Friday, August 1, 2014

July wrap-up.

Its August already!  I can't believe it!  3 more weeks of summer vacation...when did that happen?  I feel like time is doing this weird thing where each day feel like soooooooo long but then I look back and MONTHS have gone by without me noticing.

Owen turned 7 months!
He's getting so big! and he's such a sweetheart.  No crawling yet, but he rolls everywhere.  I think he's thinking about trying to crawl though.

We haven't been doing anything really noteworthy, but we celebrated Batman's 75th birthday at the local comic store

Got a little sunburned

visited the redone mall play area

And crocheted

Okay, not really on the last one.  I mean, Erin and I have been.  Owen just chews on everything he gets his hands on, as babies do. Funny thing, I told Patrick that Owen puts everything he can get his hands on in his mouth, and he didn't believe me.  Well, he got close enough to Owen for Owen to put his hands on his face, and suddenly Owen was slobbering all over Patrick's face.  So, yup, he tries to eat everything he can get his hands on.

But we love him.

Friday, July 18, 2014

A bit of a catch up.

Time always gets away from me.  I think I just need to accept this as a permanent state of being.

So, Tuesday my visiting teacher invited us to go swimming at the pool in her little gated community thing.  We had gotten floaty things at the end of June (we were invited earlier but couldn't make it), and there was hardly anything to choose from! Apparently if you want pool stuff you have to buy it in, like, April.

But we were able to get a few things.  Even if they were pretty much all pink.

Turns out Owen is my fair one.  The other three all tan pretty well, but Owen looks so pale compared to them!

Speaking of Owen, I gave him some little baby biscuits today.  He LOVED them.

They're banana biscuits and I made the mistake of giving them to him (and, picking up the soggy pieces and giving them back to him when he dropped them) while eating myself.  Even though I wiped my hands off, there was enough to make my tongue tingle and throat kinda feel dry.  Hopefully he doesn't inherit my allergy because he loves bananas!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello supercart

I want to kiss whomever invented these
 Usually when I have all four, Erin walks and Patrick and Allison sit on the extra seats.  But today Erin *reaaaaaally* wanted to ride (she said it exactly like that.  "I *reaaaaaally* want to ride, Mom!"), so that forced Allison into the basket (since she's smaller and takes up less room for other things).  She was not happy at all.  I feel for her a little, I mean, Erin took her spot.  But tough beans. Sharing means sometimes someone else gets the good seat.

Anyway, her fussing started into a full-on tantrum as we passed the books.  This Wally world actually has a pretty good book section.  So I grabbed one, and handed it to her.  Yes, I bribed my child to end a tantrum.  But the fact that it WASN'T candy has got to mean something, right?  Of course, that means everyone else had to get books too.  Again, it's got to be good that it wasn't candy, right?

People always give me looks in stores like I've got four heads instead of four kids.  When did four kids become a lot?  Maybe my perspective is skewed coming from a family of seven, but honestly, is four really all that unheard of?  Thankfully they were all generally well behaved today, aside from Allison's original fussiness.  Because sometimes it cascades and then everyone is tantruming.  *That's* when four becomes a lot. But not today. Today it was actually kind of fun.  We were buying ingredients for ice cream sundaes for dessert.  Everyone got to choose something.  Hopefully they'll still be that happy after dinner.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Spinning around...

What is it that all 2-3 year olds love about spinning around and getting dizzy?  She's already fallen over 3 or 4 times, but she keeps spinning.
I said to myself "okay, what time is it?" and she said "Mom, iss spinnin time!  Wook at da cwock, iss spinnin time!"

Okay, honey, sure. It's spinning time.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Starting again.....again.

So, I used to be so good at this.  And then I realized that it's been almost a year since I posted and it makes me a little sad.  I was looking back at old posts because I am starting a scrapbook page and wanted to see what I'd posted about these pictures.  I didn't post these specific pictures, apparently, and I don't really remember what was happening, and it made me sad.

I've been having a hard time since Owen was born.  I've been feeling so overwhelmed.  Like each day I'm barely emotionally hanging on and I still have SO MUCH that needs to be done at the end of the day that I just can't do.  And I'm having a hard time figuring out why four is so hard.

Anyway, we had a pretty good afternoon today.  I woke up this morning with a bad headache, and I didn't want to do anything, but we'd told Erin that we'd try to make it out to a little water park that's nearby, so we went.  And my headache didn't go away, and now I'm slightly sunburned, but the kids had so much fun.  And their laughter and smiles make me happy.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Expected too much of myself maybe?

Guess what, moving is hard.  And moving while pregnant is harder.  And it takes a long time to recover from.

So I haven't updated the blog for a long time.  Hard to have the energy to do really anything at all.

We're doing good though!  Erin started first grade
And Patrick started preschool
Allison turned 2!
And baby boy has a name!

We're still living with several boxes.  Once we got to a certain point in unpacking (and the internet got set up :p ) things came to a halt.  But it's still really bothering me, so I'm going to be trying over the next few weeks to get them unpacked or out of the way somewhere.

I love my new house.  Except for just a couple little hiccups, it's great.  But I am really missing Denver's fall weather.  Denver was really the only place I've ever lived that I felt totally at home in, so it's been hard now that the permanence of it (and DIFFERENCE of it) is settling in.  And I may just be a tad bit hormonal.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Okay, I took a 2 month break.

It's been a busy couple of months!  We accepted a transfer offer for Matt, we sold our house, we bought our house, and we're moving in a week!

Sounds like the perfect time to do a Photo of the Day, nay?


So, for today... Something starting with N.

And it is Nias...the female orangutan sitting at the window of her habitat at the zoo, so I got the kids to pose with her
Allison was not at ALL sure and did NOT want to be there.  Patrick was trying to comfort her.  Awwwwwwww.