Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I guess the days of letting him bathe by himself are over. He has been home sick this week with a cold, and you know Lorenzo, his colds are like no other. This scared me, I am just glad we said our prayers this morning.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Saturday, February 21, 2009
There is no doubt that Lorenzo loves music. Anyone who knows him knows this, he can hum just about anything and talks in scales sometimes and when happy seems to just dace around. He came in tonight asking for help with his p.j.'s while I was singing to myself and he had a little smile on his face. It was then I remembered riding in the car with the kids about 3 or 4 years ago and we were listening to something when all of the sudden this little voice in the back seat says I...LOVE....Music. This might not sound that remarkable to you but for the boy who has been slow to talk or understand and who can cause a lot of upset at the drop of a hat it was so so cute! I think my mom or sister was out because I just remember we all could not stop laughing. On a side not he sometimes gets his words all mixed up and he has a hard time speaking clear enough so that we can understand him. While this can be really frustrating it has also afforded us many a laugh. One time while watching the Little Einstein's cartoon about George Bizet, Lorenzo asked later if we could watch George is gay. When things get hard around here I am now going to just look at that boy and remind myself of the times I have caught him in the bathroom humming 76 trombones and swinging his arm and head about!
Posted by Briana Ward at 10:00 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I can't believe I just did what I did! As I was walking out of the bathroom after helping Liam, I turned around and smacked my nose against the door frame. I do have "kind of a large nose", it is much larger now , but I did not think it was to big to clear the bathroom door! I collapsed on the floor and immediately started crying but I just kept thinking, "Wow, I can't believe I just did that!" Poor Liam must think his mom has real problems, but at least he did come and give me kisses and hugs. I don't think it's broken, lol, but just out of curiosity does anyone know how to tell if it is?
Posted by Briana Ward at 1:15 PM
Monday, February 16, 2009
First off I have to say that none of this would have been possible if it were not for the most amazing babysitter in the world! Elijah, a boy from our church came and spent the night so he would be here when Jeremy and I left in the wee hours of the morning to go and catch our bus downtown. Despite out efforts to be super quiet Liam still got up at 5:00 and poor Eli got up with him and played the wii with him so we could get out the door. It sure made it nice to not have to worry about the kids while Jeremy and I were doing our thing. I do not know what we will do when Eli and his family move this summer :(
For Valentines day Jeremy and I decided to forgo any of the usual (although not usual for us) gift exchanging, flowers or dinner out and run the Great Aloha Run today. This was Jeremy's first race and he was so funny, he got up at the crack of dawn and said he had not been that excited since the birth of our last child. Although I promised that I would stay with him so we could run together I ended up leaving him at mile 3. I thought I was a nice patient runner but we running at a slower pace and it was really hard on my knees. I told Jeremy we either had to speed up a bit or walk. He declined the change in pace so I left him there. I feel kind of bad about it now, it was supposed to be our Valentine gift to each other and I took off and left him by the stinky guy in the green shirt.
Jeremy did do really well though, he did not stop once and he was only a few min. behind me. As for me, I have been trying to make it up to him and have been extra nice to him today and am even letting him have a nap right now. I hope that somehow makes up the fact that I am not a very nice running companion.
Sorry I once again have no pictures of the race only this gem of a picture in our still dark hallway right before we left. Neither of us wanted to have to hold the camera while running and are to cheep to pay for the pictures they take at the race so you will just have to imagine what we look like sweaty and tired. Here is the link to our results if you are interested, you will have to put in our names or even our last name works too. I finished at 1:16.50 and Jeremy did 1:25.07 I could give you a disclaimer and tell you I have been battling a bad cold and hung back with Jeremy the first 3 miles but oh well, it gives me room to improve.
Posted by Briana Ward at 3:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I always thought dress up was just for girls, boy was I wrong. Lorenzo and Liam live to dress up. Christmas felt more like Halloween as they both got a bunch of costumes. We have a huge tub upstairs that is overflowing with jedi paraphernalia, cloaks, masks and strange looking black jumpsuits. This last week Liam has gone to the doctor as Indiana Jones, picked the kids up in his swat team gear and paraded around the neighborhood as Jango Fett. He really is cute though! To think I thought I was going to miss out on dress-up without any little girls :)
Posted by Briana Ward at 12:54 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
My incredibly creative and oh so talented friend Holly made these awesome treats for me. I feel so special!!!! I had to make everyone come in and look last night and tell them they were custom made just for me!
Holly and I were roommates in college and not only is she amazing at all she does she is one of the nicest people I know. I was so excited that I found her blog, I feel a little guilty to also get a custom made gift from her just for leaving a comment. I can remember many a night back in school when Holly and Eleanor would bring out their scrapbooking supplies (this was way before scrapbooking was big) and by the end of the night Holly would have created the most amazing work of art. We also spent many nights getting a little crazy with the glitter and our neighbors front door. I was so lucky to have such wonderful roomies!! They put up with my trumpet and music and even came to my concerts. Holly thanks so much for being such a great friend!!!! p.s. if you want to check out some of Holly's amazing work click here
Posted by Briana Ward at 11:06 AM
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Ok, I think that the kids must have known I could take no more because the rest of today has been good. I owe a lot of the credit to James Taylor and the Skor bar I just ate. but most of all thanks for all your encouraging words, I think I can now make it through another week :)
Posted by Briana Ward at 6:06 PM
Do you ever have days (or weeks) where you just feel like you are going to loose it? I feel like the kids have been fighting the whole week and my patience is not just wearing thin it is gone. Jeremy has been working a ton lately and we have had 4-5 appointments a week. This means that I have to tote all 3 boys to each appointment by myself, make them behave, try and at least look like I have it together then come home get homework done with Lorenzo (don't even ask) and start it all again the next day. I have really been wishing we lived by family so that I could call up a mom, sister, grandma and say can you please pick up so and so from school today because I have to be 3 places at once and my cloning machine is on the fritz!
Posted by Briana Ward at 11:32 AM
Monday, February 2, 2009
Ok, new month...new Scentsy Drawing. This month I will be giving away 6 car candles in some of the most amazing scents!!! All you need to do is post a comment by midnight feb 13th. I will post the winner here on Feb. 14th, good luck to all of you!!!
Oh, and check here for The fantastic savings on Scentsy products this month.
Posted by Briana Ward at 2:13 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2009
We took the kids out hiking yesterday and had a blast exploring Waimea Valley. The water was bit on the cold side and Jeremy was mad about the unflattering pictures, but he got some of me too (although not in a bathing suit haha) so I think all is fair :)
my favorite picture :)
love the angle on this one, it has "enhanced" my already "enhanced" area lol
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