Friday, May 20, 2011

Cry Me a River

Dear blog,

I should be in bed right now, but instead I am subjecting myself to self-inflicted sobbing by listening . . . over and over again . . . by just about every cover there is on youtube . . . to this song.

The ending kind of changes the mood (understandably right?) but then again, what are pictures for? So, this commercial version was the one I liked best.

OK, be honest. Did you cry too?


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Is something going around?

Dear blog,

Something very foreign has been happening over here in the Wilcock home. We've been sick. It's nothing serious, thank goodness. As mentioned before we were sick about a month ago with some 24 hour stomach flu and last week Heath and Juni started getting some congestion.

On Saturday, Juniper just whimpered, slept and barely ate a thing. Every time she coughed she cried because it hurt her. She could only fall asleep on my chest so I didn't get much done either.

I took this picture with my phone while stuck on the couch with Juniper. She looked so sad and so sweet

She's feeling better now but her cough still sounds awful and sounds like a purring kitten when she breathes.

As for me, I woke up with a sour stomach on Tuesday morning and had multiple runs to the toilet and sink and the nausea stayed around the entire day. Thumbs down. So I was mostly stuck on the couch again. And now today I've started sneezing and I can feel the sore throat and runny nose pushing it's way out.

Again, I know that this is like the low-grade illness stuff we're going through here but this just hasn't happened before and especially with 2 separate incidences so close together. OK, I'll stop my complaining. Our sufferings at the moment are so minimal I need to be grateful that it's nothing more and that we are quite healthy. Hope all of you are doing well. Much love...


Monday, May 9, 2011

Fathers and Daughters

Dear blog,

Heath shared a special bonding moment with Juniper during bath time tonight. They exchanged and enjoyed each other's differences. Juni shared with daddy her toys and daddy shared with Juni his interests (I mean his humor).

How sweet!

Now, listening to the song is a must.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Children Are The Key Ingredient To A Happy Mother's Day

Dear Blog,

On this very Mother's Day I got to go to church and teach my primary class. They were a bit rowdy but they are very sweet children and they make me feel like they love me and think about me (at least on Sunday mornings). One of the girls drew me a picture on the sacrament meeting program and it said "I like you." And two other girls sat on either side of me during primary, grasping each of my arms tight with their heads resting on my shoulder. They were kind enough to tell me that my arms are "nice and not hairy" and "squishy like gummy bears." Then when primary was over, one of the cuddliest boys (though I'm sure he wants others to believe he is the boy of all boys) of my class gave me a hug and wished me a happy Mother's day. Honestly, they could be the naughtiest children and they would still make me melt.

The primary presidency put together a questionnaire for the children to answer about their mothers. You know where this is going, don't you? Well, here are some Q's and A's.

All images via google images, btw.

What does your mom do in the morning?

Lots of cleans the house and goes to work
-"Valentine's for my friends"
-um.. I don't know...we don't go somewhere
-do taxes
-go to "JIM"
-"gliter toes"

What does your mom look like in the morning?

Lots of tired and crazy hair
-"a grumpy witch"
-angry gorilla
-"rat nasty" (what?!)
-wears white clothes (I just about died with laughter)
-tired but sunshine face and happy (I want to be this mom)

What is your mom's favorite thing to eat?

Lots of pizza and salad
-cheeseburgers and happy meals to get toys!
-"deffinately twizzlers"

How much does your mom weigh?

-30 lbs.
-a lot
-more than me (smart alec)
-2000 lbs
-"What kind of question is this?"
-"never answering" (you can tell this is an older and wiser child)

What is your mom's favorite movie or TV show?

-The Bachelor
-Appropriate movies
-Bad movies
-"good movies for me, bad movies for her"
-Glenn Beck
-"She likes to watch when she got married to my daddy"
-Exorcist (Yikes!)

Something your mom says to you every day?

I am happy to report that the answers consisted of something related to school, clean your room, but mostly I love you. Oh! But the most unusual answer, "Want to make a snowmen out of mud?"

And finally my favorite series of answers:
What is your favorite thing to do with your mom?

-Read with her
-Play checkers and tickle torture
-"spend all her money for doing something fun"
-"We run out of cheese, we get some, go to costco"
-"snuggle on my bed with her"
-play games
-"spend time together doing fun things, just us two"

It's just so sweet how simple and meaningful their answers were on this last question. It all boils down to quality time that something as mundane as running errands with their mommy's becomes one of their cherished memories of that mother-child relationship.

To all the mother's out there, Happy Mother's Day!


Friday, May 6, 2011


Dear Blog,

Though there is a possibility of unconsciously forcing my own interests onto Juniper, I swear she did this on her own. I'm getting a hint of 1920's.

She loves to put every piece of fabric she finds on her head and apparently she is getting really good at it (in fact, at this very moment she took a washcloth from the laundry pile and is walking around the house as if she's holding it like a book on her head). I'm happy to see her already embracing her [mother's?] sense of style.