Monday, November 30, 2009


I am not clear as to why Little Fred felt the need to pour the water onto the table and then suck it up. But I am sure in his mind, there was a reason.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ms. Moustache

Under NyCee's nose is raw from wiping it so many times a day that it created a moustache.

We were supposed to take Christmas pictures tomorrow - not gonna happen. I will not send out pictures of my beautiful little girl with a moustache.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Nana Ida arrived Tuesday evening to the smiles of her two beautiful grandchildren. One year had passed since she last saw the kids. She was amazed how NyCee's vocabulary has expanded and how much Little Fred has grown. Her first night here, she gave him a bath and did not put him in the crib, he took off running butt naked through the apartment.

We spent thanksgiving evening with Maxine and her family. It was a nice quiet dinner. We were not there very long just enough to enjoy dinner with friends and socialize.

Tomorrow, we am going to brave the malls. I usually stay far away from stores on Black Friday but I need to look for a dress for Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

Remember: Being thankful for everything helps you to not worry about anything.

Monday, November 23, 2009

If I ever....

A co-worker told me if I ever wanted to date again, I should never wear socks that resemble these:

According to Greg, there is nothing attractive about my socks. I explained to Greg, I am not trying to be attractive. I am trying to keep my feet warm.

Of course that explanation did not go over well considering I was wearing the socks at work.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

What happens when you have an older sister...

You are subjected to play dress-up with her dress up items whether you want to or not.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Toliet Water Boy

"Mommy, I was calling you because buddy was playing in the toliet and he put his shoes in there."

I proceed to walk in the bathroom only to find my hair brush and my son's hands in the toliet. Thankfully, I cleaned the house earlier today. But that is still nasty on like 15 different levels.

"It's the toliet son!"

Nothing to tell

Nothing exciting has been going on out here in the valley of the sun. Just the daily routine of life for us. School work for me, swimming and dance class for NyCee, rough and tough play for Little Fred and of course, ministry service.

I am like WOW, Thanksgiving is next week! Where did the year go? I tell you, it is a blur for me. Just one more reason I am working so diligently to finish school. I am going to start working towards securing a teaching position. This is what people mean when they say "I looked up and my child was 12 years old." or "I looked up one day and he/she was getting married." I don't want my children's childhood to be a blur to me and I was not apart of it.

3 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

James 4:13-14 NKJV

Life is meant to be enjoyed. If you try, you can find a reason to celebrate each day.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Last week was busy...

So, Faith Explosion (FX09) kicked off Thursday night. The speaker was Jesse Duplantis. The place was packed. Jesse teaches in a practical, humorous manner which draws people to his meetings. I was not in the sanctuary as I was working the foyer. Dionne had to oversee the seating in the sanctuary of the guest pastors so that left me to oversee the greeters' and 1st time visitors' ministries. It was cool. She knew I could be trusted with the task and I made her look good. Which made Drs. Tom and Maureen Anderson look good. Which makes God look good. That is what serving is all about.

I did manage to find time to break down Little Fred's high chair. It was time for him -way past time actually- for him to transition to a booster chair. He had to feel it out but he's good in it. He has not been throwing food or his cup lately which is a good thing.

NyCee has learned the art of negotiation. Tonight, she asked for Nilla Wafers, mommy's guilt pleasure, before bed. I have been working with her to understand when she is told "No" that is it and not to continue asking. As I stated, I am working on this. First, she asked for Nilla Wafers (notice the "s"). Then, she dropped that down to one (1) Nilla Wafer to help her sleep. The answer, still a resounding "No."

I have no idea where she gets her negotiation skills.

As for me, back to the books as I have an assignment due tomorrow. Probably should do some research to write the paper. But I will get it done. Always do.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Perfect Morning

The kids have been doing a great job of cooperating in the mornings. After each one has had his/her face washed and teeth brushed, we put on shoes and jackets. NyCee, of course, knows how to put on her own shoes. But Tyler has been doing a great job of going to the closet to get his shoes and bringing them to me.

After that is completed, the kids get a little cup of cereal for the drive to their care giver's home. It was so great to see them each wait patiently for their cereal cup and then proceed to the door. I really do have the best kids in the world.

Tyler even kept his hat on his head instead of removing it instantly. Of course by the time we arrived at Lorie's, he removed it.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Whole Names

Lately, Taylor has taken a liking to using Tyler's whole name. They were playing in their room and I heard, "Frederick Tyler Thompson, what are you doing my son?"

Or if Tyler is whining she'll say, "Frederick Tyler we are Thompsons and we are happy people. No whining. Right mom?"

She obviously gets that from me as I have to remind my children very often when they get fussy - that we are Thompsons and we are happy people. Whining is not allowed.

Lately, my personal favorite has been when she addresses him as "son." "Son, what are you doing?" "Son, where are your shoes?" "Son, mommy is calling you."

I wish I could record some of the things NyCee says. It is priceless.