Monday, March 2, 2009

Playing "Ketchup" - Award Ceremony for Yours Truly... Only about 2 weeks late...

OK - Sorry I'm a big ol' loser, and I am JUST getting around to posting these, but I have been given some fantastic awards lately and they need to be recognized!

First, we have a homemade award from Needsleepy! This one was a big surprise and I have to admit, I got a tiny little swell of pride when I saw this on there... I have even included HER NOTE that she put about me on her page!! :)


"This one I HAVE to give to Super Mom over @ Breed 'em and Weep. Whether she is having a shitty day or a fabulous day...her stories just draw you in. I read her posts everyday! I love following stories with her hilarious children and of course her special man in her life. Sometimes she just writes about weird and off the wall stuff that comes out of nowhere, it's GREAT! Again, if you have not taken the time to read this should! Thanks for keeping my day entertaining....always!"

Awwww, thank you dahling!!! Love you, love you, love you!!!

Next is from a fantastic woman, one of the most inspiring women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. It is from my mommy, WalkingInADream. Isn't that sweet?

But really, my mother has taught me so much about how to be your own person, how to be strong, decide what you believe and stick to it, and how to endure anything life might throw at you. She has also shown me that I can do ANYTHING and to never let myself or anyone else's opinion of me get in the way of what I really want out of life.

I hope I can lead by example and teach my children these same values. I love you mom.

And finally, I have also been given the Mom of the Year award!!! Holy shit, does ANYONE actually READ my blog???? lol But, I will go ahead and graciously accept this award on behalf of my 3 little angels. :) Oddly, they often look a lot like the little girl in the picture... "MOMMY SAID NO!"

This one comes with rules...

1) Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!
2)To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!
3)Send this to FIVE other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!
So, number one...
I feel horrible that I let my kids watch WAY too much TV. I have so much crap to do in the evenings, and that is what they always want to do - it just seems easier than having to fight with them about it....
Josie told me over the weekend, while she was watching me hang up her clothes, that I needed to get a "Wonder Hanger" and proceeded to tell me all of the fantastic attributes of this wonderful product that she saw on TV. She also informed me of what all you got on your order, how much it is, and if I ordered now I would get 2 stick up lights to use in closets, etc... I am SO very thankful that we were at home and not out in public somewhere... or else I would have had to pretend that she was practicing her lines for her lead role in the school play titled "I have a Lousy Mom who lets me watch too much TV while she is cooking dinner, doing dishes and taking care of my baby brother, so I have seen infomercials so many times I have them memorized"... She also told my sister all about "Bend-a-roos" while on the way to her birthday party... I was humiliated...
Number two - Seven things that I love about my kids:
1. I love all their different personalities. They are all so different, and each one is so very unique. I love that Josie is so friendly, that Mia is so rambunctious, and that Blake is so "Chill out and Relax". I hope they all keep their individuality as they get older.
2. I love it when Josie is leaving for school and Mia runs up to give her a hug and a kiss goodbye. They hug, and kiss then tell each other they love each other and Josie says she will see Mia when she gets to Gramma's later... Then Mia stands at the door watching Josie walk out to the car, saying "Bye Bye Dosie!!!" and blowing kisses.
3. I love it when Mia says Please, Thank you and You're Welcome... particulary when she actually supposed to! Nothing cuter when you say "Mia, can you put that in the trash?" She says "OK!" You say "Thanks, hon." She says "You're Welcome Mommy!" Awww.... or the little "Tank You!" when you give her some juice or a cracker... awww....
4. I love hearing "I Love You, Mommy". Nothing in the world can top that. Ever.
5. I love Blake's smile. The girls are darling and have the sweetest smiles and laughs, but for some reason little Blake's smile just melts my heart. Probably because he seems to know exactly when you REALLY NEED that smile. You can be running around like crazy, make him sit in his chair for 30 minutes while rushing around doing a million other things. You know he should be totally fucking pissed at you, but the second you turn to him, he shoots you the most heart warming smile. Its like he's saying, "Hey no sweat mom. It's cool. I know you are busy, but I still love ya". Well, at least that is what I am pretending he is saying in my head... I'm sure he probably just has gas...
6. I love when the girls are playing in their room together. I remember playing with my sister when I was little, playing together... squealing and laughing, running, jumping, giggling, all that... the most wonderful background noise ever. Until something crashes...
7. I love that my kids are well behaved in public. They can be rotten to the core at home, but in public they are USUALLY sweet as pie. Everyone always compliments me on well behaved my kids are and what little angels they are... Thank gawd they don't see us at home or I would be getting weekly visits from whomever it is that visits you when your kids are BAD...not Santa Claus, the other one....
And number three.....
Every mommy deserves this award!! Take it and run, ladies!


  1. I love the sound of the kids playing nicely too. Unfortunately, it never lasts. "Mom, she looked at me funny." ok...?

    Congrats on your awards. I am way behind on mine too.

  2. my kids and playing nicely...never. ever. coincide. ever.
    congratulations on all the pretty bloggy bling!

  3. You always rock!!! Great job :O)

  4. Angie, you've been tagged. Go to my page to check it out. : )

  5. Would you look at that.... You have another award on my bloggy... The Friendship Award. {{{hugs}}}

  6. ROFL I love your kids and you! Gratz on your awards and I just wanted to let you know that the Bend-A-Roos did sound interesting!!


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