Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My bliss

My bliss

is My kid

bliss 1 *My happy Smiling Kid*

I am pretending the next picture

is of Kaish at the Eiffel Tower

instead of the boardwalk

in New Joisey.

Pretend with me, K?

bliss 2

And still more bliss!

My husband

who laughs at me all day

well, When I actually see him

and he is not working18 hours a day…bliss 4

I totally forced him to marry me.

Did I ever tell you that story?

bliss 5

I must!

But for now,

I am going to go hug and kiss my bliss!

mamakatGo play!

She has fabulous prompts today.

Did you tell me about your kissing yet?

Please do.

It is a VERY official survey!

I NEED your information!

Where there is FAITH, there is LOVE;

Where there is LOVE; there is PEACE;

Where there is PEACE; there is GOD;

Where there is GOD; there is BLISS.”

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

I don’t know how theologically correct that is,

but it sure sounds nice,

doesn’t it?

Who made you laugh today?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kissy Faces

Oh, do I have a great K today!

K is for Kiss!

And I have a super question!


When I was little,

I noticed that one of my friends had a mom

who kissed her kid on the lips.

I asked my Mommy to kiss me on the lips,

and I think she wanted to wash my mouth out with soap instead!

She told me that we would not ever do that!

Needless to say, we never became lip kissers!

I don’t kiss Kaish on the lips.

Are you and your kids lip kissers or cheek kissers?

Come on, this is IMPORTANT stuff!

And I will end this post with a picture

that absolutely melts my heart!

Little Sofia and her cheeks.

This kid is SO kissable!

Let’s call it

Kaleidoscope of Colorkalaedescope of color

Go visit ABC Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday

if you get a chance!

Make some new kissing friends…

or just regular blog friends.

Either/ Or : )

abc 7 clown

kisses are a better fate
than wisdom.
~e.e. cummings

I hope your day is filled with

LOTS and LOTS of kisses!

Monday, September 28, 2009

For the love of a book!

This is what Kaish did

when he came home from school

one day last week.

books 1 He ignored the doorbell when Shoshi came over.

(Does that tummy make you laugh and laugh?)

books 2 He ignored the doorbell when Jonathon came over.

books 3  He ignored the doorbell when Patrick and Kevin came over.

books 5 He was SO engrossed in his book.

(Wallace and Grommit if you were wondering what book)

books 4

Phew! Finally Finished.

My little reader.

What are you reading right now?

I read a cook book tonight.

Gary wanted Rosemary Chicken.

Gary worked yesterday from 7 am until 1:00 am.

18 hours.

And he had to be back this morning at 7.

I don’t know how he does it.

He works 7 days a week every.single.week.

He is a super hero for sure!

books 6

We love him!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blue, Blue, Blue.

logo i heart faces The theme is blue. Enter away!

And the Judge….

The famous Sheye Rosemeyer.

Her pictures are simply 008

“Blue oblivion,

largely lit,

smiled and smiled at me.”
William R. Benet

What is your favorite color?

I like Green the best!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lake Nockamixon

Naji and Kaish LOVED going to

Lake Nockamixon this summer.

We would play on the docks.

nockamixon 4 Wade in the water.

nockamixon You know, just basically enjoy Summer days!

nockamixon 1  And now that Summer has officially ended

and Fall is upon us.

nockamixon 3It is fun to look back and remember the fun!

nockamixon 2 “For a long time it had seemed to me

that life was about to begin - real life. 

But there was always some obstacle in the way. 

Something to be got through first,

some unfinished business,

time still to be served,

a debt to be paid. 

Then life would begin. 

At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

~Fr. Alfred D'Souza

nockamixon 5 sunday citar SundaysinmyCity bokeh 032

bokeh 023

Mz. Booshay asked on Friday at Pioneer Woman Photography

to take a picture that represents fall with some bokeh.

I tried my hardest!

You know how hard it is for me

to NOT  put a face in a picture, right?

Nearly impossible!

