Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Take These Broken Wings....

So once again, my Parker bug has managed to break yet ANOTHER bone! Actually, that's not quite accurate. He has RE-BROKEN the same collar bone that he broke last February, and in the exact same place! This poor kid has been through it! 3 broken bones in 6 years! This, too, was the result of big kids, little kids and a trampoline! They don't mix, so don't try it at home!
For all that he went through last night, he was a pretty brave boy! He even had to get a little IV so that he could have medicine for his pain, otherwise he would not cooperate for the x-rays to confirm our suspicions.
His cute Kindergarten teacher called him today to check on him and tell him they all miss him! (No, he's not her favorite at all!!! :) )
So say a little prayer that his little broken wing will heal in time for the baseball season that starts in a few short weeks. Oh, and another one to keep his little wings safe from any future mishaps!! :(

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Some Valentine Folklore

This Valentine's Day has found love in my heart and happiness in my life. I am so grateful for a husband who adores me and treats me like his Valentine all year long! And for children who are the loves of my life! I hope the same for everyone I know. Enjoy your Valentine's Day, let those around you know how much you love and appreciate them, even if you've already said it 50 times, say it again! I love LOVE!
So here are some little Valentine facts that I found online that didn't focus on the paganistic roots of this holiday of LOVE! Enjoy!

In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him. Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.
(Apparently I saw a robin flying overhead !=] )

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A not so Sweet 16 :(

Wow, I can't believe I've let a month get away from me without uttering a word! How totally unlike me....I'm usually so hard to shut up!! It's not like NOTHING has been going on, or that I don't have anything to blog about, I guess I've just been busy livin the life and trying to get through my busy days!

So, sadly, I didn't even give my boy the attention he deserved last week on his big 16th b-day! I feel like a crappy mom - I've been blessed with such a great kid and he deserves some recognition, so here it is! Last Tuesday, my oldest boy Brendan, turned the big 16!! He's so easy going, he didn't even want to do anything for his birthday! No party, no cake - he's not much of a cake eater (he definitely doesn't get that from me!). He didn't even want to go out to dinner - he just wanted a grilled cheese sandwich - his favorite dinner. But because my big sister, Debi, and her husband, Brian, just so happened to be here from Orem on this awesome occassion, we talked him into going somewhere that had grilled cheese on the menu! Then we went to Cold Stone for some birthday ice cream, I practically had to force feed it to him! And the only gift he wanted was money! (he's saving up for his car!) So we took him to the bank and opened him his first bank account and loaded it up with money! (Yea right!) Although he did do pretty well on the gifttage from all his extended family members! And I'm such a bad mom that I didn't even remember my camera! Although, in my own defense, because of the economic state of the world today, I have been working a little and I happened to work that day - an 8 hour shift that began at 6am - ugggh! So, by the time we got to dinner, I was pretty wiped out and ready for an early bedtime - as I had to go back for another 8 the next morning.

I guess I just wanted my blogger friends to know I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth and that I love my son with all the love I have in my heart! I'm so grateful I have been entrusted with his care and I do my best everyday to raise him the way he deserves to be raised. He is so loving and has such a good heart, he is a good big brother and so much help to me and Rich. Thank you, Brendan, for being you!!! I love you!