Friday, September 30, 2011

141th post...

We got a firetruck ride for the local homecoming parade. My dad is a fire fighter(amongst other things)and drove the firetruck. Why , do you ask, are firetrucks in the parade? The firetrucks and ambulances all around here participate in parades. Its like a huge thing. Its tradition and its "how we roll".

So tonight, I was in the showering. Just minding my own business, shaving my legs. Many of you ladies know that complete and utter concentration is given to this ritual. And then BOOM. One little man jumps in the shower nekkid yelling "AH HAH!" SCARING the living crap outta me. I had to think "what would I tell the ambulance? MY DAD works for the ambulance!" Luckily I didn't cut myself. I almost had a stroke, but no cuts. I ended up banging into the shower caddy hanging on the shower head/neck and a bottle of shampoo fell, assaulting my 2 year old and slicing him pictured below. Part of me felt like yelling AH HAH! back. but then I saw that he was injured and he was freaking out, so much he caused himself to puke. In.The.Shower. So then I'm trying to see how bad the cut is, he's not bleeding hardly at all, but he keeps hyperventalating and causing himself to puke more. Which in the middle of THAT my four year old had jumped in sometime (cause you know, its just not shower time unless its like a clown car packed to the limits) and she sees his "owie" and freaks out. So now I have TWO kids to calm down, I"m trying to assess the cut, calm both down and get us all dried off. My four year old during this time had shampoo in her hair, and so I then have to turn the shower back on to rinse her hair off, and the puke outta the shower all while trying to calm them both. My 4 year old is freaking out in the shower, causing mass hysteria, crying "Oh the shampoo is in my eyes" and shes getting crazy and thrasing around. I'm afraid at that point, we'll all get wrapped up in the shower curtain. So I finally get them rinsed, out and dried off. I get them out to my room, which the hubby is OBLIVIOUS with his headphones on watching "transformers 3" on his computer. He kinda turns around and sees the mass panic going on and gets this face like "What is going on!" I"m calm, getting dressed and getting the young ones dressed. I don't THINK it needed stitches, however, I take a quick drive up the block to my parents house and do the "two heads are better than one" with my dad. Though I'm a nurse, sometimes I rely on the whole "two heads are better than one" *just* to be sure. Its not that I doubt my training , its just the fact that sometimes, being a non panic-er, I tend to not worry, and my husband is a panic-er and a worry wart so I ask my dad, who works for an ambulance, for medical advice. Though I"m the calm one, like I said, I don't panic, sometimes when your own kid gets hurt, you tend to get a bit blinded by what you THINK you see. So not deep enough for stitches. But a visit to grandpas and grandmas for a few hugs and kisses and a ride back home to his favorite blankey seemed to chill him out. But after he fell asleep for a while, he developed a fever. So they're totally NOT related but I"m hoping he feels better tomorrow.

The funniest thing? We had come back from my parents and he was talking with our two year old "what did grandpa put on your owie"...I said "nothing, thats snot".muhahahahhaha. Epic.

I was downloading pictures onto the computer today and found a few of the below on them. Guess who got ahold of momma's camera? I thought it was kinda cute(excuse my dirty mirror. I DO wash it almost every day...)She looks very serious. Maybe she plans on getting her own facebook soon and using this to find her kindergarten boys online? nope. not til shes at least 45.

Then today, to top off all the exciting things we have done, we went to visit THE WEINERMOBILE! EEEEEEK! It was parked at our local Piggly Wiggly(grocery store anyone?). The kids were very impressed but I could tell they were confuzed. I don't think they quite got the point of it. I had a few puzzled looks as I got the camera out.


The official liscense plate!(zomg, now you'll all know where I"m from)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

our first trip to the pumpkin patch(this year at least)

We took a trip to the pumpkin patch about 40 minutes from us this weekend.

Uncle Bradley(my brother) and the girls on the swings(made from tires!)

All the early pumpkins already! We didn't buy any "just yet". I don't want them to go bad.

Who knows what Wisconsin weather will hold!

The landscaping and whole place is beautifully decorated and done.

I love the contrast of colors of the grass and the pumpkins!

All the grandchildren on my side. It would have been cute if my smallest Niece would have been looking. But with five kids I know how pictures turn out. I've tried to get nice shots many

My littlest guy got up on top of the hay pile and couldn't get down. Uncle Bradley to the rescue!

My oldest proudly posing on top of the hay maze.

They had more fun running on top of the haybales .

