Friday, July 31, 2009

Ohhhh man it's gonna be a long one

I could NOT sleep last night. I was sooooo tired but I just couldn't fall asleep and stay asleep. Then I had weird dreams. I can't remember a thing about them, I just remember waking up and thinking WOW those were weird dreams. Liliya slept with me all night. At bedtime last night she just kept screaming and screaming and screaming, and it got to the point where I couldn't let it continue. So I gave in, which is terrible, because next time she'll prolly think 'wow if I keep screaming, Mama will give in soon!'. Little feet digging into me, Liliya taking her half out of the middle... it was just not a good night. I woke up this morning feeling swollen (had Taco Bell for dinner last night... baaad choice) and sweaty from my choice of foods and this hot and incredibly humid weather, irritable, and just plain cranky.

Seven kids today.

It's raining.

Shoot me.

Most days with 7 kids are not horrible. When they can play outside... I have to break up fights every now and then (I let the small ones go... if I broke up every fight I would literally *never* get to sit down) but other than that, they spend most of the day outside, eat at the picnic table on the deck, and it's all good. They have been wonderful about all napping at the same time, which makes for a relaxing afternoon for myself.

But today...

Ugh.

I have a bunch of laundry to do. I haven't done any since we got back from vacation. In fact, half of our vacation stuff is still IN the van.

I just haven't been feeling that great for the past week. I feel fatigued and worn down. Doesn't help that I haven't been getting enough sleep!

Anyway, I'm gonna get working on that laundry now so that I can nap when the kids do ;o)

I'm really hoping Linda picks up her kids a little early today. I have to get my van inspected (hopefully) this afternoon (it expires *today*). I have to make a deposit at the bank. I have to drop the boys off after dinner. And I have a date tonight ;o) It's gonna be hectic.
videoa rainy day in the life.... ugh. gonna be a looooong day
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blogs

I've become quite the blog follower on here!!! A few of my favorites... check them out if you ever get a chance!!!

http://resolutionsblog.blogspot.com/ A wonderful photo blog!! This woman only recently started taking pictures professionally, and she is *amazing*!!! I wish we lived nearby so I could get my kids in for a shoot with her!!

http://www.mycharmingkids.net/ MckMama and family!! MckMama is quite the blogger, mother of MSC (many small children... 4 kids age 4 and under! Including sweet Stellan who is fighting with a congenital heart condition), and an amazing photographer to boot.

http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/ The NieNie dialogues... by a courageous woman who survived a plane crash and blogs about her return to a new 'normal' life. Beautiful and simple.

http://delightfullyours.blogspot.com/ Julie G photography/HeartSmiles PhoTOTgraphy, she is such a sweet person with 3 young children who takes amazing photos as well!!!


http://wendysees.blogspot.com/ 'On the Front Porch', a delightfully funny blog, I can always count on her posts to make me actually LOL!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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rayce passed out on the recliner
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i miss baby bubba. where did my baby go? he's so big and smart and mouthy now :'o)
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mama and holden <3
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Been a bit...

I know I haven't been updating much... I've been so tired and still recuperating from vacation. Everything has kind of seemed in slow motion since we got back. I still haven't caught up on my sleep or gotten back in the groove of things. I dunno what's taking so long!!!

The kids are getting sick with a summer cold. Both of the girls have had runny noses... Liliya's has been dripping like a faucet, and she's been sneezing like crazy. My poor girl. At least they don't seem like they *feel* unwell.

We've been having an attitude problem going around lately. It started in June (ish) with Charlize. She's always been fairly well behaved and easy to get along with, after she grew out of her screaming stage at around 9 months. But for the last month or two she has been... I'm not even sure. Maybe she's going through her terrible two's a little late?? All out temper tantrums and serious attitude. It's driving me nuts. Rayce has been having a bit of a 'tude lately too. He's been whiney beyond belief. Liliya has an attitude too but she kind of always has. It has been getting worse but that's to be expected for the next couple years.

There have been a lot more moments lately when I'm at the end of my rope and wondering what in the world I am going to do.

I've got the boys tonight and tomorrow and I am *REALLY* looking forward to it. I haven't seen them in a week and a half, and I miss them like crazzzzzzzy!!!

I'm taking all 5 kids up to Schroon lake in a couple weeks. I'm not sure how long we'll all last up there!! But I want all of the kids with me, I want them all to experience my favorite place of all time, and I want the amazing pictures of them all. We'll go up on Sunday the 9th and stay as long as we can. I'm only expecting to last a few days. It's going to be crazy with 5 kids. But I want this mini vacation for all of us.

I feel so bad when I can't take the boys to do things. But there's too many of them, too young, and one adult is only capable of so much. I feel like the boys miss out on so much sometimes. I don't want them to miss out on anything. I want them to be a part of everything we do. It's just not possible right now. I can't wait for the day when it will be. Once they're all in school it should be a lot easier.

A bit of non-kid related news...

I met someone last week. We had been talking for about a month, and we finally met on Saturday. His brother actually responded to my Craig's List ad (desperate, right? Yeah, I know, I'm sick of being lonely!) and said "aww you would be perfect for my brother, you've gotta talk to him". So, I did. And I'm glad I did :o) I'm not going to go into many details yet, not until I figure a few more things out. But, yes, I met someone and that has been taking up a fair amount of my time lately ;o)

Also, this has nothing to do with Camp Isaac, but I am so excited, I lost 12 pounds a couple months ago, and although I haven't lost any more since then, I was very very very ECSTATIC to try on clothes in my normal size and have them all be too big!!! I indulged in a couple pair of pants and a really cute pink tube top, all in a size XL (instead of XXL). That felt soooo unbelievably good :o)


Anyway, I should have some new pictures up tomorrow!

Please keep baby Stellan and MckMama and family at www.mycharmingkids.net in your thoughts and prayers as Stellan is airlifted to Boston for an ablation of his heart as his medications have not been working well enough at keeping him out of SVT. His poor heart is giving out on him, beating at an out of control pace that is affecting his body in terrible ways. Pray for wisdom for Stellan's doctors and healing...

the kids love their uncle dave
~*BonnieLea*~

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Monday, July 27, 2009

So I came onto blogger to do a bit of an update, since I haven't updated much lately. But as I signed on, I see in my blog list that little Stellan (from mycharmingkids.net) is not doing well. It's hard to think about all the petty little things I was going to write about, when I know that an innocent little 8 month old baby and his family are suffering so much. Stellan has heart condition that has gone from bad to worse and his body is starting to fail him.

I can't imagine what he and his family are going through :'(

MckMama and Stellan and family are in my prayers...

https://twitter.com/MckMama

http://www.mycharmingkids.net/

Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

charlize <3
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