Tuesday, September 30, 2008
There aren't many days when I am kid-free and can do whatever I want to do. I have 5 hours every Tuesday to do just that while the kids are at school. I love being in my house alone to surf the web, watch my TV shows, or clean without little kids messing it up behind me. I love the quiet.
My dear husband messes it all up sometimes. You see, he works from home on Tuesdays. As horrible as it sounds, I always hope he has an important meeting and has to go in to the office. I cherish every minute of my alone time. Here is an example of why I would rather send him off to work...
Eric - Honey, I'm trying to work and your talking to me is distracting me.
Lisa - Ok, I will be quiet.
Eric - You trying to be quiet is like trying to get a dog not to bark. It's almost impossible. (said with a chuckle)
I couldn't be mad at him because it's true. It was almost torture to me to have him sitting at the table across from me and not be able to talk. So I shipped him off to the other room and pretended like I was alone.
Now it's back to reality and I'm off to pick up the boys. I'm always so excited to see them when I pick them up from school, I'm actually happy about sharing my Tuesday with them.
Monday, September 29, 2008
The money I made today was bittersweet. We sold the boys train table. It was in the room that started off as a baby room, changed to a playroom and now has returned to a baby room. We just didn't have room for it anymore.
My poor baby pointed to where it once had been and said "where'd the train table go?". He looked really sad. I almost lost it, but instead I said "we can still play with your trains on the coffee table or the floor". He was so happy when he realized he still had his trains. No, we aren't that pressed for space that we sold his Thomas the train tracks and trains. I plan on keeping them forever in a box on top of his closet to give to my grandchilden. I'm so glad our little sweetie is just fine playing with his tracks all over the living room floor. We will see what happens when Austin wakes up from his nap...
Sunday, September 28, 2008
If Eric isn't watching football, he is playing it on the Xbox.
If he isn't playing it on the Xbox, he is watching Sports Center.
If he isn't watching Sports Center, he is setting his team for fantasy football.
As you know, football isn't just on one day a week either. There's Monday night football, Thursday night football, Saturday college football and Sunday football. That's a lot of football.
Don't get me wrong, I like football. I like it if the quarterback is good looking or it's a team I like. I like the food that comes along with a football game and the hanging out with friends that comes with it too.
It's... just ... a ... lot ... of ... football!
Friday, September 26, 2008
We are going to miss these sweet little girls!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This house doesn't open until 7.
6:15 and earlier are not acceptable to this tired momma. Problem is our big boy shares a room with his sleeping little brother. We have tried all the strategies to get him to stay quiet, and this morning one worked. As I put him back in bed at 6:15, I looked him in the eye and told him to be a good boy and play quietly in his bunk bed or he would have to go sleep in the baby crib. The threat worked and he was quiet until Austin woke up. He was very proud that he was quiet. Positive reinforcement really works with him too. Hopefully this lasts because we have six months to get our big boy sleeping like he used to before we are waken up by a little newborn baby!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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- ChromeMate® - An essential trace mineral that helps to burn calories, promote fat loss and build lean muscle tissue.
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- Diiodotyrosine - Stimulates your body's metabolism
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Our neighborhood had a celebration this afternoon complete with train rides, rock climbing walls and bounce houses. The boys were so excited to ride the train, they patiently waited for their turn for 30 minutes. They loved it, so now I'm on a hunt to find some more train rides around town!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Since the weather was so nice, we decided to take advantage of it and head in my parent's direction to play. We started off the day at a small park and had a nice picnic lunch.
After hours of playing, it was nap time so we went back to my parent's house. This picture is why preschool was worth every penny... For the first time in our lives as parents, we no longer have to drag two pack-n-plays around. Our kiddos can finally successfully fall asleep on a pallet! This may sound silly to some, but to us, it's monumental. Oh, and don't remind me that we can only enjoy our pack-n-play-free time for the next 6 months before the baby comes please.
In case you were wondering, there is no pacifier in my sweet Austin's mouth under the blankie. He only asked for it a couple times yesterday and didn't cry when he took his nap or at bedtime. Woo hoo!!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Austin's first nap without the pacifier was hard. He cried for 30 minutes and finally fell asleep. If we gave him the snipped paci, he would say "I want my other paci!" in the most pathetic, sad voice you have ever heard. I almost gave in, but tough mommy prevailed.
Pacifiers have always been a big hit around this house. Hopefully they will be extinct around here until the end of February when we will immediately stick one in baby #3's mouth upon birth.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
It was my freshman year of college and I was in Radio Shack testing out these new cellular phones. My dad had a cell phone when I was in high school, but it was so big it resembled a brick with a massive antennae sticking out of it. My best friend Rebecca had one our junior year, but it was stored in a bag, had to be kept in the car, and it was only to be used for emergencies. It never got much use.
The new cell phone in Radio Shack was a beauty and the sales man let me test it out for free. Small (for 13 years ago), great reception, and it could fit in my purse. I bought it then and there with my Daddy's permission and have been addicted to the cell phone ever since.
I just realized a couple things... I have had a cell phone attached to my ear for 13 years, been out of college for almost 10, and it's time for a new phone since mine has been more dropping calls recently than my 1995 original ever did!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Calls in the reinforcements.
My parents came over and helped with the four toddlers while I rested all day. It sounds really nice to think of me sound asleep in my room snuggling under the covers while they dealt with the kids. The reality is my body hurt from laying down too much and I didn't enjoy any of it.
I was actually worse today, so my sweet mom came back over today to watch the boys. They had fun with grandma while I tried to get some more sweaty, uncomfortable, pregnant, sick sleep.
Thanks Mom and Dad for saving me these past two days!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I have quite an unread collection of books on raising boys. Since the boys are getting older, I really want to read these books soon. Eric and I want to raise happy, sweet boys who have respect and love for people, God and themselves too. Hopefully these books will give me some insight on how boys' brains work. I am already outnumbered here and we will know in a month if I will be REALLY outnumbered!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The reason I'm not posting about how I have more energy, is because I now feel zapped of one ounce of energy. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I did so much house work this morning. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I had to load two extra car seats in my car, load up two girls at my house, unload two girls at the preschool, pick up two boys from preschool, load four toddlers back into my car and then unload four toddlers at my house. Oh, and don't' forget the two lunch bags, two backpacks, two nap mats and papers I had to carry. Do you think that has something to do with it?