Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wal-Mart

Here is the infamous 'horse' ride at Wal-Mart that Wyatt just loves to go on. Our routine at Wal-Mart has gotten a lot better as Wyatt is getting older, I have even let him walk a few times which has turned out pretty good since he gets pretty tired (and bored) and after a while decides he wants to go ahead and get in the cart. So we shop, get a cookie, (a donut for later), sometimes their chicken, check out, donate a quarter to the donation cylinder where your quarter goes on a roller coaster ride before reaching the bottom, ride the 'horse', he begs for a gumball but hardly wins that round and finally load up and get home.
It's snowing like crazy today, I'm sure leaving early may be in my forecast. Here are the pictures from 7:30 a.m. We have about an inch of snow on the ground now and it's a mini blizzard out there.



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Oh and if you didn't catch my extremely brief posting yesterday, I added a cute little thing on the very bottom of the page. I tried to get one that didn't have a little girl on a bike, but everytime I would choose a different one, the same little girl showed up on it? UPDATE, dugh I figured it out.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Check it Out!

Go ALL the way to the bottom and see what I added. It is SO cute!

Friday, January 25, 2008

What would you do with a penny?

Ok, for those of you that don't know this. I HAVE THE CUTTIEST BOY EVER! Ok, well, maybe I might be somewhat bias since I gave birth to him, or I might just be a wee bit of a proud mommy. Anyway, Wyatt found a penny last week in my closet (I have a jar of change hidden and must have dropped this penny - ok I'm gonna have to relocate my money jar), he loves to poke around in there and pretend to scare me, like he's Scully from Monsters, Inc. With this ONE penny he has pretended to buy a lot of things over this past week, so far he has bought cars (Lightening McQueen), grocery's (chicken and donuts at Wal-Mart), a bike, gum, candy, toys, gas (yes for my car), he has always been willing to give me his penny to pay for whatever it is.

This morning he was talking about how he was going to use his penny to go on the horse ride at Wal-Mart. The one that you need 50 cents to ride for 20 seconds, ya know right by the entrance/exit that you freeze to death thinking why in the heck did Wal-Mart put this ride in front of the two sliding doors that let in all the cool air? Where you block all the people wanting to get out of the store because they put a huge create of whatever the seasonal stuff they want you to take one last look at to see if just maybe you might reconsider buying just one more thing you don't need. Ok, I seem to be getting off track, back to the penny. Wyatt was talking up a storm about this penny as I put him in his carseat so I turned on the camera and this is what he said.


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Apparently, a penny can get Spongebob out of a cave. I for one did not know this. Thanks to Wyatt we now know what a penny can do!


Here are a few more cute pictures of my handsome little man being a little boy.




I love him sooooooooooooooooooo much!






Friday, January 18, 2008

Daycare



It was a chilly 19 degrees out this morning and although I warm up my car (SUV) every morning, Wyatt still wants every blanket he owns covering him...He is so silly, you can't see all of them, but he has 4, yes I said FOUR blankets on him for the 15 minute drive to daycare.







Once we get to his daycare, he throws off his blankets and hat and is ready to go in to see Debbie ( AKA DeeDee ). Wyatt calls her Dee Dee although the other teachers try to get him to address all of the employees as "teacher" insteed of their name. I wish this picture wasn't so blurry, but in a hurry this morning I didn't preview it before I left...I'll more than likely take another one to replace this one later. Wyatt loves his Dee Dee, she always gives him a warm and loving welcome and takes that little extra time with him throughout his day.


Wyatt's daycare recently moved to a new building. This new building is so wonderful and so many new things for the kids to do. Usually Wyatt would be strapped to my leg when I'd drop him off and now he gets excited and actually asks me if he can go to Daycare.

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Car

Here is Brandi, my 2nd cousin in front of her new car that we donated to her. Our family is like no other family I know, I love you guys so much! On behalf of Brandi and myself, I would like to thank all of you for your generosity in donating the Rendezvous to me and my Aztec to Brandi.

Like I Said.....

Another year has slipped through my fingers, didn't we just celebrate bringing in 2007, 2006, 2005.....2000? Don't we hate to admit that are parents were right in saying we'll realize some day the years will go by so fast, you won't know what hit you?

I've been divorced for 15 years, 15 years! Wow, I know. So what have I been doing for 15 years? That has been a constant thought for the past several weeks. So much I felt I had to write about it. After my divorce, I didn't date or go out very often (I had my daughter to take care of). This went on for 3 years, I just wasn't ready to meet another Mr. Wrong and really needed to find out who I was. I've realized over the years though, that I am still learning who I am, it will be a never ending experience to constantly grow into myself. I know what I want out of life and I know what I don't want. I also know I've gone through different stages of loneliness, being in and out of love, rebounding, intimacy, being played and settling for less/having it all.

After my divorce, I recall being overwhelmed, I was so glad to be away from him, but I hadn't ever really been alone before. I had to adjust and take care of my daughter, I have always been a responsible person and I had to put aside my happiness for hers. What I was really doing is focusing on her so I didn't have to deal with my 'lonely demons'. I constantly have that empty space in my heart still expecting to be filled. I have had a hard time understanding the difference between someone liking me for me and someone liking me for alternative motives. I find myself running from someone who shows me affection and wants to be in a mature relationship and am victim to heartbreak when I meet someone that doesn't share in the same elated excitement.

I have Wyatt, a gift in life I can't begin to express how thankful I am to have. His love is so innocent and does not come with conditions or misleading expectations. He, like my daughter helps me through again fighting those lonely demons. I can focus on him and forget about the world around me. I believe in that saying that people come in and out of your life for a reason. I am, though as much heartache it caused me, am thankful his father gave me this gift of life.

I've been doing the on-line dating thing for a while now thinking it was the best way for me to meet someone. I always think I am ready to find Mr. Right, I just can't seem to give up the hope that he is out there. I greatly miss holding hands while walking at the park or store or just sitting around, hugs, hugs are the best thing. That kind of warm embrace cannot be shared with just anyone. Having that shoulder to cry on, the first one you call with great news or just calling just because. Falling asleep with someone you know will be the first thing you see when you wake up. Having that never ending conversation because you truly enjoy each others thoughts and outlook on things. Having that 'moment' where nothing is said. Enjoying a great cup of coffee while the rest of the house is still asleep. Someone to be there for me when I need that pick me up, that slap in the face to snap out of it when I am feeling a little blue.

And have I found it on-line? Well, what I have found with on-line dating is that it is difficult because you really do not know who is being honest and who isn't, is 'he' on-line for the wholehearted reason to find his one and only or just looking for a good time? The bonus here is that you can sit in privacy and click away among the hundreds of profiles from one coast to the other honing in on whatever criteria you include in your search. So we'll see.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!


Well, heck, where did 2007 go?


Here are some pics from our Family Christmas Dinner at Paula's house.

Let me know if you guys have trouble getting the pictures to download.