Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Love soldiers

Tonight after dinner we were attempting to Skype with my sister-in-law and my nieces and nephew and out of no where Addy started singing quietly not even aware that I could hear her.

"We love soldiers
My daddy is a soldier
So everybody should love soldiers, too!"

*I have never heard a song like this nor have we made one up for her to even think of this*

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Planning failure

What I planned for today:

  • Work out at home
  • Shower and get ready
  • Hubby comes home early
  • Head out to the store, post office, etc without kiddos
  • Take kiddos to spray park after naps
What ACTUALLY happened:
  • Spent the evening dealing with scared children
  • Hence, no working out due to lack of sleep
  • Ordered hubby's father's day gift
  • Baked jello cake 
  • Baked banana chocolate chip muffins 
  • Played board games and puzzles with the kiddos
  • Hubby got home late
  • Kids napped until 4pm 
  • No errands
  • No spray park

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mommy day out

Things that bug me when you go out with another mommy for a mommy's day out:
  • Texting your husband frequently 
  • Discussing and bitching about husband several times
  • Texting during meal time
  • Discussing weight, gastric bypass surgery, etc during meal time
  • Questioning and worrying about what husband will say about purchases
  • Feeling guilty and putting items down that you know you really want or need
It's great to have company, but sometimes going completely alone can be even better.  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers

  • I added the picture just because Danifred said she was not.  I'm a rebel like that.  
  • Addy had her very first tball game this past Saturday.  It was the cutest and I will be sharing pictures.  
  • Girls are officially done with dance until the fall, which means one less day of running to practices and timing and planning dinners to fit our busy schedule.
  • I don't know how long it will last, but I did work out from home two days this week since I can't get to the gym as many days as I was able to with the new tball schedule added in. 
  • I have one more week of therapy for my back, which I keep getting reminded that "muscles have memory."  Which means, the injury can and will more than likely occur again.  FML. 
  • I hope you all enjoy your long weekends and remember what Memorial Day is all about.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Neighborhood Rules

I'm all about rules this week, aren't I?

  • Don't come into my yard to simply play with my kids' toys and not even talk to them.  
  • Don't beg my children for their toys, get your own!
  • Talk more to the kids, and less to the adults
  • Ask before you use or play with anything that does not belong to you
  • Stay out of the back yard, as there is no need for you to be snooping or secretly playing with toys
  • How about you stay in your own yard, play with your stuff, and simply leave my MUCH younger children and toys alone? 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Kites

We finally flew the kites the Easter bunny brought.  You can't see it, but this first experience was awesome.  We all had a great time and seeing how excited the kiddos were through it all was the best reward.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer sleeping rules

1. You SHOULD sleep in an extra 30 minutes
2.  There is still a bedtime
3.  You get to take turns having sleepovers with each other nearly every day out of the week 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

What filter?

Anyone have advice for teaching a three year old how to use a filter???  Eligh is the LOUDEST child I have and has absolutely no filter.  He makes comments that may be harsh for others to hear and he does not just say them quietly, he SHOUTS them out for EVERYONE to hear. 

Example from this evening while sitting at a restaurant eating dinner.  A taller slender woman gets seated at the table behind us, but directly across from Eligh's viewing.
"HEY, SHE'S BIG!!!!"

I obviously can't put tape over his mouth or even use a shock collar when out in public - seriously, who needs those stares? 

So, I'm looking for suggestions.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Closing time

The baby making gates are closed and I am at peace with it all.  I know that I had some flip flopping, ohmygosh it's happening questions and thoughts running in my head the closer it got to the official procedure date.  But, for us, we need to be finished.  We are happy, complete, and extremely blessed.  I know that for many who have suffered through infertility that ending any possible chances of getting pregnant may seem like a complete slap in the face, but my health and being here for my three is number one.  I adore babies, but my body does not.  My body fights pregnancy and causes bed rest and many complications that put my own family at risk of losing their mommy, and to put that stress and risk on us, is selfish.

Cody went in Friday afternoon and was up and moving for the girls' recital the next afternoon.

Even though he was not his complete self and still sore on Sunday he did all he could to make it special.  My mom and I went to brunch and I came home to cards and a way too expensive gift.

I am loved..........but most importantly, complete.  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Skipping the sappy Mother's Day post

I'm exhausted.  This weekend has simply been exhausting on all fronts.

