Mommy & Me

My wonderful bloggy friend, Erin, tagged me a LONG time ago with this fun Mommy and Me meme! Erin~sorry it took so long to get around to it but thanks for the tag! I enjoyed this one!

First, post a picture of you and your kids!

1. How many children do you have?

2. What are their ages?
Colby is 7 and Brayden is 3

3. What time do you start your day?
Workout days (which are mon, thur, & fri) i get up at 4:30 to get a workout out in before daddy leaves for work and the other 2 days i get up at 6:45

4. What do you eat for breakfast?
gosh.....a bowl of cereal, or some fruit, or a bagel and ALWAYS washed down with a nice warm cup of coffee!

5. Do your kids watch TV?
That would be a definite yes......i do my best to encourage activities other than tv and Brayden definitely watches more than Colby since he is home with me all day. Living in a fairly isolated area where about 9 months out of the year are cold, wet and nasty it becomes harder and harder to find things to do that keep them entertained! Colby loves watching the discovery channel or animal planet and Brayden's favorites are Super Why, Word World, Wonder Pets, and Backyardigans!

6. What are their favorite activities?
Colby enjoys reading, soccer, football-both playing it and watching it w/ Dad!, anything related to science or nature, Awana, playing his nintendo ds, computer games and both card and board games. Brayden loves being outside, building things with legos and blocks, Cubbies, anything w/ his brother, "reading" books(more like making up the story as he flips the pages and looks at the pictures), and coloring or painting pictures!

7. Do you get a break during the day for some you time?
I am very blessed in this regard! Brayden does nap in the afternoons and i do get some time to myself. I am working on making it a priority to start this time each day studying the Bible and soaking in God's word, then followed by cleaning, organizing, laundry, stamping, phone calls, blogging and/or reading......i usually just prioritize what needs to be done and get as much of it done as i can!

8. How do you end your day?
Most importantly w/ my hubby! The majority of our "just us" time happens after the kiddos are in bed each evening! We talk, laugh, prepare for the next day, watch tv, play computer games....or whatever else we decide but we do it together as much as possible!

9. What is your best parenting advice or tip?
Cherish each and every moment! Find reason to be thankful in every situation you are blessed to experience with your children....fun or not, easy or hard....its all such a blessing and goes by so fast! And network with other mommies! This has been such an encouragement for me......nobody understands like someone who is doing it too!!

Tagging 5 people:
*Scrapper Mom @ My Yesterdays, Todays, & Tomorrows
*Lainey @ Life is Just so Daily
*Janine @ Family Toole-Box
*Erin C. @ Crumpton Classics
*Jean @ A Testimony of God's Providence


Erin said...

No worries - I still have to do the Hubby Meme, so we are even! :) It was fun learning more about you. I am impressed you get up at 4:30 am to workout. I wish I was that dedicated.

~love said...

4:30 or 6:45....geez girl. i'm proud of you though....wish i could do the same!
i enjoyed reading about your day! i need to still get this AND the hubby one done! =)

Scrapper Mom said...

Thanks for the tag. I'll try to do this as soon as I can!