Thursday, September 30, 2010

getting it all done

Or trying to, anyway.

I've got so much to do.

Still haven't gotten around to putting any laundry away.

DID get the backroom organized a little bit and got the litter box moved in there and a drawer emptied for Melissa's diapers and extra clothes.

I've gotta do a load or two of laundry.

Shower.

Figure out how to put gas in my van, because my gas light came on and I'm flat broke and we have a birthday party and Rayce's open house to go to this afternoon and evening.

Somehow get the girls to my mom after the party so I can really focus on Rayce's open house.

I don't know how all this is gonna work.

Feeling slightttttly overwhelmed at the moment.

*Sigh*

And I need a nap.

Getting up early just doesn't agree with me.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

school, routines, figuring it all out

Yesterday, I studied Charlize's class schedule for a few minutes and decided I wasn't very happy with it.
Out of 3 hours, they only have 20 minutes of 'lessons'.
Twenty minutes of 'circle time- stories, songs, and lessons.
The rest of the day is free play, snack time, toileting and washing hands, essentially.
I was questioning whether this school was the best thing for her.
But today, I arrived a little later than usual, and I changed my mind.
There are more adults in the classroom than I had realized.
And during freeplay, they go around to the kids and play with them, direct them, point things out.
And Charlize is 4.
She's learning her letters and letter sounds here at home.
I feel like she already knows most of what she will need to know for kindergarten, anyway.
The main point of me wanting her to go to preschool in the first place was for socialization and to get her used to being away from me and playing well with other kids.
So, now I feel a lot better about the situation.

Charlize's teacher mentioned this morning that they have an infant-toddler class also, and that I should talk to the coordinator about possibly getting her into that.
The toddler class is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, same hours as Charlize's class, 830 till 1130.
That would be awesome.
Liliya would really enjoy it, I have no doubts.So I'm going to talk to her and see what I can do and if there's even a possibility.
It would be wonderful.

Other than that, Rayce's open house is tomorrow at 6.
I had forgotten it was this week, so we'll have to leave Jada's birthday party early :o(
But I'm really looking forward to it anyway.
To seeing what he's been up to and talking to his teacher about how he's really doing, since I never get any info out of him after school.

I told Holden and Dante's mom yesterday that I was gonna have to start taking them every other weekend instead of every weekend.
I just don't have enough time with 'less' kids to get things done and have any tiny amount of time for myself.
I babysit 5 days a week, sometimes just Melissa but sometimes Jake, Jonathan, Jeremiah...
I'm overwhelmed.
I babysit because I need the money, because I'm stuck at home and can't do anything out of the house.
So, for now, every other weekend it is, and once during the week.
I'm thinking that when I have them for the weekend, during that week I'll take them Thursday.
Then the weekend following the Thursday will be an off weekend.
Then I'll take them Monday after the off weekend.
To keep the number of days in between visits more regular.
It'll be longer in between.
But I have to do what's best for everyone here, and I've been so overwhelmed lately that I haven't even really enjoyed any of the kids very much.
That's not fair to them and it's not fair to me.

All in all, things seem to be going really well and I'm excited about that.
We're figuring things out, falling into routines, and everyone is relatively happy and healthy.
What more could I ask for?

:o)



Monday, September 27, 2010

pre-k

Charlize started preschool today!

She had a great time.

Didn't even blink when I left.






Of course, when I picked her up, as soon as we got to the car, she had a demonic fit of rage.
She made an apple in school, and the teacher kept everyone's apples to hang up in the window.
Charlize wanted to bring her apple home.
We sat in the car for twenty minutes while she had her fit.
There was no point in me fighting to get her buckled, because she can unbuckle herself.
So, we waited.
And after 20 minutes, she finally calmed down, got into her seat, and got buckled.
That was the end of it.

Liliya had a mini-meltdown when I left her with Mom to go pick Charlize up.
She must have been tired.

Everyone is tired.

Including myself.

We got up extra early today.
(BTW, bath time is just not gonna happen in the morning, unfortunately. Takes wayyyy too long in an already rushed time period)

The girls and I did nap for a bit.

But anyway, it was a relatively good day, Charlize is excited to go back to school tomorrow, Rayce got his homework all done tonight in a timely manner, we had a good dinner, and now everyone is in bed and asleep.

I'm not too far behind. And neither is my love bug baby cat BenBo.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Benjamin Murphy Isaac

Meet Ben.

