Friday, May 30, 2008

Online friendships

This past week has been a really hard week on me. I've been bickering with some of my dearest online friends. Let me strike that, they aren't 'online friends' anymore, I truely consider 'in real life' friends. A brief history - I have known online these girls for going on 2 1/2 years. We met in an online website because we all were having babies with a due date the same week of August 2006. We are what you'd call a sisterhood of sorts. We became so close knit we moved our group off this well-known website to a private forum. This is a picture of 9 of us with our babies from a meet-up in Baltimore last summer.

Well, being that we're all women there's going to tend to be bickering and fighting every now and then, right? I mean, there are close to 20 of us and we all have different personalities, opinions, and viewpoints. As much as we're all very close friends, we can't all agree 100% of the time. There's been 2 or 3 times when one member of the group will do or say something that offends a lot of us and some bickering will start. Well, this past week was the first time in over 2 years I felt like our group may be splitting for good. Sadly, we're becoming divided. It really hurts to know that there are 3 or 4 members who have seperated themselves emotionally from our group and continued to have thier own little 'email' group, if you will. These 3-4 girls were hurt by something and instead of going straight to the people that hurt them, they chose to back away and not try to get things right again. I think the hardest thing I'm dealing with right now is the fact that of the 4 girls whom are pulling away emotionally from the group, 3 of them I really felt closest to in the group.

A part of me deep down feels like we're destined to become one again. I just can't imagine our group without them and I really hope they understand that. I really hope they reconsider and come back to our group. Here's another shot of some of us at another meet-up in Philadelphia this past January.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Graduation Day

I've been perplexed for the past couple of weeks on what to blog on. Nothing in my life seemed too over exciting to post about and share my pictures.

Last night was Leyton's preschool graduation. It was very sweet. The 6 classes marched in to the pomp & circumstance tune, all adorned with their caps and semi-gowns. They then sang about 4 songs, one in spanish and one about Kindergarten. I teared up a bit watching my lil guy up on stage. I wasn't sad he was graduating preschool and going off into the big world of elementary school. The tears were from joy and being a proud parent. I couldn't believe I was looking at my 5 year old boy up on stage and that I have many more of these type school performances ahead of me.

The preschoolers were called on stage one by one to walk across and received their diploma and hugs from thier teachers. They had to speak into a microphone and tell everyone what they wanted to be when they grew up. Leyton wanted to be a baseball player. Funny because only 2 hours earlier he told his daddy he wanted to be a fireman, and the day before he told me he wanted to be a magician?!?!
Leyton had such a good time and you could see from the happiness in his eyes he felt not only grown up, but accomplished. He was proud. He was a kindergartener!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Whoopie Cushion Wars

Maddox - "Mine!"
Leyton - "No, Maddox, it's mine!"
Maddox - "MIIIIINNEE"!
Leyton - "No, it's MIIINNNEE"

This is all I've heard for a week now. Maddox wants to play with all of Leyton's new birthday presents and in the process has learned an ear screaching word, MINE, that I have to hear 50x's a day. The big toy they fight over is the ever so funny noise maker, the whoopie cushion. Yep. The whoopie cushion that cost a whole measley 75 tickets at Peter Piper Pizza. How many funny ways can you sit, lay, stand, throw, or step on it to make noises? Leyton's new favorite way is to fill it with water and well, pee, out the whoopie cushion. Oh lord, the boys are a mess!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Birthday

Wow, 5 years have flown by. 5 years ago I was in a hospital room holding my first born baby boy. Such an easy pregnancy and a very fast labor (4 hours!) I obviously get very sentimental around birthday times. It so hard to imagine your children growing so fast. Now, all the sudden, Leyton has hit this milestone where he is certainly not a baby anymore, not a toddler, and he'll be out of preschool in a mere 3 weeks. My boy is old enough for kindergarten! It just doesn't seem possible that he can be so big.

He had a big Star Wars celebration at Peter Piper Pizza (a pizza joint with games that shoot out those blasted tickets that earn you next to nothing, lol). Here's the cake:

He had such a good time with all his friends. 16 of his friends to be exact. It's so fun to have all his favorite buddies at the party. Look at how much fun he's having:

Whew, one party down and another to go in August. Sadly, the party perfectionist that I am, I've already started planning that one too. :-)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Five Year Old Feet

I'm not really sure what it is about this picture I like so much. I mean, they're just feet. Gross, sweaty boy feet at that. Ah, but they also belong to my sweet little boy that is about to turn 5! Wow, 5! What happened to those baby feet???