Honestly I have to be the most unorganized person in the world. Normally this doesn't bug me at all, but now with having 4 children who are getting older and are into all sort of activities and with them starting school tomorrow I need to find some sort of order.
I spent 4 yes that would be FOUR!!!! hours today trying to find a new shirt i bought for My Princess as part of her new school cloths. My house isn't all that big 1400sq feet and I can't find one shirt. The reason i couldn't find it was because IT WASN"T HERE!!!! she had wore it to church a few weeks back and then went over my grandmas house. You think after i looked in every room in the house I would think to call one of the grandmas but no. I didn't want to hear the "a place for everything and everything in it's place" talk from my mom or my grandma. So i spent hours looking only to have my grandma call me after i'm ready to pull my hair out. As we were talking i just mentioned you wouldn't happen to have Princess shirt would you.. and low and behold she did. UGH!!!!!
So insteed of the everything in it's place talk I got the why do you wait till the last minute talk. I was told how she had her boys school cloths pressed and ready to go a month befor school start and I should have started getting this stuff ready at the start of Aug. and not wait till the day before hand.
I know i need to get my act together a bit more then i do, but planning ahead has never been my stong point. I seem to do well taking things as they come, one day at a time, one activity at a time and when one is over move on to the next. ~sigh~ looks like I'm going to have to toss that out the window now with school here and all the other activities since they all seem to overlap each other.
How does one get organized and stay that way? I seem to get everything together and in order and think i have my act inline about 3 or 4 times a year only to find in a few week everything is everywhere again and I"m back to just getting what i need done to make it though that day. How on earth do some of these ladies keep up with it all. One would think being a stay at home mom my house would be in order but honestly it was much much cleaner and less cluttered when i was working.(ture that was when i only had 2 kids not 4 but still)
Ok I'll stop venting about needing to get organized now and go see what i can do about getting that way.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Honestly I have to be the most unorganized person in the world. Normally this doesn't bug me at all, but now with having 4 children who are getting older and are into all sort of activities and with them starting school tomorrow I need to find some sort of order.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
This weeks sunday six questions
1. What does it mean to forget?
2. What does it mean to be late?
3. Why do people forget things?
4. Why are people late sometimes?
5. Who is usually late, Mommy or Daddy?
6. Did you forget something?
Answered by My Princes 10 1/2 years old, Mr Man 6 1/2 years old and Sweet Pea 4 1/2 years old.
#1 what does it mean to forget?
My Princess "Not remember"
Mr Man "Your thinking of something, then you think about something eals and then time passes and you just forget"
Sweet Pea " I don't remember"
#2 What does it mean to be late?
My Princess " Not be there on time"
Mr Man "When your mom drives you to school" SNORT!!!!!! um i get them there on time well sometimes LOL
Sweet Pea "you. Not getting to sunday school" OOPES so i was running behind this morning and ended up missing most of sunday school
#3 Why do people forget?
My Princess " They have too much on there minds and don't remember"
Mr Man " Cuz there not to smart"
Sweet Pea "I'll have to pass"
#4 Why are people Late sometimes
My Princess "Because there parents don't get them there on time"
Mr Man "Cuz there mom"
Sweet Pea "because they want to stay home"
#5 Who is usually late mommy or daddy? (LOL after reading the 1st 4 answers what do you think they are going to say LOL)
My Princess "mommy"
Mr Man " MOM"
Sweet Pea " YOU" points at me then says "mom"
#6 Did you forget something?
My Princess "My homework"
Mr Man " My backpack one time"
Sweet Pea " NO "
so there ya have it this weeks sunday six Did you Play? Let me know and stop by Sunday six and let Kelly know you played also.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Here are two pics of me and the kids taken June 30, 2006
They are pretty much the same shot only Little Man has his eyes closed in the 1st one and Sweet Pea is looking down in the 2nd.. OH and Princess is getting ready to give me bunny ears in this 2nd shot also..
We aren't dressed up we weren't looking pretty, noone has there hair combed this is just pure us after spending hours in a van and after swimming a few hours and after a few hours playing at a park in the heat.
This was the weekend we drove down to KY, for DH's family reunion. we left early friday the reunion was on Saturday. This was friday night there was a park across the street from our hotel that we took the kids over to play on and ended up playing there for a few hours afterwards we took a walk in this park and thought this water was pretty so I had DH take a pic for us.
Anyone who knows me would know it drives me nuts when the kids hair is a mess like it is here, and they would also know if i was planning a photo shoot the kids would have matching color cloths on LOL.. so these two shots are so unlike me.. but it was one of the fun family moments of this trip so i thought i would post them anyways
Someone help me, Make me stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have become THAT spots mom.
You see Mr Man's soccer coach knows NOTHING about soccer, Now I understand she has taken on this without pay because her daughter is on the team and I'm guessing they ran out of coaches and asked some parents if they could help out, but she really is clueless about the sport of soccer.
I do not want to be THAT mom, but I just couldnt take it anymore.. So durning the game today I walked over to her and nicely told her if she did this and this it would help. She didn't seem to pleased with me but like i said she was clueless LOL
You see Mr Man is playing on a U8 team and they can only have 5 players on the feild at a time, guess where you put those 5 is up to the coaches. MR Mans coach was putting 2 at forwards(able to run all over the feild) 2 defenders(only able to play 1/2 the feild, unlikely to score goals) and 1 goalie(who should stay by the goal to keep the other team from scoreing) While the other team was playing with 3 forwards, 1 defender and 1 goalie. so when we were down at there goal trying to score it was 5 on 2 and we couldn't get the ball to score, and our goalie was running everywhere on 1/2 the feild except infront of the goal.
Now see this is more of a teaching league so the coaches are to be out there showing the kids where to go what to do and helping them out, this lady wasn't she never told to the goalie to stay in the box to block the ball or anything.