Aka VelcroCat.


A friend found him and his two brothers tossed on the side of the road.

Jason had been planning on getting a kitten from Holden and Dante's mom.

But her kittens have a safe home until they find new homes.

These kittens almost died.

Who leaves kittens on the side of the road anyway?

Anyway, Jason took two.

Which was apparently one too many.

So now BenBo is with me.

I adore him.


 
Is he not the sweetest thing ever?!?!

Sly (our 7 year old cat who we've had since *he* was a kitten, who incidentally looks exactly like an older version of Ben) is NOT happy with this. But we're desperately hoping they can work things out and at least peacefully  and indifferently co-exist.


So, here's Ben. BenBo. VelcroCat. Benjamin Murphy Isaac (-McGraw  :o)

He's a brat and a half.

And tooooo stinking cute!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Morning routines

I just realized a bit ago that mornings are going to be even crazier than I thought.

Charlize has to have a bath in order to have her hair fixed.

I *could* just spray spray spray and douse it with water.

But to get it wet enought to comb through, at which point she has a fit because it starts dripping down her neck, and then to comb it...
it would just be easier and probably less time consuuming anyway to give her a bath.

It's much easier to wet her hair, put conditioner in, and comb it while she's still in the tub and slathered with conditioner.

So bathtimes are going to have to be in the morning now.

I'll have to get up at 630 to shower myself and get dressed.

Then get the kids up, toss them in the tub, get everyone lotioned, dressed, and hair fixed.

Then feed everyone breakfast.

Rayce usually eats breakfast at school.

But since I have to feed the girls in the morning, now before Rayce leaves for school, he may as well eat with them.

Then teeth brushed, shoes on, faces and hands washed.

Coats and backpacks.

I have to work with Rayce on his after school routine.

When he walks on the door, he throws his stuff on the floor (or occasionally the couch or chair), and plops in front of the TV.

He needs to empty his snack bag, rinse out his milk bottle, put the ice packs back in the freezer, then sit down with his homework. His homework needs to stay *on* the table, and he shouldn't put anything back in his packpack until everything is done. Which means I have to sign his homework sheet and his book log. These things have been forgotten until the last moment a lot lately, because he crams everything back into his backpack before I get to look at it, and then it's outta sight, outta mind. And I can't even tell you how many times I've gone to pack his snack in the morning only to find his ice packs still in his lunchbox, warm, and his milk bottle gross and smelly.

Things are changingggg.

And it's forcing me to change even more.

And change can be a good thing.

Especially when it involves routines that I've been almost desperate to fall in to.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Preschool for Charlize

Charlize will be starting pre-k on Monday morning.

I am soooo ridiculously excited!!

It's gonna be a bit of a pain, because the preschool doesn't have transportation.

Which means I'll have to drag Liliya in every morning, and Liliya and Melissa in every afternoon.

But, ya do what ya gotta do.

And if we hadn't accepted this opening, we might have been waiting around for an opening at FEN (which does have transportation) that might have never happened.

Half day with no transportation now, or wait for an opening that might never happen somewhere else?!

Obvious choice!!

I'm also excited that she'll be going to the Handicapped Children's Association for UPK, because there is a better chance of her being exposed to more kinds of people there.

I want my kids to grow up being 100% accepting and loving towards everyone.

Anyway, I took her to pick out some things for school last night.

I dropped off her registration papers today and requested her physical and immunization records be faxed to HCA.

We should be all set!

And we can't wait!

Thank goodness Mom has Monday off, so she can get Rayce on the bus and be home with Liliya and Melissa so I can go hang around for a bit and get Charlize settled in and take lots of pictures like a Mama should :o)

School starts for her at 8:30, and the doors to the classroom don't open till 8:25. So I'll get Rayce on the bus at 8:15 and then pile the girls in the car and drive Charlize to pre-k every morning.

I plan to make a habit of going to the pal center, since we'll all be dressed and in the car after dropping Charlize off anyway. The kids love it there and so do I, there will be absolutely no reason not to go.

She gets out at 11:30, and I'm desperately hoping that having 3 hours at school will be enough to tire her out enough to take a nap after lunch!!

That's my plan, anyway.

Pick her up at 11:30, home for lunch and a NAP for everyone, myself included if I don't have tons of stuff that needs to be done. I'm going to work at keeping Melissa awake from 10am on so she can nap at the same time too :o)  Since she's starting to fall into a bit of a schedule lately, I'm really hopeful that this will work!

