From The Woody Boys

Here Is A Video from Two Of Our Woody Boys…

I have posted this video here on Woody Boys before, but this time I have edited the music/video so that you can hear the boys speak about the “Gratitude Rocks”

Stay tuned for more – in a week or two our third boy who is 11 years old will have his idea ready to go, with a website set up. His idea is pretty amazing, even if I say so 🙂 I am proud of how my Woody Boys think.

Have you got a proud moment to share? Please comment and let me know how proud you are of your children.

Cheers

Lisa Wood.

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Mothers Day

Looking Forward To Mothers Day Tomorrow

I am so excited. On Sunday morning I expect to be woken at some ungodly hour in the morning by three little woody boys with numerous breakfast choices/a weird cup of coffee, grins all round, and giggles on the bed.

The older two woody boys – being teenagers –  will be fast asleep and will miss out on all the fun. I am sure that they will have more install for when they do surface from their bedrooms!!

Mothers Day

I have overheard the three younger Woody boys talking. I am not sure how I am going to eat all of their breakfast choices 🙂 Yoghurt, Strawberries, Muesli, Cup of tea, Cup of Coffee, Jam toast and who knows what else they can manage!! I am so happy and so looking forward to waking up. Mornings are not my thing, I am actually a night owl – but this is one time the boys are allowed to wake me early – besides Christmas that is.

I love to see their smiles, and the wonderful cards that they make at school. Baby Woody – Kyle has been telling me that he has a gift hidden in his room for me. Actually all day long he has been asking me if he can bring it out to show me. I keep distracting him so that I can receive it tomorrow. He is so excited that he was able to make his first gift for the first time. Being in Prep School is really good for Kyle, actually he is thriving at school. He is coping much better than I am, I still get sad dropping him off at school 🙂

How Are You Spending Mothers Day?

How are you going to spend Mothers Day tomorrow? For all the Mothers of the World – Happy Mothers Day sent your way. May it be spent with loved ones, full of laughter, and fun.

Here are The Top 10 Gift Ideas For Mothers Day. Do you have one of the top 10 gift ideas? I think that I have at least 2 of the gift ideas. Would love number 2 – Spa Gift Card !!

I am so looking forward to have cuddle’s, kisses, cold breakfast, tickles and a good day. May all Mothers enjoy the day doing what you love doing best.

We are heading off to the beach. It is my all time favorite activity and I love watching my boys spend their day having fun.

Love being a Mum, love being with my Woody Boys.

Cheers
Lisa Wood.

Daddy Woody Was Mr Mum

On The Weekend David Was Mr Mum….

Over the weekend just gone David played Mr Mum….I was off at the Think and Grow Rich Event by Stuart Zadel in Brisbane, helping out behind the scenes.

It was a blast for me, and I really enjoyed the time out.

Not sure how David coped with five very active woody boys.

Lately I have been dealing with two teenagers, and their very active hormones. Combined with our third boy who is 11 year old….and very active over the top behavior is a recipe for disaster.

But this past weekend David got to see first hand what I have had to cope with. ITS no picnic and I have been at my wits end with all of them.

Interesting enough David coped better than I thought he would. I came home to a clean house, fresh flowers, heart sharped biscuits (for valentines Day) and five woody boys still alive 🙂

It was a very good break for me, to charge my batteries.

I sure missed my boys, especially their hugs and kisses, but did not miss their active fast going cheeky behavior.

Its funny what comes out of there mouths….

Here is a conversation (I will try to remember how it went down) with my 8 year old boy – Cameron

Cam “Mum, I am on the lookout for the secret on how to get our family to nice to each other again and act like a close family”.

Me – “Oh and where do you think you will find the Secret”.

Cam – “where is the nearest library to us now. Because they will have my answer in a book”.

Me – “Not sure if there is a library at Glass House Mountains, and will need to look to find where one is”.

Cam – “Caboolture is close enough and they have a library”

Me – “Will there is a book in the book shelf over there, Its Called “The Secret” and it might have what you are looking for?”

So….Cameron jumps up and gets the book off the Book Shelf. He asks me to read it to him after dinner because its actually what he was looking for – “Mum, Mum its called “The Secret”, so it must be a book about my answer.

After Dinner I snuggle down on the lounge with Baby Woody (kyle) in one arm, and Cameron in my other arm.

Kyle only hears the first few pages….Cameron listens until he gets very tired and asks to go to bed. But before he heads of to bed I finish the page I am on……Its where it says “The Law Responds To Your Thoughts, no Matter What They May Be”…..

I ask Cameron if he understands those words….Does he get what it means?

His gorgeous reply “Sure Mum I get it….IF I think about our family getting along it will happen. If I think about our family being nice it will be. It will happen and we will all be happy together”

HOW COOL IS THAT? MY EIGHT YEAR OLD GETS THE SECRET easier than any Adult can understand it, including me 🙂

How to be a kid again? How to have the faith, the acceptance and the belief that what will happen will happen because of thoughts…….

Maybe Daddy Woody Needs To play Mr Mum again!!!

To next time, how was your weekend? Hope you all had a good Valentines Day wherever you are.

Lisa Wood

One Mum trying to stay sane with raising five Woody Boys.

The Latest News

A Phone Call Today….

From the Army Cadets Base where Hayden (our oldest Woody Boy) was attending for a course. He has been Hospitalised due to a bug that swept the camp but was in good hands, and in good condition.

The Person I spoke to could not tell me much more than that….and was only letting me know because the media got hold of the story and made it sound worse than what it really was.

As we don’t have a Telly, and never listen to news if we can help it, I was not sure what had happened.

I got the name of the hospital, found the number and gave it a call as soon as possible. I asked to speak with Hayden, and after speaking with a Army Personal I was handed over to my son.

He is doing well, and is being given a drip with fluids to help because he vomited so much earlier on in the day, and something to help with nausea feeling. He sounded terrible to me, but Hayden being the oldest Woody boy reassured me that he was doing better than he had been.

I spoke with him, to see if I needed to drive down to get him, but the hospital is the best place for him right now. It is fully air condition (which he needs because of his high temps) and the army personnel are taking really good care of him.

The way the media made it sound on the latest news, was worrying. I guess they played it up with fancy words to make it sound worse than what it was…..but then again the worse ones did go to the Gold Coast and that’s not where Hayden was taken too….

He rang again tonight and spoke with his Daddy Woody and we have decided for the time being that he is best off being where he is…Tomorrow will decide if and when I need to make a trip to pick him up. He was originally returning on Friday afternoon so maybe, with him getting the right treatment and cooling the date/time will still stand.

Being a Mother, the only thing I really wanted to do was get into my car and drive the 1 1/2 hours to the hospital….being a Mother of a 15 1/2 year old I had to re-strain myself and let him decide what was best….we asked him over and over if he wanted to come home straight away…..Hayden wants to stay and finish his camp, not sure if that is him trying to be brave and tough or if its because he is at that age where its not “cool” to be rescued by “mum”…..will be finding out tomorrow when I can speak with him again to make sure he is going to be fine…..

Gosh its tough being a Mum to a boy that is almost a man, one that wants to join the forces when he leaves school, so I know I need to accept his independence. And I am trying, really I am……..its just that its too far to give him a hug and kiss to make it all better – not that I can usually do that when he is at home anyways!!!!

The Latest News Made It Seem Worse Than It Really Is 🙂

Sending my love and thoughts to all the boys (men) at the army cadets that had to be hospitalised….Hoping you are doing well Hayden Wood…..Cant wait to see you soon.

Much Love To All The Men That Are In The Forces.

Lisa Wood.