Gumby World

My kids, my life, my need for a sanity check.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I'm Being Interviewed....

Makes me sound so important! ~grins~ I had to beg Allison of Plant Alien to let me play and here is what she came up with. I hope you enjoy.

1. Name your very favorite characteristic of each of your children (physical and/or non-physical... your choice).

Sit back, this may take a while with 5 kiddo's running around. Andrew is my type A personality child. I find it amazing that he is so comfortable in doing things that I found terrifying. He has participated in Taekwondo tournaments (won a few too!), sang solo's in church, had roles in school plays and LIKED it.

Catherine, child #2, is a type A also. (where they got that I don't know). Her enthusiasm and dreams are amazing. She always has a smile on her face and wants to do everything... learn to play piano, live on a farm, raise animals, learn to ride horses, garden, ice skate... if she could take lessons on everything she wanted to do she wouldn't have any free time and would love it.

Georgia, #3, has amazing patience. Out of all my kids she will sit down and work a 100 piece puzzle... over and over and over again. If something needs fixed she will find the tools and work on it herself. She reminds me a lot of my Dad.

Charlotte, #4, is filled with wonder. She will have to stop at everything and look. She finds "treasures" everywhere. She loves to ride her tricycle fast and furious while singing about everything she sees.

Silvia is my baby. She is full of Sunshine. It is hard to have a bad day when she is sitting there looking at you with full smiles. Who wouldn't love that.

2. Are you going to go back to teaching again or rock the SAHM thing for awhile?

Although I love being home I miss having my "own" money. I never thought it would bother me no making money. I have worked (reported to the government) since I was 16 (always had jobs since I was 14). I like that freedom I guess. I wouldn't mind working from home (a possible textbook gig). I would miss the teaching (again, something I NEVER thought I would love doing that but I did... I hope I passed on some of my love of Sociology).

3. What do you miss most about your old house (at least one thing material... like that screen door I LOVED, and one thing generally speaking... not necessarily a tangible thing)?

I did love that screen door, snort. It would be a toss up between the hardwood floors (I LOVED those things, we have carpet now) and the built in book cases. I had so many books stuffed on those things. Now, not so much room. A lot of my books are still in boxes. It makes me sad.

4. What author (living or dead) would you love to meet in person? (This assumes that if it's one that is dead already, they would be alive for the meeting. LOL!)

These types of questions always make me draw a blank, I'll write something and then tomorrow I'll think of 5 others that I would like to add. ~grins~ I guess right now I would say James Michener. His book The Source was the first HUGE novel I read and fell in real love of grown up books. Dang, now I thought of Laura Ingalls Wilder... I loved the Little House books. Ah, so many more....

5. Name your top 5 favorite movies of all time.

They may not be profound but will have meaning as to why...

  • The Little Mermaid -- Jeff and I went to see this when we were poor college students and laughed that someday we will have kids and have a reason to see cartoons.
  • The Sound of Music -- Before VHS or DVD's this would come one once a year and I would spend the evenings (always took 2 nights) with my Grandmother. I loved watching that with her.
  • Singing in the Rain -- I'd like to thank my Mom for my love of "older" movies. This one is tops. Makes me want to sing and dance for no reason whatsoever.
  • It's a Wonderful Life -- I have to watch it every Christmas. Who wouldn't want to find out how much you mean to others. Plus, I just LOVE Jimmy Stewart.
  • Cheating alert... Anything by Tom Hanks. I LOVE Tom Hanks. People say my hubby has a passing resemblance to him. Sweet.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

And The Family Shot I TRIED To Take....

instead of just letting them happen. This is what normally happens in my family shots. Laugh if you need too.

Ok, I admit it. I'm a camera ham and any pictures with all of my kids in them give me warm fuzzies but I will say the picture perfect ones, although nice and makes momma proud, really do not showcase my kids' talents. Top of their talent list is "Drive Momma Crazy". They do a great job of that. My mom says "What went around comes back around". I think she is alluding to the picture she tried to take of us with Grandpa Erickson and I stuck my foot in front of everyone. "I" thought it was funny. I'll take my lumps gracefully and blog about it.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Guess What Happened Yesterday.....

I did it. It was amazing. I saw smiles. First, Georgia wanted her picture with Silvia so I took this.....

Then Charlotte wanted to get in on it so this happened.....

My brain went into overdrive because they all looked so happy that I added Catherine to the mix and got this.....

Dare I do it? Could it be done? I called Andrew into the room and ..... drum roll.....

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Pretty In Blue...

(Thanks for the outfit Amy! I love it.) Looking at her sweet face you wouldn't know that I just spent the last week carrying around a baby that leaked profusely from the mouth and nose. To the point that we changed outfits a couple of times a day. We have battled this cold (and possible teething) and now the light at the end of the tunnel is that I can see her sweet smiling face again. She wasn't so smiley these last few days and I missed her. Now if we can catch up on all the missed sleep life will be sweet again... until the next illness, teething, skinned knee, tummy bug, growing pains hits the household.