So when i went over I just thought i would ask her why the other team had 3 forwards. I didn't want to come across as telling her she sucks. Then she explained to me that the coaches got to pick how they wanted to do it and "we did it this way so there would be less kids and they won't be kicking each other in the ankels" UMMMMMMMMMMM come on this is soccer you get kicked in the ankels. So I said " oh I see, the other team with 3 forwards makes alot of sences it gives more of an oppitunity to make a goal. She sort of just gave me a look and said maybe. she continued to do it her way a bit longer but she did change it up after i talked with her and the ended up tieing for the win. They play on a time limit also and time ran out so no over time for someone to score. but I promiss ya if they would have stayed with the 2 forwards they would have lost and lost bad.
I really don't want to be that wacko mother but at the same time I paid money for Mr Man to have fun and learn to play soccer better then he does now(he is really good at it this is his 4th season) so I don't just want to see there either and have him learn nothing and lose all there games when a simple coaching move could help. ~sigh~ Hopefully I won't have to say anything anymore :)
Friday, August 25, 2006
This weeks assingment
1. Stuff that annoys the living beep out of you.
2. YOUR space.
3. Something in your life that keeps the makers of Xanax in business.
See this big man in the white.. He annoys the crap out of me more then anyone i have ever meet in my life. This was My Princess tournament coach.. for more ways that he drove me nuts check out my past blog about it. here is the link http://tinyurl.com/mbn3g
My Spaces. the top pic is my dinning room, though it was set up for a birthday party and the bottom pic is my living room also at the same birthday party. these two photos were taken in May at Little Man's 1st birthday party.
and for keeping the makers of Xanax in business
My Princess yearly birthday/slumber parties. We never have less then 20 girls and often more. They are fun though. ONLY now Mr Man is asking for this birthday party this year to be a sleep over like his big sister has.. OH MY GOODNESS i can't really tell him no since we have been doing this for 4 or 5 years now for Princess but girls are alot different then boys what will i do with a house filled with 6 and 7 year old boys LOL.
Did you play??? and don't forget to check out Stuff Portrait Friday
Today we told Mr Man and Sweet Pea about the two cats. It went alot and I mean A LOT better then i had thought it would. I think it helped that it wasn't Mr Mans cat. KWIM. They were home and the 3 older kids were playing with Sox (Mr Mans cat) and they were throwing the ball and he was chasing after it. about 20 mins of playing Mr Man looked up and asked "hey were are the other cats" I said "do you remember saturday and sunday when they were sick" he said yes I said "well they were just too sick and they ended up dieing" He gave me a look like i was joking around with him and said "mom" so i said "no Mr Man i'm not joking i'm sorry honey but they were just too sick and they didn't make it" He got a extreamly sad look on his face but didn't cry. Princess looked at him and said "it's ok to cry Mr Man, it's sad and when things like this happen it's ok to cry" Mr Man said "Well in that case i think i'll do that now" He said it so matter of factly that i almost thought he was joking.. right as he said that he bent his head down into his hands and stayed that way for about 3 mins then looked up(me still not knowing if he was really crying or not cuz he didn't make any noise and he wasn't shaking or anything, i was hugging him) but when he looked up his eyes were all red and filled with tears. My heart broke for him but that was all he did as far as crying it was nothing like Princess at all he went on to play and didn't act sad the rest of the day.
Now we told Sweet Pea at the same time as Mr Man because she was right there with them playing with sox. She never cried or anything she didn't even act sad. Princess said to her "you know what died means don't you?" She said "yeah it means there dead" Mr Man said "it means we will never see our cats again"sort of in a crying voice and Princess said "Mr Man please don't make her sad" So at this point i stepped in and told them we need to be careful not to let Sox gets outside(silly cat has been trying to run out every time the door is open) and i explained to them why. I told them that somehow the other 2 must have ate something that made them so sick so we don't want that to happen to sox, to Which Mr Man say "NO we don't. he will stay in the house" and with in a second Sweet Pea jumps up off the floor and says " No it's ok, he can go out" then she turned and looked at me and asked "if sox gets sick and dies can i have a dog" OMG I was ROTFLMBO on the inside but didn't dear LOL for real because Mr Man and Princess are still sad. But that Sweet Pea she kills me sometimes.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Earlier this month I posted about My Princess making the team she wanted to for softball next year.. heres the link if you missed it
Anyways lastnight we got a phone call from her new coach, it seems that 1/2 of the team did to this new team what Princess did to her old team, where they made the team but then went to more try outs for other teams and then picked to play with the different team which left Princess's new team short of girls. they did an extra try out but had noone try out for the 10U team I guess there just isn't all that many girls in the area interested at playing tournament ball just yet. So this new wonderful organization i wrote about is takeing the remaining girls who try out and made the team over to a different organiation to combin there 10U teams(guess this other team didn't get enough 10 and under girls either)
This really isn't a big deal to me or DH, but it has Princess all upset over it. She wanted to be part of this BIG organization and now they are going under a different name..
Due to this she is wanting to try out for her 2nd and 3rd pick of a team. So Saturday she is trying out for the 2nd pick and sunday the 3rd.. So though she has a team to play for already she is throwing her hat back in the tryout ring so she can pick which team she wants to play for incase she doesn't like how the team she just made is going to run things now that they are combining with this other group.
In Anycase she WON'T be wearing Green next summer.
The Kept Woman gave us this weeks assingment here is what she said "Way Back Wednesday...Planes, Trains and Automobiles...I guess since I didn't get to actually go anywhere this summer I thought I'd like to check out the places other people have been. Live vicariously if you will"
I went back to get my photos for today but not WAY!!! Back. I need to visit my mom and get some older pics online. So the ones you can view today are from July 2003, just over three years ago.
This one is of Me, My princess, Mr Man and Sweet Pea On Vacation at Dillsboro NC.
Mr Man, Sweet Pea and My Princess waiting to board the train. You see the reason we were in NC was to go to the great smokey moutin railroad(IIRC that is the name of it) to take a train ride durning there Day Out With Thomas. Mr Man was the biggest Thomas the tank fan ever.
My Princess on the Train before the train took off
Mr Man and Sweet Pea in the window next to Princess waiting for our trip.
