Monday, May 28, 2012

Nobody is Perfect

Dear Scout,

I am 100% certain that you will NOT look back on your childhood, and say, "Wow, my mother was perfect."  And, at this point, I will be lucky if you don't remember me as the crazy lady sitting in the corner, rocking back and forth, chanting, "It will be alright..."  

Anyway, just know that I love you, and I am doing the best that I can.

Love, Mom

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

Happy belated Mother's Day!  Mother's Day weekend at our home started off just like any other typical weekend.  Scout, with her boundless energy, climbed out of her crib around 6 am and headed out to find her first victim.  With Jackson at a sleepover, that meant me.  Together, we walked downstairs for some good quality TV time with Blue's Clues (whose clues?).  After Scout was settled with Blue and Joe, I started to make a ridiculously complicated raw carrot cupcake recipe.  I LOVE the idea of raw food, and I truly believe it is the best food for your body, but all of the recipes are sooo time consuming.  After about an hour and a half of work, this is what my final product looked like:

Delicious, but complicated Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Next, it was off to Searsport to visit my mother for Mother's Day.  However, every trip to Searsport, recently, has involved a stop at the Co-op in Belfast.  So, we arrived at the Co-op to load up on some of my favorite snack foods and eat lunch.  It was no surprise, to us, that while we were eating, Scout would try to steal the cell phone of some poor, unsuspecting woman.  

The cell phone thief & her new friend
Scout & Daddy eating lunch
Finally, we arrived at my mother's house.  The weather was amazing, so we headed down to the beach where the kids thoroughly enjoyed the frigid ocean water. 


The day was incredible! And to top it off, my mother and I dined on ginormous lobsters for dinner (the kids and Wade wanted pizza).

Aren't they beautiful?

The weekend fun did not end on Saturday.  On Sunday, after an 8 mile run with the girls, we stopped at Starbucks before heading out to Wade's parent's camp.  The weather was far better then expected, and we got to enjoy some time on the dock polishing our "piggies."  However, all good times, and pedicures, must come to an end, and they did when a very curious Scout fell off the dock into the water!  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

What do you keep in your cabinets?....Scoutzilla

This afternoon, while I was doing some cooking, Scout found a "new" place to play.  It started simple enough.  A few pots and pans on the floor, then one child, two children and pillows in a cabinet.  No wonder I can't keep my house clean.

You may be asking yourself why my children are almost completely naked.  However, there is a good reason.  While I was cooking, the temperature in the kitchen reached a scorching eighty degrees.  

And, if there were any questions about my parenting style or lack there of the answer to this simple question will end all debate.  

Wade (to Scout):  "What's your name?"
Scout: "Scoutzilla"

Yes, I have trained my daughter that her name is Scoutzilla.