Monday, July 14, 2008

Find a Little Humor in Your Day

I saw this on The Homeschooling Blog and I just cracked up laughing! I just had to post it here to share with all of you! Pretty well sums up how this mom has been feeling lately!

Any thoughts from the other moms out there?

Oh, I forgot to mention that this is Anita Renfroe.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Customer Appreciation Day

Today was Cow Appreciation Day at our local Chick-Fil-A. They offered a free meal to anyone who dressed like a cow. Our children's group at church decided to make a group outing to lunch together and have fun. Yesterday, I made a trip to WalMart to purchase some inexpensive fabric to add to a t-shirt to make it look like a cow. But, Princess TD found this great fabric that had a cow print on it! It was a little more than the cheap fabric, but it came out so much cuter! Here are my little cow impersonators!

The also offered face painting, which Princess TD immediately got in line to do. I was at the table with Little TD, and the face painter did the cow spots. She wasn't totally thrilled with them because they weren't pink (go figure), so that's why she's not smiling as much as she usually does. But it really makes the costume, don't ya think?

They also had a dairy cow there. Her name was Daisy. They had a milking demonstration and talked about where the milk comes from. How when the cow eats, about 4 days later it turns into milk. It was really cool. The kids got to see where milk comes from and got to pet the cow too! Here's a picture of the kids with Daisy.

Chick-Fil-A is so awesome! Where else can you get a quick lunch and have an educational field trip all at the same time!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Princess TD

Again this year, the entire country celebrated Princess TD's birthday! It really is pretty cool having a July 4th birthday! She is our little firecracker, and true to her birthdate, she can explode at any time! She is such the girl and our little princess. She has a sweet heart, loves babies and prays for those she sees having hard times. If you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she'll tell you a mommy. She is so happy to be 5 years old, just ask, she'll tell you! She had a special party for her birthday including the Barbie cake made by Mommy, as requested. Here are some pictures:

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Do I Miss Working?

I get this question quite frequently, especially when new acquantances find out that I was an engineer before having children.

This question came to my mind again this morning when I changed the calendar to July and the realization hit me that today was my last day of work five years ago. It's been five years since I have worked as an engineer! The years are flying by faster than I would like them to pass.

Do I miss working?

Yes, some days I miss the interactions, mainly the mental ones, solving design problems and optimizing heat exchangers.


No, most days I am thrilled that I get to watch my children grow, develop and learn. There is nothing sweeter than seeing the light bulb come on when they figure something out! I am looking forward to seeing that light bulb again as we begin school in the next few weeks.

So, it's been five years since I have been an engineer and I wouldn't trade a moment of being with my children for the opportunity to design one more heat exchanger!

Oh, and just so I don't get all of you other SAHMs all in an uproar, I have been working raising my children and keeping our home, but I haven't been working as an engineer. :)