Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Connor: "Mom, it is just so hard to believe"
Me: "Believe what?" Knowing full well what he was talking about!
Connor: "Kyle said that Santa is just the parents getting the presents. Mom is it you that is doing it?"
Me: "You have to believe to get presents from Santa"
Connor: "Well, I want to believe"
I am just not good in these type of situations. It just makes me so sad that he is getting so old so quickly. I am hoping we can just get past this Christmas and then we may have to have the conversation with him about Santa and try to convince him to not tell his brothers!
We still made cookies for Santa and he wants to give the reindeer their food. It is so cute because he really does want to believe! Those darn kids at school, can't they just keep their thoughts about Santa to themselves!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
I have been reading the book "The Tale of Despereaux" to the boys this past week. Hopefully we can finish it up tonight or tomorrow and go watch the movie. At least get us out of the house! The boys have enjoyed the book. It has short chapters so we are taking time out here and there to read a chapter or two. I have even been reading while they eat breakfast and lunch. I want to continue even more than them sometimes!!
I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! Whew! I will try to be better at keeping up the next few weeks!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Ordered something on line and after I paid realized that it was on back order. You're kidding me right?! It better arrive before Christmas.
Tried to bake cookies and either got the batches too done or not done enough! They took a crap load of ingredients too!
Pulled clothes out of the dryer and found mysterious yellow spots on almost all of them! I have checked every pocket and found nothing!
Going to bed...hoping tomorrow is a better day because it will be my birthday!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Now that Connor is playing basketball, his games are on Sunday. So Jim took Connor and Davis to Connor's basketball game and I got to take Carson to the football game...Darn! :) It is always so much fun to just have one on one time with the boys. It does not happen very often, but when it does I really try to take advantage of it! In a few weeks, Jim and I are taking the other two boys to a game. They really are lucky boys!!
Thank you Carson for a fun day at Lucas Oil Stadium!!!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I love this time of year...now if I could just snap my fingers and have everything wrapped!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Then my brother was born, and I was forced to share a room with her. Sharing a room was not near as much fun as sneaking into her room in the middle of the night!
My two younger boys found sleepers in their drawer that they wanted to wear, and it had finally gotten cold enough for them to do that. Connor was so disappointed that he did not have any. So off to Target I go, and of course they did not fail me or Connor. Thank heavens for Target!
It is fun to see the boys enjoy their sleepers as much as I did!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
My husband loves to use things up and clean things out, so he got in the freezer and not only got the chicken nuggets and bagel bites, but added hash browns that would have probably stayed up there for another 6 months! He got leftovers out of the refrigerator and warmed them up and let the boys pick what items they wanted. He made up a ticket for each boy and asked them what they wanted and marked it off on the ticket. They could even have pop that night!!
Leftovers are never fun, at least for me, but when you put a little twist on them it can be fun!
Good job Jim on making it fun!!
At the end of dinner, Jim jokingly gave them a bill for a ridiculous amount. The boys got a laugh out of it.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I am not very good with change, so to step away from something that I had been doing for 12 years is going to be hard. I will miss hearing all the stories from co-workers about their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. I will miss doing part of my job, not all of it, but definitely some parts I will miss! I will miss not having a paycheck to deposit. I will miss running errands on my lunch hour with no children.
Now that I have made the step, I am thinking about the things I cannot wait for. I cannot wait to see the boys get off the bus at home. I cannot wait to have time to make a hot meal in the evenings for my family. I cannot wait to go on vacation with my family and not worry about things at work that need to be done. I cannot wait to not feel guilty when the boys are sick and I am home with them. I cannot wait to clean my house, like really clean my house! I cannot wait to spend a whole summer with my boys. I cannot wait for Jim to say on a Tuesday night "Let's go camping!" and we can because I do not have to worry about taking time off work. I cannot wait to maybe have time to exercise. I cannot wait to help in the classroom more.
None of this would have happened had it not been for Jim. I am thankful I have a husband that works super hard and has a great job. I am thankful that he is the one that makes me feel like it will be okay to do this. It will be an adjustment for all of us, but a positive adjustment I hope!
There will be cutbacks and that is fine. I have come to realize that the cutbacks are just things, just stuff that if we do not have them OH WELL! To spend more time with my kids will be worth way more than any possession we could own.
Quote of the day:
When I told Connor I was thinking about this he said,
"I am not sure this is a good idea because we will only be depending on Dad's money!"
Another quote from Connor while sitting at dinner Monday night after I told them I had given my notice he said,
"Davis will probably not even know his ABC's when he goes to school!"
Wow! He has a lot of confidence in me!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tomorrow at work they are giving a free shot to employees. I am hesitant to get one. I am not a big fan of needles! But I will suck one up for the team if need be.
When the boys were little, I did make them get the flu shot but last year I do not believe I ended up doing it.
I am just wondering if I am the norm by not getting it!
I OPTED NOT TO GET THE SHOT!!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Seriously...I think there is a sock monster in the washer or dryer that eats just one of the boys socks! How can I have so many mismatched socks? I leave them laying on the dryer hoping that the next time I do whites maybe I can match up a few of them. Unfortunately, most of the time I do not find matches, but I end up adding to the pile! Notice that for some reason the monster must not enjoy adult socks only the boys!!! Well, I am washing whites tomorrow and going to try to wash up all that I have and whatever is not matched at that time will be thrown away.
Maybe before I do the wash, I better roam the house and I might just find a match or two. I think the sock monster may not live in the washer or dryer at all. Maybe the monster is not only one, but three monsters and maybe the monster(s) needs to learn to not just randomly take their socks off and leave them lay. Maybe if the socks would be put in the dirty clothes these poor lonely socks would meet their match!
