Sunday, January 31, 2010

I Can't Turn My Back On Them For A Second!

Really, I should leash my 4 year old and 2 year old to me so they won't get into so much trouble! In the space of about 30 minutes this morning they managed to turn the bathroom into a flood zone and break a window in the front room! I was only steps away when they were in the bathroom and I was in the front room with them when the window broke! It's not like I had left them completely by themselves (goodness knows what would happen then!)

And then (thankfully not in the same 30 minutes) Logan took off his diaper and went pee in his closet. And lest you think I was too far was in the bedroom changing Mason!

Why are Sunday mornings so crazy at my house? Weekday mornings go much better and yet I'm more distracted on weekdays! I don't get it!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Does Mason really need toys while he's sleeping?

For some reason Logan thinks Mason should play while sleeping. Logan is constantly throwing toys into Mason's bed while he's napping. Unfortunately, sometimes it wakes him up. It is a little amusing to find an assortment of toys in bed with him.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Routines are Great!

So, Mason has been sick all week...he's had a nasty cough and chest congestion. I spent a lot of time yesterday with him in a hot steamy bathroom to help loosen the gunk in his chest...hopefully it helped, he seems to be doing better today. It has been a few days full of steamy bathrooms, baby Vick's rub, cleaning up throw-up (he would often throw-up after a few ounces because of his congestion) and of course the humidifier working overtime!

Thankfully, because of our job routines some things still got done even though I was spending a lot of extra time with Mason. Dishes and laundry got done and the garbage was taken out...mostly due to the girls and their morning and afternoon jobs.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Logan's latest discovery

Scissors! Yes, they are fine when used to open his granola bars...but not so good when he starts cutting his clothing! I keep finding articles of his clothing that he has cut (while he is wearing them). Doesn't he realize that he has a younger brother coming up right behind him that was planning on wearing all of his hand me downs?! If he keeps finding the scissors, I'm going to have to buy Mason a whole new size 2 wardrobe!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

One of those mornings...

This morning was one of those mornings when I'm oh so glad that I homeschool! There was snow on the ground and it was raining...with no sign of letting up all day! But I didn't have to leave the house to take any kids to school!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sienna quote

"Logan makes trouble, I don't make trouble!"

She said this after she got in trouble for something that Logan did. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference since they are almost always together and they are trouble magnets!

I couldn't resist adding this tonight...
Tonight during Family Home Evening I was talking about Christ blessing the children and I was emphasizing to each child how much Jesus loved them. Sienna said "But he doesn't love my toot's!" (That's how we refer to passing gas in our house)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Back to Normal...What's That?

At least we all seem to be feeling better. We had the stomach bug hit our house this week...or at least hit the girls. For some reason, the boys in our house have stomachs of steel...but that's a good thing. The worst the little boys had were some icky diapers. Jenessa got sick on Monday, but was better by Tuesday. Sienna and I were sick most of Tuesday night and I found out the next day that Kessiah had also thrown up Tuesday night as well. Everyone was pretty much on the mend by the next morning except for me. I struggled through Wednesday but by Thursday morning I was in recovery mode and by Friday I progressed to clean up mode.

Ryan took an "executive" lunch hour on Wednesday and came home a couple of hours early to help us (mostly me) make it through the day.

For some reason, Mason slept a lot on Wednesday and only had 2 1/2 bottles all day. I would have been more worried if I had felt better...but he was back to normal the next day so I quit worrying about it.

Needless to say school was a little sporadic this week. We did manage to get some things done every day except Wednesday.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Our weekend

Friday night we decided to out to eat at the new place in town...Fuddrucker's...since we had 2 coupons we could use we thought we could do it relatively cheap. We fed our whole family a yummy meat (and I didn't have to cook or do the dishes...bonus!) for only $25!

Saturday was the first day of basketball games for the season. So Kessiah and Jenessa both played their games and Kessiah had her 4-H cavy (guinea pig) meeting. We even managed to make it to Costco and pick up Easter dresses for the girls. I know...way to early for that but Ryan was there on Friday and saw of course we had to get there while the supply was still fresh!

Sunday morning I got one of those calls we all love to get. Could I be at church early so I could talk to Brother Duke about a new calling? Ummm...I don't know (just kidding of course) I am going to be the new Beehive advisor, working with the 12-13 year old girls. I have mixed feeling about part of the responsibilities but I'm sure it will be fun.

We had the missionaries over for dinner on Sunday. Dinner was yummy but our kids were a bit hyper! You would think we never had company over...after last evening I'm not sure we should ever again!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Back to Work

We started school again this week after taking a well-deserved two week break. It was a little tough to get back in the groove. I think Jenessa would actually do better to NOT take a break ever! She had a rough time...there were tears every day but today and that is only because there was some serious threatening from me!

Sienna and Logan did very well this week playing together without causing too much trouble.

We started a new thing because I felt like I wasn't accomplishing one of the things that I wanted to during our homeschooling...that is incorporating some gospel teaching into our day. So now before we start our morning jobs we recite one of two scriptures that we are going to memorize each month. It is going really well and only takes about 2 minutes for everyone to repeat it. Sienna loves to take her turn...and for now I'm happy if Logan can just say the word Jesus!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Day

For some reason this one has been tough for me...I'm not sure why since my life is pretty terrific! I guess it makes me feel like I'm facing the end of an era.

Ryan brought me flowers and a whole box of cheesecake bites last night. It was nice to see my beautiful flowers this morning and I had one of my cheesecake bite that was three bites of heaven. I got some more gifts at lunch time.

I made myself a pumpkin cake and Mexican food for lunch...because that's what sounded good to me!

Ryan has meetings tonight so I get to enjoy Kessiah's basketball practice with all the kiddos!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sienna quote

"I like Santa better than Jesus because he brought me "Bolt""

Oh dear, where have we gone wrong! She was referring to the movie that Santa brought.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Wow, another year has begun! Only Ryan was awake to ring in the new year last night...the rest of us were too tired! We enjoyed our traditional yummy Chinese dinner for New Year's Eve and watched some movies we got from Santa.

Ryan and I actually got a babysitter yesterday and went to a movie! (pretty unheard of for us!) We saw Avatar in 3-D...good movie.

Today we are just hanging out, I'm trying to clean up some Christmas stuff so I can be ready to start our normal routine on Monday! It has been a nice break!

We successfully got family pictures done earlier this week. We really needed an update since we didn't get an update last the one on the wall is when Logan was Mason's age! Logan did fine since he was able to sit on my lap!