Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dear Tooth Fairy...

The sweet note I was greeted with last night:


Dear Tooth Fairy ,
I want to give some of my candy to Brinley and me.
I want Brinley to have a wiggly tooth tomorrow.
I want to have Mario toys.

Ben David Lokey

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Break

Can I just say...I have the best job.
And this is why: I get to spend all of Spring Break with my kids and still get paid.
Going to the OKC Zoo with friends to see our elephants' BIG return...

Getting to spend some time picnicking back home with family...
And flying kites.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Spring!

Sunshine, Spring Break & Tulips.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

There's no hugging in soccer!

Or at least there's not supposed to be...
but hey, the only 2 girls on the team have to stick together.
It was the first game so it took the coach awhile to figure out he would have to split them up.
But Brinley eventually got around to business
and stopped these boys from scoring.

Bo had a good morning...
only running onto the field a handful of times
and otherwise acting like a big boy.

Ben's team has moved up to the 8 & under division, despite being mostly 6 year olds.
I was shocked to see their "new" playing field - enormous!

And they have goalies this year, which Ben is psyched about...
because he likes to stop a score.
But he still like to get out and battle for the ball too!
So proud of them!
Hello, Spring Soccer. We're the Lokeys.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Crazy has a name..

And it's C-i-N-d-i
I may be losing it, ya'll.
I actually got everyone dressed, hair combed & all, then rushed up to the school (to get a good parking spot, of course) for Brinley's Open House only to be greeted with a completely empty parking lot because I was a day early!

As many of you know I've been lucky enough to start my own childcare business from home. It's really a blessing to be with my own kiddos and also do my part to support the family.

It just so happens that this is the first week of soccer (with practice @5:30 two nights a week) and it's my first week with a full house of kids (attending 3 different schools) and then there's that darn Open House thrown in to push me over the edge, lol!

I'm so afraid of dropping a ball, whether it be the mom ball, housekeeper ball, wife ball, taxi ball or childcare provider ball...that I'm wound up tight this week.
This is not me - I am not used to a strict daily schedule. I do not make out menus weeks in advance.
But I am learning and hopefully I will find my groove.

Luckily, I have the best family!!
My dear husband has granted me a reprieve from dinner this week, because honestly I don't know how I would have time to make it anyway and be at the soccer field by 5:30. I could seriously get used to that.
My children have been awesome! Opening their homes, rooms, toys & mealtimes to virtual strangers. I am truly proud of them.

I heard a wonderful analogy this week that was something like this:

Life is like the tango. You are dancing along but you have to pay close attention to the music and be ready to pivot & head in a new direction when needed.

This is me, crazy mom, pivoting.


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