Monday, December 24, 2007

The Night Before Christmas for Moms

It was the night before Christmas,
when all thru the abode

Only one creature was stirring, and she was cleaning the commode.

The children were finally sleeping, all snug in their beds,

While visions of Nintendo 64 and Barbie, flipped through their heads. 

The dad was snoring in front of the TV,

With a half-constructed bicycle on his knee.

So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter,

Which made her sigh, "Now what's the matter?" 

With toilet bowl brush still clutched in
her hand,

She descended the stairs, and saw the old man.

He was covered with ashes and soot, which fell with a shrug.

"Oh great," muttered the mom, "Now I have to clean the

"Ho-ho-ho!" cried Santa,
"I'm glad you're awake."

"Your gift was especially difficult to make."

"Thanks, Santa, but all I want is some time alone."

"Exactly!" he chuckled, "I've made you a clone." 

"A clone?" she asked, "What
good is that?

Run along, Santa, I've no time for chit-chat."

The mother's twin. Same hair, same eyes,

Same double chin. 

"She'll cook, she'll dust,"
She'll mop every mess.

You'll relax, take it easy, Watch The Young & the Restless."
"Fantastic!" the mom cheered. "My dream come true!

"I'll shop. I'll read., I'll sleep a whole night through! " 

From the room above, the youngest began to

"Mommy?! I scared... and I am wet."

The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."

"Hey," the mom smiled, "She knows her part." 

The clone changed the small one, and
hummed a tune,

as she bundled the child, in a blanket cocoon.

"You the best mommy ever. " I really love you."

The clone smiled and sighed, "I love you, too." 

The mom frowned and said,
"Sorry, Santa, no deal. "

That's my child's love, she's trying to steal."

Smiling wisely Santa said, "To me it is clear, "

Only one loving mother, is needed here." 

The mom kissed her child, and tucked her
into bed.

"Thank you, Santa, for clearing my head.

I sometimes forget, it won't be very long,

When they'll be too old, for my cradle-song. " 

The clock on the mantle began to chime.

Santa whispered to the clone, "It works every time."

With the clone by his side Santa said, "Goodnight. Merry Christmas, Mom,
You'll be all right."

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Photos!

Eden is quite a climber and loves to climb up on the couch or chair to find the TV remote.  This is how we found her after leaving her alone in the living room for a few minutes!

Eden is getting good at using a spoon, though she still loves to use her hands, as well!

Our little climber also loves to snuggle the dogs!  

She was a big help with putting up the tree!

She loves to climb into a box!


Eden loves to talk to Dad on the phone!

My little bookworm!

Eden and I had the flu on her actual birthday.  We had to cancel our little family celebration.  I did make cupcakes so Eden could blow out a candle... unfortunately, while suffering with the flu, Eden learned how to "blow"- HER NOSE!  Not the way you want a kid to blow on a cake!  Ew Gross!

A few days after her birthday, we were all feeling better and had a few friends over for a real cake and some ice cream.  It was a nice, low-key, very special day.  Eden LOVES cake! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I have a toddler- not a baby

So, I haven't posted in a while.  I blame it on Eden.  Now that she is walking I am not able to spend much time on the computer.  She is all consuming!  What a little ball of energy!  I am acutely aware that I do not have a baby anymore.  She is a full-fledged toddler!

Eden loves books and will bring you books to read to her ALL DAY!  She has turned into quite a climber and loves to climb up on the couch and find the TV remote!  She gives the dogs a run for their money!  They get along great!

I am doing well, too!  I am just about finished with my Childbirth Education Certification!  I should begin officially teaching in March.  I have been working on getting my "business" up and running.  You can check out my website at  

Brandon is planning to go back to school in January to work on finishing his degree.  He is looking forward to finally having that behind him!

I will post some pictures soon- I know that's what everyone really wants to see!!