Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

It seems like all I have been doing for the last couple of posts has been pictures. I promise that I'm going to get back into real blogging soon!

Until then, enjoy some pictures of my goofy, lovable kiddo, hubby and teenager.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

I have a serious rocker on my hands. We watched the Grammys this Sunday (probably the only people), and gabe loved it! He was mesmerized by Justin timberlake and Bruno mars.

Sorry for some of the blurry pictures, there was some serious rocking going on.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

The past couple of days gabe has been doing goofy things with his shirt...

He keeps saying that he is dada

He told me he was mama.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Parenting is HARD

*big sigh*

Sometimes I feel like I'm really doing a great job at this parenting thing, then there are other times when I feel like I'm completely failing. I guess it's like everything, except that I'm responsible for a human being.

I've noticed that some other bloggers are having this same feeling. There have been some good posts about feeling like a crappy parent from I rock so what and from harper's happenings I know that I shouldn't compare myself, or gabe to the millions of other kids and moms out there, but it's hard. I've always compared myself. I've always tried to see how I measure up to something/someone. Not a great way to live, I know, but it's the truth.

Social media is somewhat to blame for my feeling inadequate. While it's great to see what other moms/kids are up to, it can also make you feel pretty shitty about yourself, "why isn't my kid drawing a circle" or "why can't my kid count?" It's moments like those, or when I can't even get gabe to eat two bites of pasta that isn't Mac and cheese, that I wonder.

There are the great moments of mommyhood, when I see that gabe can recognize shapes, even weird shapes like ovals, and I'm so proud of me and of him. Then there are the moments when I yell or get frustrated and those are the HARD moments. There are moments when I feel guilty that he's spend a majority of the day in front of the tv, but then he tells me about bulldozers moving rocks and dirt (200 times), and then I feel kinda ok, because he learned something new.

I know this was a bit rambling, sorry. It's tough being a parent (and a blogger) and realizing that you aren't 100% right all of the time, and your kid may not be like another kid, but that doesn't mean he's not a smart, sweet, wonderful kid that you get to call your own.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Best flashback Friday...EVER!

So I decided to go WAY BACK for flashback Friday this week. Every year from age 5-19 my moms side of the family would go to Wisconsin. There are so many wonderful family memories that we made on those vacations, even if we were crabby some of the time.

probably the only time i fished

donald and tim
my mom and grammie

karen and tons of intertubes

grammie and i

colleen and i on the train ride from hell

grammie and me

almost all of the kiddos

we hiked...ALOT 

all of the kiddos before bed (one cookie or popsicle)

grammie and i hiking (again)

grammie and timmy

last time at benders

the girls all grown up

all of the kids