Sunday, March 28, 2010


This week a lot of memorable things happened. And I totally forgot my camera every time. DUH!

Fun thing #1: On Wednesday night, I went to the Bon Jovi concert in Philly with my friend Kathy!!! Yes! ME!

The concert was GREAT and we had a really fun time! It was just what I needed. I have been feeling ... well - OLD and boring and stifled lately. Am I allowed to say that? Yes, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being Mommy to my kids and staying home with them, but sometimes I do feel like I have no time for any of my own interests and sometimes it feels like I've forgotten who I am underneath all the Mommy business. I know it sounds silly, but being out at a concert and enjoying the music and remembering what I was like back when Bon Jovi first become a household name just felt like a breath of fresh air to me.

And I don't have a single picture. But I do have the memories. :)

And since I have been listening to my Bon Jovi CD in the car, Audrey now gets in the car and loudly shouts from her WAY back seat "Can we hear 'Shot through the heart'?" Oh, I just cringe and send up a silent prayer that she does NOT go to school and start talking about her mom's "shot through the heart" song.... maybe I should play "Livin' on a Prayer" instead?

Fun Thing #2 - Today the kids went to our church's annual Easter Egg Hunt -- there was face painting, crafts, snacks, moonbounces, pictures with the Easter Bunny ... and of course the egg hunt. It was a little chilly but everyone had fun, although Carter wanted nothing to do with that Easter Bunny! I even ran into the kids' pediatrician there with her kids. It felt a little bit like running into your teacher at the grocery store as a child. :)

Again - no pictures. However, we did get our picture taken with the Easter Bunny - complete with Audrey scowling because she thinks she's too old for the Easter Bunny, Carter clinging onto me like static and crying, and Chloe pulling Audrey's hair - should be an interesting picture. As the photographer said - "The picture will tell a story!!" :)

Fun thing #3 - Chloe started saying MAMA! Okay, she doesn't say it with a lot of intentionality, but she sure is getting a lot of positive reinforcement every time she says it!!

I've tried to get this on video ... but no luck so far.

This next week Audrey has spring break. I thought I would be dreading a long week at home with all 3 kids, but I am actually looking forward to it. No school means a lot more flexibility for us to go out and do things. So I have plans for the library, a trip to Mom-Mom's house, a playdate or two, and late next week we are surprising the kids with a little overnight trip! SSSHH!! I am so excited - they are going to LOVE IT!

Even better? It is supposed to be in the high 70's/low 80's at the end of the week!

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Hi Amy!

It always seems as though I forget my camera when I most want to take pictures. I love Bon Jovi, but I think it's a requirement as I'm a former Philly girl turned Jersey girl!

Whether it's intentional or not, hearing her say "Mama" melt your heart! Enjoy spring break with your 3 little ones!