Sunday, August 30, 2009

Weekend Recap (Aug 28-30,2009)

Last weekend of August.. :-(

I am so not happy at all about summer coming to an end and with September starting on Tuesday, I guess I just better get ready for fall. We sort of did both summer and fall stuff this weekend.. It made it really seem like fall since it was only in the 60's to low 70's all weekend.
Friday Aug 28, 09
Started the day taking the kids to school, then came back home where I had a 30 minute wait before having to head out and take Little Man to occupational therapy. After therapy I had some running to do and then was home for about 20 more minutes before I had to head over to the elementary school pick up Sweet Pea and take her to her doctor appointment.. She hasn't been feeling well for a week and Friday morning started saying he ear felt like it was all clogged up.. Turns out she not only has a cold(which I could have told ya that LOL) but ear infections in both of her ears. I took Sweet Pea out of school 15 minutes before her lunch but it took so long at the doctors that her lunch was long over by the time we got out, so I made a stop at McDonald's and let Sweet Pea and Little Man play on the playground in between bits of there $1 Mc whatever sandwich. Then rushed her back for her afternoon classes. Before heading home I stopped by the drug store to see if Sweet Pea's prescription was ready(the doctor had faxed it to them about 40 minutes before hand) But they were not ready, they told me to stop back in 30 minutes. So I got home and sat down for the 1st time really looked at the clock and I had an hour before having to go pick the kids up from school.. I try to figure out where my day had gone and after adding up all my stop of the day.. I had buckled and unbuckled Little Man out of his car seat 18 times and we still had a few more trips left for the day..

I took off to pick the kids up 10 minutes early figured I would stop back by the drug store and pick up Sweet Pea's antibiotic before heading to the the school OH I forgot to tell you, at this point it was looking like it was going to open up and storm a big one, and not wanting to deal with a 4 year old and his car seat in a middle of a storm I woke DH up and told him he slept enough for one day LOL.. and left Little Man with him. I picked up the prescription but it took me 20 minutes in line there and I pulled into the school parking lot just as the bell rang to let them out of school.. got them home and thought I would get a start on cooking dinner.. I got 1/2 of dinner cooked when I saw it was time to take off to pick up Princess from School/Volleyball practices. I had just put the garlic bread into the oven, You all remember my last post about Garlic Bread.
So I looked to DH again.. "hey honey to you want to keep an eye on dinner or pick up Princess" he picked the drive across town job, LOL.. They got home and it was 5pm so we sat down for dinner. Only the 2nd time I sat down on Friday ... After that I didn't want to do anything more Friday night.. So I started a bit of laundry, played online, listen to the kids complain that it was raining and there was nothing to do, so I gave them the batteries for the Wii and let them at it.. Princess took off about 6:30pm with some of her friends and one of the other moms to go sit in the rain for an away high school football game. she got home about 11pm and once she was home I was sound asleep with in minutes.
Saturday Aug 29, 2009
woke up did the rest of the laundry, put the kids to work at getting the living room, dinning room and kitchen clean..(though somehow looking at it tonight you can't tell at yesterday morning it was spotless ~sigh~) While they worked at that, DH was out doing yard work and cutting the grass and pulling some weeds and all that outdoor stuff he enjoys and I hate. While I took it upon myself to tackle the mess in the basement.. took awhile but I got the basement all cleaned, it is not a finished basement so part of the cleaning of it was clearing out the cobwebs and sweeping up the cement floors.. when I came upstairs I was sneezing.. It was starting to turn into a nice day, so the kids all headed outside to play, while I showered(cob webs in my hair was not a fun thing) and DH cooked Lunch.. After eating lunch we got a phone call from my dad who was heading though our town on his way home from getting something done with the boat, he wanted to know if any of the kids wanted to go to grandma and grandpa's to spend the night.. The 3 younger ones did so I had like 5 or 10 minutes to get all there stuff packed up and have them waiting by the road as the truck and boat drove by since there is no parking anything that big any where around our house.. So as he drove by and stopped they all jumped in and off they went..
Once they were gone, DH, Princess and I took off to a town next to our to go to a sporting good store, she has hurt her wrist in v-ball and wanted some prewrap and tape to tape up her arm to play, She was also in need of some white volleyball socks for the school uniform since my goofball daughter had wholes in her good white v-ball socks and has been wearing her funky color ones which look awful with the school uniforms.. After picking up all that fun stuff we hit the grocery store and got the groceries for the week.. Came home put everything away and ate dinner. At 6pm I saw that the movie The Lake House was starting, I had never seen it and have always wanted to, so I took a break and watched it.. It was really a good movie, I liked it.. While I was watching the movie Princess got some text from some of her friends from SP wanting to know if she wanted to go to there football game(SP is the catholic school here in our town)DH told her that would be fine since the game was like a 2 minute drive from our house.. and he dropped her off.
My Movie ended at 8pm and I thought it would be a good time to bleach down the basement(something like like to do at least once a year) So I spent from 8pm to 9pm making my head spin and making it hard to breath bleaching down the basement. When I got upstairs I went outside to get some fresh air and DH was out there with the fire pit making a fire.. So I joined him.. and we sat outside watching the fire fr 3 hours(minus the 5 minutes I was gone picking Princess up when the football game ended)
When the fire had died out Dh and I came in and went to bed.
Sunday Aug 30, 09
Got up and left at 9am for Sunday school, after church we took right off to Toledo for Princess's travel tournament softball practices which was from 1pm to 3pm.. we stopped somewhere along the turnpike to change out of church cloths. I let the kids eat some chips and crackers and stuff along the way.. and then they played at the playground for 2 hours during the practices. After the practices the whole team and all there family members(OH there are 5 FIVE other families from this team that have 4 kids like we do and four of those 5 all have kids the same age as my 4, there were alot of kids running around today) headed over to the coaches house(HUGE place on a big pond with peddle boats and the team got to play on)for a picnic cookout.. It was a nice time and good time like I said lots of kids for my kids to play with. We left there a little before 6pm and got home around 8pm.. Got the kids ready for bed and then started a fire for them to watch(they were asking) around 8:20pm and sent them into the house and got them into bed a bit after 9pm. DH and I went back out and watch the fire till about 10pm when it died out.. And that is when I started typing out this weekend Recap.. It is now pushing 11pm and I'm heading to bed.
That was my weekend..
Sorry I didn't take any pictures this weekend, didn't even carry my camera with me anywhere(though I did mean to take it today but left it on the table when we left for church this morning)
Hope you all had a nice weekend..

