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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Signs You Taught Your Children Well

This post is dedicated to all the parents out there that have been trying to teach your children to do things the right way! How do you know you have taught your children well? By the little things you see or hear them do and say. Now what brought this post on you may ask. Well, last night my husband calls me into the bathroom and this is what I saw....
My 3 year old Tristan had to well have is BM for the day and he went alone, and for the first time in his history wiped his own bum. And did not even tell us...but the signs were pretty clear that he was there! I was so proud! Cept I did tell him, he does not need to wrap the seat with toilet paper when at home!!! LOL....He has seen me do this many times in the public restrooms before placing him on the seat! So this is a question for all of you, In public restrooms do you hover? Or do you wrap the toilet in toilet paper before sitting on the thrown? Me I do the first choice :) But for a 3 year old..the second choice is easier!

As for my 13 year old daughter Kiersten, I see the things I have taught her everyday. She acts like a second mommy around this house. Always helping her little brothers and even just the other day...she started vacuuming without me having to ask her!!!! Now that my friends is a huge deal!!!!! :)

Now my 20 month old Sebastian, well he is still young but he does pick up trash even if he tries to eat it he gets us moving to get it! And if a water bottle is laying around he will surly bring it to you, cause he wants to drink it! But hey his job is to get us motivated to clean! He supervises really well! ;)



Onward to what I saw just this morning! My 10 year old Preston walking into school, and what does he do? He holds the door open for the girl behind him so she can go in first! Now that is being a gentleman ladies....



I am proud everyday of my kids but this is an extra special...Ahhhhh I feel so proud today! :0)

What have you seen in your kids to know you are teaching them well? :)

On the family side: Christmas is coming fast! I pretty much got done with my shopping this past weekend when I went to NC to shop with my mom! We had a great time! It was really nice to just get away. Cept, I could not sleep for the life of me. Missed my hubby's snoring and my kids keeping me up at night. Can you believe that!!! This coming weekend my dad and step-mom are coming up. We usually have our Christmas early with them, because everyone is so busy this time of year. So on Saturday or Sunday they will be up and we will enjoy our Christmas together, the kids are excited to spend some time with them and of course open some gifts. I am not sure if I will have time to post or make comments on your blogs next week, I will try. But I will be out of town some and of course it is Christmas so if I do it will be a short one! To all you have a great week, what is left of it and have an awesome weekend. To those that are not done shopping yet, Good Luck on your shopping adventures! :)
Again to those that have given me awards and tags! Thank you! I have been very busy like most of you this month, so I will not have a chance to post them at this time! But I wanted to say a huge Thank you to all that have given me the awards and tags! :)
Later Tators!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Boxes For Christmas?

I was trying to figure out what else to get the two little ones for Christmas this year. And I went in to check on the boys and this is what I saw...

And then I glanced over and saw this!

Is there something wrong with this picture? :)

So I have come to the conclusion that I really should just buy boxes this year! All sorts of boxes..why buy toys when a box is soooo much more fun! I mean really, think of the money you will save!! There is no loud noise, no fighting on who plays with what, no batteries to buy! I mean really you cannot go wrong! They come in all different sizes and colors. You can group them together and make a playhouse, or just play with one. Think of the fun your child will have with his/her box or boxes! Hours and hours of imagination working at its best! Here are a few pictures of joy you have to look forward to when you get your child that special box!
So there is Tiff's Christmas Tip of the day!! lol...okay so I am kidding...my kids will not just get boxes....but I am sure they will be playing in the Christmas ones! I will besure to take pics..haha :)

Of the family side: I am leaving tomorrow to go to NC to my mom's all by myself! Yes, that is right! No kids! No husband! Just me!!!! For the first time in a verrrrrryyyyy long time!! Mom and I are hitting the shops and I do believe my sister in law Amanda may come with us. We are going to shop shop shop and get Christmas all done. Then we are going to go out to eat, and I do not have to worry about any kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooo excited....can you tell I do not get out much...lol....Hubby is staying home with all the kids...Love you hunny!! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :) BTW thank you all that have given me awards!! I will try to get those up next week! :)
Later Tators!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy 13th Birthday Kiersten!