Unfortunately, I saw at the school today that picture day was yesterday and today. *Hopefully* they'll have a makeup day and she can get school pictures taken. If not, I'm going to take her to Sears and get the 7.99 package or whatever.

I can't even describe how excited I am for this.

This may sound terrible.

But I can't wait for all the kids to be in school.

Because I'm sooooo trapped until they are.

Can't work because I can't afford daycare and don't trust strangers to raise my kids anyway.

Can't go to school because I lost my financial aid and I certainly can't afford to pay for college.

So, once all the kids are in school, I will finally have the chance to get out of the house and work and be around adults and make a little bit of money for practically the first time in my life.

I've been thinking a lot lately about non medical caregiving (my friend Candice does this, basically companionship care and she helps with cooking and cleaning and things like that) and it really seems like something I would *enjoy*. I really do like being around people, so I've got to find something compatible. Even if I can't make lots of money, I want to have a job I enjoy.

I'm getting ready to go full speed ahead with potty training Liliya, especially now that Charlize will be in school and we'll be able to get into even more of a routine/schedule.

Anyway, other than that, it's been life as usual around here.

Maybe I'll get some new pictures posted soon, I haven't had my camera out much lately!

Nuff for now :o)  Goodnight!






Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The call

That I've been waiting for, came today!

Charlize is at the top of the waiting list for UPK :o)

The very little info I've found online says that HCA UPK is only a half day, something like 830-1130 or 1-4, but I don't even care.

This will be wonderful for Charlize, and I am so excited.

~*~*~*~*~

Happy Anniversary Anthony.

I miss you every minute of every day.

I wish you could be here with the kids and watch them grow up.

They are so much like you.

Things are getting easier.

But we will never forget.

We love you. Now, forever, always...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Emotional

Feeling very emotional today.

Hormonal.

PMS'ing, maybe.

Hurt.

Irritatable. Extremely irritable.

Anxious. About nothing.

Inside out.

Had a good cry but I don't think it was enough to shake this feeling.



Chugging along

We're still chugging along here at Camp Isaac.

Rayce is doing well in school, and I'm realllly looking forward to his open house next week so I can meet his friends and see what he's been up to. He's completely comfortable with his new glasses, has been treating them well and wearing them all the time.


I've been babysitting, babysitting, babysitting.

My niece Melissa and I are smoothing things out between us, finding a little bit of a routine, and getting comfortable with each other.
Finally. She's almost 4 months old and I've been babysitting her since she was... a few weeks.


I've just made up a schedule for us to try out starting tomorrow.
I'm really hoping we can stick to it and get into a better, more regular routine.
It includes specific times for meals and snacks and naps and 'school' for the girls and cleaning and laundry for me.

Yesterday I did a senior picture session with my baby stepsister Ashley. Here's a little peek of that..




Other than that, it's business as usual lately.








Sunday, September 19, 2010

September

We picked up Rayce's new glasses on Friday afternoon.

It's taking a little getting used to.

We had to have them re-adjusted on Saturday, they were pinching his head above his ears a little, they're much better now.

I'm very hopeful that the glasses will help with the headaches he's been getting lately. He hasn't complained of a headache since he got them!

~

Rayce seems to be doing well in school this year, even though getting him up and out every morning has been a chore.

I'm looking forward to open house in a couple weeks so I can talk to his teacher and find out what's really going on.

He's so non-communicative about school.

"Hey Rayce, what did you do at school today?"

"I dunno. I forgot."

Yeah. That's what I get, every single day!

~

Last night Jason and I went out with Amy and Tim, and had a great time.

It's nice to get out of the house for some adult fun once in a while. And I've never ever been on a double date.

We're hoping for another one soon :o)

~

Charlize got 3 shots on Wednesday, and her thigh swelled up on Thursday. It was a 3 inch circle, pink and warm to the touch and swollen hard. It's looking better today, thank goodness, the swelling has gone down and it's not as warm and not pink at all. It was really starting to worry me, even though I know the 'side effects' can vary and are not unusual.

~

I've got soooo, soooo much to do today.

I took this weekend 'off' of having the boys, to get caught up and try to relax a little with 'only' three kids underfoot.

I did get the downstairs cleaned up, swept, and mopped yesterday. But it's messy again.

