Saturday, February 25, 2012

What I Saw....

So last night the big boys had their belt ceremony for Tiny Tigers karate. It was a pot luck party. I, in my lack of time to cook or bake, decided to take pizza. Don't judge! It was tons of homemade delicious food, none of which the kids ate. There were several pizzas there-ALL gone before my family made it through the buffet line, which means they ate dessert and I had to stop for another pizza on the way home from the dinner party.

Anyway, I pulled into the Little Ceasars across the street from my neighbor hood for a couple of $5 pies. As I was getting back into the car and car had pulled into the spot next to me. So naturally you glance in the window. The back seat had 3 small girls, and by small I'm gonna guess they were each younger than my 3 (so probably between the ages of 1 and 4). And not a SINGLE car seat in there. And the 2 girls on each end didn't even have their seat belts on. I couldn't tell about the smallest in the middle, she could have had the lap belt across? The sad part is, I see this sort of thing ALL the time. Or older kids (out of car seat age) not buckled, or 5-8 year olds not in boosters, or kids in the front seat. I take this personally. I can't help it. I am aware of all the car seat laws and think it's one of the most important things we could do to protect our babies. Plus, what if I, the best driver ever, had an off day and hit your car with an unprotected child. That would kill me.

So anyway, my first bad thought was, mamma could afford and iPhone and an ear piece, why not a car seat. My second thought was to give her mine. I lived across the street and have extras, plus could afford a new one if I needed to . I debated saying something. But an offended mom can be a pit bull. And a pissed off black mamma could be a could be a big fat nasty grizzly bear. I was already in mommy time out for the drive, meaning I has asked for complete silence to get my attitude back in check thanks to my little wild nuggets who had annoyed me to no end just moments earlier.

So how to handle things like this? Part of you wants to call the cops. But I am a big believer in karma. And I would hate for my turtle to fall off his bike the one time he didn't put his helmet on. Or for me to get a ticket for rolling that stop sign in the neighborhood like every-single-other person just because I tried to do a good deed.

I thought about those kids all night long. Almost to the point of tears. How could a parent put their child in that kind of danger?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

More Christian

from the party.....

 Colton and his god mother, Linda
 Christian and Nannie, my MIL
 helping himself to the cake

 Con and his 2 best TX buddies
Ben (L) and Ilan (R)

 High five for the birthday boy

And now for some Thanksgiving pics.....
(and maybe now I can be caught up on last year?)
 climbing the big tree at Pappa Lou's house

 All the little Lenzer's
Connor-5, Kyle-1, Christian-2, Colton-4, Carson-3
Anybody feel sorry for my MIL?

Mark, the boys, and good ol' Pappa Lou

bad picture
plus me

Monday, February 6, 2012

Christian's 2

Somewhere in my lazy lack of blogging this little guy

turned 2

and he knows it
 he gets his own treats
and double fists it
 he is CONSTANTLY climbing something

 or putting things in his hair
it's a darn good thing he's so freaking loving and cute

Christian's birthday was over Thanksgiving
you know
well over 2 months ago
We happened to be in Dallas that weekend
So we asked our friends to meet at
Chuck E Cheese
nothing formal
just some pizza and fun

Thanks to my MIL
for this delightful gift
 This one is just as nosey
but it has finally made its way outside
Christian is my baby
but boy is he
busy, busy, busy

He can't decide now if wants his crib or bed
He really just prefers to sleep with me
Wouldn't be so bad if he slept the right way
But he sleeps sideways
There is not a bed big enough
for a sideways sleeping kid
No matter what
it's always a kick in your kidney

He has given up the high chair
It would take him an extra 20 seconds to get on the table
He tries so hard with a regular cup
The first couple of sips
not so bad
After that, it's on the floor
or his shirt
or both

Happy Birthday to my Christian
Maybe this year he can have a real party
and maybe
just maybe
I will post about it