Sunday, September 30, 2012

Who knew

That using the vacuum would not only cause our circus dog, Paws, to bark non-stop but also three kiddos to scurry to clean up toys as well as run and scream?

Obviously everyone in this house has gone crazy!!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Boys Nights

Tuesday nights are now considered "boys night." I take the girls to dance and daddy and Eligh have some bonding time.

Tonight, we threw a wrench in the plans when the girls were invited to a a birthday party. All day long while daddy was at work Eligh kept asking when boys day would begin - in which I reminded him not until daddy came home.

So, when the door opened and daddy walked in Eligh sprinted through the house shouting, "It's boooooyyyyssss NIGHT!!!!!!"

I have a feeling as the years pass, these boys nights are going to be interesting.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Twins versus singleton

For the past few years, Kinsley and Eligh really did not understand the concept of  twin.  Addyson called them twins, and we used to call them the babies, but had to graduate to twins or simply their names (more times than not, it is simply their individual name).  Out of the blue right before the twins turned four, they started asking me why they had the same birthday.  In which, each and every time Addy would explain to them that they are twins.  Eventually, jabberjaws would let me have a turn to share with Kinsley and Eligh that they were in mommy's belly at the same time while Addy was all by herself and that being a twin is a very special gift.

Eligh:  "Mommy, will I always be a twin?"
Mommy:  "Yes, Eligh, forever."

Kinsley:  "I am four."
Eligh:  "I am four, too!"
Stranger:  "So, you two are twins?!  How neat!"
Kinsley:  "Yep!  I am a twin, Eligh's a twin, and Addyson is five and a singleton."

With all that understanding though, Kinsley and Eligh are still two very different individuals and add in the mix of an older sister by a mere 17 months, the special bond twins are supposed to have has not really been established or witnessed yet.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dumping of some thoughts

  • Soccer team is being divided up, due to kids quitting (mine were next on the list). 
  • There is a girl in Addy's class, H, who I am starting to believe may be a bully or simply mean.
  • This PTO crap is no joke!  It is sucking all of my time away.  
  • Disney on Ice was so awesome - Eligh was in the most amazement, even with an older boy cousin who tried to ruin it for him. 
  • Speaking of my nephew he told Kinsley he hated her.  Cody was the witness and tried correcting him, but he still continued with he doesn't like her.  Broke my heart. 
  • Why is it so hard to find a good babysitter.  You know, one who feeds your kids meals, engages them vs sticking them in front of a tv.  
  • I sooooo wish I could get all three of my kiddos to dress up in costumes I want them to wear.  But, I know we missed our opportunity to do so.  
  • I need to get decorations up soon.  Who has decorations up for fall/Halloween already?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Talking Tuesday - responses

Addy (in response to Kinsley's singing): "Mommy, will you stop her mouth?"

Eligh (in response to most anything): "I cannot!"

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bit by bit I'm falling apart

Gah....I had a dentist appointment today. A year of putting it off and I finally took down the phone number to the oral surgeon - now I just need to call. Sigh

My back/neck pain is back. I don't have time or a sitter to go back to physical therapy, so I may bite the bullet and go to the chiropractor.

And, my foot has been bothering me more frequently and the brace is not helping or lessening the symptoms.

Why does it all happen at once?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Twins' fourth birthday - final pictures

Birthdays during the week are tough and yes, it has been nearly one week since the twins' birthday, but I am finally catching up.  The final pictures from their celebration (definitely their best birthday thus far).

Friday, September 14, 2012

Addyson's first two weeks of school

We have been adjusting to school.  We have a pretty good routine going and yes, it is a tad OCD, but that is what works for us.  I do not do well with scrambling or running at all late, and neither does Addy.  Based upon suggestions and how Addyson has adjusted and acted, I tend to wake her at 6:45 a.m.every day, but Wednesday (late start).  She wakes, gets dressed, hair, teeth, and heads downstairs.  She has breakfast and then has the ability to play before heading out the door around 8:10 a.m.  Our evenings are jammed, so I try to let them all have time in the morning to play and just be home.

