Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Last night, Cal had his preschool Christmas program. This was his first time on stage in front of an audience. I was worried he'd just stand there. Cal surprised us! He sang and danced...of course, he had his usual scowl on his face the entire time. Max thought it was the funniest thing he has ever seen. If Cal isn't smiling, he always looks mad and he looked really mad. I know he had fun even if you couldn't see it on his face!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
When I first got divorced, the kids and I moved in with my parents. Always worried about me, my mom tagged along with me everywhere. We had always been very close. But, living in Tucson, I couldn't see her as much as I'd like. When I came back, our bond grew incredibly tight. She pulled me out of a devastating place and gave me the emotional strength to move on. I often wonder where I'd be if I had lost her two years earlier. Going through some old pictures recently, I came across this one. It was 2005 and my mom and I took the kids to the Polar Express. I love the expression on her face. The theme of The Polar Express is to "BELIEVE" and my mom was a strong believer... She believed in the power of the human spirit. She believed that we are all stronger than our adversities. She believed that when the fight is over, we have to have the strength to let go. And...I believe that, someday, I will see her again...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I went out with the kids to take some pictures, hoping to get a good shot for our Christmas cards. I forget every year how difficult and aggravating this task is. Max is finally at the age to understand that the only way to avoid an extremely grouchy mommy is to cooperate during these photo sessions. Most of the time they were wrestling or tickling each other and, while I tried, I left pretty grouchy. Oh, well! I think I still got some cute shots...real shots!