All three of mine posing nicely(somewhat) in the tractor

My youngest on the tire/horse swing. These are so neat and creatively done.

Everyone really loved the swings. They couldn't get enough.

Hey mom! Get me down again!

And more climbing. They went home, dirty, happy and tired!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

holy hair

this first picture is from June. I just noticed tonight how much her hair has grown 2 months



Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor day

And Happy Birthday....TO ME.

I'm not going to tell my age, as any classy lady hides her age you know. We had a fun labor day weekend, ending today in my birthday.

Saturday I got to watch my nieces at my brothers house. I love my nieces to DEATH and my kids and my nieces play very well together. We had some dress up action from the girls, and some block building action, and all sorts of playing very well together. My youngest niece is about a year old and she's a quick one too. She's just starting to walk and she's into everything. Gave another thought to that "oh boy THIS is why I don't want another baby"!!!!! Even though MY youngest is 2.5, he's a very easy child for the most part. We all got home after a long day and we were all completely wiped out. Sunday we just hung out and really didn't do alot. The younger two are kinda congested so we laid low. Today is my birthday like I said before. My father in law came and watched the kids so my husband and I could go out to supper and shop a bit. My parents had gotten me a gift card to texas road house and a gift card for walmart. When we got to our resturant, we found out it wasn't open for another 2.5 hours so we shopped around with lots of time to kill!!!LOL. we found some new clothes for the kids. In wisconsin, the weather changes in an instant and last week it was 90's and this weekend in the 60's. We decided to slowly start stocking up on warmer clothes for the kiddos. Of course there's not alot out there quite *yet*, but I was still able to grab some good deals.
Supper was very good. Texas Roadhouse , if you haven't been there, is so yummy. We both left with full tummies!
The kiddos are now asleep in bed and I"m just doing this and watching tv. Tomorrow is back to school, shopping for cell phones and what not. Its another tuesday and I've been slacking on cleaning so tomorrow will be back to normal routine for me.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First day of school

Today was the first day of school in our district.
Summer, where did you go?

Got the kids up easily. This will probably be the only time it happens that easy. Seriously, this household is not a morning people household. My oldest and I are totally NOT morning people and the two of us together kinda ,(more than kinda) clash in the morning and it doesn't make for a happy start to ANY day. However, the oldest of the mini world domination team rose without arguement and sprang out of bed.
I had to awaken the middle child who was asleep in my bed. Seriously the girl will be 16 and still feeling like she has to attach to my hip. She has her own bed, a new comforter and everything and just makes me crazy at times. She likes to snuggle during her sleep. If I move, she'll find me.

The youngest of the world domination team was actually in his own bed all night. He's always slept in his own crib/bed whathaveyou, but lately he's been wanting to sleep on my floor. Then usually when my hubby comes home from work, he moves him. But last night he crawled into his own bed and stayed there.
So all three up and dressed, we went to my mom's and grandma was dropping off for school. I got the oldest going with her, and we hung out and played with the 6mo old twins she baby sat. I can really be honest and say I'm glad I never had twins. I love those girls to death but gosh...

My middle child start 4 year old kindergarten today. The first time ever she's been to school. She's very outspoken(thats putting it nicely folks) and bold and has alot of character(ahem.. putting it nicely) but when we went to our mini 4k picnic she got very shy and clung to my leg for a good 10 minutes. So grandma and I took her to school. My mom helps people out and watches children during the day and another little boy she watches is in the same class. Plus she had the twins and the twins's brother, so I helped with the girls there too. We did the drop off, not hovering, not lingering too long and I kissed and hugged her goodbye and she seemed ok with it. She never went to preschool or anything like I said previously, but she did good. I think I was more nervous about it than she was. They (her and Austin, the other little boy) were going to ride the bus from THAT school, to the "Middle" school, or the other school that houses grade 3-8. All of our schools lack parking for whatever reason, so they came up with this idea that buses take you to this one central school(if you choose) and get dropped off there. and Since my oldest goes to that school, and that's where grandma picks them up(since hubby works second shift and we have one car) it seemed easier than grandma going two places and rushing around. I was more nervous about that. That seemed to be the best part of her day! She only goes half days and I asked her if she wants to go back tomorrow and she said "yup". So that's a relief.

The youngest mini world dominator is only 2 and stayed home with me all day. We have our afternoon routine. Though he's 2, he don't nap. At all. Like ever. Two is about being tough you know. I tried to clean and he was up on destroying my efforts.

My children both came home from school happy and excited to go back. Which is good. I think any mother hopes her children have good first days of school.