Monday, May 23, 2011

Growing up

Fiona is growing up. Fast. I knew life would start at warp speed once Fiona turned five, but my neck hurts watching it all fly by.

A sign of the growing Fiona is the new pink CD boombox in her room complete with five CDs. She spends a lot of time listening to music in her room, something I did as a preteen.

With preschool graduation coming up next week, I find myself sad and proud all at the same time. Fiona counted to 100 today and I just stared at this grown child I feel was just a baby. She must have read my mind because she said "Mom, don't worry, I am growing up but I am still your girl. Just like you and Nonnie (my Mom)". That was exactly what I needed to hear.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


She is our Chairwoman and CEO - setting our guiding principles and leading us on a daily basis - cheering us on in good times and supporting us in challenging times.

She is a Symphony Conductor - ensuring everyone is in tune, helping us focus on our strengths, and creating beautiful music together.

She is a Meeting Planner - keeping multiple calendars balanced with activities, learning, and fun.

She is a Psychic - anticipating each of our thoughts and feelings and reactions.

She is a Worker Bee - constantly working to improve our hive.

She is Wendy - The Absolute Perfect Mom for our kids, and for our home.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Creative Fiona

Fiona might be a writer like her father someday. Maybe someday soon.

I was putting Fiona to bed tonight and when she saw the pajamas I laid out for her she scoffed at me. She returned them to her drawer and pulled out a different pair asking me "Don't you know the story of The Night Before Mothers Day"? Not sure that I do. So she told me how "it was the night before mothers day and all around the house the children were wearing fancy pajamas...". She went on to say that in the story the children all sleep with small smiles on their faces and in the morning they do not dare wake up their mothers.

There really is not a dull moment in this house.