Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Have Regained My Composure...

and you will be pleased to know that I did not strangle Ky. We talked, hugged, and cried for a long time.


Now I have a giveaway to tell you all about. If you haven't visited Petunia' need to. She is hosting a giveaway and I really need to win it. Momma Mia is Ky's favorite movie...and I seriously think that I am the last person on earth who has never read a Twilight book or seen the movie. Maybe if I win this...I might be popular again?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I Just Experienced Every Mother's Nightmare.

Just moments ago, I was washing clothes and holding a conversation with my 5 year old. My 16 month old was napping in her room. I went into my bedroom to put away some clothes and upon returning to the family room, saw that Ky was not sitting at the table like she had been when I left.

I called her answer.

I checked her answer.

I checked every room in the house and still could not find her.

Then sheer terror hit me...the pool!

I rushed out to the screened enclosure and searched the water. Thankfully she was not there...but where was she?

I ran into the backyard calling her answer.

I ran out into the front yard screaming her answer.

On the verge of tears, I ran to my next door neighbor's house and beat on the door. After what seemed like an eternity, someone answered the door...and that is when I found her. She had decided to see if her friend could play.

Relief flooded my body and my knees when weak. I told her to tell her friend good-bye...and then sent her to her room. I didn't know if I should hug her or scold her for leaving without telling me.

After regaining my composure, I went in and sat on her bed...and let her know that she must never do that again...

I just experienced every mother's nightmare...even if it was only for a short couple of minutes...but it was enough to last me a lifetime! Never again...

Hug your babies...and say a prayer for the mothers who cannot. Their pain has got to be unbearable.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Late Night Visit

Guess it isn't the cats that are making the mess on my patio...

I Will Never Be Able To Eat Bananas Again.

I just read this story and will not be able to look at them without getting that sick to my stomach feeling.

I would have passed out cold if I had been shopping at

and found one of these

while picking up some yummy

I'm gonna have nightmares tonight!

Rest In Peace

It seems so surreal that just this past weekend, I was watching the remake of The Parent Trap and thinking how beautiful she was...

My prayers are with Liam,

her boys,

and the rest of her family and friends.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Scenes From Our Weekend With "Uncle" Rico

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A Little Green Friend

drops by for a St. Patty's Day visit. He seems content to float around in my pool enjoying the gorgeous weather...

seemingly unaware that his very life is in danger.

Avenging Abby is watching from under the picnic table...

while Tabby The Terrible stealthily follows his every move from the cover of the dining room tablecloth.

Suddenly Abby makes her move. Is she dreaming about her contribution to the St. Patrick's Day dinner this evening...frog legs!

Swim frog swim!

Foiled again!

How To Catch A Leprechaun...According To Kyla

Put a big black pot filled with gold coins and other green & gold "bait" in the middle of a piece of paper covered with "lots of sticky stuff" and make sure that the rainbows lead the way. Soon enough, a Leprechaun will come along to take the goodies...but he won't be able to leave!

Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! May the Luck Of The Irish be with you...and don't forget to wear your green.

I have to get dinner started. We're having Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, & Carrots as well as a yummy Reuben Loaf. Can hardly wait to eat!