Friday, November 9, 2007
We have had some fun things happening around here.
My girls are so much fun. I can't tell you how many times we laugh throughout the day at something silly or outrageous. I have a blast being their mommy.
Kaylyn was a Cheerleader for Halloween. Excuse me. She was a 'Brenham Cub Cheerleader'. That is what she told everyone on the night of Halloween. She wasn't just any old (or young with great legs) cheerleader. Now, I'm well aware that she had on waaaayy to much make-up that night and looked like a pageant child. But, I figured that all of these other kiddos will be walking around with blood and guts hanging from their face, why not throw on a little make-up for the fun of it.
We Kramers have taken a liking to going to the Brenham football games on Friday night. We have the best time. Jason and I sit and watch the Cubs win their victories and our blond-haired bombshell watches intently as the cheerleaders do their stunts and cheers. By the end of the game, the entire section around us is usually glued to Kaylyn watching her every move as she mimics the cheerleader's.
It is insanely funny.
Her face.....so serious. Her precious non-coordination.....all over the place. And do girls just know how to shake what their mommas gave them automatically???? I know I've never shaken my hind end in front of her. I save those moments for my club outings.......sike!
Brenham has a Brenham store that actually sells these miniature cheer leading uniforms. Kaylyn wears hers to the games which makes the cheerleader reenactment much more hilarious.
Laney Rae wore a poodle skirt. It was so sweet because Kaylyn wore this her first Halloween. I'm all about recycling.
Kaylyn's friend, Reese, was a cheerleader also. They were so precious.
We also had crazy hair night in Awana's a few weeks back. Kaylyn talked about this night for many weeks. She would come and find me out of the blue and start talking about what her hair would look like and the color it would be. And then she would giggle and laugh at herself after she unveiled her creation through words.
We came up with this style. She didn't want it to be too crazy that it didn't make any sense. She does do the 'not making sense' styles very well. But, she did opt for a 'fairy princess' style. Her color of choice was purple. This is only because they were out of pink.
Kaylyn also has a kitty named 'Dolly'. This is pretty much the best cat ever. She lets Kaylyn throw her in her stroller, feed her pretend bottles, and put clothes on her. She sits still through all of this.
Side note: We have 3 kittens if anyone is interested! They make great snake and mice ninjas.
Insert picture of Laney Rae here.....Coming Soon!
Laney Rae is sitting up! All by herself. It took her a little longer than it did Kaylyn, but I attribute that to her lovely rolls that I'm crazy about. But, as far as food goes, she is eating all sorts of things and definitely not behind in that area. Today she had stew, yesterday spaghetti, and the other night Jason took us girls out on a date to a fine diner called, Cici's Pizza. Laney Rae had all sorts of things there.
As I was doing laundry today, I realized something. I almost ALWAYS have one load of pink clothes. I don't purposely sort them into this pile because they are pink. My sorting goes a little bit like this.
-Darks (blacks, navy, red, green, etc)
It just usually ends up that my 'lights' pile is mostly PINK! I love my pink pile of clothes.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard things like 'girls are harder to raise than boys are' or 'girls are so difficult' or 'I want only boys, my whole life, ever' or or how about 'I'm so thankful I don't have girls these days' or 'girls are drama queens'. My all-time favorite has to be 'girls are mean-spirited'. Really???
People mean well when they say these things....I suppose if you can mean well saying something like that as my 3 year old diva has a hissy fit over the shoes I chose for her to wear that day. Actually, what do people even mean when they say things like this to a mother of two girls?
I'm not here to plead my case on why I think girls are better/easier to raise than boys.
While I do believe that girls have a little bit (or a lot in some cases) of drama, I don't know if these statements are 100% accurate. I think there could be difficult things about each of them. One thing I do know with certainty is that girls are emotional. However, I think this could be a beautiful thing if disciplined correctly. I believe it is how the Lord designed us to be as women, as wives, and as mothers. It is what separates us from men......that and their ridiculous strength abilities.
Don't get me started here. Guys are just stronger than girls.....period. I would not want to leave it up to fellow firefighter woman to pull my firefighter husband out of a burning building if something should happen to him. It just wouldn't happen. That's another show folks.
I think it is the 'emotional' part of girls that scares people. The Lord has been teaching me a lot about raising girls lately. Especially in a world like today where so much is focused outwardly instead of inwardly.
I look forward to the day that my girls can call me their friend instead of just their mom. The tender moments of conversations on the phone about 'girl stuff', the annual shopping trips, baking Christmas dishes in the kitchen together, seeing them become mommies and helping them nurse their babies for the first time make me glad that we share the common bond of being women together.
I do hope that one day the Lord blesses us with a son. Jason needs a burly boy running around here as his little sidekick. Hopefully, one day that will happen. If not, I will still be thankful for my girls.
I wouldn't trade the pink pile of laundry for anything in the world.
p.s. There is an amazing family that I love keeping up with. It is pastor C.J. Mahaney's wife and daughters. They have four girls all grown up with families of their own and one boy. The mom and daughters have a blog called GIRL TALK.