Such is my life.

I've got mountains of laundry to catch up on, and all the bedrooms are a wreck. Samson needs a bath, and the hermit crab tank needs to be cleaned. All of the bedding could use a wash. The floors need vacuumed. Rayce has homework to do.

*Sigh*

~

I've been feeling 'off' and down for a few weeks now.

Maybe I need some sunshine.

Definitely, I need a real break.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rayce's vision

Tested at 20/300 (left eye) yesterday at his physical.

The only letter he could see with his left eye was the huge E at the top. Nothing below that.

(His right eye tested at 20/30, not too bad)

Soooo we have an appointment tonight, in about 2 hours.

Wish us luck.

I'm hoping we'll get some good news, that glasses will help, and that there's no strange reason his vision is so poor.

I'll update this post when we get back.



~*~*~*~*~

Sooo, Rayce's vision isn't quite as bad as expected, but it's still pretty bad in his left eye.

He will have his new glasses in 3-5 business days, they had to order the lenses since they're pretty thick LOL.

I feel much better.

The Dr said that with as bad as his left eye is, he's really surprised Rayce doesn't have a lazy eye.

I'm just so glad there's nothing wrong other than the vision.

Being the worrier I am, I was thinking of all the reasons his sight might be bad.

But, it's all good now.



:o)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Overflowing.

My kids have been monsters lately.

Especially Rayce.

I don't know what's up with him, but I feel like a failure as a mother when he behaves so poorly.

Last night I wanted to cry because I was so frustrated with them.

We had gone grocery shopping and it was pure hell.

Then I think of little Acen.

And even though I'm still frustrated, I feel better.

I would rather have my arms overflowing than empty.

:o(




In other news, Rayce isn't as excited about school as I had hoped he would be.

Yesterday was the first day back, and I had to fight him out of bed, fight him to get his reading done, fight him to get him to bed.

It was the same today.

I hope we can get into a routine that will make this all easier.

For all of us.




Tonight, I'm counting my blessings.

I need to remember how abundant they are more often.

I have three amazing (albeit sometimes monstrous) children, two amazing (ditto) stepchildren, a wonderful family who supports me in every way they can, especially my incredible mother.

I had 4 1/2 years with my Anthony, who gave me these gorgeous kids and taught me how to love completely unconditionally (among numeous other things). Eleven days from today would have made 7 years.

I have a boyfriend who loves me for everything I am, and everything I'm not, who accepts my past and my 'baggage', deals well with my quirks, who I can be 100% myself around and tell him everything and anything that runs through my mind without a second thought (what an incredible blessing is that?!).

I have a few great friends who are there for me no matter what, each in their own way.

We have everything we need and a lot of what we want (we have people who pass things down to us at just the right time (two different people sent/brought clothes today that their kids had outgrown, how lucky and helpful is that?!), we have so many people who think of us often, who love us, and help us out.



My life, my arms, my heart, and sometimes my eyes
they certainly are overflowing, in more ways than one.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

First grade, praying, 2 1/2 years

Rayce's first day of first grade.








Still praying for the Demick family and still losing sleep over their tragedy.

What would you do if this beautiful little boy was yours, and was gone??



And, last but not least, September 9th marks two and half years since Anthony passed.

I miss him every minute of every day.

Still.

I always will.

But it has gotten much easier, and I'm sure it will continue to get easier still.

I love you most, Anthony, now, forever, always...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Heavy

My eyelids.

And my heart.

Heavy.

Little Acen's funeral is taking place right now.

Please keep his family in your prayers.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Just can't

Seem to think about much.

Much worth blogging, anyway.

So much on my mind.
Serious stuff though.

Not fun or even slightly entertaining.

I am going to try my best to spread the word about Acen, who passed away this week.
He was 5 years old, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

We had a wonderful Christmas after Anthony passed, because people helped out.
I want to make sure his family is helped.
I'm going to do everything I can to help personally, although it may not be much.
And I want to try and get them adopted through some program or something for Christmas.
Serenity lost her big brother, her only sibling.
Drew lost his only son.
I want her to have the most wonderful Christmas possible this year, to keep her and her daddy distracted, to make them feel loved and thought about and cared for.

Let me know if you want to help.

Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Send healing vibes their way.

And hug your kids even tighter and more often than you already do.


Friday, September 3, 2010

I remember

Seeing other people go on with their lives like nothing had changed.

