Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Break

Even though we aren't "going" anywhere for Spring Break I am so excited for no school, no packing lunches, and NO HOMEWORK!

Hope everyone enjoys their break! :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Career Day

Today at Tyler's school was Career Day. Tyler wanted to dress as a scuba diver-no surprise there he loves the ocean and marine life! He loves learning about sharks. Sounds way to scary for mom! Sean didn't want Tyler wearing his scuba mask and snorkel, but with alot of promises from Tyler that he would take EXTRA special care he was allowed to wear Sean's flying headset. So, Tyler was Captain Brown, a pilot just like grandpa. I told Tyler if he really wanted to be like grandpa and fly for UPS then he should wear a white shirt and tie. Well, Tyler decided that he didn't want to look exactly like grandpa so he went with a polo shirt and a pair of jeans.

Well, Career Day got me thinking of what I would like to be when I grow up. ;) Of course I am living my dream of being a stay at home mom so I can mark that dream accomplished when the kids are grown. But, what would I like to be next? Here is what I would love to do (in a perfect world where money and time were no objects and I go back to college.)

1. A Cook. I actually would LOVE to go to some world famous culinary school. I would LOVE to have my very own cooking show on Food Network.

2. I would love to be in the movies, not an actress but be the voices or do sound affects for some animated movies. How cool would that be?

3. I would love to be the story hour lady at the library. I LOVE to read to little kids.

4. I would LOVE to be a Kindergarten teacher. I think Kindergarten age is the best!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Parent Teacher Conference

I met with Tyler's teacher this morning to discuss progress, problems, and typical parent/teacher stuff. Tyler always has really good grades so I wasn't to worried. Tyler also is a BIG TIME daydreamer- always has been. I am constantly on him to stay on task and finish his homework, so I can only imagine what he is like in school if the teacher isn't constantly on him.

Well, his teacher figured out Tyler's problem. "Tyler is in love!" she announced. No surprise to me since I hear all about the many girls Tyler is in love with when he gets home. He loves Naomi, Rachael, Addison and I am sure the list could go on if I had is class list in front of me. I was told Rachael and Tyler were holding hands the other day. What?! I just laughed. If love is Tyler's problem than I am happy that he is such a sweet, lovable and funny little guy. Just no more holding hands or kissing until you are married, Tyler!!!

The grades are EXCELLENT! I guess the extra time and hard work I am putting in with him is paying off! I was so pleased with him after reading his report card!

I came home and told Tyler how pleased I was for all the hard work he has been doing. He just smiled! I also told him that I heard about the hand holding thing with Rachael and him. Tyler covered his head with his hands and said, "She told you about that?"

I love you Tyler! I love your sweet smile. I love your contagious laugh. I love your sense of humor. Great job Buddy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hopefully it is over!

The winter weather that is! This past weekend we were "snowed in". It snowed a little over a foot so no school or work. I did make the kids do some type school work to earn computer time. What a mean mom. ;)

Sean and I were able to spend a little time together with only two children. Wow! Two extra kids really do make a difference! We went to Home Depot to get ideas of what to do with the bathroom in the house. I am so sick of the house it is not even funny. Actually it isn't the house it is me. I can't get out of the mood I am in. Anyways....

Sean took Tyler, Emily, and Isabelle tubing and four wheeling in the snow with Uncle Greg and Aunt Debbie. Isabelle came home the earliest. She was so cold! I asked her if she had a good time and her reply was, "Yes, but in the morning I don't want to play in the snow." Tyler had a good time until Aunt Debbie put snow down his shirt. Emily surprised me, she stayed out the longest and didn't return crying.

This weekend was also a movie weekend. Sean and I watched, Apocalypto- That movies was so intense! I only watched 40 minutes of it. I was so scared when it was time for bed! I watched, Stranger Than Fiction- It was SOOO SLOW, but I actually enjoyed it. The family watched, How To Eat Fried Worms-Dumb. The last movie, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events- Okay.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

What is this?

Maybe Tyler is going to grow up and be in the military and become a Drill Sargent. He was on a roll drilling me with questions in the car today. Just a few that I can remember-

Can Jesus fly?

Does Heavenly Father have a father?

Mom, did you know it is not good for your eyes if you look into the sun?

Can Jesus sit on the sun? What will happen to him?

Does Jupiter have clouds?

Is Pluto the coldest planet?

What planet is the driest?

Do aliens live in outer space?

Mom, did you know if dad was up in space and he took off his helmet than he will die because he wouldn't have any air?

Is gravity what makes things fall?

I was so tired and all I really wanted to do was listen to the radio and unwind. Tyler just wanted his questions answered. Too bad, I couldn't answer them all.

Story Hour Day

Story Hour at the library. The girls have been waiting for this day, Isabelle more so than Emily because she can now go in the class. :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What a tease!

That dang Mother Nature! Yesterday topped off at 70 degrees. Today was in the low 40's and rain showers. Freezing!!! I really didn't want to go out today in this nasty weather, but I had two errands that really needed to get done. Well, at least now I can check those off my never ending to do list.

Sean has been working all day.

Tyler did his homework without complaining, much. ;) He even read for an extra 20 minutes!!

Emily and Isabelle played princess dress up.

I don't think Ethan is feeling very good today. I think he is getting more teeth and that is giving him some problems.

I just put a Stouffer's Lasagna in the oven. I feel so unmotivated today. I also feel like I am walking around in a daze. I can't wait for Sean to get home and we can watch a movie and spend some time together.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Spring is in the air.