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Friday, August 28, 2009

From God's Word Friday(Aug 28, 09)

Isaiah 40:28- 31

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. Defenders Notes >> Defenders Notes >>
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer ball league..

Though out the summer if you were reading my weekend recaps, you got your fill of Princess and her traveling tournament softball team..
That was not the only ball we saw this summer. Though out the week I spent every day at ball fields. sometime at 2 or 3 different ball fields.

Princess had her summer league softball team, Mr Man had his summer league baseball team and this year Sweet Pea skipped up a few years to play her 1st year on a 10U softball summer league team even though she was only 7 and 7 year olds in our town still play t-ball.

Here are slide shows of a few shots I took over the summer of our time at the ball fields.

Sweet Pea.

Mr Man


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

1st day of school 2009

Today was Princess, Mr Man and Sweet Pea's 1st day back to school, I know I haven't got all my summer posts posted yet, but figured I'll try to keep up and just do the summer post stuff as fill ins..

So today I give you my kids on there 1st day of school 2009
Princess 1st day in the 8th grade, she is now 13 years 7 months old.
Mr Man's 1st day in the 4th grade he is now 9 years 9 months old

Sweet pea's 1st day in the 2nd grade she is now 7 yrs 7 months old Little Man will be starting school this year also, but his preschool doesn't start until after Labor day.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

summer, summer and more summer.

I didn't do alot of blogging this summer as you all know, so now I'm trying to figure out a way or ways to get you all caught up.. I don't think I missed anything major, but some of the little day to day things I normally would blog about has been left out.. I think the only blogging I did this summer was on weekends with the weekend recaps.. so if it happened on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday chances are you already know about it.. So I'm just going to sort though some pictures and try to hit on some highlights of my summer that I might not have shared yet..