Here is one last pic from this trip. Me, Mr Man and Sweet Pea OH Yeah that big blue thing is Thomas for those of you who didn't know.
It was really a nice trip.. Day out with Thomas is always fun we have done a few of them other places but the one in Dillsboro NC was the nicest one I have been at, the mountins just made it so nice and besides the inclosed coaches they also had some open ones that once the train started to move we moved back too and it was just the best train ride.
Hope you enjoyed my way back Wed pic even if didn't go WAY!!!!! back.
DID you play? Let me know and don't forget to visit The Kept Women and let her know also.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
On 8/14/06 i wrote that Little Man turned 15 months old that day.(here is the link http://tinyurl.com/p5nka)
In that post I told you i would post his 15 month stats once he had his check up. His check up was yesterday and my baby is now 21 pounds 8 oz and 31 inches long.. They tell me that is 10% for weight and 50% for height..
Poor little thing had 3 shots yesterday also and ran a slight fever lastnight and was fussy all night. He seems to be doing much better today.
Sweet little guy.. Mommy loves you Little Man.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Yesterday was a very sad day in our home.
A little back story. On Aug 19, 2005 our cat gave birth to 4 of the cutest kittens i have ever seen. We thought about keeping all 4 kittens but thought that was just too many cats, so when they were old enough we put free kitten signs up all over the place Only one of the kittens was given to a good home. Then when the kittens were 5 months old the mother cat excaped out the door and we never saw her again. That left us with my 10 year olds cat which she named Zoey, Zoey was a very very beautiful calico cat, just the nicest markings ever. Next was my 6 year old Cat which he named Sox a black and White cat which i think was my favorite of the bunch. and my 4 year old took over the last kitten it was a solid black cat named Princess(not to be confussed with my 10 year old MY PRINCESS LOL) see i say she took that one over because she really wanted the one that someone came and gave a home too when we were trying to give them away. She has never forgave me for giving "her kitten" away to this day and that was back in Nov 2005.
These 3 cats we had left were inside cats, we had them all fixed so if they did get out from time to time we didn't freak out about it, we just let them back in when they came to the door.
Well on Friday night the black cat princess got outside and didn't come back for an hour or two. Come Saturday afternoon she wasnt acting like herself but i didn't think anything of it then she started to throw up, still i didn't think much of it, i have had cats throw up before and i never gave it a 2nd thought she went down the basement and didn't come back up the rest of the day but it wasn't unlike her to go down there and spend all day either.
Saturday night we had our door open unloading stuff from the van after we got back from shopping and the Calico cat ran out the door, she was only gone 30 mins or less. She came home we let her in and that was that.. Sunday morning she was puking all over the place. I was worried at this point what made two of my cats sick, and where was Princess(the cat) anyways she didn't come up to eat this morning.. Well i didn't have time to go look in the basement for her she would come up when she was hungry and we took off to church.
When we got home from church Zoey the calico was laying on the floor looking worse then i have ever seen any cat look. So i sent Dh to go look for Princess(the cat not my dd) She was asleep in the basement so he brought her up but she was lifeless. we watched the two of them for an hour and then though we have to get them into a vet. We live in a small town and they don't have any animal hospitals just a few vets.. WEll being a sunday we never got ahold of one single vet. by 6pm Princess was dead. by midnight Zoey had passed away also.
What makes this even harder was just on Saturday my kids went to the store and bought balloons and some fancy can cat food put on cone shaped hats and had a 1 year birthday part for these 3 cats.. They stood there holding the cat food on fancy plates with birthday hats on and each of them holding a balloon and they song happy birthday to Princess, Zoey and Sox.
Now Princess and Zoey are dead.. I found out this evening that the neighbor behind us cat died the same way on friday night.. Some STUPID STUPID person somewhere around us are poisioning animals.
I was up with My Princess(my 10 year old dd) till 2am this morning hold her as she cried her eyes out as she saw 2 of her cats die. Zoey was like her baby she had her since the day she was born and raised her and teated her like she was her child. She has spent all day today holding back tears and or crying her eyes out.. Mr Man and Sweet Pea doesn't know anything about this yet cuz after church they went to spend a few nights with grandma.. When they come home tomorrow I'm going to have two more kids just competely heartbroken. I really really would like to find the person who did this to my childrens pets and show them the looks on my kids faces and how this is killing them and breaking there little hearts.
Dang I'm sitting here crying as I type this.. not so much over the cats death but because how my kids are and will be hurting over this.
Why do people do stuff like this.. I understand not wanting stray cats tearing into your garbag and stuff I get upset with that myself, but don't these people think that some other animal a family pet that is loved by some child maybe could get ahold of this stuff they put out.. I'm just so upset right now.
My Princess(my dd) has spent 2 days crying and heartbroken over this and I get to tell two more of my children about this tomorrow, how do you break this news to a 6 year old and a 4 year old.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
1. What are school supplies?
2. Who usually buys the school supplies?
3. What do you carry your supplies in?
4. Do you take your lunch to school?
5. What is your favorite school book?
6. Do you have a backpack? Is so, what does it look like?
This week I thought i would run these questions by all the kids,well except for Rhett who would just answer Yeap or shake his head no if i was to ask him a question LOL.
Question #1 What are School Supplies?
Mr Man(who is 6 1/2 years old) Pencels and boxes to put them in.
Sweet Pea(who is 4 1/2 years old) "I don't know"
Princess(who is 10 1/2 years old) " Supplies you need for school" Then LOL like she knew she was being a smart butt(so much like her mother)
Question #2 who usually buys them?
Mr Man " Grandma and Parents"
Sweet Pea " I don't know" (as she gives me this look like why are you bugging me with this stuff.
Princess "everyone who goes to school" still giggleing and having fun.
Question #3 What do you carry your supplies in?
Mr Man "backpack"
Sweet pea "ugh I DON"T KNOW!!!"
Princess "backpack, book bag, binder"
Question #4 Do you take your lunch to school?
