Thursday, October 30, 2008

Things I've been pondering lately

Why is it that my 2yo can eat her body weight in crackers and not gain an ounce yet I can eat an ounce of chocolate and gain 20 pounds?

Why can my 2yo sit on the potty for 20 minutes and nothing come out yet every time she gets out of the bathtub she pees on the floor (or worse, the couch)?

Why can my 5yo give an second by second account of everything Daddy did on a video game he played two weeks ago yet he can't remember what I said 30 seconds ago?

Why does my 8 month old wake up every 2-3 hours at night? Doesn't she know the term "sleeping like a baby" is supposed to mean a good night's sleep?

Why is it that when I finally make a meal that all the kids will eat without a single complaint, the next time I make it, no one will touch it with a 10 foot pole?

Why is it that it's taken us 8 months to get a picture with all of us looking at the camera?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Not me!

Apparently I have a sixth child that I wasn't aware of (no, I'm not talking about Michael this time, lol). This sixth child is named "Not Me". "Not Me" is the family troublemaker. He is responsible for many things around the house.
Who left the bathroom door open so Kenlie could drink from the potty?
"Not me!"

Who left the markers on the kitchen table so Kenlie could paint herself blue?
"Not me!"

Who took the antique rocking chair outside so the dog could scratch the seat up?
"Not me!"

Who's going to pay for Mommy to take a trip to somewhere tropical and stay with the kids while she goes?
"Not me!"

Hmmm, maybe this "Not Me" kid isn't so bad after all.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What I'm doing right now.

Listening to Aubrie and Keaton sing "Joy To The World" at the top of their lungs (IN OCTOBER!!). They're so their daddy's kids, lol.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Life is good... wait, no it's great!

Lots of stuff has happened since I last posted. Michael decided not to take the job at the jail. We had both prayed that God's will would be made clear to us regarding that decision and neither one of us felt comfortable with that job so it was nice that God made it an easy decision.

I turned the big 3-0 last week. It wasn't nearly as traumatic as people make it out to be. My sister kept asking me how does it feel to be 30 and my response was "Same as it felt to be 29". Maybe it would have been harder if I weren't so happy with where I am in life but I love my husband and I love my kids so I couldn't really ask for anything more. On my actual birthday we went to my mom's house for dinner and Michael let me know that he had made arrangements for his mom to come over on Fri to watch the kids so we could go out. He even made reservations. In the 12 years that we've been together, he's never been the one to make the dinner plans or arrange for childcare so that was a huge surprise. My present from my mom was money to use to get my hair done. I ended up cutting off over 6 inches. I was really happy with how it turned out. We decided to get all dressed up and even remembered to take a picture before we left for dinner.


We had a great time.

School's still going great with the kiddos. Keaton and Gage are really enjoying their school and Aubrie, of course, is amazing us everyday with all the info she absorbs. Did I tell you guys she's in 5th grade math this year. I'm still in shock over that one (not sure where she got the math gene from, definitely not me or Michael). Kenlie's talking is really improving, too. The other day Michael got out of the shower and realized he'd left his towel in the bedroom so he sent Kenlie to get me. She came up to me and asked me where Daddy's towel was and I said "Doesn't he have it?" and she said "No, it's lost". It's always shocking when you first realize you're having a real conversation with a 2yo, lol. Carys got her first tooth. It's hasn't come through enough to get a pic of but I'll be sure to post one when you can see it really well. Don't be deceived, just because you can't see it doesn't mean we can't feel it. I've moved from just being a human pacifier to a human teething ring (didn't I mention not wanting that job title?).

BTW, I'm sure you noticed but I've given up on trying to keep our anonymity on the web. It's just way too tiring to remember to type "A" or "K" or whatever for whomever I'm referring to (I can barely remember to call them by the right names when I'm actually talking to them, not to mention when I'm creating pseudonyms).