Saturday, January 30, 2010

Birthday Date Night

So since it was such a crazy not so fun week...

About 4:00 p.m. yesterday I asked Aaron if we could have my birthday date night a week early. He replied with "get a sitter" which in guys terms means "YES!" WAHOO! My spirits were instantly lifted!

So I called Heather and being the wonderful and amazing sitter she is said yes even though she was tired and had already watched other kids all day. I LOVE her! So off I went to get ready and so I put the boys in the tub to splash around (and maybe even get clean) while I got ready. I was putting the finishing touches on my mascara when I heard "Uh, OH POTTY!" I looked over and yes...Kale had pooped in the fun! Thankfully I had already removed Klayton and so I got Kale out and proceeded to start the cleaning process...

Heather arrived around 7 and I was so happy to get away from kids and poopy tub.
We thought about going to PF Changs, but I really just wanted to go shopping...Aaron is fun to shop with he has excellent taste and a knack for picking out really great shirts etc...for me. So after a quick stop at the cell phone kiosk to transfer his numbers onto his new phone...I hit Sephora for some new eyeliner and eyeshadow.

Next we went to Maurices and although he swore I would look like a popsicle in a certain green shirt...even he had to agree it looked "hot" so a few more items there and using a couple coupons I had. Checked out a couple more stores, but didn't find anything.

Went to Old Chicago for Turkey Burger for me and Club sandwich for him. Ended the evening with a coffee, movie at home...

All in all it was fabulous! AND I still get to have "ME DAY" on my actual birthday next saturday... It's the only day of the year I have an entire day child-free, guilt-free, shopping, lunch and whatever...usually a friend comes along to. It's the best! I started this tradition for myself last year when Aaron was working out of town. I needed it after all those months being a "single mom" during the week.

I'll be sure to post about that. I really will try to do more pictures...I can't figure out how to up-load from my phone to the web yet...

Next post will be about taking the kids to "Be an Engineer for a Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh almost forgot...

In case you like my family have the winter blah' is a good site for activities that are truly simple!


Another day in paradise!

Have you heard the country song...."Just another day in paradise" ...."Kids screaming, phone ringing, post man knocking at my door,....just another day in paradise"

Kind of has been my song this week...

I woke up this morning and was SURE today would be new and fresh and everyone would be feeling wonderful...

Klayton started off really happy, but by 11 a.m. was back to screaming and crying and tugging at his left ear =( I had to let him cry himself to sleep for his first nap=(
The afternoon was not much better and again he cried himself to sleep for his 2nd nap. Convinced Aaron we needed a trip to our chiropractor Dr. Thompson and so we all went and made a family outing of it. I think the car ride was a fantastic idea. We were all just getting cabin fever! Then Aaron even took us all to Fuddruckers on the way back and Klayton was happy the entire time! YEAH! Home and got all the kiddos bathed and into bed.

Kale was up a few minutes after being put down...he was tugging at his diaper and I asked him if he needed to go potty and he ran to the bathroom! YEAH YEAH YEAH! He only had 2 accidents today and he really seems to know what to do when he gets on the potty so that excites me! I was tempted to scrap the training this week since it's been so rough, but I think we are off to a good start so will stick with it.

Finishing the evening by watching Hair Spray...pretty funny. I think Aaron is watching another movie while I surf around on the internet. When the days are rough it is quite nice to stay up late and enjoy the peace and quiet!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Klayton's 1 year old pics

SO here are a few of the results from yesterdays photo shoot...

Today was even my crazy except I wasn't as moody...Right now Aaron is home and feeding the kids dinner while I escape...

Klayton literally screamed whenever I was not holding him today. So I spent alot of time on facebook and watching movies. Poor Soleil she is so good even when she is not getting any attention whatsoever.

On a good note Kale did use the potty twice! I can tell he is getting how to "release" and likes wiping alot.

Hopefully the evening is more peaceful. I am trying to get some of my car seat covers finished so I can start new ongoing project. I even sell a few here and there and give them as gifts... Need to take some pics.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Trying to be better, but it's just another crappy day!

Ok so inspired by my husband who faithfully blogs every single day...I am going to promises, but maybe I will actually get some readers if I say up date more than once a quarter!

So today started out ok enough...text from a friend who said her husband rolled their jeep, but he is ok...the car of course is not. Tried in vain to go back to sleep so up I got and after getting Kale some breakfast and flipping on a movie...aka...morning babysitter. I hopped in the shower and then threw on something comfy to hide how bloated and well let's just say hormonal and menstrual I am feeling. Got the kids ready and of course got irritated because we were not getting out the door on time.

Off we finally were to get Klayton's one year old pictures taken. Got a coffee at Moxie and actually had time to chat with my fav barista Sarah. Dropped Soleil and Kale off at our favorite sitters and then took Klayton to Target to get his pics. Poor guy has been teething and thus snotting and drooling all over everything.

Normally he is so smiley and happy, but today could only muster a few grins for the camera. It is bittersweet that my baby, my third, my....last now 1! When does baby-hood end and child-hood begin? For now I will hold on tight to each precious moment.

After pics picked up kids and headed home threw some lunch together and got Klayton down for a nap...he was soooo tired and just could tell he was feeling crappy. Sewed for just a little bit and then the Scentsy came! Wahoo! It's always like christmas. I told him in a stern voice that he was LATE! He normally comes around 11...LOL He kinda looked shocked until I laughed. Poor guy! Just trying to do his job!

Well the afternoon and evening just went down-hill. Kale is getting into everything! "No Kale get out of the trash" "No Kale don't throw play-doh on the floor" "No Kale get away from mommy's sewing machine!" AHHHHHHHH! And because I am on my period...I ran upstairs upset and overwhelmed and promptly threw myself on the couch for a good cry...only it was short-lived because Aaron had to leave and I had to try and be a grown-up.

How do we do it...we woman? Day after day...whiny kids, sick kids, housework, cooking, cleaning, errands, work, husbands... It's enough to make you want to climb the walls. That's just what I did tonight. Tried to literally climb my walls. What a crazy day.

I know tomorrow will be better and I will look back and just a horrible memory. It's the moments of goodness in our lives. A child's hug, smile or funny re-mark. Soleil kept coming up to me all day and just giving me hugs. She said "mommy do you need a hug? It's a rough day huh?" Holding back tears I willingly gave into her adorable ways of love and even as a child she understands what mommy needs on a rough day. Just a few hugs.