Saturday, October 25, 2014

Within earshot......

Overheard from the family room:
K:  "What's it smell like?"
Little Miss M: "It smells like butt."
Then lots of giggles from both of them.

Little Miss M demonstrating her "crab dance":
I say out loud, "I wonder where she learned that," thinking that it must be on a TV show that they watch and K responds, "she learned it in China."

These two are keeping me on my toes!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Is 5:30pm too early for bed???

It is starting to catch up with me---the back to back activities on Monday and Tuesday----by the time Thursday afternoon rolls around and there are no more scheduled activities, I feel like it is the weekend and I am in slacker mode.  Suffice to say that on Monday and Tuesday my creative juices are starting to wane when it comes to ideas to make our "while we are waiting" time fun.  Dinner has to be planned out and executed before we arrive home, if the kids are going to get anything healthy--thank you crockpot!

Thankfully, the kids are doing well and enjoying school and the activities.  K had Umbrella Day--you can't see her face but she's under the Dora umbrella.

 G and Little Miss M are also doing great!  Little Miss M would love to go to prek more than two mornings a week but this Momma is not ready to let her go yet!  Knowing they are enjoying school and the extra-curricular activities keeps me chugging along, "I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!"

K's soccer has finished for the season (that's one thing off of the list for now).  Here she is with her BFF.  These girls have been friends since they went to Toddlin' Time and now they are in Kindergarten and soccer together.

Love their "girly" socks and soccer balls.

Pictures from the State Fair.  Fun day for everyone--especially since Little Miss M was big enough to ride so many rides this year.

Friday, October 3, 2014

It sure has gotten crazy around here.....

It sure has gotten crazy around here.  When I was putting pen to paper and laying everyone's schedules out for the fall, it all worked so nicely in theory.  Reality is a different beast all together!

Monday starts off with me taking K to kindergarten at 8:45am while R stays home and works with G on her school work and entertains M (thank goodness she is content to play by herself sometimes!).  I return from drop-off and he departs for work by 10:30am.  At 11:45am I load the car with G and M and we go pickup K from kindergarten.  We then rush back home where we have 45 minutes to scarf down a delicious, nutritious lunch (insert sarcasm here!) and then we're back in the car again on our way to G's private flute lesson, followed by band practice.  While this is all taking place, I am desparately trying to convince K and M that it is "rest time" in the car.  G rejoins our merry troop and then we set off for the ballet studio for one of her weekly classes.  Providing no one dawdles after ballet class, we make it home by 6:00pm and I rush to get another nutritious meal (insert more sarcasm!) into my children and then rush them upstairs for bath and bedtime by 8:00pm (that's the goal but more frequently, it's 8:30pm).

We wake-up on Tuesday and start a slight variation of the routine again.  By the time Friday rolls around, I am giddy with exhaustion.  The question is, when is to much, too much?  Between school and extra curricular activities it seems we are on the go all the time.  I now realize why my mom let us only do one activity after school!

So glad we had the opportunity to spend a week at the beach last month even though in now seems like a distant memory..........