Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday....

Pictured above : a few weeks ago we went on a road trip with my mom to Monkey Joes and then a picnic lunch and then stopped for ice cream! I almost ALWAYS have my camera near by and got a zillion pictures during the road trip. He starts school next week, 3rd grade. At third grade in the public school in our system, they get bumped to the "middle" school , or jr.high building with the other "jr high students" as its a 3-8 grade building. He's already talking how they have detentions. I 'm trying to explain how that's not a good thing to talk about getting. With his autism/aspergers, he really enjoys adult time over kids his age usually, and in the past in school, he ENJOYED being with the principal and other

Pictured above : My middle daughter will be going to half days of school starting next week. She needed two folders and these are what she picked. and a Hello Kitty "pack pack" as well. She has no idea what she's in for. We had a little "school get together" the other night where they simply played games..well yah, so she thinks this is just about games. Snorts.. My daughter tends to be a "shoot first, ask questions later" kinda gal. We parents had to fill out this information sheet and it says "if you could describe your child in three words, what would you say"...I'm thinking "shoot first, ask questions later" is more than 3 words. I wanted to write "warning, warning, warning" Shes very outspoken and usually the source of drama or trouble in our house. like 95% of the time. So I know we're in for it with school. But at the get together, she was really shy so I"m crossing my fingers she behaves.

Pictured above: is my youngest. These are "his keys". He's been going through this facination lately with his dad's set of keys and mine as well. He has to figure out the right key and try to help us by unlocking doors and entry ways, however causing much distruption by going through things like carrying up groceries as he's yelling "oh keys, I need keys" and trying to get into the apartment doors while having to pee really bad, while hes INSISTING on unlocking the door for you..while he fuddles around from key to key. Well he kept misplacing both sets of keys so I ran to the hardware store and the super nice people who worked there had a bucket of old keys that they pulled a handful out, cleaned them off, worked off the rough edges and gave to me FOR FREE. I paid 2 bucks for the key ring thingy. so now he has his "own" set and is very very happy.

Pictured above: my three children as we're waiting for grandma to pick us up for that road trip I spoke of above in the first picture. They're like...totally cool ya

Monday, August 22, 2011

holy cow!

Holy cow! I haven't written in here in a while. Which means we must be busy little bees!

1. My husband has been switched to second shift so we're trying to adjust to a new schedule. ANNNNND right before school starts as well.

2. I have two starting school soon. We've all the school supplies, so we're basically ready to go.

3. Been having bad headaches lately which makes a girl not want to write anything or stare at the computer.

4. Mini world domination is in full force since the hubby went to seond shift. They think bedtime must be overtaken by their small bodies but don't last long. We've done some rearranging and put our youngests toddler bed in with my oldest. Those two sleep great. Its the middle diva who refuses all inclination of her big girl bed.Divide and conquer perhaps? She tries, really wants to but then comes streaking back to our bed....sigh.

5. We've been keeping busy, going to the swimming pool, Monkey Joe's and grandmas house. I"ll upload pics once I get to the other computer!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Five for friday

1. I got to see both my beautiful nieces today. One is 10 months old and one is 5. They're both so beautiful and different in many ways. One is blonde and soft spoken and kinda held back. One is dark haired , loud and up front and bold. But they both steal a piece of this auntie's heart.

2. My husband is enjoying his new job. He continues to learn new things and excel at them at the same time. Its one thing to have a job, but its another thing to really seem to enjoy it. I think that makes going to work bearable. I mean, how many of us have had jobs that we just didn't want to go to, when that alarm went off in the morning, a zillion reasons went through your mind about why you shouldn't go in? I know I've been there. Or you get there and think "boy I'm crazy for walkin in these doors"...I know I"ve also been there.

3. On the home front, the smaller people of this house are still in full domination mode. However its been not as bad as its been. Some days are definately better than others. I was watching this morning talk show this morning thats always on right after the news as I was cleaning and my daughter who's 4 said "how come you're not on the news, are you too old".
Huh. I just raised my eyebrows at her as she's been on this age kick lately. I didn't even know how to answer that. The oldest boy of mine fails to see how making his bed or picking up his room is cool and tells me it's "lame" I tell him every day if it doesn't get done, every toy in the toybox will somehow end up on the floor in a huge pile, talk about "lame". Waaaa laaa the bed gets made and room cleaned. Of course it contains many grumbles about "mom, this is too hard" and 'Mom, this is lame"..and I just remind him of my lame comeback. My youngest who is 2 is boycotting toilet training. I went out and bought him some big boy underwear. He threw them back at me in MUCH disgust. I ask him where he should pee? "in my diaper". hmmm. But as soon as he's wet, he's hollering "wet, change me, wet!" and keeps on like a maniac until he's dry. Grandma tried putting him on the potty today and I think he had a nervous break down. So I guess in world domination, they don't cover potty training. That's minus one point for the small people.

4. health wise, all things for me at least seem to be ok. I've had some great energy spurts and the heart rates and PVC'S seem to be staying at bay right now *knocks on wood*. I've cut all caffinee out of my diet unfortunately, as I was a HUUUUUGE caffinee freak. I mean, how else does one manage 3 kids without it? slowly...ever so slowly... mornings are hard. lol.

5. all in all, I've say we've had a good week. My floors got scrubbed a day earlier than usually planned, however there are now parts that are sticky again(thank you grape jelly) and that bothers me, but all in all, its ok. I love to scrub floors by hand. ..and usually at night once the mini dominators are in bed. Tomorrow we're off to the fair! yeah! road trip!