Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day and a week of updates

First off I want to wish every mother out there a very Happy Mother's Day. It still blows my mind that I am a mother. What a blessing it is to be called a mother. I have two beautiful children and it blows my mind that they are mine. I am so blessed to have a wonderful mother myself. As I progress further on my motherhood journey, I am more and more amazed at how my mother dealt with 7 kids and with as much ease as she did. I love talking to her and truly can call her my best friend. I owe her so much in my life. Happy Mother's Day Mom!!

I has been a different Mother's Day for me. I have reflected a lot on the meaning of Mother's Day and what it means to me and others. I was having some down moments today thinking about how I am as a mother and my weaknesses and flaws. My kids have really worn on my patience today making me evaluate how I am as a parent and what I need to do better. Then to my surprise, my husband wrote me this beautiful two page letter at the most perfect time. He commented on my skills as a mother and my ability to raise our kids and keep up a house. He'll never know how perfect his words were for me today. Made Mother's Day perfect for me. 

Anyways, there have been some funny moments this week that I have to document and allow everyone else to enjoy. Lately, Cambree has been in a new phase in her life. I have heard of several of my nieces (Brenley and Rylee to name two) who still do this so I it makes me feel a little better about this. Anyways, Cambree has become accustom to wanting to go to the bathroom everywhere we are. I will tell her to try and go before we leave our house to stop the need to visit a bathroom while we're out, but without fail this past week, she has to go wherever we are. Friday night Curtis and I were enjoying a walk outside with the kids when Cambree decided she needed to go. We were far enough out that walking all the way back to our house would be a waste. Thankfully the college was holding ceremonies so some of the buildings were open and we went inside to use the facility. Once inside however, Cambree no longer had a need to go. Really ticked me off :) Then today at church, she did the same thing. Just wanted to go to the bathroom, not to use it but just to go. Does that make any sense. Really frustrating!! Its the same when we go to the park too. We will have just gotten there and all of the sudden she has to go. Do you know how gross that bathroom is.....

And one more bathroom story that just still cracks me up. Now this is typically a story you'd hear about a little boy doing, but nope, its my Cambree. The other day Curtis and I and my mother-in-law were sitting on her front porch talking. We heard Cambree all of the sudden calling my name. I stepped around the car to see what she needed and had a shocking scene in front of me. She was sitting on a railroad tie in the front yard, with her pants down claiming to go to the bathroom. WHAT!!! Immediately I started laughing and called Curtis over to see this as well. He couldn't believe it as well. I walked over and she still hadn't gone, again I think just fascinated by the fact she could go outside. There is a bathroom just inside. Just amazing!! Kids!

Ok, enough words. I hope that didn't bore anyone, just had to document that before I forgot.