Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Island

As long as we have lived here our children have especially loved our "island." Here they play under the three small oak trees gathering all the pine nuts their little hearts desire. They like to pretend to be the mailman and deliver each others mail. They like to tie ropes up into the tress and pretend to be pirates.But, I think most of all they love to bike, run, and scooter their way around the island to see who can win the race. It's the fall and spring season in which we take the most advantage of the Island.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Letting go

After a wonderful visit from an equally as wonderful visitor, I am finally free of a something that has bothered me tremendously over the last couple of years. This certain thing probably shouldn't be shared with the world, only because people find offense in the silliest of things, so I'll keep my mouth shut on specifics. But I will tell you this...People who tear you down, belittle you and talk horribly behind your back, are not worth keeping around. They are not worth the hours you spend worrying over why they don't like you, or why they say awful things about you. They aren't worth my time anymore. 

I have finally let go. I have let go of caring and giving of crap of what they say or think of me. It means nothing to me now, and it feels so good.

I am going to keep on being Allison, because that's how it's supposed to be. Love it or leave it. And I'll continue being thankful for those who love me, support me and laugh with me, because that is what life is all about. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

On the homefront

Since school and after school activities have started life on the homefront is busy. But we like it that way! Abby just finished her first ever season of Volleyball and she of course was amazing! She got most of the points for our team each game because she's such a great server! I had the opportunity to coach her team and I had a lot of fun. It's my first time coaching a sport, and at the end of each practice I would just thank my lucky stars that Abby got to go home with me : ) Some kids are just a little too much for me to handle sometimes..I'm thankful my kiddos are so good to me! Right now Abby is playing baseball and swimming, and taking piano lessons! She's a busy, happy girl!

Mac started taking Tae Kwon Do and he seems to like it enough. He's such a quiet kid that really I have no idea if he's enjoying it! He just started play basketball, and he's in his second year of preschool. He can write his name out pretty well now and he's getting used to his new bike that we bought for his birthday. Mostly he keeps to himself, playing with his legos or ninja turtles.

Finn started his first year of preschool, he didn't love it at first but he's come around! I am sure it helps that Mac is there with him. Finn is enjoying learning all about the alphabet and his writing his name out, it's cute because whenever he sees a "F" anywhere he'll say "look Mama my name!! He is super excited for his basketball season to start up and his favorite line to say right now is "that's not fair!"

Jack is getting into the monster/destroyer phase. It's not fun most of the time, I have to watch his every move. One of his favorite things is to open our junk drawer and find all the pens, markers, and sharpies and draw all over the couch, the carpet, the baseboards, the walls...really anything!! He is talking more and he especially likes the word No! He loves balls, like a typical Wischmeier kid!! It's really hard on me to watch him grow up, he's my baby and of course it goes by much too fast.

Ben is good, he wakes up at 4am to go workout each that's dedication! He's always so happy and positive, I admire him so much. He makes life so happy and easy for me.

Life is good for us. Busy, happy and having fun...with the occasional Mom melt down of course : )