Friday, March 26, 2010

Thoughts While Driving

I didn't have any kids in the car today while I was driving, and so I was left to my own thoughts. I didn't have to answer any of J.J.'s questions (they number in the thousands), and so I was left to ask my own questions.

Am I too old to wear hot pink?

Why is The Book Thief so good? (reading it for the third time)

Why do I crave hamburgers? Why can't I crave broccoli? Isn't your body supposed to crave what it needs? I definitely don't need hamburgers.

Why does it take me 3 weeks to lose 5 pounds, but it can take me 3 hours to gain 5 pounds? I am being serious...this has happened before

Is bribery and threats the best way to parent? Why doesn't anything work?

Why is J.J. already embarrassed to hug me? (He made me hug him before JeNeal answered the door, so she wouldn't see us.)

Why don't I live in San Diego where it never snows?!

Why can't I be more motivated?

Why do I feel like I am always falling short?

What do I need to do to feel adequate?

Does anyone have the answers? I didn't have my mommy riding in the car with me to answer all my questions.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Happy Birthday, Cate!

Yesterday was Cate's birthday! I can't believe she is two. And she is sure acting like it. We went to the zoo and had a Cinderella birthday party for her. She kept singing Happy Birthday to Cate. I think she enjoyed herself. She adores her older brother and wants to do whatever he is doing. He is such a good big brother and is so gentle with her. Her favorite sayings are, "No way!", "I do it!", "Oh, no!". She has such a sassy attitude. I love it and hate it at the same time. She LOVES Cinderella and Dora. She goes around the house singing, "Cee-a-rellee, Cee-a-rellee," over and over and over. Here is what she got for her birthday. She has had it on ever since.
I don't know if she doesn't like me or if she absolutely loves her dad, but she could care less about me. Whenever I try to make her do something, she screams, "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!" She won't give me hugs but she will give Trevor the biggest loves. She always wants her dad to put her to sleep at night. I am trying to be okay with it, but sometimes it hurts my feelings. I keep telling myself that it is just a stage.

We love you sweetie!!!

I hope to have my Costa Rica pictures posted next week. We had an awesome time! Thanks Travis and Teniel, and Jeremy and Nichole for being awesome travel friends. I hope there are more vacations in the future.