Friday, May 15, 2009

Mother's Day

To my Mum:
As I get older, I realize more and more just how special you are. You are such a strong & beautiful woman, inside and out. One that I strive to be. You always put others first and are the rock that holds many together. You have a great sense of humor and a hug that gives so much love. You are honest and kind, but will put me in my place when needed! You give more love and sacrifice so much for our family that thanking you each day would never be enough. You are the person I call when I am happy, when I am sad, when I am sick, and when I need advice. You are my best friend.
I am the daughter, woman, wife, and now Mother I am today, because of you.

To My Husband:
You made this first mothers day incredibly special. When I think about what it means to be a Mother, I think of you and the incredible Father that you are. We have made it to this wonderful part in our lives and I couldn't have anyone better by my side. You are my shoulder to cry on, my smile to laugh with, and the warm arms that I want to be held by. You are always so calm and understanding, especially when I am not! You are an amazing Father, a loving husband, and by far the perfect man for me!

To my Bubba:
I will forever remember the moment when they brought you to my arms. I had never felt such love before. You are absolutely perfect and made all the pains and strains so worth it. You are the joy of my life. You give me the sparkle in my eye and the purpose of my being. You give me a sense of who I am and the Mother I want to be. You truly complete our lives in every way. Thank you for snuggling with me, thank you for smiling with me and thank you for making me a Mom!

Ty, I love you with all my heart,

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The "Sanitizers"

First of all...Tyson is smiling more and more each day and it just melts our hearts. You quickly turn into that obnoxious person talking in the highest of high pitch voice to try and get a little smirk out of the little guy. But it is all totally worth it. Already we can tell that besides looking at the beautiful faces of his Mama and Daddy :) he loves to stare at the blinds, railing, and anything red. Perhaps a matador in previous life...Get 'em bull fighter!

And now about the "Sanitizers":
So I am realizing that the world of Mommyhood is a completely different world and one that is very new to me. I have been going to the park each warm day and we love getting out and about. However, last week, I must admit that I was very intimidated (which is very rare for a social butterfly like myself). You know that feeling when you are walking in the school cafeteria with your tray, praying that you don't spill your milk and "straw-hat" meal while looking for the perfect kids to sit with that will hopefully become your bestest of friends?!? Well, that's how I felt at the park. But instead of trying to impress the "plastics" like in the movie Mean Girls, I was trying to get just a friendly smile from group after group of Parker Moms, which I like to call the "Sanitizers".

Now really, think about it...Every mom these days carries the Purell bottle in their purse, car, and in every room of the house just in case someone with the pig flu walks in and wants to infect your child. And I must admit that we fall guilty of this - of course with our generic Target brand bottles. However, the "Sanitizers" take it to another level. Not only do their kids have the cleanest, cutest clothes ever, but these Mom's are so put together and polished that their just-stepped-out-of-the-salon-wearing-a-juicy-warm-up-outfit look just doesn't compare to my thank-goodness-I-at-least-showered-and-threw-on-Ryan's-hat look.

Here I am..."Hi look at me and my new baby...wanna talk? No? Ok, I know he can't play on the slide with your kids yet or look adorable in the bucket swing, but look, he just grunted...he's probably letting one go right now and filling that diaper of his. How about just a little smile then? No? Ok then, I will just sit here by myself and read Shopaholic Ties The Knot and be the loser that I am" Ok, so I didn't really try and that may be more of an exaggeration, but it was very intimidating with these "Sanitizers".

Oh and by the way...if you are a Mom, and stay at home during the week, apparently 10:30AM is the time to go to the grocery store. So gather up those coupons and head to the nearest King Soopers.