And wanting to scream at the top of my lungs
"What the hell is wrong with you people?? Do you not realize what has happened???"

I remember being scared to go out in public.

Scared I would bump into someone who didn't know.

Scared I would have to say it out loud, explain it.

Scared I would break down in front of someone.

I remember seeing life go on around me.

And wondering how it was possible that the world was still spinning like it always had.

How do you chat about bad service at a restaurant?

How do you go out shoe shopping?

How do you laugh and joke and smile
when something like this has happened???

For a short while, everyone is there, offering sympathy and condolances and gifts.

But after a bit, not too long at all, really, everyone goes back to their own lives.

And you're still lost.

Alone.

Empty.

Broken.

Still missing the biggest part of yourself.

Forever.

The sun still rises in the mornings and sets in the evenings.

But you are changed, forever.

And everyone else just goes on with life.

And someday, you will too.

It doesn't feel like it right now.

And you will never, ever, ever, NEVER forget, or be healed.

But you will go on.

Because there is nothing else to do.

You will tear up and even cry from time to time, more often in the beginning.

Some days you will be able to look at pictures, and some days a picture will make your throw up.

At least a few times, you'll wake up in the middle of the night, or in the morning, and forget, just for a moment, that he's gone.

Then you'll remember, and you'll sob.

You'll have dreams that he's back.
That he's a ghost.
That you're reminding him he's gone.
That he's sick or injured but not really gone.

You'll find yourself reliving those terrible moments at night when you close your eyes.

You'll check to make sure your loved ones are still breathing at random moments.
Check to make sure everyone else is still ok.

In time, things will get better.

The nightmares and fear will come less often.

You will find yourself smiling.

At first, you'll feel guilty about it.

But at some point, you'll realize that there is nothing to feel bad about.

Life goes on.
Without the ones we will never forget.

It hurts.

It's terrible.

But you keep chugging along, because you have no other choice.
Because the rest of your family needs you.

And some day, you'll be able to talk about him and look at pictures of him and smile about it, honestly, even if you are blinking back tears at the same moment.

I remember.

Because I lived it too.

Not exactly, but similar.

And I remember.

I will never forget.

And neither will you.




Hug them close and tight and extra long

Pray for Drew Demick and his family as they process the loss of his son Acen.

I've been on the verge of tears all afternoon/evening and now into the night.

I feel numb for them.

I remember what it was like, coming home and having to live life after leaving Anthony at the hospital, knowing he was never coming back.

I remember having to tell my kids what happened.

Acen left behind a little sister.

Please pray for them.

Whether you believe or not, please pray for them.

And then go and hug your own kids extra close, extra tight, extra long, because you never know what's going to happen, and tomorrow is never promised.

:'o(
I used to talk to this guy online. He responded to my Craigslist ad or something like that.

It never went further than that.

He is friends with a couple of my friends.

Today, he lost his little boy.

This morning a mutual friend posted a prayer request, saying a friend's little boy had been transferred to Syracuse, unconscious and with fluid filled lungs.

This afternoon...

He's gone.

And it's the little boy of this guy I used to talk to.

His son was about to start first grade.

Pray for them.

If you pray.

If you don't pray, just send healing vibes their way.

He also has a little girl.

Pray for them.

They're gonna need it.

:'o(

Photobook

Got my photobook in the mail just now!!

Picaboo.com

Go there.

There is no way I would have been able to pay for this book. I got a coupon for a free photobook for new accounts. I had to pay $9 for the shipping and a few bucks for the 4 extra pages.

But it's perfect.

Beautiful.

I love it.

I wish I could buy one for all of our family members!

Next week I'm going to go print pictures from this summer and buy little albums to send to Anthony's family.

I'm already thinking about a photoshoot to hopefully end up with the picture we'll use for Christmas cards this year.

The Dollar Tree always has packs of cards with the photo opening... so much cheaper than buying real photocards.

Anyway, was excited, just had to share :o)

Christmas thoughts again

I'm still thinking about Christmas. I probably will be until it's over with.

I definitely want to get a contributing membership to the Discovery Center. With that, we can visit loads of other kid places for free. Including the Museum of Play in Rochester, the ScienCenter in Ithaca... which are places we'll defintiely go.

