Monday, November 23, 2015

The days are long ...

This is the start of a quote I originally heard from Gretchen Rubin:

"The days are long, but the years are short."

(click on the link below to see a great video.)

The Years are Short

So true.

The boys and I discovered old video while searching through photos for a school project Payton was working on this weekend.  We had good laughs!  The boys were so cute and get along today much the same as they always have.  We also cried a bit.  There is a lot about days before that we miss.

I have always enjoyed making scrapbooks - documenting memories - allowing for these memories to be shared more easily.  It is fun for me.  It takes time.  That time has always been MORE than worth it.

And last night I was reminded how special that work is not just for me, but also my boyz.

... enjoy the moments for these are what life is made of ...

Friday, November 13, 2015

I did sign up for this.

I am the mom.
This is what I do.
Because yes in fact …
I did sign up for this.


(photo post mom cleaning)

Looking for Payton’s raincoat (again).
Scrolled through my memory.
I pulled back the cobwebs.

I have asked him to use a bigger bag.
He could put EVERYthing in one place.
But nope.

And what did I discover?
The bigger bag I was speaking of.
Hanging in the garage.
Empty save for a group of pens.
That were covered in something …

Oh … yea …
That would be melted chocolate.
A melted Hersey bar.
Probably put there this summer.
Baseball season.
Left to melt.
Through the layers of the Adidas bag.
Then harden.
Left for mom to find.
And clean.

keepin it real …

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This kids says the funniest things …

It was in the evening the other night in the Gage Household, and time for homework.  The boys were working hard to finish their assignments so that everyone could go to bed at a descent hour.  Mom was doing chores – laundry at this particular moment – when the young one needed help with math.


After being presented a word problem, Mom tried to present the story in a similar fashion that might be more understandable to him.  The actual math question asked about the weight of carrots after using a portion for cooking.  Mom changed that to consider a number of apples left after using a few in an apple pie. When I asked him to answer my new question, he apparently didn’t see the correlation.

The response by the young one:

Mom, I don’t know!  Apple pie and carrots don’t taste the same!!!

Poor young boy.  He has much to learn.
How can one explain it beyond apple pie???

Monday, November 9, 2015

Parent / Teacher Conferences

Today I had the pleasure of sitting down with each of the boys teachers for conferences.  You read that right.  It really is a pleasure for me to get one on one time with the people that my boys spend so much time with and learn from each day.  I am proud of my boys and hopefully have taught them the importance of learning, so usually these are favorable times around our household.


I love to see them learn!  And I love to watch them play.

Both of the boys are learning just fine, but of course we have things to work on in and outside of the classroom.  Learning is a part of everyday life.  I firmly believe that when you stop learning, you stop living.

And life is just too short to not enjoy the process!!!

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Henry Ford