Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Boy-o Turns Two-o

By decree from my Mother... I now hereby post something new upon my bloggeth.

I would apologize for my lack of posting, but y'all. I am whipped.

Between my new calling, birthdays, Christmas, family stuff, kid's school stuff and breathing, I am maxed out. Uncomfortably so. I am struggling to adapt to the changes in my work load and responsibilities, and it aint a pretty sight... doing things like losing my temper with the kiddos, to my shame. Unreasonable hollering. Nothing that an apology and a chill-out session cannot fix, but still I am not where I am feeling like I have a handle.

Just like how when we first add a new baby to our family, all of the uglier sides of my "mama traits" seem to get trotted out for display, I cannot get over the irony that now, when I feel like I am supposed to be this super-cool primary lady... I am a freaked out harridan. Guess maybe I will be closer to being that person I think I am supposed be, round about the time I get released from this calling.

Guess that'll have to be OK. Something to work toward anyways.

So Henry had himself that Birthday numero two-o, and we went to Pirate Island since I had purchased a voucher that got us forty dollars worth of food and twenty dollars worth of game tokens for $29.00. He had a GOOD time! As in we could barely talk him into eating a slice of pizza good.

Made him some cupcakes... but um... pictures? Not so much. Really, just the one. I would feel a little more chagrined at the cheesyness of these cupcakes as compared to some of the cakes I have made his for sisters, only he LLLLURVED them so very much, with their "kulls!" and their "shock-wit tanny!" and their electric blue frosting that tickles his soul so very. That guy is a BOY.

So here are a few recent, random shots of the kids...

... a little footage of the Henry-man enjoying his new birthday gift from Grandma and Grandpa, and Pearl trying to get her paws on the car to have a go. Oh, a little Henry trivia... he got a great big plush panda bear from his cousin that he has apparently named "Pizza."


Superwoman said...

Bon! Hang in there. You'll figure this thing out and be fine. In fact. I'm fairly sure you're probably doing a much better job than you think with everything. LOVE the video of Henry with the car. Soooo adorable. My birthday cakes have gotten progressively simpler with each child who has entered our lives so I'm shocked, surprised, and amazed that it's taken until kiddo number 4's second birthday before you did the simplified cupcake birthday cake. And, btw, those are awesome. Look like you got them from the store awesome. Mine always look pitifully homemade still. :) Revel in your talents! You are awesome!

JenK said...

I can't believe it's already been two years! How did that happen?

Mama D said...

If a 2 year old doesn't make you yell I don't know what will. Sigh. Me too. I don't like it but I can't seem to stop it either...

MAN! Your kids are growing up! Wow. They are all so lovely and so individual. I LOVE it.

Lindsay said...

I love those pictures! And look you actually DECORATE for Christmas--way to go! Gary mentioned to me after church a couple weeks ago, "did you get SICK of hearing everyone talk about how fun it is to DECORATE with their kids?!" It's not so much here, but I bet your girls are fun and it looks GREAT!

I have never made a cupcake that cute in my life and probably never will (unfortunately!)

Thinking of you and wishing you luck with those new responsibilities!


Lindsay said...

That video is SO CUTE I can't believe how old he looks!

bon said...

Ya know... the original decorating "with" the kids may be a bit nerve-wracking, but the thing that really makes my nostrils flare is the seventeenth time we get the kids to round up all the stray ornaments and RE-decorate that blasted tree. Hence the garland strung way up high. The only thing I do not have to re-do frillions of times.