February 1, 2008

Since I now have a job and run into funny people and read a lot more books I am hoping I will actually come up with interesting things to talk about. So I want to establish myself firmly in my blogging community…even though there are only 2 people who read it so far. But anyway, let the introductions begin.First and foremost I would like to introduce my children, since they are the center of my world. For internet purposes, they will be known to all as Peanut – 5 and Princess – 4.
This is Peanut. She got that name because she is my firstborn and that’s why my dad used to call me. She will also answer to Monkey because she climbs on EVERYTHING. She’s super coordinated and has her daddy’s everything…natural athletic ability, hair, eyes, tendency to negotiate, everything. She just started soccer last fall and loved it. She can tell you exactly how many goals she scores in each game even though they’re not supposed to keep score. She is a genius (and I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother) and loves going to her private kindergarten class and bringing home homework! Who wants to bet that won’t last? She is very sensitive and a little Type A, which can be a rough combination. But all in all, she is my angel and I wouldn’t change a single thing about her.
This is Princess. We call her that because, very simply, she is a princess. She truly believes she is a princess and she acts like one. This can be very cute, like when she comes down the stairs holding her dress so you can see her “slippers”, or very aggravating, like when I tell her to do something and she replies, “Princesses don’t do that.” She is the girliest of the girly-girls, which is fine by me because I am too. She is the spitting image of me when I was that age. She loves all things pink and sparkly and got her ears pierced for her 4th birthday. She wants to take ballet and I have high hopes that one day, we will get to watch her on a show like Dancing With the Stars. This child is beautiful (and I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother either!) but she is also beautiful inside. And even though she can be one stubborn little mule, she has a very sweet heart and cares about everyone.
So those are two of my babies. Baby #3 we will call MDH. He is quite a catch! He’s smart, good-looking and works very hard to provide for our family. There is nothing he loves more than his girls and they know it! He went to college on a soccer scholarship and there is no sport that he is bad at. Tennis, bowling, basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming, badminton…it doesn’t matter. If he tries it, he will be better than most. He says it makes him embarrassed when people point this out, but I think he secretly likes it =)
Last but not lease is baby Dixie. She joined our family two years ago after being abandoned on the side of the road and picked up by the local animal shelter. She was a little spastic and chewed up a lot of shoes at first, but now she can run outside and comes back when she’s called and sleeps right between MDH and I every night. She has truly become a part of our family.
So that’s all of us. I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures (and misadventures) and my random thoughts. I would love to get responses and be able to correspond with a wide variety of people, so feel free to leave me a message or two!