting to look so nice.
I don't like that all this blooming is causing Trevor to suffer horribly from allergies.  A few new prescriptions he got today hopefully will clear it all up.
You are looking at the new Vice President of his class.  Not sure why elections were a month before school is out but Nolan is thrilled to be the VP for the next month.  He sang a song for his speech and gave out candy to his classmates.  He thinks the bribing may have helped :).
On Tuesday, Trevor, my odyssey team and I are headed to World finals in Michigan.  The kids are beyond excited and I can't wait to see them experience this adventure. 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

I have been feeling quite sorry for myself lately.  With all the medical problems my kids have been having lately, although not life threatening, have really been weighing on my mind.  The worry of my babies having surgery, the pain, the recovery, the coordination and the expense are, at times, too much.  But then I just have to look at these three beautiful, healthy, bright kids and know I am BLESSED.  I am blessed beyond belief and feel so incredibly special to be able to spend this Mother's Day with these boys that I am fortunate to call my own.
I also have the most amazing mom in the world.  She supports me in all I do.  She is the first person I call when I excited about something or crying because of bumps in the road.  My mother is truly beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.  She is one smart, strong mom. She loves my boys (and they love, love her) and is so involved in their every days (which I am so thankful for). Again, BLESSED to have not only an incredible mother but also a best friend.  I love you, Mom.
I also have had the fortune of having Debbie in my life.  Although she is not my mother, she has been a huge support in my life.  She has been a proud Godmother to Griffin and a friend, cheerleader, teacher and support to all three of the boys.  Since there is not a Debbie Day, Mother's Day is the day I reflect on the influence and love she has brought to my life (Rob's and the boys).  Happy Mother's Day, Debbie.
I also have a loving, supporting Mum. Rob is a good husband and an amazing father and I thank Mum for raising him and instilling these values in him.  There is so much comfort in knowing that she has and will always be there for us. Recently, when I called to let her know T was heading in for emergency surgery, she asked what she could do to help. I appreciate that so much.  I know she would drop anything if needed to be there for us and for that I am thankful.  Happy Mother's Day, Mum.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Muffins with Mom

Today I had the privilege of spending the morning at Griffin's school with him to celebrate Mother's Day.  It is a day that Griffin gets so excited about and I think it is the sweetest thing ever.
Griffin gave me a vase he decorated with tissue paper flowers.  In the card he made, he says, " Mommy, I love that you give me lovies when I wake up in the morning.  Love, Griffin"  So sweet.
He also filled out a questionnaire about me.  He thinks I am 4 years old, have white hair and look beautiful when I wear flowers.
I am the luckiest mom in the world.  I have the best boys!  I love you so much Griffin.