Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Break

Day 2.....

Just thought I would share that my kids, okay just one of them, is killing me this morning. Guess that's what happens when he gets up at 5am....he's a brat by 8am.

Just saying

Sending Connor off for a play date and the little fellows are taking a nap. I have some cleaning to get done, laundry to fold, and birthday invitations to make.

Sunny and beautiful all last week and this week it's rainy and cold. Go figure. We have exhausted our lego playing, play dough making, and coloring all in 1 day. Now what??

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What happened to Spring?

I had to turn on my AC on last night so we could sleep. I only turned the heat off a few days ago it seems. And where are my weeks of fresh air and open windows?

I am ready for the trees to turn green and the flowers to bloom (oh wait I don't have any flowers yet). But I want to see my curtains blowing in the breeze too.

I definitely have spring fever! Spring Break is next week and I cannot wait to not have to get up and go somewhere. School is kicking my butt. I am so ready for my job to be over! Of course with that means summer, and I don't necessarily want that much sun!

Time to get ready for the day.....

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How Many???

This is a serious question peeps....
How many towels does one family or person need?

While doing some laundry today and tidying up (Oh shut up! It happens occasionally)
I discovered we have about 5000 towels. But we use the same 4!

Mark uses the same 4, that gets him through the week until laundry day. I have my couple faves. The boys still use hooded towels. Each bathroom has a cabinet above the toilet and they are all stuffed with towels. Under Mark's sink has several. Plus I still have a closet in the laundry room with half a dozen more at least.

I hate to have them all taking up space. I hate to get rid of them. What will I do when suddenly I have 35 guests over at 1 time who all need showers?

I laughed at myself today as I was looking at the freaking towels because not too long ago my neighbor was telling me she helped her mom work on her house one weekend. She said her mom was borderline hoarder! And she had about 40 towels that she made her throw out. I am so not a hoarder but where did the towels come from?

When Mark was living here for 6 months in an apartment before the family moved up, he had a couple sets. And he is notorious for being on his way to the gym in the mornings, where he showers more than at home, and realizes he forgot a towel. So he will run into walmart and buy one. That can account for at least a dozen. The rest? I don't know. Cause I'm pretty picky about towels. I like nice thick, fluffy ones. And I want the ones in each bathroom to match. Now it seems none of them do.

How many do you have?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Once Again

I completely suck at blogging lately. I have no excuses. I just haven't been in the mood. Truthfully I'm in I am way behind on my blogging. I have no excuses. I just haven't felt like it. I've been in a weird kind of funk that I need to get pulled out of...somebody help me please.

So I thought the easiest way to get caught up is to take it person by person. That will need to be done daily, so maybe that will help me get used to posting again. Or I could go back and finish the half dozen posts I have started in recent weeks. Either way, right?

So lets start tonight with my sweet baby Christian. Anyone need a 2 year old? I kid, sort of.  It's a darn good thing he's cute, because the monkey will run you bananas. You cannot leave him alone for a mili-second or you will pay for it. All though I have discovered that if I want, need, to fold laundry I can stick him in the tub to play and he is content for an hour. I have to put down a dozen towels to catch all the water he dumps out, therefore causing yet another load of wash! But hey, some things are worth it! And don't freak out that I'm leaving a kid in the tub. I am 4 steps away and he is chatting the whole time. 

He loves the trampoline. (Best thing EVER to all you moms out there) When I jump with him it's the best because my fat butt can bounce him super high!

He's still trying to figure out how to get his clothes on and off (the right way). I found him with his shirt like this during a nap. I'm still not sure how he slept comfortably. The shirt was so tangles around his body that I don't think he could move his arm?

He loves his doggy! And thank goodness Precious is getting very patient in her old age. This photo is bad, but that's her covered in hand towels. You know all the clean ones that Christian took from the half bath to cover her with, that now have to be washed.

We had to replace our water table (today actually) thanks to a lovely crack the old one sprung during the winter. Just the same, but a different color. Bought it at Wal-Mart this time, about $10 cheaper than Target! Makes me happy. It also makes a great water dish for Precious.
 And for Frisco
And for Christian
nut job
And yes
he's naked!
I mentioned earlier he was obsessed with taking his clothes off

He's also obsessed with suckers. Don't you just love how he took it upon himself to find the bag and open NOT 1, NOT 2, BUT 3 suckers for his enjoyment.
 It wouldn't be quite so bad if they had not been the "super hero" decorated suckers that I worked all afternoon on for Connor's class valentines. And of course I had the exact number made, now minus 3!

Another obsession....unloading the dishwasher. This kid had a lot of OBSESSIONS. What's the deal. Someone needs to have a chat with his mom. Maybe he needs some help. Oh wait that's me. Yeah, I'm on it. But I'm not gonna try and fix this one. I'm glad someone enjoys the dishes. I sure as heck don't. He gets to empty the silverware. It's suppose to be Connor's chore, but he never seems to mind. In fact, I think he must be encouraging him. I can almost hear him now, whispering so softly into Chris' ear "the most fun ever putting up the forks"! It's sweet really. The bad news my drawers now look like this....
 I just with it. My head feels like a big jumble like that most of the time so it's really not so out of place in my world to have your drawers a mess!

He's still putting crap in his hair! ALL THE TIME!
 I think this time it was hair gel and baby powder? The hair gel seems to be his favorite lately because he has learned how to unscrew the lid. And I move it to different places, he always seems to find it.

 Thirsty? Why wait for mom to fill up your cup. Help yourself there, kiddo!

Still a climber. Won't be long before he can actually get that deadbolt turned and the handle pushed down. It's called an alarm folks. That way you get the little "beep beep" noise whenever a door is opened.

We recently moved him from the crib to a bed. Not so much for him. But for all his crap!
 There was no room left for him. And since he could climb out....
 He was looking for more creative places to rest. I personally think this is one of the hardest transition, from a caged in crib to a all the freedom you want bed. It's still not mastered. Today he refused to settle down and nap. And 6 out of 7 nights, he wakes up and we have to go lay down with him. I did learn my lesson with that last time, and bought a better bed.

I think that's enough Christian news. I better get my rest to start chasing him tomorrow.  He has started saying Connor and Colton's name, not just Bubba. It's so sweet. And he still loves kissing. But now he has to kiss one cheek, then the other, then your lips. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!! 

More on another kid tomorrow if I feel like it!