Which month of fall is your favorite?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Childhood Crisis

Don’t be so shocked, I actually DO work
(when forced)
So anyway, I was at work in center city Philadelphia.
I was in a training learning how to be a case manager.
( I won’t even put a snarky little sentence
in here about how I have been a case manager
for 9 years, but you can just IMAGINE
how fantastic that training was, right….?)
Anyway, I am in this training,
and my phone starts ringing.
Once. Twice. FOURTEEN times.
momma 003 It was a call from our neighborhood friend with a cell phone.
There was no way to answer.
Now, if Kaish and Naji had been home that day,
I would have answered it right away,
but I knew they were at my Mom’s.
When we finally got a break,
I called Jonathon to find out why he had called 14 times.
Jonathon said he had to talk to Kaish right away.
It was an emergency.
momma 004 I told him we probably wouldn’t be home until 7:00 that night.
I could tell he was not thrilled about this information!
He said, “As soon as he gets in the car have him call me.”
Well, you know I was curious about this EMERGENCY!
Sped into my parents driveway,
Handed Kaish the phone and told him to call Jonathon
patrick 1
He called.
You know how boys talk on the phone, right?
All I heard was, “Yes. OK. We will be right home.”
The minute he hangs up I am all over him for details
It turns out,
a new neighbor has moved in.
And he is 9.
And he is going into 4th grade just like Kaish and Jonathon.
I can totally see how that merited 14 calls!
Oh, the joys of childhood!
Who did you play with when you were little?
There were no little girls in our neighborhood.
I played with my sister, Betsy.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Super Power? Super Duper Power!

It is Thursday and Mama Kat asked:

If you were a super hero,

what would your super power be and why?super 2

This is going to sound funny coming from me…

‘cause I really am not a self promoter,

but you know what?

I already am a super hero.super 4

And I think you are a too.

The minute there was Kaish,

my super hero power came.

The power of love.super 6

This love we feel for our children,


it is sort of scary.

It is SO big.

It is SO unexpected.

It is SO fantastic!super 1

So today, I am going to

revel in my super power.

I am going to kiss him goodbye when the bus is coming

(even when he is pushing me away)super 5

I am going to tell him

that God gave me the *VERY* BEST

little boy on the whole planet

(even when he rolls his eyes)

and I am going to give him money

for an ice cream treat at lunchsuper 3

because, some people might not think

Mommy Love is a super power,

but in my heart of hearts,

I know it is the GREATEST super power of them all!


super 7

Here is my very own Mommy

who showed me this incredible

super power love all my life.

"When I was a child,

my mother said to me,

'If you become a soldier,

you'll be a general.

If you become a monk

you'll end up as the pope.'

Instead I became a painter

and wound up as Picasso."

-- Pablo Picasso

What is one of your favorite qualities about your Mom?

My Mom is very, very kind.

I love that so much!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just My Family

Have you seen all the things that Moxie is doing this week?

Please. Please. Please.

Go check it out!7 clown OK then!

7 Clown Circus, who does Wordful Wednesdays,

has 5 vacation questions this week.

Now I know, I know, I know that

I have been posting MILLIONS

of vacation picture this week

beach 5And you are getting sick of it, right?

My sincere apologies!

How can I not play along with the theme though,

since it is for Moxie media?

I must.

beach 2I simply must!

So, let me tell you,

I used to go on fabulous vacations!

When I was a Senior in High School.

my class went to Puerto Rico.

Now granted, we were on a missions trip,

but Puerto Rico is still Puerto Rico!

beach 3 Totally glam!

And then, when I was a Senior in college

we went to Israel.

Can you even imagine?

It was a trip of a lifetime and I am SO thankful I could go.

It was very special to walk in the same places

Jesus Walked.

beach 4So, now, you must be wondering how I top all of that, right?

Well, let me tell you how.

beach 8 I go to Wildwoods, New Jersey.

It is not so glam.

It is not so tropical.

I don’t think Jesus walked down a single street there.

beach 7But do you know what is in Wildwood that I love so much?

candid 2My family.

That is what is in Wildwood.

On the dirty beaches.

In the grungy shag carpeting.

In the mayhem and chaos that is Wildwoods,

there is also my family!

beach 9 And my family, well,

they make every vacation better than

I could ever imagine.

beach 1

We definitely fight sometimes…

We totally annoy each other…

and drive each other batty

but, at the end of the day,

they fill my life with love

and I would travel anywhere with them.

Anywhere on the whole planet!


When is your next vacation?

When you look at your life,

the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.

~Joyce Brothers