Friday, January 29, 2010

Are you sure it's not monday?...

Because it sure feels like a Monday. A very bad Monday morning. It's barely 8:30 am, and already it has been more fun than a barrel of monkeys on a rainy day. It started with Sweetie Pie waking up at 6:15 am crying, no screaming for her cup. I thought something was seriously wrong the way she let out that glass breaking scream(I mean an opera singer would be so proud of her!) So after I shook the ringing out of my ears and gave her a cup of milk she so happily said " Hey mommy, can I watch tartoons?" Of course I told her...yes and to be very quite her brother and sister were still asleep. Well apparently her sister was awaken by the opera singer because as soon as the TV came on she was in my room in 30 seconds." Can I watch cartoons too, mommy?" Sweet Pea asked. I told her yes but please be quite your brother is still........awake. So now it's 6:30 and the entire party of circus clowns are awake and grumpy. Sweet Pea is whining wanting to know why the sun isn't out, Sweetie Pie is crying because her ears are hurting, and the boy is crying because he is not the only one in my lap. Good Morning world it is now 6:32 a.m. and I am uncertain if I will survive until nap time. Everyone is whining, crying, they want breakfast, then they don't want breakfast and then they cry because the boy is eating the breakfast they didn't want. Even while writing this post they are fighting over a baby doll stroller.....all three of them. So if I survive until nap time, I will write another post today and if not.....I pray your morning goes better than mine!!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Is it spring yet?.....

I think I have almost lost the battle with my husband. Yes the only battle we have: Where to live warmer vs. colder. Crap. A few months ago I thought I had it won. We could live in a beautiful snow filled state baby, I can handle the cold...really I can. Fireplaces, Hot cocoa, Snowball fights(that I would win... naturally!). I like the cold vs. the horrible Alabama heat that comes with sticky sweat. Yeah, I lied. I didn't know it at the time, but I lied. We have had a very long winter with way too much snot. And the only Question on my mind is: Is it spring yet? I realize that our winter is probably fall to some people. But it has been an unseasonable cold winter in Alabama. It actually stayed below freezing for like 2 weeks. (I'm sure the people up north are letting out a good ole belly laugh at that last comment!) And after much thought I decided I can't wait for spring. Warmer weather means I can open the windows and let my small energy-filled children go outside!(Through the doors not the windows of course...not that they wouldn't try to go out the window if I gave them the chance!) They are driving me crazy, begging to go outside and ride the bicycle that Santa brought them....way to go Santa!(You couldn't have gotten a nice indoor game to occupy their little minds?) I think I may even plant some flowers this spring to occupy my outdoor time. Ha! Then again maybe not since I have a tendency to kill all things green. Which makes me wonder if planting a garden with my husband is a good idea? Yes, you heard right! The woman who loves flowers but kills all things green wants to plant a garden and grow her own veggies.(Go ahead let out a good laugh....I just did!) Well we will just have to see how this plays out.(And of course it will be blogged about!) Watch out world here comes Farmer Fowler!!!:) Anyway the point is I am beyond ready for spring and so are my three small children who are finding new things to do in the house everyday.(Like sneaking crayons out of the box and drawing pictures of pretty flowers on their brother's wall...) So if we survive this winter I may just tell my husband he was right and agree to move to a warmer climate when we retire.....Or I may just tell him it was my idea all along! I think I like that idea better! Until next time...

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Not Me Mondays.........

Well another weekend has passed and another Monday is here. I did not growl when I got out of bed at 6 am today because my lively one year old was crying for me from his crib. Nope not me. I happily sprung out of bed with my hair flowing in the breeze with a great big smile on my face! I did not fix myself some coffee-because who needs coffee when you have sunshine to wake you up? I did not go directly to my computer and check Facebook, nope not me and not on a Monday morning. I did not log onto my blog and check out what was happening in the blog world. I would never do that on a Monday morning with so much to do from the weekend. Not me. I did not choose to overlook my laundry this morning because, well I love laundry, it's my favorite chore to do.(HA!) I did not turn on Nick Jr. for my children to watch so that I could have just 15 minutes to myself while I wrote this post. Nope not me and especially NOT on a Monday!

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I think I'm loosing the battle....

And no, not a real battle. I was trying to convince my lovely husband that I could handle living in a cold, wintry place like Alaska, but I think I'm loosing the battle. Why, you ask? I like the snow. I like having a fireplace going all the time. But I think the real reason is I hate to be hot. It's not so much the warm weather as the, I'm melting because it's 102 degrees in the shade and if I don't get in the air soon, someone will die. Oh, you mean why am I loosing the battle? One word...sickness. Yup, that sums it up! I can't handle all the snot and hacking coughs that come with the cold. Well, it's not so much the snot as the fact that I can't stand for my babies to be sick and miserable. I feel so bad when they're sick, all I can do is love them and snuggle up next to their snotty little faces!(Which seems to work pretty well most of the time,if I do say so myself!) This only gives Micah an advantage in his argument to move some where warmer. All though I must say Hawaii does sound nice.(And for those of you wondering, no we are not moving any time soon, these are just dreams floating around our heads!) Anyway, we had to take the kids BACK to the doctor yesterday. They have a new bug on top of the old bug from last week. So we are now on meds for 5 more days for the girls and the boy is on a stronger med because his little ears are worse than last week! Poor babies!*sigh* You know the more I think about it, warmer is sounding better and better everyday they are sick. Just don't tell my husband he's right, he hates it when I tell him that!(OK, I hate it when I tell him that!;).......Jessica

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Long Time, No Blog....

