Day 93 Life Lesson: Even little boys need a spa day. (Or 20 minutes.)
Monday, January 30, 2012
All the things I missed this morning.
It's a new day. Coop got on the bus 25 minutes earlier this morning (7am) at the end of the driveway. He is loving the personal service. Kyle got to sleep in 20 minutes longer. I gave him a ride to school. He, too, is loving the personal service. Cam had to get up early. Really, really, early. He did not like anything about it.
I spent way more time in the van than usual. Living on the east end of the metropolis when all your activities are on the west end makes for lots of travel time for the transportation director. The great thing about being on the east end of town is that I am closer to Target. I really like that.
A new day.
Day 92 Life Lesson: Sleeping on the floor can be fun.
After filling 4 dumpsters, we had to start burying things in the backyard. Is that wrong? All of our things are in two, count 'em, TWO, storage buildings but everything that matters is right here with us - 3 resilient boys and a super amazing husband.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
We have spent a lot of time at Menards in the past few weeks so to make it interesting I have to let the boys play hide and seek in the light fixture section and sit on the ATVs. They also like to watch the paint shaking away in the paint can blender. They even made a new friend, Christian, who works behind the paint counter.
Before I went to the dinner, I had some assistance from my fashion assistant, Snaps. No, not Cameron, although you might think that from the picture. Snaps ladied me up with some bling and a jackety thing that makes my girls look huge (I love that) and also a little fancy purse thing with a long, annoying chain. Apparently, a waist pack wouldn't be appropriate for such an event. I wasn't allowed to wear my moon boots, either. Come on!
Now, about Cameron. As I was getting some fashion tips he started digging through my jewelry box and before I knew it Cooper had dressed him in a tank top and accessorized him. Wow! Talk about freakin' out your husband (and father-in-law). Corey could not deal with it. I finally had to tell him to get over it. I just love the bruised legs and white socks.
Lessons Learned While Working on a House:
It's all about your perspective.
Things look better in the light.
Watch your step.
It's only paint.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Cameron had his first Speech Therapy appointment today. I am very confident he will be able to "lood doh bad habit and talk better loon."
Coop came home today and announced very crabbily that they ran out of hot lunch at school and he had a cheese stick. 7 other kids also had their choice of pretzels, canned peaches and cheese sticks. Hmmm, 4th time this school year. I am on a mission to let everyone and their mother know that this is happening. I sent emails and made phone calls to people I hope can help. It is a definitely possibility that I am about to get a red "x" by my name but I don't care. I look forward to the replies I may or may not get from the principal, the nutrition director, the food service director and the superintendent. Yeah, that x is definitely coming.
Day 82 Life Lesson: If at first you don't succeed, cry, cry, again. Uh, I mean, TRY, try, again.
P.S. Thanks for breakfast, Snaps.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I did, however, go back to bed and listened to the beep and bang of the microwave hoping it wasn't Cameron cooking a hot dog for 6 minutes... again. I can still smell that thing. Anyway, after a brief case of the screamin' meemies, everyone was on their way and Cam and I had a fine day running errands and going out for lunch. We returned just before Kyle got off the bus. Phew! It was a busy day.
Day 81 Life Lesson: Don't wait for fun to come to you, go to it.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
On Friday, Cameron is going to "leet lerapy". How sad. He can't even say it. I look forward to the day when he graduates from SPeeCH THerapy. And he can say it.
Day 79 Life Lesson: Things are not always as they seem.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
This is the last month we will be in our house. I'm sure that realization won't hit home until we pull out of the driveway on January 30th. My sentimental self will cry and the boys will look at me funny and wonder why moms are so weird.
Don't get me wrong. Preparing to move into a new house is exciting, even with the prospect of being homeless for several months. I mean, how can you not get excited about choosing your very own flooring, cabinet colors, outlet locations, and toilet sizes. It's a pretty cool problem to have. Next week, it's paint colors. We only have 980 colors to choose from (I did the math.) Piece of cake.
Day 74 Life Lesson: Some problems are really awesome to have.