Mr Man " I do when they are making food I don't like"
Sweet Pea "Yeah" this has me LOL because she doesn't eat lunch at school she is in a morning class and is home by lunch
Princess " hardly ever, It's embarassing" Know don't ask me why it's embarassing cuz she couldn't give me an answer to that except for "mom it just is"
Question #5 What is your favorite school book?
Mr Man "None of them, I don't like school"
Sweet Pea "I said I don't know"
Princess "hummmmmmmmm I like, OH I don't know"
Question #6 Do you have a backpack and if so what does it look like?
Mr Man " yes, it has a dinosor on it and it's Green, It's cool"
Sweet Pea "yeah(holding it out like duh mom you know this) Airel, you know my little mermaid one. Silly!! and my bah bah one and I have a barbie one (she gives a great big ~sigh~ here and says) MOM"
she had me LOL Oh and bah bah is what she has called strawberry shortcake since she was one years old
Princess " Not yet. I want a one strap one this year, you know the pink one I showed you"
So there you have it this weeks sunday six Did you play if so let me know and don't forget to let Kelly know also http://missingjtsnow.blogspot.com/2006/08/spf-ugh-your-sunday-six.html#comments
have a great Sunday
Saturday, August 19, 2006
If you only have time to read one post this week make it this one. I stubbled across this tonight. Not only was it the best post I have read sinces blogging but it also touched my heart.
It's part three in a series by Jeana at Days To Come about the homeschool vs. public school "debate", or so it started that way but really it's about every parenting debate out there, be it school, bottle vs breastfeeding, babywise vs Attached parenting.. just pick a topic and apply it. It is a Wonderful, insightful Must read for all.
You might want to start with part 1 and part 2, though part 3 great even if you cant get to the 1st to part. and read the comments if you get time they really are great also the one written by GranMarty(think that was her name) was just as good as the blog post.
I hope it touches you like it did me.
Friday, August 18, 2006
saw this over at http://purple4mee.blogspot.com/ So thought i would play.
|You've Changed 40% in 10 Years|
Thursday, August 17, 2006
It's friday you know what that means SPF:
bought to you by http://randomandodd.com/
The task this week:
1. Your Supplies (home, office, school — whatcha got?)2. Your Bag (we’ve done it before, but I know you all change purses like I change undies)
3. Your Mail box (most look the same nowadays so pan out and let me see where you go get your mail.
I'm so excited this week i got to Play. I mean REALLY PLAY. In the past when I played I used old photos I took and had online, BUT Not this week(well for the 1st 2 anyways). I still don't have that camera I want and I'm not holding my breath for it any time soon. I still have my old video camera that I can pull still shots off of and download into the computer though. Too darn bad my computer is stone age and won't download them. So I do that on my parents computer. Today I was over at moms so I got the shots of my supplies and my bag while there(here lighting was a little poor but who cares i got to really play LOL)
My supplies.. OH I'm so behind, bad bad mom.. i have Princess entering the 5th grade and Mr Man into the 1st grade and Sweet pea starting her 2nd year of preschool and this is all i have for the 3 of them. SO NOT on the ball this year. Sadly i wasn't even the one to pick this stuff up that credit goes to my mom. I did pick up there supply lists LOL. Must go shopping soon school starts on the 29th for the older two and on Sept 7th for Sweet Pea.
My bag of the day. Wasn't going to be gone long today so we took the small one. Think I mentioned how I have had a baby or toddler in toe for the last almost 7 years. Ever since Mr Man was born back on Nov15, 1999 I have had one baby after another, so diaper bag is my bag. Trendy NO?? LOL
Mail box pic. Yeah I know looks like a snowman pic. I had to go back though some old photos to find one since the camera was at my mom's house and not at mine today. This is a shot taken from my front pourch looking towards the road. It's of sweet pea and her snowman but look next to the road behind the snowman and there it is folk, my mail box.
Did You Play?? let me know and don't forget to check out http://randomandodd.com/ and let them know you played also.
I have seen this thursday thirteen thing on two different blogs today.
I don't know if there are any rules to this or if there is one blogger who picks what your 13 things should be about on thursday but i have seen 2 different 13 things today so i guess I get to make up what i want my 13 things to be.
I'm having one of those weeks when if it could go wrong it's going to. I could fill this post with 13 major things that have gone wrong this week, like DH car blowing up, me getting the flat, and so on and so on.. but just about 2 seconds ago it hit me I should do 13 things to praise and Thank God for insteed of thinking on bad things.
1. That God picked me unworthy as I am to be his child.
2. That He died in my places so that I might live with him when this life is over
3. That He has promissed to never leave me or forsake me
4. That He promissed to finish the work he has started in me
5. That in times of trouble I have Him to turn too.
6. That He will supply all my needs.
7. That He will make all things work together for Good in my life even when i don't see how any of it could be good at.
8. That i can take my troubles and problem to Him and leave them there
9. That he gives me peace so that i can rest and not worry when things look down.
10. That he has given me my family who i know are always there for me, not only my parents but my grandparents
11. For my Husband who i love with all my heart
12. For giving me my children. My Princess, Mr Man, Sweet pea and Little Man
13. For My Angel Baby.. even though when i lost her it was the worst time in my life, It brought me closer to God, taught me how to trully trust and lean on Him and showed me Just how amazing the love of God can be.
These are the thirteen things I'm Thankfully for and I Praise God for on this Thursday evening.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
This looks like something I could enjoy playing. I only found this way back wednesday thing about 15 mins ago and seeing how i only have about 15 mins left on this Wednesday evening I haven't had much time to look at how this is played so bear with me.. I'm guessing since it says "way back" they are wanting old pictures.. if i'm wrong someone let me know.
this Wednesday The Kept Woman wants to cool off with our photos involving H2O. Here is the full text of her theme:
Water, water everywhere!!! Let's cool off with a picture that has something to do with H2O...washing dishes, water balloon fight, wet t-shirt contest, your choice!
Here is my H2O pic. taken back in 1977 when i was 4 years old. Sorry about the boarder around it but I didn't want to get introuble for pron or anything LOL. I only have a few old pics online and this was the only one I had of me with water so here i am way back when.
someone let me know if i played correctly.
did you Play??
