Reading Contest

Every month in Starla’s class they have reading goals of 30 books/chapters a month. April isn’t even over yet and she is well over 30. Each one of the flowers represents 5 books/chapters. YeeeeAH… Starla pretty much rocked it this month. They have had to start over-lapping her flowers. ♥ (Click the picture to see it larger)

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No Refill

The weekend went by too fast, as always. I am very ready for sleep, I have to get up extra early tomorrow, but before I do I wanted to blog the cutest conversation with Starla…One of those “Mom Moments”, ya know?

After dinner, Starla was looking at an empty cream soda bottle and said we could put water in it. (Starla is learning about recycling in school) Then she mentioned “Reuse reduce recycle”. As she was looking over the empty bottle, no doubt ideas running wild of how she could reuse this bottle, she read “No refill” along the bottles side…

Me: “Guess we can’t reuse it then”

Starla: “Well we can’t in the store, but we can at home because nobody can see us”.

I love being a Mom. ♥

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Fruit instead of ice cream??

Yesterday Starla came home from school with more energy than needed… So I thought we would walk to the grocery store…And to my amazement, my little girl pick buying fruit over ice cream. Plus ten for me! I’m trying to lose weight (who isn’t?) so the fruit change is a nice one…Although I still polished off dinner with a King Size Nutrageous…However! Starla and I went on our first bike ride together yesterday, after our fruit feast ♥
Trent on the other hand, he refused the fruit AND the playing outside and just wanted to “study” Star Wars. He just turned four in August and can’t read yet, but he sure fakes it pretty well! (And yeah, that couch is seriously awesome…)

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And he can’t even read yet…

My son, Trent, is IN LOVE with Star Wars. It is quit admirable to see a four year old devoted to something with such an in depth and complicated story line. Trent can name the characters, ships, weapons… I have to admit, I think Rory has nudged his son down this path a bit…Regardless, the past few mornings, Trent has been “reading” Star Wars Insider magazines (from the early 1990’s) and it is SO cute how carefully he turns each and every page…I imagine his father read through these magazines much in the same way. ♥

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The New Soccer Mom

I have been meaning to start a blog for my children for years now… I’ve envied those Mommies who have been blogging about their children since birth, having digital records of nearly every day and every month in the life of their child(ren). I guess I just never felt like I had an appropriate “theme”. Yes, being a mother in its self is “theme” enough, but I wanted to offer more. Some sort of insight, some glimpse into…*blank*….

Then it hit me… and I felt ridiculous it didn’t hit me sooner. I am the new “Soccer Mom”. At least that’s what I get called. I am a part of the new generation of Tattooed Mommies, the Independent Thinking Mommies.

My name is Kylee Lane and my husband, Rory, and I have two amazing, entertaining children. Our daughter, Starla, is seven and very independent in a “I want to be in charge” kind of way, outgoing and tough. While our son, Trent, is four and very quiet, independent in a “I want to be left alone so I can play quietly in this corner” kind of way, and a hands down “Mommas Boy”.

Those are our kids. As for us, Rory and I have been together since High School. Yeah, yeah High School love story…not really. We have had our bumps and rough patches here and there, but rather than have grown apart from each other, we have grown closer together. I can honestly say I love my husband more and more everyday. Seeing the things he does for this family and how hard he works…The world is running short of men like him.

I think there has been a negative stigma surrounding Alternative Parents. Parents who aren’t raising their children by the book, parents that feel they have something to prove…And these parents are blogging about it!


UPDATE///IDK like three years later? 12.6.13 Oh man I am a dork. Yeah, so I am getting back into writing so I am going back over old posts and I am sorry for…nothing. I am pretty pumped I have this digital scrapbook. I turn 30 years old tomorrow. Boooiiiiiiiiii!

You guys ruined the internet. Now that blogging is so popular, I am really reluctant to go back it. Why do YOU care what the heck I have to say? I am never going to sell add space so traffic is irrelevant to me.

If you happen to read this, could you tell me why you are here in the comments? Really really.