"Thank heaven there is tomorrow. Because there is tomorrow, all our yesterdays have meaning and all our dreams have hope."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sisters Weekend in San Francisco, CA

A few weekends ago my sisters and my mom and I went to San Francisco, CA for a four day trip. We had such a fun time. We had a weekend full of laughs, delicious food, entertainment and shopping!
Here are a few pics from the weekend. Wicked was soooo fun!

And this store was right up our alley . . . pink from carpet to ceiling with jewelry everywhere! We were all in heaven.
As we walked out of the store a woman tried to sell us some scented soap called Rockstar. She told us we would be like rockstars if we used it. Good thing Lauren was there to correct the lady . . . she said, "We don't wanna be rockstars - we wanna be Barbies!"
How true that is!
And of course, we had to ride the trolley's around.
Does this house look familiar?
Danny Tanner, Uncle Jessie and Uncle Joey?
It's the Full House house!
Chocolate covered bananas from Pier 39.

It was such a fun trip! Thanks mom and dad for making it all possible for us.

And lots of love to Jason who stayed home with Jack.

According to the text I received from Jason half way thorough the trip - I have "super powers" I am hiding from him since I take care of Jack and the house all day every day. He found out just how difficult it is to stay home with little kiddos!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Those "Mom" Days

You know those days? The days where you just feel . . . disappointment? Today has been one of those days for me. As I was running errands with Jack screaming in the back seat of the car at me to play the Wiggles, yet one more time, I was trying to pinpoint the exact cause of my frustration/disappointment. Was it this person or that person? Was it this situation or that one? Before I knew it I had come full circle and that big accusing finger was pointing right at me. Square in the face. I am disappointed in myself.

Please tell me I am not the only mom who finds herself thinking this.

I am a mother who has had and loved and lost a sweet son. I thought I had this "figured out." I thought I would have the love a patience of a saint because I knew how badly I wanted to have my children here. Yet, I find myself yelling at Jack as he dumped the contents of my diaper bag out of the cart and onto the floor of Target. Today I find myself begging for the time to pass so that nap time can come sooner. I find myself wanting to paddle his little bum because he spit chewed up corn dog and applesauce all over my shirt. And it wasn't even a pajama shirt - I actually got dressed today.

Jack is a typical boy. He has places he wants to go - people he wants to see. He wants it all on his terms and is a determined little guy. I become frustrated. Irritated. Disappointed in how I am feeling.

I know better than this. I know what truly matters to me as a mother and I find myself disappointed in the way I deal with things lately. I wish I could have more patience. I wish I would be less frustrated and irritated.

I wish that I could be the mom I dreamed myself to be. It's just hard on the days when you don't live up to your own expectations . . .

Monday, August 9, 2010

Jack's First Boating Trip

Saturday was Jack's first ride on the boat! Jason took him with my parents and Becca out to Lake Mead for a morning of fun in the sun. I wasn't able to go - but I was informed Jack did very well on the boat and was even silent! That is just bizarre behavior for Jack! Apparently he loved the mud and sand too.
Jack helping Pop Pops drive the boat.Jack and Becca
Jack playing in the mud

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cool Aunt Becca

Jack has been so lucky to have his cool Aunt Becca home from college for the summer.
She has spent lots of time with him and he loves his "Beba."
Here they are jammin' in the car with their cool sunglasses.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Jack's Time Out

A few weeks ago we were at my mom and dad's house for dinner.
Jack was acting up quite and bit and making dinner . . . ummm . . . un-enjoyable.
Jason decided it was time to put him in a time out.
Here Jack is in his first time out.And Jason explaining why he is in time out.
And here I am stuffing my face with food to keep from laughing. HA!

I'm not quite sure Jack understood the time out -thing, but we are making progress. I guess . . .

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Gavin's Birthday Basket

I am back tracking a bit here. I
haven't been up to date on the blog lately . . . there is a good reason.
I promise. :)
This year we took Gavin's birthday basket to the hospital he was born at - like we do every year. I love being able to do this. I know it is cliche, but serving others truly helps when you are feeling down. It was so nice to see some of the people we love so much who helped take care of our sweet bug and know that we were doing something to help another family during a difficult time. Here is what Gavin's basket looked like when we took it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bailey Girls' Weekend

First of all, I totally copied this picture collage from my sister in law's blog. Thanks Trish . . . :) A few weekends ago I was able to meet up with the girls from Jason's family. We had a wonderful time in St. George seeing Tarzan at Tuachan, eating yummy carbs and getting pedicures.
I am so grateful I married into such a loving and kind family. We had such a nice weekend and it was a good little get-a-way for me.
Thanks Cindee for the fun trip!!!
PS - Jason even survived the whole weekend with Jack without too much trouble!