Well at least for two days Spring has been in the air. Sunday and today the weather was so nice.. Yes, it did rain today, but the warm weather was WONDERFUL! It was 59 degrees when I left this morning. I didn't have to put winter coats on the kids or make sure every body part was completely covered. It felt great to get out the door so quickly. I love the Spring and Autumn seasons- definitely my fave months.


Today at Tyler's school they celebrated, Read Across America. Something having to do with Dr. Seuss (maybe a birthday). The kids were allowed to dress up as one of their favorite characters in a book. Tyler dressed as Skippyjon Jones. If you haven't read the Skippyjon Jones books I highly recommend them. Too cute! Well, Tyler wasn't completely Skippyjon Jones, but more of a REALLY toned downed Jack Sparrow.
I headed off to work after taking Skippyjon Jones to school. Well, it was Monday at the daycare and here is a funny thing about kids. They are like little calendars. So far I have only figured out two of their signs for the days of the week, but I am sure with spending a little more time with them I will figure it out. This is what I have, the sign for Monday is nonstop whining and the sign for Friday is bouncing off the walls! So, today is Monday can you guess how I knew? ;)

Later I dropped lunch off to Sean, went to go get Tyler, and on to the bank when exhaustion hit me. I was and still am SO FREAKIN TIRED! and hungry I might add. No rest for the weary I head to the library. The kids have been dying to go and get some new books and movies. While we were at the library I ran into my high school Geometry teacher, Ms. Psycho. That is her REAL name and was she ever psycho! I was very polite and reintroduced myself. I thanked her for putting in extra time to help me pass. She was VERY DIFFICULT, but she was actually nice to me. I was one of the few she was nice to, but I wanted to let her no that I appreciated her effort to help me learn Geometry. Sad that I never really learned how to do it, but by the grace of God I passed that class. And maybe a little help from my YOUNGER sister's homework. ;) Anyways seeing her was a frightening reminder why I never would want to relive high school years.

After the library I headed to the grocery storeS! Yes, that is plural. I love grocery shopping, but only during the early morning or late at night. I had to make TWO trips to Wal-Mart because I forgot the main dish for dinner tonight, chicken. I love Wal-Marts low prices, but I hate Wal-Mart customers!! Do you have a brain people?!!! I guess I should leave my ranting and ravings for my own personal blog. Sorry Family! :) Anyways, yes Wal-Mart twice and then to Aldi's. Love Aldi's! We buy our can goods from that store because they are marked so low. Great food storage store.

Finally home, hungry, tired, and frustrated from my Wal-Mart experience.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Waay Too Long!!!

We have been extremely BUSY with fixing up the house, life, and jobs, but the REAL reason I haven't posted in about a MONTH AND a HALF is because I am a lazy slacker!! Here is another thing I have been horribly lazy on- taking pictures! I didn't take one picture in the month of February!!!! I don't know how moms that work outside the home get things accomplished inside the home! Well, probably they know how to prioritize. I really think that is the real key, (I must have lost my key). Well, here is a little update.

Sean has been staying busy with Sleep Outfitters, Custom Computers & Consulting, moving all of our shiz into the "new" house, and fixing up the "new" house. Thanks babe for all the work you have been doing! I LOVE IT!

I have been busy with work. I LOVE working at the daycare. I really had no idea that I would like working there so much. I thought I would dread going into a place with more kids, but I LOVE IT! When you love something it really makes it easier to go and get the job done.
I too have been trying to be of some help getting the house ready. I have been having lots of fun visualizing how I want each room to be decorated. Only money is holding me back which happens to be a major factor! Oh well, I can hold off on somethings and save to get what I really want. It has been really fun!
At the end of each day I am so tired that I haven't been doing the things I love like, watch Law and Order, scrapbook ( I really need to do this, but it all comes back to the fact that I am lazy.), blog, or check my email ( I have like 1300 new emails! What the....?)

Tyler has been doing good in school. We just signed him up for his 4th season of soccer. I am glad he likes some type of outdoors sport. I think it is very important that kids get plenty of exercise whether it be running around outside or involved in an organized sport. I am excited to see improvements from last season!
Tyler has also been on a Pokemon kick. He doesn't own any of these toys, but he has been drawing and cutting out his own. I love watching him do this activity. I love when kids use their imagination.

Emily is growing so fast and becoming more beautiful each day! She is such a help to me with EVERYTHING. With Emily I only have to ask once and she USUALLY jumps right up and helps me out! Thank you, Emily!
She is in love with a little boy at church, Matthew. So, funny.
She still adores Hannah Montana, but has also jumped on the Pokemon bus with Tyler.

Isabelle is so funny! She copies everything Emily does. The other day Emily was whining that Isabelle was coping her and Isabelle got up in Emily's face and was totally doing the head thing and said, "That is how I learn." You go Isabelle!
Isabelle is so funny on things too! She is definitely a girl who knows what she wants. I can usually hand the other kids their clothes for the day without complaints, but not Isabelle. She knows exactly what she wants. I love that about her!

Ethan is a walking terror! He is so dang cute that it throws people off. I have now learned the cuter the kid the harder they are. ;) He is always climbing on top of EVERYTHING!
He has started giving kisses and he is so cute when he does it, he grabs your face and plants one right on your lips. So sweet!
He loves his siblings. He loves when Isabelle chases him around. I am glad that our kids are so close in age so they can be close friends with each other.
He has also started folding his arms for the prayers. I love seeing this.
He still doesn't say much, but I guess with his older siblings always towering over him he doesn't really have to.

Well, that is us pretty much. I am going to try to do better.