I'm watching the ball game with Princess and the hanes add with Kevin Bacon and Michael Jordan came on. You know the one where MJ keeps blocking everything Kevin tosses. Princess said "Man that would be annoying" I asked "do you even know who those people are?" and she said "NO" I said the one throwing is Kevin Bacon he is an actor, and the one blocking is Michael Jordan. she said "REALLY!! I thought he was dead" LOL LOL LOL..
Today i took the munchkins to the county fair.. it was a long and hot day 8 hours of fair. I never planned to stay that long but the kids were having such a good time and so was my grandma(we took her also) that i couldn't bring myself to tell them it was time to go, so i just wait till they all got hungry for dinner then said ok lets go home and eat. LOL.
Princess ran into some of her friends so they took off and did there thing for a few hours(with one of the girls parents) she had a great time doing that.
Mr Man is my little thrill seeker and road everything that was there his favorite rides there were the ones that took him high up in the air and upside down, you know the stuff i sat there saying "you have to be crazy to go on that" LOL
Sweet Pea was not thrilled with the fact that her brother got to ride all these fun thrill rides and she kept getting told she was too little, not by me i would have let her ride if she was big enough but she isn't 42 inches yet so she had to stick with the kiddie rides, but she enjoyed those even though she was riding by herself this year
Little Man had a good time, not much of a nap at all but he was a very good baby today and didn't cry or fuss at all the whole time we were there, he loved the goats and the bunnies, thought the cows and horses were fun too.
Grandma was on cloud 9 just seeing the smiles on the kids faces so even though i was standing out there turning my tan into a burn we all had fun.
While standing in one of the lines today there was this man infront of me with a blue t-shirt on and on the back of his shirt it said "10% of life is what happens to me, the other 90% is how I handle it" I thought about that a bit and thought Isn't that the truth. Good things, bad things, crappy things doesn't matter what matter is how you deal with it, your attitude about it, how you handle it.
I mean there is always going to be crappy things in life that comes your way you can let it get you down and you can get upset about them and make yourself misserable or you can say, well that sucks and then pick yourself up and move on, tursting that God is in control and he brings thing into our life for a reason even if we don't know what that reason it.
And Specking of crappy things. on my way home from the fair I got a flat, not fun at all, by the time AAA came and i got the van to wal-mart to get the tire fixed Wal-Mart wasn't taking anymore work orders for the night.. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.. So tomorrow morning I get to haul my little cookies backout to wal-mart and get the tire fixed.. Hopefully DH won't get OT and i can send him out to deal with the tire and i won't have to drag the kids out to hang out at wal-mart.
I need to run Princesses wants me to watch a little league girls fastpitch championship game on tv with her.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
It's time to say good bye to the team that gave my princess her start in the world of traveling tournament fastpitch softball. Today we sent the email out to the man incharge of the Wizards, to tell him thank you but no thank you, Princess will not be playing for them this year.
The middle and end of August is try out time in the world of fastpitch softball and this year Princess had 4 different teams she wanted to try out for. Her line of thinking was she could try out for some of these harder to get on teams(the better teams with bigger organizations behind them that only take the top players with really talent) and then if she makes one or two of them she can pick which one she wants to be on but still try out for her old team the wizards in case she doesn't like the other teams or she didn't make the other teams.
Two weekends ago wa the try outs for the Wizards and Princess got invited to play again for them, this was sort of a given onces you have made a team you normally don't get kicked off of it come next years try outs. It was just a matter of placement and which team A, B or C they would put you on. Then this past sunday was the tryouts for her #1 pic of teams, This team is really good and she was a tad bit nerves trying out for them. Not only is this team good as far as wins and loses and there record and coaching, but they also offer so much more then we were use to playing with a smaller group last year. When this team travels our hotel expence will be paid for, they buy the girls 3 different full uniforms and they get them new helmets and batbags, and if the girls play for them for 3 years or more they give there scholarships for college(if they go on to play college ball)
Anyways My Princess had a great try out, she was just on all around in everything. Normally you dont hear back from these try out until two week or longer on if they made the team or not.. but They stopped DH and Princess at the end of the try out and offered my princess the spot on the team..
This just blows me away..
and totally sent her over the top.. she made her top pick for teams and the way she made it.. WOW
Princess made alot of friends this past summer playing for the wizards who she is going to miss but will keep in touch with them.. but next year my baby will be in Green.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Happy 15 month birthday little man boy how time is flying by seems like yesterday you were just my little bean.
here you are at 3 months old just one year ago. We need to talk with daddy about getting us a digetal camera if i would have had one i could have took your pic today but insteed we will have to do with pics taken shortly after you turned 14 months.
Here you are with Uncle L. last month on June 18. Look how much you have grown.
Not only have you grown like a weed, you are doing so many new things. You play with the big kids and have to be part of the crowd, you have no fear of anything not even swimming pools you jump right in without giving it a 2nd though. I tell ya your killing me with this no fear stuff.
You have also started talking to us not just the normal mama, dada stuff but you answer us when we ask you something not always with words though. if you are coughing and i ask you if your alright you say "yep" or in the morning when you wake up and i ask you if you want to get up you will say "yes" but it sounds more like "S" if i ask you if you want something and you don't want it you stand there shaking you head no. there are a ton of other things you do to communacate with us.. but the other day i was eatting something and you came up and said "Me some" I asked you do you want some and you said "yes" then you giggled this great big giggle when i gave you a bit.
far cry from where you were a year ago
heres another 3 month pic of you infront of a ball feild funny back then i never thought you would spend so much time at ball feild just a year later but you did really well with all the ball games i drug you off too. This past month you didn't have all that many to sit though insteed we drug you all over the place vacationing, totally messing up your normal nap times. Back in June and part of July you were taking 3 1 hour naps a day now I'm lucky if i can get you to take 1 1 hour nap a day. That is my fault i'm sure seeing how in the last month you had a visit from you Aunt P from TX and your 2 cousins and we ran you all over the place while they were here. 1st we loaded ya up and drove ya to PA and took you to story book forest and there ride park and there water park you loved every min of it. Then 2 days after that we took you off to the zoo, boy did you love those monkeys Then 2 days after the excitement of Aunt P being home we loaded ya up again and did a 10 day trip to TN. which you were such a good boy on.
