Monday, May 10, 2010

Why God Made Moms (according to Kaela and Graeson)

Why did God make mothers?
Kaela (age 8...and giggling through the entire interview): Ummmm (looking at the ceiling)...He wanted there to be more people in the world so mothers could have more babies
Graeson (age 5): So kids wouldn't just have a dad

How did God make mothers?
K: (more giggling) He makes you as a baby and then you grow up and be a mother
G: He made you out of caramel and crab because that's what you like

What ingredients are mothers made of?
K: Um blood, and skin, and hair, and bones
G: A heart and eyeballs (looking 2 inches from my eyes)

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
K: Because he thought me and you would go good together...(giggling) and so I could be the oldest
G: Because I'm already used to you

What kind of a little girl was your mom?
K: You liked to cook and you liked to help Nana
G: You liked to ride your bike because you were a fun girl

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
K: How old he was so you could know when his birthday is
G: To make sure he didn't do bad things

Why did your mom marry your dad?
K: Because you were in love (giggling, giggling, GIGGLING and hiding her face)
G: Because he always cooks good things

Who's the boss at your house?
K: Um mommy! Because she thinks she can make all the rules
G: Mommy is when Daddy's not here

What's the difference between moms and dads?
K: Moms have babies and dads don't
G: A mom doesn't have a mustache

What does your mom do in her spare time?
K: You take care of kids and you read
G: Have pedicures and massages

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
K: Make her not get me in trouble
G: If she didn't work and was always able to play with me

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
K: Um, hmmm, let's see.....(looking for the answer on the floor, and giggling)...that she'd stop saying she's 29
G: I wish you didn't have to have glasses to see

Monday, May 3, 2010

Williams Weekends

When I started this blog, I had this lovely little idea that I would blog every Saturday. Then on Mondays I find myself wondering what happened to the weekends. Well, let's see....

Normally on the weekends we do laundry, get groceries, pay bills, and do "weekend chores". Kaela and Graeson each have a list which includes emptying garbages, replacing bathroom towels, emptying the dishwasher, putting away laundry, etc. There are currently four people in this house who HATE laundry and put it off as long as possible. But there is one little still-naive Williams who thinks laundry is fun....

Kaela is learning how to cook so she's usually in charge of the weekend menu. We've had banana pancakes, stir fry, fettuccine alfredo, blueberry muffins....yum!

After our weekend chores, then we do a fun activity. When it was Kaela's turn to choose, we did home pedicures. Daddy didn't really care to participate. :)

One weekend we went to the Children's Learning Fair which has tons of little booths and stations for the kids to do different activities. They experimented with magnets, brushed a gigantic tooth, created glitter water bottles, made handprints....and of course had their faces painted.

Graeson also had a school field trip one Friday to Abby's Pizza to learn how pizza is made. Ten little boys thought the carbon dioxide tank made the funniest noise they'd ever heard and they giggled hysterically! And then those ten little boys all climbed on the video game machines to drive cars and hunt deer...

It seems a popular birthday month as Graeson went to a birthday party, and Kaela went to two in one day. Kaela's second party was also a slumber party. We went to the Cinco de Mayo parade and then to the library while waiting for Kaela to finish the first birthday party.

Oh and then there's Mommy's busy weekends. The one "free" weekend where nothing was actually scheduled, I sorted two kid closets and wondered when some genius mom is going to invent clothes that somehow grow too. The third kid closet is still waiting... One Saturday I attended and was a speaker at our church's women's conference on "facing your giants". Then there's the once a month coffee craft night which is a must-have for kid-free (yes and husband-free) rejuvenation time. Bryan and I also participated in the Basin Youth For Christ annual banquet to witness inspiring stories of how Bryan and other adults touch the lives of vulnerable teenagers.

And on the future weekend agenda we have hospice Monte Carlo night, hosting my sister's baby shower, Mother's Day, our first camping trip of the year, oh and we can't forget the LOST finale!!! (Yes, this is a big event!) And then there's the projects that keep getting postponed like making DVDs from Grandma's birthday slide show, figuring out how to transfer videos from the video camera to the computer (and maybe even the blog!), reloading music onto my Blackberry, "helping" Bryan do yardwork....I need to retire to get all my work done!

So forgive me if the blogging doesn't really happen every Saturday. But I do "think" about blogging every Saturday, isn't that good enough?