  • Mom came to visit
  • Addy's last day of PreK
  • Cody's vasectomy
  • Girls' dance recital
  • Mother's Day
I do not have an ounce left to think and formulate some mooshy, well-deserved I love my kids post, nor a sappy it was hard to get here, and ohmygod our baby making doors are officially closed, just too much all at once.  Instead, some pictures of Addy's last day of PreK

Proud sister 


The class 

The only two girls - I'm certain they were spoiled 

Good bye class

Main teacher 


Ready for summer 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cute baby Saturday - recital throw down

The girls had their recital this afternoon and it was super cute.  This was Addy's third recital and Kinsley's first.  I was a little nervous to see how Kinsley would react once she was on stage as she is very nervous around people she does not know.  But, she did great for a little 3.5 year old and only spun once out of control onto her booty.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers - many firsts

  • It's been a week of many firsts
  • I started physical therapy for my back this week and will have to go for the next three weeks as well.  
  • First thoughts, the pain feels the same or worse especially after therapy. 
  • Secondly, I'm annoyed that one therapist did my shocking treatment with my shirt on, the next day the therapist wants my shirt off.  It's a damn conspiracy.  
  • Addy started "real" t-ball this week.  She will have games and everything.  I was so against buying any gear, but I changed my mind.  I scored free cleats, but bought pink laces to help make them girly for her (she was complaining they were too boyish).  I picked up a much lighter bat so she can actually hold it, a practice tee, and some balls.  I figure all three of them will get to play at home this way.  
  • Addy "graduated" prek yesterday and today is her last class.  Yes, I cried.  So what?! 
  • This afternoon our child making days are officially over.  Cody goes in for his procedure.  More to come at a later date on this topic.  
  • Tomorrow the girls have their spring recital, which will be Kinsley's very first recital.  She is extremely excited to get up on the stage.  We'll see how it actually goes.  
  • My mom got in late last night and we'll be here for the weekend.  I get to give her our mother's day gift, which is pretty awesome if you ask me.  
  • Anyone else have a crazy week?  
 As always stop by our host, Danifred, and leave some love. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Talking Tuesday - good deal

Mommy:  "What are you doing?"
Eligh:  "I'm scrubbing my butt."
Mommy:  "Why?"
Eligh:  "Because I fell down."

Addy:  "I didn't catch any fish."
Kinsley:  "Well, I did.  I caught two, and that's a good deal."

Monday, May 7, 2012


Do you ever feel like you are different?  Seriously, people are so different from me and our family.  Soooo different.  Our interests, parenting style, values, etc are so very, very different.  Why can't there be people like us that aren't miles and miles and MILES away?  I'm seriously thinking we are the odd ones and that everyone else is normal. 

  • We do not have to do everything together.  Whether it be the grocery store, doctor appointments, etc.  Why do so many feel they can't spend a minute apart, especially when lugging children along?  What's wrong with a little space?  
  • Whining in this house does NOT equal a toy, a special dessert, etc.  You have to earn some things in this house.  
  • Electronics and children - are not a must in this house.  Our kids do not have to have an electronic device with them every where they go, especially when enjoying the outdoors.  What happened to simply experiencing nature and simply getting outside to enjoy the weather?  
The differences make it hard at times and there are times I just need a breather.  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Warmer weather

We have had some pretty warm days lately, like 90 degrees warm.  Ridiculous.  These kids love to be outside, so I needed a quick solution.  I found a little blow up pool that when sitting will come up to their chest (so essentially like a bath), but an adult could fit in there as well.  Any ways, it was cheap and easy.  I picked this up yesterday and they used it for hours yesterday and today.  And now I'm back to the summer pool park passes and still haven't made a decision.  I know, I suck at making decisions. 

Warmer weather means I am outside more and for longer and have ZERO motivation to do anything after we have spent hours outside.  I'm still cooking, but I change what I'm cooking because I don't want to spend time cooking it or have to rush in to cook.  Not everything is a quick dinner. 

And, the number one area that I lose motivation in is school.  I'm in my third week of my second to last class, which means I have only nine weeks left.  I should have planned this better, so I could have the entire summer to enjoy the end of school, but instead I'll be stuck digging deep to find the last bit of motivation to complete these last two classes. 

Warm weather I enjoy you oh so much, but these other tasks do not. 

How has the weather been by you? 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Talking Tuesday - turkey hunting

Eligh refusing to eat and making grunting noises.  
Mommy:  "Eligh, you need to eat.  Quit with the noises, please."
Eligh:  "I'm trying to get the worms out of my belly."

Addy:  "Kinsley, punch daddy in the sac when he gets home."

Addy:  "When I get big, I want to be a doctor."
Eligh:  "When I get  really big, I want to go turkey hunting."