Only doing all this was the end of your naps.
These days you seem to wake up about 8:30 or 9am and don't take a nap until 12:30 or 1:30 sleeps about an hour maybe if i'm lucky an hour and a half then you are up till 9pm when you go to bed for the night.
Yes your still cosleeping with me and your still rolling over and lacthing on at night, now if your really nursing cuz your hungry or i'm just your pacie who knows but i dont mind.. I love the closeness, the thought of you moving into a bed and not cuddleing with me all night long makes me sad, but we still have time before that happens your big sister Sweetpea didn't move to her own bed till she was 2.
Lets see, what are some of your favorite things these days.. you love the Hand, Hand , finger thumb book, just today you carried it over to me at least 10 times and threw it in my lap and said "book" Your also a big wiggle fan and you like the barney nursary rhyme dvd. you love cars and truck and you never walk you run and i mean in a sprint from point a to point b. You sure can make a mess but as soon as you smile at me i melt so you can get away with all sort of things.
We have to have a little talk about this bitting thing though, People and cats and dogs are not teethers.. I understand your getting teeth and your hurting but please stop bitting the cats and leave grandmas poor dogs alone, and really your sisters and brother don't like it when you just walk up and bit them..
Little Man have i told you just how much I love you. I can't even put into words how much happiness you bring to my life, Always remember today, tomorrow and always I love you.
try to remember that i love you on the 21st when you have to get some shots at your 15 month check up ok.. I hate being the one making you get those things.
as soon as i find out how big you all I'll add it here so you will know.
Well my sweet love your crying now so i need to go pick you up and smoother you with kisses.
Little Man has been playing all day long with the Wiggles music playing in the background. and every time they go off or i turn them off because i can't stand it anymore, he starts to scream and cry until i turn it back on again..
I have tried to turn on some of the disney sing alongs but NO wiggles songs are the only things the boy wants to hear.. So looks like i'll be toot toot chugga chugga big red car-ing the rest of the day.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
stoled this from FinellySpinelly who stoled it from Football Widow
Since i'm sitting here all alone with Little Man sleeping and the 3 older kids spending the night at grandma's and DH got put back on the night shift for another 2 weeks(boo to that) i figured i would give this a go.
1. Where were you 1 hour ago? Eatting a late dinner and packing DH lunch for work.
2. Who will be your next kiss? If i was to guess i would say Little Man when he wakes up in the middle of the night to nurse
3. What is the largest amount of money you spent in one store? I don't even know maybe when i got the washer and dryers years ago.. but i can do some damage shopping for cloths with the girls also LOL.
4. Where did you go on your last date? Texas Road House
5. When is the last time you went to the mall? back in May(hit some outlet malls while on vacation two weeks ago does that count)
6. Are you wearing socks right now?NO
7. Have you ever drank soda from a straw? Yes
8. When was the last time you drove out of town? Out of town today, out of state two weeks ago
9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?No
10. What are you wearing right now? t-shir and sleep pants
11. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?Car wash.
12. Last fast food you ate? did a stop at two places 1st got a taco salid from taco bell and then hit wendys and picked up a frosty.
13. Where were you Friday night? Home with my boys the girls had a sleep over with great grandma
14. Have you bought any clothes in the last week? NO
15. When is the last time you ran? a few mins before Little man went to sleep. I have to run after him all the time.. No really it was this afternoon while at my grandmas and Little Man was about ready to go head 1st down there basement steps, I didn't know i could run so fast anymore.
16. What is the last sporting event you watched? My Princess cheer fest yesterday, though DH would say that's not a sport LOL, so I guess it would be fastpitch softball or t-ball
17. What is your favorite class? not in school so no favorite class
18. Your dream vacation? one that comes along with a tursted babysitter so i can enjoy my kids thoughout the day and leave them with say maybe a grandma at night and go out with DH, it would also be someplace on a beach.
19. Last persons house you were in? My Grandma's
20. How old are your parents? my dad is 53 and my mom is 51
21. Are you in love?Yes, I am.
22. Do you miss anyone?Yes, I do.
23. Last play you saw? The Passion play
24. What are your plans for tonight? Play on the computer till I'm tired then go to bed.
25. Who is the last person you sent a message to on myspace? Don't play on Myspace.
26. Ever go to camp? Yeap
27. Were/are you an honor roll student in school? LOL yeah right..no! but somehow my kids are all A students.
28. What do you want to know about the future? Next week loto numbers so i can play them and get rich LOL
29. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne? not at the moment.
30. Are you hungry? No but I won't let that stop me ;)
31. Where is your best friend located? In my house
32. Who is your best friend? DH
33. Do you have a tan? Yes, Yes I do.. and I earned this tan, none of this tanning bed,spray on or any other fake tan, I got my tan this year taking care of the kids while they played outside, or was swimming or watching there ball games. it's a nice tan if i do say so myself.
34. How old do you want to be when you have kids? Oh I am so done having kids LOL. had Princess at 23, Mr Man at 27, Sweet Pea at 29, was PG with my angel when I was 31 and had Little Man when i was 32
35. Do you collect anything? no not anymore, i have no room in my house to collect things except kids toys
36. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over? 2003 without getting the ticket though.
37. How do you like your drinks? cold
38. Do you like hot sauce?Love it,
39. Last time you took a shower? lastnight
40. Do you need to do laundry? UMMMMMMM we are a family of 6. 4 kids and 2 adults.. I ALWAYS have to do laundry, you know it's sort of like asking a person if they need air.