It has been a while since I've blogged about our wonderful life on the Lane. Although, this past week and a half hasn't been the best of weeks but it's still good. As always we had our normal, why are all you sheets off the bed, where did you put your brother's paci, why do you insist on running around the house naked, five loads of laundry in one day, week. But to add to our normal family life, (aka the Fowler circus) all three of my kids were sick with sinus junk and ear infections which resulted in a trip to the doc's office with all the same time. They were actually pretty good considering they were sitting in the waiting room with only an infomercial to entertain them for over an hour. Of course the boy would make the occasional run for the door and travel over to the well kids waiting room. (SOAP BOX: by the way, why do they have two separate waiting rooms when you have to enter the same door, write your name with the same pen, and go into the same examining rooms? They don't come through and Lysol anything! Isn't the point to cut down on spreading germs?) Anyway.... So after being in the doctor's office for a total of three hours, we took our three antibiotics and children home and hibernated for another week. So we all had cabin fever and did I mention no sleep? Enter the wonderful cough that sounds like you children have turned into dog's. Oh the joys of parenthood. But the good news is everyone is better for the most part and after I finally got caught up on laundry everything is back to normal. Well, you know the Fowler family normal. Until the next circus act.....JFowler

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What do you want to be when you grow up?

This is the question that every child from the ages of 5 to 17 are asked at least once a week.(Well some people are probably in their 30's still being asked that, but that's a whole different monster...I mean blog!) Growing up I know I had more than one answer for that question and it probably changed every week. One thing that I never actually said I wanted to be was a mother. Sure I wanted to eventually get married and eventually have kids but not at the young age of 20, which is when I got married. I wanted to be so many things throughout the years. Some examples are: Doctor, Nurse, Teacher, Missionary, and I'm sure at one time I even wanted to be a circus clown(come on now, what kid doesn't?). But one thing I never thought I would be so early was mommy. (Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE my life. I am so happy that I am married to the most amazing man in the world! Without him, I would be completely lost. I love my beautiful babies, they are more fun and a lot prettier than a barrel full of monkeys! And without them, I would also be lost! ) Yesterday, when I was pretending to be Dr. Mommy, MD trying to give a baby gorilla some cough syrup, the question " What do you want to be when you grow up?" entered my mind. Then I thought of the things I wanted to accomplish and the things I said I wanted to be when I became a "grown-up". And I realized that even though I didn't have an actual degree in any of the things I wanted to be(sadly, I never made it to clown college) I was very much each and every one of those things. Here let me give you some examples. When I was about 12 or 13, I wanted to be a doctor. Little did I know at the age of12 that I would in fact be a doctor. At least twice a week, I am cleaning up a terrible boo-boo, that probably needs staples and a massive bandage.(OK, so maybe it just needs a band aid and a mommy kiss....I bet real doctors don't do that!) I also wanted to be a nurse, which was the major I had actually decided on upon leaving high school. Well everyday I take care of three kids who, always need some one to love them and hug them and take care of the occasional bump on the knee or black eye.(Because they refuse to be good patients and listen to their nurse, I mean mommy, and climb and jump on things they shouldn't!) I also wanted to be a teacher. Well being a mommy is all about teaching! The kids have to learn their ABC's,123's, their colors, their names, address, telephone number, etc., etc.,etc. This teaching job is never ending. They will always be learning, if you allow them to. I must say I love being a teacher! I also wanted to be a missionary. Well hello Mrs. Fowler, welcome to the mission field! I may not be in a third world country, but I am in a three year old's world!(Trust me that can be just as hard!) The bible says in Proverbs 22:6, to train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. As parents, we are to teach children the values of life. We are to teach them to love as Jesus loves. We are to teach them the promises of God's word. We should teach them to give as Jesus gives and to put others before ourselves. As Christian parents, we are in the mission field everyday. There are so many other jobs that I have including: professional cleaner, hairdresser, chef, laundry service, nanny, dragon slayer, robot builder, daycare service to all things baby doll, toy repairman, (crayon)artist, play-doh builder, and yes even head circus clown. This year I will be 27, and since I'm "grown up" now, I realize that I am everything I've ever wanted to be, and that is mommy! JFowler

Monday, January 4, 2010

All I wanted for Christmas was......

Laundry???? Ummm, no thanks!! I would much rather have:

My girls playing in their new Christmas PJ's, waiting for Santa to come.....And my boy in his awesome Spiderman PJ's waiting to go to bed or get into something(which ever comes first!) ....
And it just so happens that is just what I got! Sure I had plenty of laundry to do the next day (or two or three or....well you get the idea!) but there is always laundry to be done! So we celebrated Christmas with three happy(and pretty darn cute if I do say so myself ) kids, and laundry wasn't even thought about!!!
Thank God because bicycles, babies, and toy cement mixers are way more fun than doing or thinking about laundry!! JFowler