Kids you got to love them!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
These are some random thoughts that continually go through my mind:
Could I be a stay at home mom?
Could I keep the boys occupied in the summer?
Would I miss work and adult interaction?
With the economy is disarray am I crazy to even think about not working?
Would I waste 4 years of an education I worked so darn hard for?
What would people think?
Could I handle the cutbacks?
Would it really be easier on everyone in our family, including myself?
There are many single mothers that do not have a choice but to work so maybe I should just suck it up!
I guess I will continue to pray on the matter! Hopefully, I will make the decision that will be the most beneficial to our family and myself.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Here is how it happened...we got home from Connor's practice and all the boys were wound up. I think they knew Friday was Halloween and they were just all excited! Davis was standing by the hallway and Carson went to chase him. Davis turned and hit the corner of his eye directly on the corner of the wall. I hear Davis scream and then see the blood streaming down his face. Thank heavens Jim was home! I do not do well with these sort of things. The site of blood makes me a little queasy or should I say a lot queasy! I got a towel with ice and we put it on the cut. It thankfully stopped bleeding pretty quickly, however, Jim informed me that I better take him to get it looked at. I was able to get into the Urgent Care in town right before they closed and the doctor said he better put a couple stitches in it.
Davis did such a good job. I had to help hold him down when they numbed it and put the stitches in. I surprised myself and held his hand and even watched a little of what was going on. It is surprising as a mom what you will do to help your little ones feel better. I must say I was pretty proud of myself for holding it together and not passing out myself! As soon as he was done he got a glove balloon, sticker and suckers. One for him and his brothers! What a thoughtful little fellow he is! We got home and he just told his Dad that it hurt weally bad!
I guess I should feel pretty lucky to have 3 boys and this is the first run for stitches we have had to make! We went last night and got the stitches out. That was much easier than putting them in! I am sure he will have a little scar, but for a boy a few battle wounds seems to be a cool thing!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The boys were home with their dad yesterday for Fall break and since it was pretty cold they were looking for things to do inside. This was the activity of choice! I went home at lunch and they had just started. When I returned home at 5 they were still doing it!! They took a little break in there to do a few things outside, but returned to their creations once they came back inside.
They really are good for hand eye coordination and also patience! You have to be careful not to bump the peg board or the beads will fall off! We have different peg board shapes and books that show different designs. This was the first year that Carson really got into it and followed the pictures in the book to make his creations. Davis just took a fish and turtle and put the pegs in randomly which still looked cute and it was his own! It takes quite a bit of time so I was really impressed with his patience. Connor was excited about the KEEP OUT sign to hang on his bedroom door!
In a house of three boys, there tends to be a lot of wrestling, running, throwing things etc. so to find a quiet activity that keeps them occupied and away from the TV...I am for it!!
Even dad got in on the action!
These were their favorite creations.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
My sister has two dogs, a cat and a bird. Needless to say, the Wagoner boys that only have a guinea pig, were in animal heaven at their Aunt Heidi's.
On Saturday, we went to Greenfield Villiage. It was a chilly day, but the boys had a great time. They got to ride a caurosel, Model T car and steam engine train. I think those were the highlights of their day! All of the historical buildings and homes were very interesting to the adults.
On Sunday, we got up and went to the cider mill for cider and donuts. Wow, was it ever good. It was the perfect fall day for a warm cup of apple cider and a spice donut. Probably a good thing I do not live in Michigan...I would probably be a regular at the mill!
It was a great start for the boys and their Fall Break, now they get to spend a couple of days with Dad!
Thank you Heidi for a great weekend!
Monday, October 20, 2008
For Connor's field trip we went to the zoo. In third grade, they pick a specialty animal that they will research the entire year. The trip helps them choose an animal that they would be interested in! Connor has picked the Leopard Gecko. He likes to learn about reptiles! Such a boy thing, I was thinking more in the line of a cuddly koala. We did see the otters and they sure are cute little critters, but he is super excited about studying the leopard gecko. Guess that is all that matters. It was also a nice day for his field trip. A little cool but no rain. The animals were actually pretty active.
I love to share their field trips with them. I figure I better go while they still think it is "cool" to have their mom tag along!
I had to include the picture of the zebras. I just thought it was super sweet!
He had his own cheering section. My dad, mom, sister,aunt, Vanessa and Jim's mom were all there cheering him on! It was fun to watch! Great job Connor on a great football season. I was proud of the effort you put forth this year.
No rest for the weary...we are now into basketball!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Jim, thank you for a wonderful 10 years, hopefully the next 10 with be even better!
This morning Connor was a little hesitant to wear his, but Carson could not wait. Hopefully, once Connor gets to school he will see a bunch of others with crazy hats and will be okay with it. I think it is fun!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Hopefully they will have good memories of playing games together with their brothers and as a family!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Cubs are gonna win today.
Go, Cubs, Go
Go, Cubs, Go
chorus of song played after a victory at Wrigley Field
If you have heard this song, you are singing it right now!
Our friend Pedro turned 40 this last weekend, so a group of friends got together and celebrated at Wrigley field. Our seats were on the rooftop of a building across the street from the field, but as you can see the view was fine. Plus we had free food and drinks! It really was a great day at the ball field. I love going to the ball field to watch a game. The group of us then went out in Chicago and pretended like we were 20 again. Needless to say, we are not 20 anymore!
It really was a fun weekend. For all of us to get away without kids does not happen too often!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Keep up the good work, buddy!