1. What is college?
2. What are the names of some colleges?
3. Is a college the same thing as a university?
4. What is a major?
5. What do people do in college?
6. Do you want to go to college and if so, where?
These are the 6 question to play this weeks sunday six. Brought to us every week by Kelly at http://www.missingjtsnow.blogspot.com/ . this sounds like such a fun idea so i thought i would start playing also. I found this sunday six while viewing SPF pics of Mommy out of control at http://www.littlefamilyourofcontrol.blogspot.com/
I thought i would ask Mr Man these question. Seeing how he is a big 6 1/2 year old getting ready to enter into the 1st grade.
1) What is College?
A place you live when your big and you learn.
2) What are the names of some colleges?
UK that's a college right or is that just a sport team?
3) Is a college the same as a university
I don't know
4) What is a Major?
How would I know oppisite of a Minor
5) What do people do at college?
6) Do you want to go to college and if so where?
Happy Sunday - Did you Play? let me know and don't forget to let Kelly know also.
Friday, August 11, 2006
I don't know how many time a day I keep reminding Sweet Pea that she can't leave her crayons laying out where Little Man can reach them. I thought she has been pretty good about getting them put up when she is done with them and I thought i was being pretty good about getting them out of Little Mans hands when he did get ahold of one here and there. I must be wrong
I just finished changing the 3rd poo filled diaper of the day that had chunks of Orange Crayons in it..
Guess the Orange must taste the best.
DH who is at work working OT called me about 30 mins ago and asked "How soon can you be packed" Clueless I asked for what he said "to make a trip to Nashville" WHAT???????????????? um dear that is like 9 or 10 hours away.
I guess a package didn't get out with the UPS guy this evening and this package needs to be in Nashville by 8am tomorrow, So they were asking people if they would be willing to drive it out there and everything would be paid for plus get paid so much per mile.. OK yeah sounds like a great idea and I might have jumped all over it seeing how i have two good cyber friends who both live in Nashville.. ONLY WE HAVE FOUR KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has he lost his mind calling and telling me we are just going to pack up and leave and drive all night long.. He must have..
No we are not making a trip to Nashville tonight, sorry. Princess has her cheer fest all day tomorrow and I have to teach sunday school sunday morning and Princess also has try out for the fastpitch soft ball team that is her 1st pick if she makes it on sunday afternoon. Besides that Little Man hates his carseat and screams non-stop while in it.. as proven by our last trip to TN just a week ago!!!!!
This week for SPF we were ask to come up with titles for a song, book and movie. for more detail http://randomandodd.com/ If you play along comment and let me know so i can check it out.
London bridge is falling down. It might not be London but that bridge is falling down(taken while at the zoo July 22, 2006)
Title of a Movie:
Planet of the Apes. Mr man playing monkey see monkey do while at the zoo. another pic for my movie title would be.
for my book I'm doing the Mother Goose book of nursary Rhymes (you know with kids it is one we read all the time LOL) and since all books need chapters here are a few chapters for my book.
hickory dickery doc
and can't forget the little old women who lived in a shoe.
My book titel pics were taken while at story book forest July20, 2006
Due to the fact that life is crazy and I'm a slob, I haven't cleaned my bedrood since Little Man's birthday party back in May.. Yes I know it is now 3 months later but I have been busy LOL. My room has become the room that everything gets tossed into when I'm cleaning the house in a hurry(which i have been doing since the kids got out of school for the summer and all the ball game running started) So needless to say my room was a mess. I didn't know just how dusty and stuff it had got until i set out to clean my room today.
It was so cluttered and there were so many cloths and toys and shoes and blankets and pillows and just everything every where and by the time i got everything off the floor and put away and vaccumed and dusted my Allergies were all over the place my eyes were watering, I couldn't breath and I was sneezing every other minute.. Man i was amess.
I went to the cabnet to get an allergy pill only to find i didn't have any. My grandpa called asked if he could take my kids out to lunch and i said yes, he asked if i needed anything and I said if you have any allergy pills i could really use some.
About 15 mins later Grandpa was here I was still a mess sneezing and feeling like my head was going to explode. Things here were nuts Little Man was crying and fussing and needing a nap, and I was running around with the older kids trying to get them ready to go out the door with Pa(what they call my grandpa there great grandpa) durning all that craziness Grandpa handed me a bottel of equate allergy tablets. Without reading how many i should take i opened it quickly dumped 2 tablets into my hand and took them I wanted to be able to breath ASAP so waiting for the kids to leave didn't even cross my mind.. about 10 mins after they left I went to the bedroom to lay down with Little man and get him down for a nap.. ONLY I fell asleep. I woke up an hour later unable to really wake up. I was soooooooooooooooo tired all i felt like doing was just turning over and going back to bed. I couldn't figure out why I just couldn't seem to wake up. Then it hit me the allergy pills. Looked at the bottle and sure enough I was only to take 1 pill. UGH.. I'm just now getting around to the point where i feel like I'm awake enough to funtion. THANKGOODNESS Little Man was taking his nap and my older 3 were gone or I would have been in trouble and wouldn't have been able to sleep. ON a Plus side I can breath, my eyes aren't watery and I'm not sneezing. OH and my BEDROOM IS CLEAN :)
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Our pom poms are shaking
Our voices are loud
We are the (team name here) cheer squad
Fire up, be proud
A group of twenty 10 and 11 year old girls standing in a team huddle yelling that cheer at the top on there voice with a huge group of 10 and 11 year old boys in the back ground running laps in there shoulder pads and helmets in hand. Football season is here.
My Princess is a football cheerleader this year,oh me. Didn't think we would be starting this so young but there school has a 5th and 6th grade football team and what is a football team without cheerleaders. This was the scene at the school this evening when I went to pick princess up from cheerleading. It was all just way too cute.
This saturday is there big Cheer Fest where they will be cheering with and competing against other area schools she is really looking forward to that.
They got there uniform this week her shirt was too short and her belly showed every time she raised her arms. We took care of that after tonight practice she now has a bigger top.