What she has learned:

  • Not to tattle
  • The principal's name
  • The librarian (she loves the library - because there are soooooooooooooo many books and a fish tank)
  • Letter B,b and working on the following words: one, me, see, and brown
  • Give five
  • Green smiley faces on your calendar (daily report) = a great day
  • Behaving in class will earn you a tiger buck - and she has the most (or so she has said)
  • School takes a long time and she is always very ready to get out of school 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

And the fundraising begins....

This week we got our first fundraising packet from the school.  So, who actually orders or attempts to get orders?  I am really thinking about just throwing the whole thing in the garbage.  It is all over priced and nothing I personally would want or need, and I know no one else would be interested either.

Another vent:  Everything is due in the next month.  Two dance costumes have to be paid for, fundraiser, and two other school programs/events.  Why couldn't it all be spread out?!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Kinsley is 4

My Favorite:
     Game...Lalaloopsy Trouble 

I really like to wear...Purple and zebra print

When I grow up I want to

I would describe myself as...cute

I wish...for Merida

I love it when...I have my birthday

My favorite memory is...Branson and the circus

The best thing about me

When I get older I want to...go to school

I really look up to...Addyson

I want to 

Eligh is 4

My Favorite:
     Toy...Squinkies, cars, and avengers
     Game...Mario Kart 
     Movie...Smurf and Avengers

I really like to wear...camo

When I grow up I want to be...a daddy and go turkey hunting

I would describe myself as...cute

I wish...camping and turkey hunting

I love it when...we go to Bass Pro Shop

My favorite memory is...Branson and the circus

The best thing about me is...being good

When I get older I want soccer

I really look up dad

I want to

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Photo rundown of the twins' 4th birthday party

We had the twins' birthday party today (yes, a Sunday - we are not church people - sorry).  Only one of the five families we invited could not make it, so it worked out perfectly.  Plus, tomorrow is their actual birthday so why not do it one day before.
One massive cake with two very different themes - Avengers and Brave

What I learned:  
Some parents do not know how to behave when a pinata is brought into play.  

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Weekend leftovers - it will have to do

This week has been INSANE!  A quick rundown of our events:

  • Addy started all day kindergarten.  Heartbreak. 
  • PTO business has required my time nearly every single day this week.  Yes, every day. 
  • Dance classes started, and we had to stop the dance performance team.  So, we are back to one night a week for dance.  Both girls, two different classes, same studio.  
  • Soccer practices = two nights a week
  • First soccer game was today.  Addy scored a goal!!!  Eligh made a couple stops as goalie - yes, my little string bean stopped some soccer balls.
  • Cardiologist appointment location was wrong (blame insurance company for giving me a number that did not match the actual location).  Rescheduled for next week.  
  • I am most proud of myself for having a home cooked meal planned, prepared, and eaten by each of us (even if at different times and or locations) this entire week.  It can be done, just takes quite a bit of planning.  
  • I need to discuss Addy's first week of school and all that we have learned thus far.  
  • Before I can get to all that, the twins turn FOUR on Monday!!!!  
  • Two back to back weeks of an emotional roller coaster for this overly, sensitive mommy.  

Monday, September 3, 2012

The end of summer

We spent the morning (before the heat) at the playground, running, playing, sliding, swinging, hanging, and riding bikes.  I hope today along with all the memories we made this summer have filled my three little ones with joy.

Her bag and lunch are packed, but her heart is heavy with sadness.  

Good night my little one, tomorrow is a big day for you and our family, as it is time for mommy and daddy to let you grow.  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Meet the teacher night - a little late

Thursday evening the three kiddos and I went to meet Addy's teacher.  Addy did not say one word to the teacher, but declared when she got home that she is so excited to go to school.

I have a feeling these two are going to need some adjusting being apart from each other

Who knew Kindergarteners would have lockers?  

As much as she was excited that evening, she has been having random meltdowns thus far about heading to school.  Sigh.