Friday, April 30, 2010

SodaStream Giveaway

I've entered to win a SodaStream home fountain machine at Thrifty Wifey. I especially like sparkling water, and would love to try making my own at home!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Today Wasn't Quite As Eventful...

8:00 am: Roll out of bed, pour 3 bowls of cereal, 3 glasses of juice, turn on Dora.
8:30 am: Wrangle a fit involving Goldilock's computer and uncooperative lap.
9:15 am: Phone call from my friend Julie. She and her daughter Kelsey are on their way over. Straighten up house (including piles of pillows and sleeping bags from last night's "slumber party") and get everyone dressed.
10:00 am: Julie and Kelsey arrive. Visit outside while the girls play in the yard.
10:30 am: Walk to the park and play until Goldilocks gets an owie needing "immediate" attention. Had disappeared by the time we got home.
11:30 am: Consolidate car seats into one van and head out to get lunch.
12:30 pm: Enjoy our lunches outside at the new patio table (Subway for us), and continue playing. The sandbox and kiddie pool were the big hits of the day, other than the sand-in-the-eye incident.
2:30 pm: Julie and Kelsey head out. Settle the two sandy girls in the chair with a movie while I vacuum the house.
3:30 pm: Back outside, it's just too nice out to stay in for long!!! Back into the sandbox/kiddie pool while I flip through a shade gardening book.
4:30 pm: Inside to get dressed for youth group/shopping with Grandma, and reheat leftover spaghetti for supper.
5:10 pm: Out the door. Drop Goldilocks at Grandma's to go clothes shopping while the rest of us head to church.
6-7:30 pm: Youth group. Explored the difference between reputation and integrity, recited memory verses (everyone earned a treat at Super America).
8:30 pm: Pick up Goldilocks and her loot. (No school clothes, but lots of fun stuff, ie fanny pack, purple sparkly sunglasses, dress-up skirt, melted hot fudge Sundae....)
9:00 pm: Get the girls into bed. They pass out pretty quickly after the busy day.
9:30 pm: Hang laundry on the line. It's cold outside now!
9:45 pm: Shower
10:00 pm: Fold laundry and check email while watching "Criminal Minds"

We miss you, honey!!!! Can't wait to see you soon!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This One's For You, Honey...

Our day today:

6:30 am: Alarm needlessly goes off and Goldilocks wakes me up and drags me downstairs for breakfast.
7:00 am: Addiecake stumbles downstairs and requests that the next show be her pick. Goldilocks gets upset because she wants to watch Beethoven instead and proceeds to throw hour long "I want daddy" fit.
8:00 am: Figured out that my phone was magically fixed, allowed Goldilocks to call daddy, all is well with the world again. Finished watching Addiecake's choice and allowed them to watch Beethoven together so I could sack out for a bit after an exhausted hour of tantrum-wrangling.
9:30 am: Quickly get ready for Moms and Kids, straighten living room, fly out the door.
10-noon: MAKS. Breathe sigh of relief as someone else gets to enjoy the little darlings for a while:)
12:30 pm: Stop by Neighborhood Service Center to pick up box of food, let the girls each choose one small item to purchase (a tiny pony and an Aladdin book)
12:45 pm: Play outside. I chat on the phone and text Brandon while waiting to get ready for the dentist:
1:30 pm: Everyone's getting hot and cranky. Head inside to rest for a bit and brush teeth.
2:10 pm: Out the door to dentist.
2:30-2:40 pm: Back to back dentist appts for the girls. Goldilocks does amazing and gets her teeth cleaned and xrays done. Addiecake doesn't fare as well. After much enthusiasm to get into the chair, she decides to clam up and the dentist can barely get a look. Goldilocks gets a Dilly Bar for her excellent behavior, Addicake cries because she doesn't get one (she knew the consequence when she decided not to let the hygienist clean her teeth).
3:00-5:00 pm: Play outside, enjoy some sun with Sheila and Ingrid. Girls decide they want to swim, so I set up the kiddie pool and they splash around until they get cold and want to go in.
5:00-6:00 pm: Girls play with Sheila and her Ingrid upstairs while I fold laundry and clean the bathroom.
6:20 pm: Pick up Sydney (along the side of the road) and drop the 3 oldest off at the tanning salon. Pick up my mom and brother to go to Taco John's.
6:30 pm: Tacos and burritos at Taco John's.
7:30 pm: Home, pjs on, teeth brushed, tuck the girls in (letting them sleep in my room...Addiecakes in bed, Goldilocks on the floor).
8:30-9:30 pm: Up and down the stairs twenty times in between cleaning the house to put girls back to bed. Maybe this wasn't such a great idea...
9:30 pm: Sit down to watch The Little Chocolateirs and Criminal Minds.

Missing you! I know there's no way your day was as fun as mine:) Tomorrow Julie and Kelsey will visit and Goldilocks and I have verses to memorize before Cubbies/Youth Group.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Just When You Think You're "Over It"

Just throwing it out there that the next few weeks will be tough for me. I'm super excited for the blessings and miracles that my friends are welcoming this month, but it's bitter-sweet and emotional, too. So if you know me "in real life" bear with me. I've been dreading this month for 8 months, I'll get through it and be able to look forward again to my own happy blessing a few months farther down the road, but that doesn't make this month any easier...