Sunday, March 29, 2009
My mornings are crazy! Tyler has to be at school by 7:55. He is old enough to walk but when the weather is nasty, I like to take him. If Bill is in town, he can take him if not, it's me and the 3 younger boys who take him. Then it is back home to quickly finish getting the other kids ready because Jacob has to be at school by 8:35 and Joshua by 8:45. Jacob has to be picked up at 11:40 so by the time I get back from Joshua's school, Isaiah and I have about 2 and 1/2 hours to ourselves. I usually get a load of laundry in, an episode (or two) of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and maybe a chance to finish my coffee before it's time to go again. We leave to get Jacob and we have to get home because Joshua's bus drops him off at 12:30. Then it's lunch, dishes, naps, more laundry, maybe dust or sweep, the bathroom needs touched up, the dog needs to go out, did I make my bed yet? What is for dinner? When can I check "facebook" or write a blog? I have given up on ever catching up with "The Young and the Restless" Oh, wait 3 o'clock time to pick up Tyler (unless he walks)! Then it's time to start dinner, break up a few "wrestling" matches, don't forget talking on the phone and taking Isaiah to the bathroom. By now, if Bill is coming home, he is walking in the door. Time for dinner, more wrestling, put the clothes away, give kids baths, get them off to bed. Finally, it's 8:30/9 o'clock, shower for me? No, Tyler first, he has school in the morning. Now, I take my shower, watch the Cavs game, American Idol, CSI, or maybe Criminal Minds with Bill for a little while then it's off to bed because 6:30 comes early.
This is just a brief example of a day in my life. Of course, I left out a few things...errands, commitments, kids sporting events, appointments, etc. Tyler has informed us that he wants to try out for football (I am not crazy about it because I don't want him to get hurt, but I will support him), that starts Monday afternoon and lasts through the summer into next school year.
As crazy as it seems...I love it. I love the opportunity to spend time with my husband and kids, to be able to see them grow, everyday is something new. Sure, I have been known to complain and I often need a break but I find it an honor to be called "mom." Some day they will not be as needy, maybe then I will take time for myself ,but I doubt it. I will be too busy missing days when I didn't even have time to comb my hair!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
That is what the sign on the fence says.
(I wonder if the water from the squirt guns stayed "in the tub?")
This is how Bill spends some of his Saturday mornings. It is a great idea because he does it so I can sleep in. His intentions are there. The problem is the hot tub is right outside our bedroom window and the kids are not happy until the whole neighborhood is awake.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I really need to get ready for church but I just thought I'd share some Sunday morning humor before I go.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
But things like this...
Sunday, March 8, 2009
As if they don't fight enough, you have to let them "joust."
Isaiah at the bottom of the slide.
Joshua doing some driving.
A motorcycle ride. Bill joining in the action.
I am not sure what Jacob is pointing at.
Isaiah going through the tube.
The kids had a blast. We were probably just as wore out as they were from chasing them all night.
Friday, March 6, 2009
...Isaiah is doing great on the toilet training, I think we have success (I hope I didn't just jinx it).
...The Cavs clinched a play off spot (that means extra basketball season for me, yeah!)
...Bill has made a sale (and set a company record of fastest sale ever made).
...Speaking of my husband, I have a good one and I am thankful for him!
This is is no particular order just some random stuff that I thought I'd share, Now, I think I am going to go take advantage of the weather and take a walk to get Jacob from school.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This morning, I wanted to check the bump out and he got so mad at me and said "Don't touch it, it doesn't hurt anymore!" So, I think he is going to be just fine.
At least with all the excitement, the Cavs ended up winning!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thursday morning between 7 and 8am they will be featured on the local news. Today they had a pep rally and everyone received coupons for Chick-fil-A. The news crew was at the school this morning to record the Thursday segment. Kenny Crumpton (a feature reporter for the channel 8 news) and the Chick-fil-A cows were also there.