So all is well is in the land of Cheerleading OZ, except for the fact that Princess has team after team after Fastpitch team calling the house this week asking her to play Fall ball with them and we are having to turn them down because there games are the same time as football. This is bumming her out a bit because she LOVES fastpitch softball it is her passion, only she has put so much time and effort into this cheering thing all summer long that it be a shame to back out now that the season is here. Plus she played ball 5 days a week all summer so she could stand a break.
so I guess I'll fire up the camera and hope it doesn't get too cold during the football season and enjoy the 1st and 10 LOL
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Little Man has had hair since the day he was born and never lost a bit of it, it keeps growing and growing. As of yesterday we have cut his hair 5 different times the 1st time was when he was around 4 months old. The Last time i cut his hair was the end of May before having his 1 year picture taken, so his hair had got a bit too long
I started letting it grow only because he is forever on the go and I didn't know how to tie him down and keep him from moving so i could cut his hair without cutting off his ear, but then it started getting so cute, curling up in the back and flipping up here and there that i couldnt bring myself to cut it.
ONLY it was in great need of somthing he was looking like a girl Shoot my girls didn't have this long of hair at this age, yet the thought of cutting it still bugged me.
UNTIL today.. i had his hair all cute ready for church this moring and off we went. Little Man fell asleep in the car and messed it all up and there was nothing i could do to make it look nice at all. his hair was just everywhere and so so long. (these pics of him in this post was taken 3 weeks ago so it was much longer then what you see in these pics. His hair grows fast) I just couldn't handle the mess his hair was today so I knew i had to trim it up
After thinking how on earth will i keep him still, the highchair jumped out at me.. YEAH that was it the highchair. I put him in it filled the try with water and away i went at chopping off his hair.. I was so proud of myself, My Little Man looked like a boy again. SNIFF only now i'm sad and wished i wouldn't have cut his hair.. boo hoo it's like i took his personality away from him. I didnt really take all that much about an inch on top and on the sides and kept it a bit longer in the back only taking a 1/2 inch off but it looks so different from what it had become(looks just like his pic I have in my June blog titled Little Man) I guess i just need to keep reminding myself that it will grow back and in a few weeks will look longer again.
Since i'm trying to get the little creative juice I have flowing, I thought i would do this.
While i was reading blogs the other night I saw this over at http://musingsofahousewife.blogspot.com/ Since she said feel free to do it, I am.
my five things.
Five things in my freezer: frozen waffles, Steak, Hamburger, chicken, and orange serbert.
Five things in my closet: Cloths, shoes, boxes of maturnity cloths, boxes of old letters and ticked stubs and pics from when DH and I were dateing, and a memory box filled with things I had for Alyssa(the baby i lost while 13 weeks PG)
Five things in my car: Car seats, cookie crumbs, tons of toys, crayons & coloring book, a stroller
Five things in my purse: I haven't carried a purse in about 6 1/2 years I just take the diaperbag with me everywhere and use it as my purse . So inside that is, diapers, my walet, sunglasses, my brush and my lipgloss(and toys,book, sunscreen and bugspray OH and don't forget wipes)
Five things in my wallet: Driver's license, credit/debit cards, AAA membership card, Jr Trucker Cheerleading discount card, and Libary Card. No money in mine either
I guess I should have five people do this but I don't know anyone to send it too so if you want to play along feel free and then let me know you played also.
|You Are 24% Control Freak|
This was my score, guess my DH has been wrong about me all these years LOL
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Back in June I mentioned that i had a pic i wanted to post of the way the ski looked on our way back to the campground on the 2nd day of camping.
This is the pic
I'm outside so that black on the top of the pic is the stormy ski and those shadows that sort of look like trees are more dark clouds.. the pic really doesn't show just how amazing the ski looked that night.
So much for goal setting.
missed my 1st day of a post a day goal, what a slacker.
I did get about 6 loads of laundry done yesterday and got the house somewhat picked up. I still have alot of cleaning to do and about 6 more loads of laundry to do UGH its never ending isn't it.
Took Sweet Pea into the doctors yesterday late in the afternoon for her ear pain, it's not a middle ear infection. She has swimmers ear so she is doing the ear drop thing and has to stay out of the pool for 3 days. OH me that is going to be a hard thing for a 4 year old. Poor baby
Went to my friends little girls 4th birthday party lastnight and the birthday girl ended up sick all over the floor 1/2 way though the party.. I feel bad for her but really really hope that whatever made her sick isn't something one of my 4 could pick up.
Princess is starting her 1st weekend of tryouts for next summers tournament fastpitch team. Today is the try outs for the team she played on this summer the Wizards. She is interested in trying out for some of the other teams that she saw this summer so besides trying out for her team she is also trying out for 4 others. Don't know what she will do if she makes them all but she said she wants to be able to have her pick of a team so the next few weekends will be softball try outs for her.
Well better get on to laundry since it won't wash itself
Thursday, August 03, 2006
My new goal doesn't sound all that hard but with as crazy as things have been here it might take some work.
The new goal is to post atleat one new entry here a day. One a day, think I can do it?
I just got home from our vacation in TN and I have alot i could post about only it's after midnight, the baby is bound to wake up since he is totally off his norm as far as sleeping and napping goes and I have suitcase upon suitcases of dirty laundry calling for me in the morning. 6 people on a 10 day long vacation makes for alot of laundry. PLUS the house looks like a tornado went though it.. funny you think you have it all cleaned up so you don' t come home to a mess only to find it wasn't as clean as you had remembered and then in our house to unload the van means to take everything and throw it though out the dinning room and livingroom. So tomorrow is laundry and cleaning house, trying to getting Sweet Pea into the doctor because her ear is killing her(i think swimmers ear), and a birthday party for a girl who is turning 4 who is Anistons bestfriend. I also need to shampoo the carpet in Mr Man's room 1st thing when we wake up because one of the stupid cats thought the middle of his bedroom floor looked like a great spot to take a dump.. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the heck we left 2 litter boxes out for these dumb cats. I guess i should be thankful that there was only one pile in one room and that all 3 of them didn't use the whole house as one big litter box.
Well this is my one post for the day, Tomorrow I hope to post something a little more entertaining.