I really want to either get or have Dad build a table for the kids in the foyer. I've been keeping my eyes open on Craigslist, because if I could find a straight legged table the right size, with straight legged chairs, we could just cut some off the legs to make it kid-height. Which would be awesome.
The kids need a bigger table that's theirs. One they can all sit at with a coloring book or whatever. I love our little picnic table but there's not enough room for 5 or 6 them to spread out with their own activities, if you know what I mean. When I was gonna try to have Dad build one, I decided that instead of chairs, it should have benches, with a lid that flips open, to double as storage space (for toys, throw blankets... ya know...). If I could find a nice table, Dad could always build just the benches. They would be pretty easy to build... just rectangular boxes with the flip up lid with toybox hinges to prevent pinched fingers.

I really want to get them some video rocker chairs. It would be wonderful if I could find some that would stack, although I doubt that will ever happen. If they had a solid frame and then the seats and backs were made from a strong mesh (kind of like the computer chairs with the mesh backs that 'let your back breathe')... that would work. But I've never seen anything like that.

Here is a neat video game chair that might work, they fold up to store!

Dress up clothes, boy and gender neutral and girl.

Games.

And furniture to help organize it all. I want to get another couple sets of the cube/cubby bookcase things, with the fabric bins. And I want to replace the bookcase in the dining room with something that has doors (so we can lock it and keep the kids out of the games and craft supplies when I'm not feeling up to cleaning it all up!). Underbed storage bins for in their rooms.

I don't really have many new ideas for the girls. Just more of the stuff they love and play with a lot, like their 18 inch dolls, Barbies, Polly Pockets, Littlest Pet Shops, and My Little Ponies. I would like to get them the daybed with trundle for their 18 inch dolls, I've seen them at Target. I think they would get a kick out that :o) They also keep eyeing the 'Zoobles' when we're out shopping, these little round animal like toys that pop out when you put them on top of their little houses. Strawberry Shortcake 'Berry Sweet Styles' doll sets and LaLaLoopsy Dolls are some other things they've been ooohing and ahhhing over.

The boys need more 'boy stuff'. So I want to get them a bunch of Imaginext playsets. Rayce has a bunch of the Imaginext dinosaurs and they all love them. Imaginext has a BatCave, Jokers FunHouse, a Space Ship, a Pirate Ship, and others I can't even remember right now. I remember seeing a new kind of action figure playset at WalMart too, I can't recall the name or brand, but it looked nice and age appropriate. I want to get them a bunch of Rescue Hero stuff, SuperFriends stuff, you know the type. And also more Toy Story things, like BullsEye the horse and Jessie the girl that goes with Woody and Slinks the slinky dog.

There are a few movies I want to get too. The new TinkerBell movie, How to Train your Dragon, all 3 Toy Story movies.

I want to get Rayce a bank that keeps track of how much $$$ is in it. And some how to draw books made for kids. He loooooves to draw.

I'm keeping my eyes open for anything dolphin related for Dante. He is obsessed. He loooooooooves dolphins.

Earrings and some real jewelry for the girls. Maybe charm bracelets, the little chain kind with tiny charms. Simple little silver chain necklaces with a locket or something.

Wii games, of course :o)  And a docking charger station for the remotes... we are going through soooo many batteries in those things.

I want to bake cookies Christmas Eve.

I want to go to Otsinengo right before the kids go to bed Christmas Eve.

I want to make dozens of Christmas ornaments for the tree.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Good morning world

Got some good sleep last night and I'm feeling better today.

Been kinda blah for a few days.

I need to get some sun, I think. But I'm scared to LOL.

Got Hannah and Jake, Melissa, and my 3 today. An easier group than yesterday.

JC Field Days are this weekend. But I heard it's supposed to rain all weekend :o(

Looked just now and at this moment, forecast says rain for just Saturday. That would be nice.

Yesterday I pulled out the boys fall clothes. Gonna try to get to the girls stuff today or tomorrow.

I'm not putting summer stuff away yet. Just pulling fall stuff out. Weather is supposed to be uppy downy for the next couple weeks.

School starts next week!!!

Anyway, nuff for now, got kids running rampant!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

So very tiiired

Didn't sleep well last night.

Sooo tired today.

Got lots of kiddos here.

A 3 month old, a 1 1/2 year old, two 2 1/2 year olds, two 4 year olds, and a just turned 6 year old.

Not enough time to catch up on things.

Not enough energy to run around behind them cleaning up.

Is it bedtime yet?

Pleeeease?!

:o)