Might as well get started with the last day of School June 4, 2009, Princess asked if she could take my camera to school and here are a few of the photos she took from the Last Day in the 7th grade.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Healthy Eating

Everywhere you go today you will hear people talking about eating right and eating healthy.. You see it on TV, you hear about it on the radio, and as all of you know almost every other blog out there is on the kick.. Eating right, organic, raw, natural.. Everyone is watching what they eat.
Last night while I was preparing dinner, it hit me that I need to watch what I'm cooking a little more carefully.
So for today's lunch I watched what I was preparing and it was something good in protein, Calcium and iron

and tasty too. ;-)
What it was a good source of those things LOL, see it says so on the box..

And after lastnight dinner I did learn that i needed to keep a close eye on the stuff I cook, I mean I wouldn't want lunch to turn out like the garlic bread from last night after I forgot about it..

Burnt Offerings anyone???
Happy Friday y'all.

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From God's Word Fridays (Aug 21, 09)

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mr Man's trip to camp.

I was thinking of doing a Thursday 13 post today but I'm just not in a creative mood, and for every event I want to blog about I have more then 13 pictures so I'm skipping it..

Another thing this summer that I didn't really get to blog that much about was that Mr Man was old enough to go to camp this year. The same church camp that Princess has been going to for the last 4 years, now it was Mr Man's turn for his first trip to camp. Even better was that Mr Man won his trip to camp for free. :-) Can't remember if I mentioned that or not.. but the big VBS visitor price this year was a free trip to camp.. Mr Man was already signed up for camp anyways so while he was excited about winning the visitor contest for bible school it really wasn't much of a prices for him.. So we gave him $50 as his rewards since it was saving $300 him winning

Anyways he was really worried about going to camp.. not sure if he wanted to go because none of his friends were going, sure there were boys from church he knew going but none of his best friends were going and he didn't know if he would make friends or not with anyone and then all the normal going away for the 1st time and all stuff he was worried about..

As I was packing his cloths and the drive to the boat dock to head over to the island for camp.. he was making me feel like I was forcing him to do something he totally didn't want to do.. He kept saying "why are you making me do this" "just give my spot to Princess she wants to go again" "why do you always make me do things I don't want to do"
I honestly started to feel a little guilty, but though I knew it was just Mr Man's personality to never want to do something until I made him do it, then he normally ends up loving whatever it was I "MADE" him do.. He is sort of a perfectionist and doesn't ever want to try anything unless he knows he can do it 100% right, so I do tend to push him more then the others or he would never try anything.. After he does it once if then he doesn't like it fine..
Anyways back to the camp thing.

We get to the boat dock he was still complaining we get out of the van and his counselor comes up introduces himself helps Mr Man with his bags. I could already see a little peace spread across Mr Man's face and I felt a bit better.. While Matt(the counselor) and Mr Man loaded the bags onto the truck the rest of the boys from church got there, and they all spotted him and all screamed together "Ryan" Ry turned around and a big smile came to his face and I could tell from that moment on things were going to be just fine..
At the boat dock all the boys kept telling Mr Man, come on do this with us do that with us.. they took him in so well it made me and Mr Man at ease..
Right before the ferry left for the island, I ask him if he still wanted me to send Princess in his place and he said NO.. then I asked if he was still worried about going to camp and he looked at me like I lost my mind and he was never worried and said "No, why would I be worried" LOL

He had the best week at camp, when he came home he couldn't stop talking about it.. it has been about three weeks since he has been home and he is still talking about it every day and now counts it as his favorite place in the world :)

I sent him a disposable camera to camp, but he lost it on the last day there when they went to the beach.. so I don't have any pictures that he took, but I did buy the photo CD of pictures that the staff members took of the week.. So here is a slide show of photos I took dropping him off and picking him up and what the camp took of his time there.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (Princess's Camp 09)

Back in July my oldest Princess went to sleep away church camp. She was there the week of July 13th..
here are the pictures from her week at camp.

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