I have moment where I seriously wonder if my kids secretly hate me. I am a strict parent, I love my kids and I show them I love them the best way I know how to but there are days that I feel like all I do is yell at them. I HATE yelling at them. I have my bad days but I honestly try hard to be a better parent. But when you see this? How can it NOT melt your heart? How can it not make you realize how truly loved you are? Well it sure did it for me :)
Friday, August 10, 2012
I did something I thought I would NEVER do. I bought rats. Yes RATS! I am surprised how sweet they are and how smart they are! They can learn their names and learn to come to you when you call them along with other simple tricks. We have had them for a week now and so far they haven't bit me or the kids once. They love being held and the boys LOVE them. I wanted to give Avery more responsibility and he is responsible for feeding and cleaning their cage (with my help and supervision of course) and if you can see on the bottom picture I put a lock on the cage so the kids can't go and randomly take one of the rats out of the cage when I am not there. So far Abby (in the first picture) and Sammie (I will take a picture of her later) have been awesome. They are just babies now but we will be getting a bigger cage soon so they can explore more!
It's Friday! Time to fess up!! Head on over and join in!
I feel that I have been in a rut lately. I think it's a combo of a newborn and the lack of sleep I get at night and the kids endless amounts of energy.
I get annoyed when people complain about their friends complaining about being a stay at home Mom. Unless your a Stay At Home Mom you just don't get it. Yes we don't "make" money but we do a LOT of things. You get more than we do when you work. You get 1 hour every day to go to lunch. I WOULD love to get an hour everyday to do what I want, without kids. So next time you go off on about what we write about having a crappy day here at home and tell me I don't have any rights complaining about it then you can't EVER complain about your jobs either. Because this is a job too a 24/7 job that your employee's never leave you EVER! So again unless you are one you just don't get it! Blah...enough ranting.........
I applied for a Work At Home Job. I passed all of their testings and questionnaire's and got an email from HR and they will be contacting me next week about to further discuss the position! I need this job! I want a job where I can work at home and not pay a boat load of money in daycare. Someone "offered" to watch the kids when I went back to work at my old job. She wanted 1120 a month to watch them, mind you it was only going to be 6.5 hours a day. Which is 8.60 an hour tax free. Thing is I would only bring home 1920 before taxes that means I would only bring home 800 after I paid her then I have to consider taxes, and gas to get to and from work, I would bring home MAYBE 400.......and she would get 1120 to play with my kids? Ha! No Thanks.....I think I will watch my own kids in our home. So I am praying I get this job! If not I will work at my old job just on the weekends when Richard can watch the kids.
I am getting very annoyed I haven't lost much baby weight. Yes I know she's only 2 months old but I have given up my Red Bulls and my Diet Coke (except 1-2 a week) and I am eating pretty healthy and NOT A DAMN pound! Seriously! F U Scale!!!!!
Football season is starting up! I am super super SUPER excited! I love football season! We get together as a family and watch the games. Yay!!!!!!
Avery is starting the 3rd grade this year. What!?!? I can't believe he is starting the 3rd grade! Yikes! He's getting so big! Blah.................next year Toby starts school. And Evan will start Preschool.........yeah I don't know how I will handle that!
Alice hates when I sleep. I swear! The moment I go to lay down she starts to squeak. And yes as of lately she squeaks! Last night I went to lay down on the couch the MOMENT I sat down and grabbed the blanket to put around me she started to fuss.......then last night we were getting into bed, the MOMENT I layed down again she starts to fuss! She thinks I need to be awake 24/7 and lately it feels like I have and with me giving up my Red Bull/ Diet Cokes to lose my stupid baby fat it makes for a VERY cranky Mary!
I started to feel hungry as I was writing this and thought maybe I should grab a bite to eat......YIKES it's 3PM and I haven't had lunch yet!??! Yikes
Well I am off to make me some lunch! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Today is day 222. I thought today I would honor someone who's favorite number is 2. Tyler Larsen. I have talked about Tyler's family before in the past. He is the oldest of 3 kids. His younger brother was my High School sweetheart, Ryan. His younger sister Kelsey was in my wedding and helped deliver Evan and Alice. I seriously love this family. Tyler has overcome so much in his life and I am so proud of him. He recently celebrated 6 months sober, and I believe that is the longest he has gone clean ever. He has 3 wonderful kids that I love. I am so happy I met this family. They seriously changed my life, for the better of course! I am so proud of you Tyler I pray that you keep your heart open and close to God and your kids will keep getting to stay with you and you get to watch them grow up. Love ya!
Left to Right Ryan, Kelsey & Tyler
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
I took Alice to her 2 month check up. She weighs 9 lbs 11 oz and 21 1/2 inches long. She's getting bigger but still small to me! The boys all were in the 11-12 pound range by 2 months. I like that she is smaller. She is doing well and I am happy to have her apart of our family.
while we were there and starting to pack up and leave I noticed Avery's Eye didn't look right.....ya he has a sty eye! Yucky! Poor kiddo!
Monday, August 6, 2012
I am trying the potty training with Evan. I posted this picture on my FB. Every time he see's this picture he says Ewwwwwwwwww KaKa.......Not sure WHY but none the less it's still cute! I am just so thrilled to have him on the road to being potty trained. Then Alice and we are DONE! It will be very odd not to buy diapers wonder what I will do with the extra money? Oh yes pay bills! /blah
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I niece Savannah (See Below picture) turns 16 on Sept 6th. But she is moving to California with her Dad and family on Friday. So we had a party tonight. My step sister rented a huge outdoor movie screen. Pretty cool if you ask me! And as you can see Evan enjoyed every minute! Happy Birthday Savy!