Thursday, March 27, 2008

Coloring Easter Eggs...

So yesterday Ava and I colored Easter eggs...well for Easter! Duh! :) And it was such a blast. She had fun. I had fun. We both just had a lot of fun! I loved coloring Easter eggs with her. Last year was fun when she was one and a half...but this year was SO much fun. Like 10,000 times better because she just completely enjoyed it. It was so fun watching her be so into the whole process. And her expressions and comments were just priceless when she would put in an egg that was white, and then the next thing you know, it was purple or green. She was so funny too, because if she would drip any dye on the table she would immediately wipe it up. She is so my kid. Haha She had just so much fun coloring the eggs. For awhile she even waited pretty patiently for a 2 1/2 year old for the eggs to be dyed. But then of course as typical of a toddler she got tired of using the waiting and of course using the spoon and just stuck her whole hand in the dye to get the egg, which of course turned her hand green. The color reminded me of the skin color of the "wicked witch" in the Wizard of Oz movies. When she pulled her hand out and noticed that it was green she had this look of "what in the world just happened to my hand" look on her face. It was so funny and I couldn't help but laugh, so of course she thought it was funny to dye her hand green and she stuck it back in the glass with the dye mix. She of course got a bath afterwards and thankfully the green dye came off of her hands. These kind of moments really make it so much fun during the holidays and to have a toddler just makes such amazing memories (who would have known!!! LOL). It really just breathes a new kind of life into just about everything. I absolutely love having a toddler!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

As Much As I.....

A poem I wrote several years ago...


As Much As I.....

As much as I pretend not to care....I do.
As much as I say, I am over you...I am not.
As much as I act like I do not love you...I still do.
As much as I need to get over you...I cannot.
As much as I tell my heart to let you go....I am not able too.
As much as I want to be with you...I know it will not be.
As much as I wish it were me you were with...I see you are with someone else.
As much as I long to hear you say you love me...I will not hear those words again from you.
As much as I............

Friday, March 14, 2008

Seriously People...

So I’ve been seeing these "ads" that are like "click here to find out the day you are going to die?" blah blah blah. I mean seriously, who are the people who click on these flashy banner ads...and who really wants to even have some computer generated, random b.s. day thrown out there, as to when you are supposedly going to die. Now, granted I know these kinds of things are supposed to be for "fun" (wth??? kind of fun is in this), but that has to be one of the dumbest advertisements ever. And let’s just say for one minute this thing is for real, and there was a way to find out when you were going to die...who in the hell really wants to know this kind of crap? Oh please...pick me, pick me. I want to know when I am going to die, so I can start counting down the days and the minutes until that day comes! Yeah, I think I’ll pass.


And who sits down and thinks of this kind of advertising or this kind of site? And someone actually paid someone money for this b.s.? I mean seriously, you can’t come up with something better than "find out when you are going to die" advertising. Let me tell you, that is some creative advertising right there baby!!! Let me get right on that and waste precious seconds of my life clicking on your site, so I can have some computer generated site throw out some random date as to when I am going to die...and hey if i click it a couple times I am going to get a different answer every time. And get this, if I click it enough times, I just may get the right answer after clicking it 29,748 times. Sarcasm tonight is flowing through the veins people! But all sarcasm aside...dumb advertising folks! Get a life...you know like the one that I have that is blogging about this kind of stupid advertising! :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Something I love...

One of the things I absolutely love is the little dimple Ava has on her right cheek. Everytime she smiles, I cannot help but smile back at her. And she just has the one dimple on her right cheek...not on her left.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Lunch Crunch...

We went to lunch last week at Bennigan's with my Mom. They have this "lunch crunch" thing there where you get your lunch within like 15 minutes after you order during the lunch rush. So, they have these stop watches on the table where you can time them. Well, Ava was pretending like it was a wrist watch. I thought that was so funny...especially because I do not wear a watch most of the time...in fact, I cannot even recall the last time I actually wore one. As I have thought more on this instance with Ava though, it made me even more aware at how observant she is of others around her. The people who we surround ourselves with, are also teaching my daughter things. I am not the only influence in her life (which of course I was aware of before posting this). And even though I know this, it is always a good thing to be reminded in the little ways and in the silly reminders such as this "wrist watch" episode. Moments like these, should hopefully make a parent realize that our children pay more attention to what we do, what we say, who we interact with, how we react to situations, as well as how other people act around them, more often than we are ever aware that they do. Our influence on children, impacts their lives on a greater scale than we could ever even begin to imagine. And as adults it is up to us to set an example that teach our children respect, love, kindness, empathy, acceptance, character, dignity, and so many other core values. For those who may not have children, it is still just as important to set these examples, because they are watching you as well. As adults and as parents, it is never wise to live by the saying "do as I say, not as I do". I often times catch my daughter emulating my actions, more than I see her repeating the things that I say. I am simply just saying! :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

How could I not laugh....

I truly believe that most of the happiness and laughter in my life comes from my daughter. I think she is the funniest kid I know (as I am sure most parents feel the same about their own kids). This girl just knows how to make me crack up, often times without even trying. Ava just being her usual silly self, is often times enough to bring a smile to my face countless times a day. Today, she had on these pants and for some reason her butt looked a little weird in them, and I was really just talking outloud to myself ,and was like "Av what is wrong with your butt." Her response "it's broken Mommy". :) The humor of a 2 year old. Gotta love it. :)