Yesterday was my oldest and only daughter's 13th birthday! We decided to make a weekend out of her turning 13. We had had a double bday party on Thanksgiving for her and my mother so she had her party at that time. So this Saturday my two oldest Kiersten and Preston and I( Terry and the younger ones stayed at home), went to the movies and saw Twilight! Kiersten has been ready to see this movie for a while now. She has read the first book and got the second book as a gift for her bday. I have to say I was surprised the movie was actually a pretty good, with it being a teen flick. Hope they make a second one. :) After the show we went out to eat and had a blast. And on the way home..what happens? It starts to snow! Which was crazy to see...did not stick or anything, but it was pretty! Sunday on her acutal birthday, we had another cake with just the six of us and she got a few more gifts, one being the movie Interview with a Vampire. We made this a vampire bday since she is all into Twilight! All in all she had a really nice birthday weekend! So I am shouting out to the top of my lungs!! HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY KIERSTEN!
My now teenager!!! :)
We love you!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Post to Deadbeat Dad's!

Hello everyone, Just to let you know ahead of time this is going to be a complaint post!! Reason being I am tired of dealing with my ex-husband! Shocker right, how many other women in the world are sick of their ex's???? I just do not understand why anyone would not want to see or at least call their children. Now I know I need a break from my kids every once in a while, but come on...a six month to a year break? Also, with the economy being the way it is..and us living on one income..don't you think ex that you should pay your child support on time? I mean really you make way over the amount of most couples income put together. Do I need to show you how to write a check again? Here is a sample....


And here is another sample on how to use the phone.....



And even better sample questions on what to ask when buying things for your children...you know the one's you really know nothing about....Just a few to start you off!
What size are they in?
What do they like?
What are their allergies again?
What grade are they in again?

Now to be fair I will tell you my blogging friends, he has not always been this bad..Way back and yes that is wayyyyy back, he use to get his children every other weekend. Now to be honest this was when he was dating the girl that he an affair with, while married to me...but all in good nature she did me a favor and I loved her for that!! (Favor being....got rid of my ex for me) But as soon as he broke things off with her...his children went to the bottom of his list of priorities...this also happened around the same time I got married to my new hubby...anyone see a connection here?? I can see my ex saying..."Oh, she's married now...let her new man deal with all of it!" Well, let me tell you if I could pick up my family and just move far away and not have to deal with ex ever again...it would be fine with me...See you don't get under my skin for the things you say or do to me...it's the things you don't say or the support you don't give to your children that gets under my skin!! You don't want to see your kids, you don't want to support your kids...then give me full custody and be on your merry way....my kids do not need you popping in and out of their lives and giving them hope that you will come around more!! You will regret the fact you did not spend time with your kids..and when your children figure things out....because I do not make up stories for you anymore..have not for a long while!!! I am not going to make myself look like the mean one..keeping their father away from them...oh no....not doing it....this is all on you ex.....and when the day comes when your children have finally given up on you and realize who and what you are....it will be to late for you to get the relationship you crave so much in your old age....and you know what I am going to say......................................... You couldn't take the time with them when they were younger...now they can't take them with you when you are older....You did this to yourself!!!

Okay, sorry had to get that out!!!! How many of you are dealing with something like this? Or know someone who is dealing with this? I have a feeling it is allot of people. Because when I was in court to get my child support upped there were soooooooooo many people in there who have not paid their child support..some went to jail and others just got off somehow...some of these men and women are like 50,000.00 dollars behind or more!!! DEADBEATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now off to something more refreshing!!!! :)

On the family side: We all had a wonderful time on Thanksgiving at my mom's. All of my extended family came over and we had a great time..and as usual my mother being the wonderful southern cook she is had a very tasty and extra large meal...yes people I gained that five pounds!! And it was oh so yummy!! We also had a double birthday party..my mom's bday was the day before Thanksgiving and my daughter Kiersten's 13th is this Sunday..so while everyone was down we did the a party for both...It was great!! :)
Hubby, I and the kids did stay the night in NC Thanksgiving night. Cause my mother and I got up at 3:30am to go shopping for Black Friday! We were at Kohl's at 4:00am when it opened and had a blast...we stood in line that started all the way at the back of the store and round the corner...lol...long line...then off to Wal-Mart we went...line was much shorter there! Then we hit Target, Best Buy, BJ's and Michael's...We had a flipping blast...Love Black Friday! It is so much fun going out and seeing the crazy people out shopping..some still in their PJ's! And everyone was NICE!!! Anyway, got some good deals and had the mother daughter bond time and got home at 9:30am...just in time to..the kids were just getting up!!!! So what do I do when we get home?? Nap!!! :) (my hubby took this while I was snoozing!) Got a chance to see my dad and step mom to while we were down...so that was an extra bonus!! Whelp, the rest of the week we have just been hanging out...doing the work and school thing..and trying to get ready for Christmas..still need to put the tree and decorations up..will try to do that this weekend!! I hope you all have a wonderful week!!!
Later Tators!