Thursday, February 9, 2012


Some FYI for Cooper and Hudson.

When you spend too much time on your iPod, I will tell you to shut them off.

When it's not raining and sun is out, I will send you outside.

When you think that I think you are playing hockey but you sit right outside the front window on your iPods again , I will see you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Little things...

....meeting a friend while dropping of our kids at a birthday party.

...deciding to go have an impromptu coffee instead of going back home to potentially just do laundry or some other mundane task.

...being served our coffees in Valentines cups and having a friend be just as excited about it as I was.

...the sun streaming in my windows at 4:00 on a February afternoon.

Sometimes it only takes a few little things to make my day.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sick day

Today is the third day that Tag has been home from school with a bad cold and cough.
 We have played a few games.

Watched a lot of TV and movies.

Had a special lunch.

We even played a little mini hockey when he had little bursts of energy.

And last week on the heels of my "parenting is hard" phase I put up these two little frames our kitchen.
Positive Reinforcement.

As you can see, Reagan and Hudson are ahead of the other two on the caring front. When you get 10   I will have a little treat for them.
Last night Tag filled this in for Hudson. Hudson was seriously touched. Hudson always has love for Taggart, but Taggart rarely shows it in return. Apparently, being a little under the weather brought out a little nore of his caring side.
In case you can't read it:
Husbun (Hudson),
I love you because you are always so nice to me.
                                         {heart} Taggart
Hudson thought it was especially cute that his name was spelled funny and that his heart looked like a big red dot.