Sunday, December 20, 2009

Summary: Evidence I’ve been a good mom this week


I baked 300 plates of cookies on Saturday.  And I don’t think I even got mad at anyone the whole day.  Even though I was feeling sick and guilty from the 72 plates of cookies I put in my mouth.  (If you didn’t get one, that’s cause I ate it.)


I took the kids sledding after school on Tuesday.  Seth said “OH!  This is sledding?  That’s why people say it’s fun!!”  When I asked Jane if she’d had fun as we drove home, she replied: “Uh, duh?!”

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I went to TWO Christmas singing programs.  Enough said.  (No picture of Emma, because Jessica A. doesn’t have a kid her age.)


I actually helped at the kids’ school Christmas parties. 

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I’m including a picture of Will (in our ward) whom I overheard saying “Man!  I love days like this!”, I looked over and quickly snapped a picture because this was how he was sitting:

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I finally got Gabe’s hair cut.  We took him to an actual salon and it looks much better (see the “before picture” above).  When I asked him if he liked it, he said “No” and I asked, “Why?”  and he said, “ I think it’s just cause I don’t like girls touching my hair.”            

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I’m pretty chill about Faith constantly wrecking the decor.  Here she is, with her favorite ornament (it’s Gabe’s 1st Christmas ornament), wrestling it away as Gabe tries to grab it back.  She goes right for it and has the most triumphant look on her face as she swipes it and runs away.

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While the carpets were being cleaned, we took the kids to Golden Corral, the Dollar store (see Faith with the helmet --$1.00--on in the dirty store), Walmart and the library.  All in one morning. 


I initially got really mad and glared and slightly yelled at Emma when she forgot to remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and burned them (while babysitting).  The cinnamon rolls that took 2 lbs of butter.  And 3 hours to make.  And that I never got a taste of. 

Then I went/stormed upstairs and realized that I’ve only forgotten about something in the oven 178 times in my life, and she was allowed 1.  I went immediately back down and said, “Who cares about a pan of cinnamon rolls?”  After the plates of cookies I ate last week, my thighs were certainly better off without them.

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So, see?  I’m not always yelling and mean.


Carie said...

I wish we had a Golden Corral close by, I still remember the breakfast buffet. Yum.

You are a good mom.

Lauren in GA said...

You look so beautiful while accomplishing so much.

I love Gabe's haircut. I think it is safe to say that it is only a question of time before he won't mind girls touching his hair so much. His blue eyes are pretty is only a question of time before all the girls notice those...if they haven't already.

That's funny how Faith is obsessed with that one particular ornament.

bloggingchristy said...

That picture of Faith is sooo cute! I wish I knew her better! Maybe I'll get to see her before she's 2?

And I agree you are a good mom!

Abbie said...

Funny. All I want to comment on is the morning errands. In one morning? go!

Oh, and you're kids are really cute and I wish a plate of cookies would have come with the cute Christmas card and I wish we were going to see you.

the wrath of khandrea said...

noe said today "i think emma, jane and gabe want me to have a playdate."

i told her she could have a playdate if she could find a ride up there.

Tristan said...

You are a great Mom! 300 plates of cookies!?! Are you insane? ;) Where's mine? ha ha

And I feel very privileged to be a girl who has touched Gabe's hair LOL

elizabeth scott said...

I noticed the cute apron you are wearing and it made me smile! Gabe is looking to big! Had a lesson tonight on "school Thy Feelings" by Pres. Monson. Told my kids I'm giving the Savior a present this year to be a better mom and not yell etc.

Jeanelle said...

I can't even count how many sticks of butter I've gone through in the past five days. Next year we should do a butter tally board. And Kim knows Juliann. What a fun, small world!! Oh and re: your previous entry, I totally want to live on your street too.

jessica said...

You have been a good mom...I made my kids clean the basement instead of sledding.

Oh and me asking the Samps to give their camera to you was really to benefit me...I was getting so sick of the iphone pictures...YAY for real cameras!

kara jayne said...

as if you weren't my favorite person already you had to go a do a post like this!! we too had our carpets cleaned and had to take the kids on all sorts of!

Gabe's hair is reminding me of my jack's hair right now. he is growing it out and i'm not so sure how much to mess with it while he does. gabe's looks great.

thanks for the reminder about yelling and the rolls. i do crap like that all the time. i need to take a chill pill.

love you.

Meg said...

Awesome post. I need to remember these moments too. Why is Christmas so hard? I miss being a kid at Christmas.

rubberbandgirl said...

Great post.
Gabe's hair rocks and I love his choral picture.

Ilene said...

Cinnamon rolls. Yum.

300 plates of cookies? I made 12 bags and called it good.

I don't know if Laura and Faith should ever get together. Their destructive forces combined might be too much to handle.

Rochelleht said...

You guys are adorable. I know, I'm trying hard to focus on the good. It is so much work to get Christmas here, but the little gems of the season are all around.

I hate Golden Corral. It's my kiddo's favorite. Good moms sacrifice themselves for Golden Corral. I think I'd rather go to Chuck E Cheese.

Hollyween said...

I really hope that the number 300 is an exaggeration. Otherwise I'm going to feel that much more lame for not even making ONE plate of cookies. And neighbor gifts? What neighbor gifts? Do you think anyone will notice if I don't do any this year?

Amazing that you got all that accomplished. I've said this before, but I really DO think I want to move to your neighborhood.

Tammy said...

I love you. plain and simple, you are great.

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Meeks said...

Well done! Are you sick of cookies yet, or could you bake another batch tomorrow?