Belated Mother’s Day Post

As I am preparing for Father’s Day, I realized that I never did a Mother’s day post this year. That is because I had the most horrific stomach bug that weekend. I was basically curled up on the bathroom floor in the fetal position all weekend. We were going to celebrate the next weekend, but then Jared went out of town on business and life just kind of moves along. This little questionnaire has been floating around on facebook so I decided to ask my kids these questions as something to remember Mother’s Day this year. I asked them these questions individually and at different times. They crack me up and melt my heart.

1.   What is something your mom always says to you?

Lydia- I love you.

Liam- Go get slushies.

I am not really sure I have ever said that to him especially since he cannot do that himself.

  1. What makes Mommy happy?

Lydia- snuggling

Liam- going to Disney with me

  1. What makes Mommy sad?

Lydia- Um. . . I have no idea.

Liam- not going anywhere

True dat, Buddy!

  1. How does your mom make you laugh?

Lydia- by playing in the pool with me

Liam- saying funny things

I’m so glad that my swimming and playing in the pool is so hilarious.

  1. What was you mom like as a child?

Lydia-hum. . . probably snuggly-ish

Liam- a swimmer

  1. How old is your mom?



  1. How tall is your mom?

Lydia-That is super hard. I have no idea.

Liam- ‘bout 20 feet and a half

  1. What is her favorite thing to do?

Lydia-watch movies and snuggle

Liam- jumping jacks

Really? Jumping jacks? That makes you think he sees me actually doing jumping jacks often. That, my friends, is not the case.  

  1. What does your Mommy do when you are not around?

Lydia- I don’t know. Well, want me. Right?

Liam- go shopping

  1. If your mom becomes famous what will it be for?

Lydia- me


Either they did not understand the question or we need to work on humility a little.

  1. What is your mom really good at?


Liam- going under water

I think Lydia’s love language may just be touch. That girl loves snuggling like her Momma.

  1. What is your mom not really good at?

Lydia- I have no idea. Super hard question.

Liam- eating ketchup without nuggets or a burger or anything

If that is the only flaw my children can think up on the spot, I’d say I’m doing alright.

  1. What does your mom do for a job?

Lydia- teach

Liam- you know, typing

  1. What is your mom’s favorite food?


Liam-um. . . chicken nuggets

  1. What makes your mommy proud?

Lydia-when I help her

Liam-when I put on my pants

Yes, Liam, yes. Pants are good! Wearing pants = really good!

  1. If your mom was a character, who would she be?

Lydia- Elsa

Liam- Ana

  1. What do you and your mom do together?

Lydia-go shopping

Liam- go to Disney

  1. How are you and your mom the same?

Lydia-We like to snuggle.

Liam- cuz we can both swim

  1. How are you and your mom different?

Lydia-Mommy can paint her own nails and I don’t

Liam- She can walk in the deep end and I can’t (followed by a big frown)

  1. How do you know your mom loves you?

Lydia- She kisses me and hugs me. ALL. THE. TIME. (with a slight roll of the eyes)

Liam- because she snuggles me every night

  1. What does your mom love most about your dad?

Lydia- how he loves us

Liam-that he sleeps next to her every night

  1. What is your mom’s favorite place to go?


Liam- Disney World

  1. How old was your mom when she had you?

Lydia-maybe 29

Liam- 16


This made me smile. I sure love these two crazy kids!


One morning when Liam woke up he looked at me and said “Whoa, I fink I sweeped for one hour!”

The other night a dinner Liam looked at Jared and said “Did you know water is the healthiest wiquid?”

I told Liam something the other day and he said “Yeah, I already learned about that in my head.”

The Cycle of Life

I am really good at many things when it comes to parenting. Add to my list of parenting awesomeness- today. We let our butterflies (which we grew from tiny, nasty, little larvae and lovingly and creatively named) go about 20 minutes before a big hail storm. Pat on the back, Steph! Don’t cry, children, all of the other butterflies are out in this storm too. I’m sure they will be okay. They are probably all cuddling under a really big leaf.  Welcome to Mother Nature our dear Mermaid Coral, Ruby, Reef, Boxer, and Dot. I just hope we don’t find wings here and there in our yard tomorrow.

Although this process was a lot grosser than I anticipated, the kids loved it! Lydia has read so much about the life cycle of the butterfly from several books all on her own. She even said the night before the butterflies emerged from their cocoons that the color of the cocoons was becoming transparent and that the butterflies would emerge soon. She was totally right!