Sunday, February 17, 2008

Feeding my kids...

How bad a mom am I that I can't remember the last time my kids had vegetables? Jason was out of town this week, and I am still not wanting too much to eat at night, so meals were whatever I could scrounge up, and I realized today that it did not include many nutricious things. There was one night where they couldn't decide between chicken nuggets or fish sticks, so we had both, with tator tots. There was one night we had pancakes (in honor of National Pancake Day). Lots of peanut butter and jelly for Cade and soup for Cooper. Today we had our usual Sunday faire, Taco Bell for lunch and El Dorado's Mexican for dinner, and I don't think refried beans counts as a veggie. I will do better. Jason just asked me why I was sharing this info with the public since it doesn't make me look that great, but I'm sure someone out there understands.
And then there are school lunches. A few years ago, before I had kids, I was at a friend's house and we were talking about the frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you can buy. And I said, how lazy can people be if they can't make a sandwich for their kid? And my friend opened her freezer to show them to me and told me to just wait. Can I just tell you how bad I wish my sweet Cooper wasn't allergic to peanuts so I could buy them now! Making 9 lunches a week is such a pain! Plus two for me, which I usually give up on. So monotonus and irritating. Yes, Cooper could buy his lunch, but since I already have to make one for Cade, and he has so many allergies, its just better if I make them. And school lunches do not cost 75 cents like they did when I was a kid. Once I month I buy them lunchables, and I rejoice because I don't have to stress about what I am going to come up with. Tonight was my lunchable night, but again, no vegetables!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Christy's Pick of the Week

I had been hearing this song on KSBJ on the radio that I absolutely loved, so today I took my $10 Lifeway giftcard I had been saving since Christmas and went to buy the CD. As luck would have it, the CD was on sale for $10 and there was only one copy left. Was it meant to be or what? And I am in love with this CD, very surprisingly. Its "True Beauty" by Mandisa. Yes, Jason and I are Idol fans, but I really thought I wasn't going to like it because I thought it would have been more black gospel type music. But it is so good! My favorite song is the one I've been hearing on the radio, "God Speaking", I cry every time I hear it. There are a few other really pretty songs, but the rest just make me want to get up and dance and Praise the Lord! And I am not a dancer. I highly recommend it!
http://mandisaofficial.com/
http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/easy_find?Ntk=keywords&Ntt=mandisa&action=Search&N=0&Ne=0&event=ESRCN&nav_search=1&cms=1

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Disney... The Year of a Million Dreams

We had a fabulous time at Disney last weekend. Watching the boys faces as they lit up in amazement and awe was wonderful. My mom went with us to help, but she didn't help much. It wasn't her fault though. Our main purpose in taking her was to let her watch the boys at night so Jason and I could go out, but I was exhausted! Just getting from the bus to the hotel room at the end of the day was a struggle. I felt pretty good though all things considering. When I got back I crashed! I felt really bad and luckily already had a doctors appointment scheduled. I heard the heartbeat for the first time which was great and got an antibiotic for a sinus infection, and I am a new woman!
My birthday was the last day we were there, so I got myself a birthday button, hoping that would get me something. All it got me was about 10 strangers (Disney Cast members) telling me Happy Birthday. But what better place to be on your birthday. So here are a very few pictures of the more than 500 combined from me, my mom and Cooper who got a new camera for Christmas. Enjoy! I highly encourage every family to go to Disney at some point. It is just the most amazing, happy place.