Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Motherhood Questions

My SIL Susie and my friend Alysha did this on their blogs and I thought they were cute. So here is my go too...

Typical time of wake-up:
um 800am... unless it's not a school day... then we all sleep in until 9 or 930 sometimes..... :) (I know I am spoiled!)

On a good night when you/kids go to sleep:
Alden: 8pm
Lucy: if she had a nap then 730-8, if she didn't have a nap 630-7

How long you have been a momma:

5 years, 3 months, and 21 days.

How many times have you been a new mom:
2 and soon to be 3.

How old were you when you became a mom (is this to personal?):

Favorite Kids show:
Veggie Tales!!!

Least Favorite Kids show:
So many to choose from...

Favorite chore:
lately I don't really have one... but I don't mind dishes. And vacuuming.

Least favorite chore:

Totally the bathroom. Especially since Alden got potty trained.

Meal you cook most often:
hmmm I try and rotate it quite a bit. But some of the ones we eat a lot are spaghetti, hawaiian haystacks, beef stroganoff, pancakes, roast chicken & fixings,

Kids favorite meal:
Alden: peanut butter sandwiches and sometimes he really likes macaroni
Lucy: hot dogs, meatballs, chicken nugets

5 things that make you smile when you are being a mom:

1.When Lucy repeats everything I say as a question. it cracks me up.
2.Alden and Lucy playing together. Nothing is better.
3.How Lucy whispers "love you mommy" when I lay her down at night.
4.Alden asking me to snuggle him
5.silly knock knock jokes

Favorite thing your husband does with your kids:
He uses different voices when reading books to the kids. You should hear his Mickey Mouse voice!

Last time you went out with no kids:
Today for my ultrasound.

If you could take your kids anywhere where would it be:
back to Nova Scotia for a visit

Favorite pastime/activity with kids:

1 thing you said you would never do when you were a mom:
Kids would keep getting out of bed over and over after we've said good night.

If you had an afternoon to yourself what would you do?
nap and scrapbook and eat.

1 thing you do that your mom did & now you do:

Favorite quality of your own mom:

Her love is just bubbiling out of her. Everyone around her is smothered in it.

Favorite kids book:

Best advice for a new mom:
I never do ANY housework after my kids are in bed. If anything I would only do the dishes. I think night time is my time. And I started that after Alden was born and I stick to it. It gives me something I really need. My own time to do whatever I want.

Scariest or most heartbreaking moment as a mom:
Waking up after being moved to my room after delivering Lucy and Lucy wasn't there. After paging the nurse to ask where my brand new baby was, all she said was "Didn't anyone come to talk to you?" Which I was then in a panic. Then going down to the NICU and seeing her all tubed up and moniters. Unable to hold or touch her. Horrible experience.

Most joyful moment as a mom:
When they first lay that baby on your chest after they are born.

Last time your child told you they love you:
tonight when I put them to bed.

Last time you said I love you to your kid:
When I put the kiddos to bed tonight.

Love these two. Tons.
And everyday I hope I am doing right by them.

And as for the belly shot, I'll try and take on in the next few days. :)


Julia and Josh Blakeney said...

you just have the cutest little family. and you know what, i think love is bubbling out of you!

JA Crew said...

loved this post!! your kids are so cute! and your scariest moment... holy smokes!! i'd have about died!

Denise said...

Loved reading this Rhonda, and those photos are just too adorable. Lucy really is a little princess!

Susie said...

awww so cute. What? Alden gets out of bed? Lucy is the cutest little princess love dress ups

LindsayB said...

i thought i was spoiled with the wake up time, but you have a sweet deal. so necessary when pregnant! cute pictures, i love the little princess.

Heather M. said...

So stinkin' jealous of your wake-up times!!! I wish... 6am comes way too early for me!
Love reading your list! I didn't know Lucy was taken out of your room while you were sleeping - how scary!
Your kids are so adorable and amazing and you are one incredible mom!
Can't wait to see the belly photo! :)

Jess said...

wow I am jealous. Although I have just reached the stage where I am happy Abby is only waking up once a night. I didn't realize you were such a crafty girl. So much fun.
Cute pics you have adorable kids. Hope you are feeling good.

MonaS! said...

I loved this post Rhonda - your love for your family just spills out of you and it is so wonderful. You have amazing little ones!