Thursday, October 22, 2009

Best and Worst day

Lets start with why it is the best... it is the best because on this day two years ago my precious baby boy was born. Cohen has brought so much joy into our lives. Within minutes after he was born I could tell he had a "sweet" spirit. He is a cuddle bug of champions! He will nuzzle into your neck and stay there until you pull him away. I am so so so thankful that God has given Cohen to me. I pray that he has a life filled with joy, love and laughter... I love you Cohen

And now why it was the worst... from the moment we woke up today the kids were in bad moods. I was trying to get breakfast ready, but wasn't doing it fast enough for the kids so they had tears galore before 8:00. After breakfast I got the kids ready for school and me ready for work ( I work on Thursdays while the kids are at school). Got the kids sent off and headed to work. Work was fine, I just had a good bit to catch up on from being on vacation and felt like I needed to be there for another 10 hours. Left work and on my way to pick up the kids, Michael calls and our car is broke and he needs me to go get money out to pay the mechanic and pick up the keys to the car,(stress is starting because I need to get home to make Cohen's birthday cake because grandparents are coming over for cake tonight). Get to school and go into Savannah's room and say Savvy did you have a good day and hear silence from her teachers. I look over to the star board (they are up high if they have had a good day and down low if they have been bad) Savannah is on the very very very bottom. I ask her teachers what happened and they said she had a really, really hard time listening today and......she tried to bite another little girl!!! I was shocked, she has always been so good. I ask her to apologize to her teachers for not obeying and she throws a tantrum. I put her in time out, 2 minutes later, I get her and ask her to apologize she walks to her teachers and yells NO and falls on the ground and throws a fit. I AM SO EMBARRASSED. I put her back in time out, 2 minutes later, bring her back to her teachers same thing but more drama and even louder. She is screaming at the top of her lungs now. I tell her she will either apologize or get a spanking. Long story short, I spanked her twice and then she gave the most pitiful apology I have ever heard. So we leave I'm on the verge of tears. Go get the keys and head home to make the cake. The kids are in such bad moods and screaming while I'm trying to make the cake. Get the cake made and iced and Savvy has to go potty. Take her potty and come to the kitchen to find Cohen on the counter with a spoon eating the cake. I just laughed, what else could I do??? I got Cohen cleaned, attempted to fix the cake, got dinner ready for the kids and went to check the mail. Guess what was in the mail.... I have been summoned for federal jury duty. I stopped everything and prayed, I was really on the verge of an anxiety attack. The rest of the night went well. After everything all I know is that I have a savior who loves me and knows exactly what He is doing. Thank you Jesus that you are always here.
Waffles with a candle for breakfast
This was his birthday hat he got at schoolCohen getting into his cake an hour early

Attempting and failing on trying to make the cake look presentable :0)


  1. OMG Ashley bless your heart! I have had those days lately myself where it just seems like everything is going wrong. You are one great mom though!!!

  2. Lady I love you! You kept it together for the sake of your family! You are an amazing woman and Cohen sure does look precious in these pics :)