Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Confessions of a Stay At Home Mom!

Trey was supposed to come home this Sunday, and we were all SO SO SO excited. Well, the date was changed again yesterday at noon. I told him to not tell me the next date because I cannot take the stress of getting excited and being let down repeatedly. I asked him to just call me when he has loaded up all of his stuff and is actually driving home to us! We are pretty disappointed. I am the most, I believe. The little ones have no concept of time, and Dylan's understanding of it is not fully formed yet. He mostly understands time, but just this morning he asked me if it was Thursdsay yet. Which is funny for so many reasons...a calendar hangs in his room, one in the kitchen, and the trash was by the door (which he takes downstairs on M, W, and F.) And he is always asking me if he is supposed to go to his mom's this weekend (which is also marked on his calendar!). Since Trey was supposed to be here for Spring Break with us and now he won't be, Dylan has asked to go to his mom's for the week. She works during the week, and has trouble getting a sitter for him on days when he is out of school. So he will probably spend the week with us, which is fine. It will be a long week with all of the anticipation and build up from waiting on Trey to come home to us! Since Daylight Savings Time, the little ones have been sleeping in!!!! So I enjoy a quiet cup of coffee and about 45 min of news every morning! I love it. I am so completely embarrased to say (and probably shouldn't) but have not always followed or cared for current events. I know most people say how can you stand to be so ignorant about what is going on in the world. Really, it is easier than you think. I didn't realize how deep my ignorant bliss was until I had this conversation... Lacy: "Dylan brought home an extra credit question for homework. Who is Joe Biden?" Trey: "LACY!" Lacy: "What does he play football for LSU or something??" Trey: "Lacy, I am calling your mother! I cannot believe you seriously just asked me that!?" Lacy: "Well, who is he?" Trey: "The vice-president of the United States!!!" Lacy: "Damn." I knew then it had gone too far! That was earlier in the school year. I would like everyone to know that I am doing much better now. I have even followed the Health Care Bill all the way up to the signing. I watch the news briefly every morning, and sometimes I even click on the news portion of my MSN home page. I almost can't believe I just shared that story, but seriously what would life be like if we couldn't laugh at ourselves. Your cannot improve yourself if you never see what is wrong. It is our flaws, not our perfections that make us better people! This morning while watching the Today show, Jack walked up to the TV and pointed, saying "MOUSE!" And for anyone with kids...that is an easy one. He wanted to watch the "Mickey Mouse Club" instead of the news. So we did.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ready for Spring!

Monday morning Laiken and Dylan went to the dentist for their 6 month cleaning. Laiken was such a big girl. She went back with the hygenist all by herself. She did not ask me to come and was not at all worried that I wasn't. I would love to say I was entirely pleased at how grown up she was. And how wonderful that she felt like she didn't need me. (Tear...) But I was sad. I am sad that my little baby is growing up so quickly! The sadness lasted a few minutes, and I realized that it was a good thing that she is so independent and secure with herself that she is able to start having moments where she does not need me. I am so proud of her and her self confidence and maturity. (Tear...) She may not always need me, but I will always be there (waiting) just in case she does. Plus No Cavities for both kids!!!!
Last Monday was also supposed to be our first baseball practice, but the rain started early that day to rain it out. Dylan was disappointed, but we made the most of the rainout by going to the batting cages again. This time there were fewer kids there and Dylan was able to practice a little more. I was allowed to take Laiken and Jack into a seperate fenced in area and throw a softer, rubber ball to them. It was great for keeping them occupied and they loved feeling like the big kids. It turned out to be a great night.
Sometime while running errands last week, Laiken said to me, "When my Daddy comes back home like that, I don't want him to leave like that ever again! I love him so much!" It was really sweet. She know her Daddy is working out of town. She may not know exactly what that means, but I believe she understands that he loves her and is coming home soon. We have 14 days left from today. It seems so short, but so long at the same time. Jack has been potty training this week. He is 100% with no accidents....when he is naked. Yes, you read that right. When he is left naked, stark naked, running around the apartment, enjoying his nakedness.....he is flawlessly potty trained. When he is in a pull up, he wets it. Hmmmm....It does not make me uncomfortable for him to be naked, but its just not right! :) I need to find a middle ground. I think we will try strictly big boy underwear this week, mixed with some time spent naked. This should be an interesting week. Saturday we painted clay flower pots and bought flowers at Home Depot to plant in them. It will be interesting to see how long it will be before I kill them. I love flowers and potted plants, but I have not had much luck before in caring for them. The kids had a great time planting their flowers. We also played at the park for little bit and we played wii some too. Laiken has finally learned to bowl. She is so excited to be able to play with us now. Sunday was Dylan's 9th birthday. We celebrated some for him today, but his party will be on the 28th when Trey comes home. We went to the park and played. We went to Baskin Robbins for ice cream cones and so Dylan could pick out his ice cream cake for his party. He picked Chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, and chocolate icing. WOW! And I am telling you, it looked delicious! I can't wait to eat it! Last, we went to the library. We checked out some books, played computer games, and Jack took a nap. It was a great weekend. I love hanging out with my kids!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Wow! It has been a long time since my last post! I am sure everyone is wondering what my excuse is for the lapse in time. The only excuse I have is, LIFE! Trey is still working in Wyoming. I am so blessed and thankful that he has a job in a time when so many are losing theirs. But in the same breath I am SO ready for him to come home. I miss him so much. I know the kids do too. Laiken told me tonight at bedtime that she is really ready for her daddy to come home. All I could say is, "me too, baby, me too". Then I told her he will be here in a few weeks, but she does not know when that will be. A few days ago, I told Jack that his daddy loved him. Jack said, "No Daddy. Daddy, where are you?" When he said "no daddy", he meant that he did not see him. Moments like those are hard. Baseball season is starting tomorrow. Dylan is really excited. I took him and the babies to the batting cages last Thursday. He has not played in two years, but did not seem out of practice at all. He hit much better than most of the other boys there practicing. They made several comments to him about how well he was doing. And the coaches made many comments to me about his natural abilities. Laiken and Jack love to be outside, so they are anxious for the season to start too. Today we went to the Ponchatoula, LA Crafts Fair. First of all let me say....what language do they speak in Ponchatoula?? Just kidding, I believe the majority of locals there were true Cajuns. And a true Cajun is somewhat difficult to understand. But very friendly, I might add. It was a cute little festival. We enjoyed ice-cream twice, pony rides, a train ride, and face painting. I bought a wall plaque that reads "Home is where your Mom is". I hope my children always feel that way about me. I hope they look up to me and love me the way I look up to and love my mother. Next month, Ponchatoula is having a Strawberry Festival. It will be much bigger. I believe it is a state wide fair. Strawberries are the state fruit in Louisiana. We are looking forward to our first Strawberry Festival. I may even enter the kids in a strawberry eating contest! One final word about Jack. He was in time out Saturday for throwing a spoon into the living room, from his booster seat in the dining room. After sitting in time out for 2 min. I asked him if he was ready to get up. (I always ask him if he is ready, then I ask him to apologize to me or to Laiken, whichever one he happened to offend at the time.) So when I said, "Are you ready to be nice and get up?" Jack responds, "yeah, sorry spoon!" Priceless! My sweet little man!!!!! I promise to blog more stories about my little angels at more regular intervals, or at the very least....every Sunday evening.