Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Matty Moo Moo

Hi my names is Mattea. I was named after Matthew - my mommy's favorite book of the Bible. My name means 'gift of God' and my mommy and daddy remind me daily that I am just that.
I am currently 6 years old but have a birthday coming up shortly. I'm really looking forward to turning 7. Currently, I am in first grade. I love my school, although I was a bit nervous to start there in September. I didn't know a single soul in my class but have definitely gotten to know quite a few friends since then. I'm a pretty friendly girl and talk to just about anyone (sometimes I talk too much).
Did you know that I get to be a cheerleader soon? That's right, Upward Cheerleading starts this Thursday. I am so excited that I'm counting down the days. I'll be on a squad with my sister and many of my closest friends. I can't wait. I also started the cooking club at school this week. Whew, it has been a busy week! I think I'll like cooking club. I'm always willing to help out and measure in the kitchen with mom - except I'm a bit messy. I really need to work on that. Even the simplest tasks like pouring some milk winds up in a pretty big mess. Hey - have you seen the movie 'Ramona and Beezus?' My mom says I remind her a lot of Ramona. Apparently I'm a little flighty and spacey sometimes but my mommy reminds me that I have a heart of gold - and that's all that matters.
As you can see by my picture above, I'm missing quite a few teeth. I love to smile and my mom actually makes me smile more these days because my two front teeth are missing. Mom thinks it is 'absolutely adorable' but I am kind of sick of it actually. I would really love to eat corn on the cob like a normal person.
I have a younger sister whom I love dearly - except for recently. She is "annoying." She really drives me nuts sometimes. She is always copying me and she tattles a lot on me. I yell at her to stop but I don't' think she notices me or sometimes she sticks her fingers in her ears and says she's ignoring me. That's always nice. I love having a sister though. She is a pretty fun girl to play with.
Well, that's kind of me in a nutshell. I enjoy school but I have to be honest and say I miss the playtime I had at home. School is rough and it took me a long time to adjust - but I like it and my friends and can't wait to officially call myself a 2nd grader. So long for now.....


I love hearing those words - MOM. Except of course when you are trying to make dinner and you hear MOM, MOM, MAMA, MAAAAAMAAAAA, MOM with an ever increasing tone and urgency in your children's voice. Then the word "mom" is just annoying. Just being honest.

Well last night I was awakened to that ever so sweet 'mom' from my youngest Paloma at around 3 am. To be exact, it was "mom, my tummy hurts." Darn it, there goes my chance at a good night sleep once again. Ok, well I trudge out of bed, lay with her in her room, rub her belly and get some nice cold water. Thinking all was good, I made an attempt to meander back to bed. But first, I head downstairs for some water myself. That is when I hear "MOM" with a great urgency. The kind of urgency where you "just know" you need to respond. If you have been a mother for awhile, you know there are those mom calls that you can ignore and those mom calls that you take off sprinting too. Well, this was a drop everything, sprint to the child kind of call. As I rounded the corner to head upstairs, I see my little miss at the top of the stairs, on her knees, puking everywhere. If that didn't bring back memories. Remember this is my child who puked her first year of life. My poor baby was miserable. And that is when I heard that faint little pathetic "mama, I don't feel so well."

Sunday, January 8, 2012

St. Baldricks

Hey Readers...
In March 2010 - I shaved my head in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research. I loved participating in the event and would do it again in a heartbeat - if my children wouldn't have such a strong opinion. I am by far jealous of my coworkers who are going through it though - some for the second and third time. Talk about sacrifice.
Going bald was a life changing experience. It changed the way I looked at people, not to mention the way people looked at me. I definitely believe it is one of the best things I have done with my life - and it was stinkin fun. If you want to shave serious time off your morning routine - shave your head. If you want to save money on your salon bill each year - shave your head. If you want to save money on expensive hair products - shave your head. But - do it during the summer. Shaving your head in March is still a very cold experience.
But nonetheless.....Since I am not participating this year, I would encourage you to support those that are. Please take a look at the links below and consider donating to a very worthwhile cause. The children affected will benefit. Let these girls sacrifice their hair if you sacrifice your dollars.


Paloma's Plug

Paloma is filled with witty thoughts and funny sayings these days. And what makes them so amusing is that she thinks she is darn right brilliant when she talks. That girl is stinkin hilarious. Here are a few of her famous quotes:
1) "So this is chicken salad without any salad in it right?"

2) "Now when I have acid (acid reflux), it tastes like chicken salad"

3)"Dad, I want a cheeseburger with cheese and no meat"

4)"Dad, I'm going to rub this in your face until your glasses precipitate"

You, as an outside reader may not find the humor in these. I certainly crack a smile every time I read through them. I guess you had to be there......

Wednesday, January 4, 2012