The boys at the Grand Canyon 2011

The boys at the Grand Canyon 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Change, blah!

I hate change!  Hate, hate, hate it!  I just wish everything could stay the same, but ironically it is the only thing that is sure.  My Dad was laid off from his job last year, and just got a job out of state.  And not a neighboring state, far away!  So he and my mom are moving in a few weeks.  I wish so much I had spent more time at their house.  I just always assumed they would always be where they've always been!  Having a hard time with this and feeling kind of displaced though they are still keeping their house in my hometown.  I can't stop crying.  Every time I think about it, I get all weepy.  Oh well, life goes on, whether I cry or not.  Just hope they know how much I love them!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Maturation Clinic

I can't believe I'm here already!  I hate that my son is growing up!  I had to attend a lovely little thing called the maturation clinic for the 6th grade with Jake today.  WOW!  I had a hard time not giggling with all the boys.  Don't get me wrong, the presentation was informative, but the music they choose to put with the "movie" ends up adding more comedic value than is really needed!  I mean really??  Who puts these things together??  I really think their goal is to see how many straight faced adults they can crack by the end of the hour!  Me.....I didn't hold up well.  Regardless, I think the boys all learned what they needed to know.  Which is good.  But it's not over for me yet!  I have 3 more boys to go!  Oh heaven help me!

Friday, March 18, 2011

I took my son to Supercuts the other day to get his hair trimmed.  The girl was really nice with my 3 year old son, who most days is a challenge in situations like this.  I thought it was going well, until I heard her say, "Since you have been so good I have a surprise for you!"  I thought they must have a toy bin of prizes for little ones to pick from so I thought nothing of it.  Till I glanced up and my son's hair was blue!!!  Although I was kind of annoyed at her for not asking me first, the absolute joy on my toddler's face made me forget my annoyance instantly!  "My hair is blue!"  he yelled!  In spite of the odd looks from a couple elderly women that  we got when I took him to lunch, I must say he ROCKED that blue hair do!  

Monday, March 14, 2011

My hubby started his day shift today. It was great! So why do I hate it? I had him here all day when he was on swing shift and now....I don't quite know what to do with myself! I need to make myself a schedule or I'm going to go completely crazy! It's just me and Sawyer. Kind of fun, but we both get bored. I am guessing this is my time to really work on my home. I have been very spoiled, I'll admit! My husband usually helps with everything. Laundry, dishes, cleaning, etc., etc., etc. Now there is no time for him to do that. So it's my turn to take it over. I have never been the Susie homemaker type, but I'm going to do my best! I have a saying on my kitchen wall that fits me so well! It says: "I understand the concepts of cooking and cleaning, just not how they apply to me!" Haha! I also think I am going to attempt some home improvement projects and see how well I can do it on my own! Wish me luck.....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This family is going through a new phase in life and I hope we're ready for it. My husband has been on swing shift now for about 4 years and more.... He is finally being transferred to day shift. Although we have been waiting for this for a long time, I have some mixed feelings about it. The kids and I have a system at night that really works, and I hope the transition will be smooth. Also, I am having to give up all my time with my hubby during the day so that the kids can have their dad at night and for the sports activities that he needs to be at. I really don't mind sacrificing for them, it's just going to be hard!! Jake is about to turn 12 and the teenage years just seem to be coming faster and faster! It really freaks me out! He is still a very mild mannered kid, even with his ADHD. 6th grade really has been good for him. He likes to hang out with me a lot and never goes to bed or anywhere without telling me how much he loves me. Connor is in 3rd, and although he has always been my snugglebug, is really needing to be around me more. Not sure what that's about but I'm not going to complain! Garrett is doing amazing in 1st grade and I wonder why I ever worried about him. He is still struggling with ADHD and has a little bit of a hard time socially, but he is a wonderful boy. Sawyer......oh what can I say? He went from this amazingly mild tempered 2 year old to a demanding and grouchy 3 year old. I am trying to help him, but he is constantly giving one of us the "death look". We are still working on potty training with him. We were done for about a week. Now we are back to accidents in his undies all the time. I feel like we have taken 3 steps back! Ah....the joys of motherhood! I'm sure we will get it all figured out eventually! I am so thankful for my family and I thank my Heavenly Father every day for the blessing of being a wife and mom!