Saturday, April 18, 2009

More honesty

Jenn, over at T-Rex Mom and Dad Tales, was kind enough to pass this fun award to me. Jenn's blog is full of warmth, love and creativity. It's always a joy to stop by for a visit!

The recipient of this award shares ten honest facts that are hopefully somewhat interesting. This is what I came up with this morning.

My Sweet Hobo I can still remember the day he arrived in my apartment. He lumbered up the steps, looking a bit worn down. He cautiously surveyed the dining room, probably wondering where he wound up. Three kids holding their breath, as we waited to hear about whether this new visitor could stay. Hobo, our lovable beagle mutt, became a dear part of our family that day. The poor little guy must have been wandering the streets for a long time. Since we couldn't find the owner, we were more than glad to have him in our lives. This sweet dog could bring an instant smile when he wagged his little tail. Someday, I would like my kids to have a dog too.

Library Fans The library is one of my favorite places. Since they were little, I always have brought my kids to the library. I want to share my love of books with them, and hopefully ignite a lifelong interest in reading. All of my kids will eagerly jump into the van when I announce a library trip. I'm grateful that they enjoy the visit as much as I do.

Allergy Denial It seems like everyone in my neighborhood has an allergy during the spring and fall. My house is full of allergy sufferers. My husband and two oldest boys are sniffing and coughing these days. We are surrounded by budding trees and blowing grass. I've lived here for 9 years, allergy free. This spring, I'm losing my voice and coughing more. My husband insists that I have allergies too. I'm still in denial.

Water everywhere I think my boys use my bathroom sink as a fountain. You can always count on finding a flooded counter top after they wash up. What are they doing in there?

Scooby-Doo All my kids love watching Scooby-Doo. It is one of my favorite cartoons too.

Bird watching I have become an amateur bird watcher lately. City girl is turning country!

Painting possibility When I was very young, I liked to play around with oil paints. I wonder if I should dabble in that again. Just for fun. I don't think I have any real talent.

Computer kids My kids love books like me; my kids love computers like hubby.

Water guns and bubbles Two of the favorite spring activities in my yard. I just have to worry that my sons don't "accidentally" shoot my daughter with a water gun as she pops bubbles. I can hear her screams for help in my head already :)

Loud van, quiet van When I drive my minivan, the kids are singing or talking. The volume level can get kind of high. When my husband drives, he wants a quieter van. Harder for me to train my rambunctious group when daddy tries to enforce his van rules. That's when I hand out books and video game devices. Have to keep the driver happy.

I would like to pass this award on to the lovely, creative Dani, over at Dani's Daily Drop. Give yourself a treat and visit Dani's blog. She writes wonderfully witty, thoughtful and often inspirational posts for all to enjoy. Dani, I look forward to learning more about you :)


Dani said...

Thanks so much, Septembermom! I really enjoyed this post! I love the way you write- it's an inspiration. I'll do my best to live up to the award. Muchly appreciated! :)

pughy said...

what a lovey post. That is a lovely list of everyday enjoyments. I think sometimes the simple pleasures in life are so good. we forget how to do them sometimes, it is good to do things together as a family. My kids are grown, but a lovely pleasure of mine is playing silly games with my grandchildren in the car. I am usualy the one doing all the silly voices.
we also sing very loud and very out of tune, but hey who cares lol.

Happy weekend.

Well done with the award, I will check out your friends blog now.

Carol and GJ x

The Write Girl said...

What a great award. You totally deserve it Septembermom!! Your kids are so full of life, character, and personality. Never a dull moment for you : )

K said...

Congrats on the award. I've seen this one around and I've always really liked it.

T Rex Mom said...

Great post! I love how you put it together. And I can just see you and the kids cruising down the road in a rockin' and rollin' van on your way to the library!

Kim said...

I hope you guys get another dog too. We lost ours to cancer just before Deaglan arrived and want him to have a dog someday. I love the library too and it makes me so happy that your kids love reading as much as you do. Maybe you're raising the next NY Times best selling author. With all those siblings someone could write a good book. This was a great post Kelly and as always I love getting to know you better.

H.K. said...

Pursue Painting! I never thought I was artistic, until I started arranging flowers and realized I was good at it. I did all the floral centerpieces for my grandmothers 90th birthday.

Mari said...

Congrats on the award. You deserve it!

Wendy said...

enjoyed reading this post! really i enjoy all of your posts!

Awesome Sara said...

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thezeninyou said...

How sweet about Hobo...such a wonderful story. I like my car quiet too...amazing how loud kids can get!

Michelle said...

Oh how fun... the library is such a great place -- as is the car full of kids talking and singing. I will admit that we sometimes play the "silent game" when Mommy just needs some quiet ;)

Heather said...

Aw, Hobo is a great name for a dog - especially one that just showed up! I'm glad you were able to keep him.
By the way, love the new look to your blog! (It is new, right? Or am I imagining that? I think it's new. Okay, enough rambling! SORRY!!)
Loved the post - always fun to get to know more about a fellow blogger. :)

Jenners said...

Is it wrong that I actually thought you were talking about a "real" hobo for a minute???

And I love that your kids have inherited your love of reading! Good job mom!