Friday, August 28, 2009

In Four Days

I won't be sitting here at Blogger calmly drinking my coffee. I will either be anxiously checking for the bus while *calmly* urging Micah to hurry up already. Or (and this is my goal) I will just be waking the kids up & getting them breakfast. For the third year in a row we are the first stop for the big yellow bus. It seems kind of unfair that my littles have to get on the bus at 7am year after year. We are maybe two miles from the school and school doesn't start until 8:05. So then I get the people that tell me to quit complaining already & just drive them to school every day. Which is what I did last year since I had to take Ayla to preschool anyway. Let me tell you, the Mommy bus business gets old. Especially with a baby. Poor Kaia's nap was interrupted constantly last year. The good news is that my favorite workout class is at 8:30 on Mondays & Wednesdays. I just filled out the paperwork and requested that a Friday class be added as well. So, won't it be ideal if I'm able to work out three times a week and let my older kids sleep in at the same time? A perfect compromise as long as the bus garage insists on us being the first stop every year.

We took all (well most) of the school supplies in yesterday morning. In Ayla's classroom there was a notice telling us of some additional items that will be needed. Like there wasn't enough to begin with. Oh & after searching all over creation we finally found watercolor paints at Fleet Farm of all places. Check it out Jenny. The kids met their teachers & visited their classrooms. Micah continues to insist he's not excited to go back, but you should have seen him salivating over the shelves & shelves of books in his new room. You could have seen it if I'd have been organized enough to bring my camera along, but since I'm not you'll just have to use your imagination. Likewise when it comes to Ayla's "shyness" when she met her teacher. She is really not shy at all, but she acts so funny in some situations. I wanted to tell her teacher to ignore her first impression of Ayla, because it wasn't at all accurate.

I can hardly believe that next week I'll be home with just Kaia all day long. I just can't wrap my mind around it. I have lots of plans. The first item on the agenda is to grab a large trash bag & "clean" the kids' playroom. I'm so sick of not being able to walk in there. After that who knows.......The possibilities are endless!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My First Baby......

is losing teeth & reading books!

Where does the time go?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bit Of This 'N That

This morning's pickins.

A girl and her chicken.

That same girl's dirty feet.

Scene from this summer. Micah sprawled out somewhere reading a book.

Funny face.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It's Just Worms

So Ayla has been throwing up off & on since spring break. Turns out the culprit is not food like I was thinking (yea!!), but worms (yuck!!) Anyway, I'm mostly relieved. I was really thinking we'd have to cut out a bunch of foods. Instead we'll just have to take some special drops & do lots of laundry. Then hopefully I won't have to watch my girl be sick on a regular basis!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Counting My Blessings Today

We've had people sick in our house every week for the past 3 weeks. Ayla threw up 2 Sundays in a row. The second time we happened to be at our evening church services. Luckily Craig managed to contain the puke. It all ended up on poor Ayla. There was one teeny tiny spot on the floor that I had to wipe up. Then this past Sunday Craig got sick & even missed work yesterday. He went back today even though he was still very nauseous & felt like passing out this morning. In the night Kaia woke up crying a different kind of cry. I went to her & she was burning up & shivering. Poor little dear, her first fever. I woke up this morning feeling depressed - being surrounded by sick people always has this affect on me for some reason. It makes me mad & sad at the same time. This is something I need to figure out & deal with, because as my hubby often (thankfully) reminds me it's just a part of life. And so. I decided to write 5 things I'm thankful for in order to have a more positive outlook.

1. The beach party we got to go to last night. I was actually able to kayak since there were plenty of people willing to help with the baby. There was good food, fellowship with friends of all ages and a bonfire. It was great fun for me & the kids! I'm thankful for wonderful friends.

2. That the kids' school supplies are mostly bought. There is nothing better than new school supplies. As much as I love summer with a relaxed schedule, I'm chomping at the bit to get more organized soon!

3. I'm typing this while listening to the quiet house. The baby is sleeping & the kids are outside playing with the chickens. How did we keep entertained without chickens?

4. My super-dee-duper comfortable yoga pants. Someone needs to invent a yoga skirt & then I'd be set for life.

5. Being able to write this from home doing the only job I've ever wanted to do!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A First

First hot tub party

Won't it be fun if I can get a similar photo when they are teenagers? I wish I would have been recording video instead of snapping photos. They were so funny when they got in. "Ahh, this feels so good on my back" They were acting like a bunch of geriatric adults. They don't know how good they have it with their fresh, young bodies. I guess none of us ever do. What did I hear someone say the other day? "Old is 10 years older than you happen to be right now" Even that doesn't seem so old anymore.