Sunday, September 28, 2008

Count Your Blessings

"When you're worried and cannot sleep count your blessings instead of sheep and you'll fall asleep counting your blessings"- Rosemary Clooney

This is a great quote from a great movie- White Christmas.  If you haven't seen it, you should especially around Christmas it will totally put you in the Christmas Spirit, although it seems way to early to be thinking about Christmas, I like that quote and so I thought I would share it with others.

I can hardly believe it is almost October.  My children have already decided on their costumes and luckily my mother in law is a seamstress and sews their costumes every year so I don't get stuck at the store picking through polyester costumes that are way overpriced and don't fit very well.  My son was totally excited about the new movie Speed Racer and so he says he wants to be Speed for Halloween.  I am not too sure what this costume will entail, but I will leave it to the mother in law to decide.  My 2 year old is obsessed with Mickey and Minnie and was Minnie for her birthday so she already has the entire costume.  It is a really cute dress and ears so I just need to buy some tights and shoes.  I am not sure what the baby will be or if I will dress him up, but he has a Halloween shirt and a sleep and play with skeleton bones on it that will work.  

We will most likely decorate for Halloween next weekend and go to the local pumpkin patch in a few weeks.  Which is always super fun.  It is always great to watch how excited my kids get when  we bust out the decorations and start decorating.  It also brings me back to when I was a kid growing up and I remember how special these times were to me.  My mom always tried to make things fun and special and I can only hope that my kids will think back on these times and feel the same way I do.  


Saturday, September 27, 2008

mom of 3

My name is Jami I am a 26 year old mom of 3.  I have a 5 year old boy,a 2 year old girl and my newest addition a 7 week old boy.  
I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I definitely think it is the hardest and yet most rewarding job I have done and will ever do.  I take this job very seriously and have recently become what some may call "over-organized".  I am starting this blog mainly for my own sanity and also hopefully to give other moms a place to go for advice and to know that there are other stay at home moms like them.  
A little about me.  Other than a mother.  I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, a college graduate and a former preschool teacher.  I try to look at every day as another chance to do my best and I try very hard to find joy in the little things in life.  It is easy to get stuck when you have the same job all day everyday without any one thanking you or giving you pats on the back for a job well done, but I find that sitting back and watching the way my children interact with each other and with others I catch glimpses of my teachings and it makes me feel like I am getting something right.
I will be blogging while my kids are napping and have appropriately labeled my blogspot -whiletheynap.  I hope you will enjoy reading my blogs and will mostly be blogging about the trials and tribulations of raising 3 adorable children with 3 completely different personalities and taking as well as giving advice for and from other mothers.  I am always up for a good chat  some good advice or just comparing notes.
Until next time.