Thursday, April 26, 2012

Normal for the next 9 weeks

Our normal for the next 9 weeks is here.  It means Jefferson taking care of the girls until after bedtime, which includes putting all 3 to bed and dinner for all 3 because I am working until 830.  At least my schedule has changed a little and I am now only working until 830 Monday through Wednesday.  I'll be off at 545 on Thursdays and am off on Fridays.  And its only until the end of the school year.  I have successfully put together meals for the week so Jefferson doesn't have to cook, just has to feed them.  All of the recipes we have tried are on my pinterest board here but the one that Jefferson has deemed the best thing I ever cooked was honey sesame chicken.  It was so good I called on my way home and he told me to stop and get something for dinner because he had "saved me a taste, but not enough for dinner."  That was an understatement.   That one will definitely be in the weekly rotation.  Tonight we're having spinach lasagna rolls, which i'm super excited about it.  Honestly though, it may be excitement just because it means I get to eat before 9 pm.  :)  This was all that was left of the chicken.  Then Jefferson admitted I only got what the girls didn't eat from their plates, which was about bites of chicken.  :)

Now that I don't get home until 9 or after I have to find the motivation to exercise.  I can't do it at 930 after I've eaten, so I'm working on getting motivated to get up at 630 to do it.  Its really hard to stay on weight watchers when you are starving by the time you get to eat in the evenings.  Here's to hoping I can motivate myself soon! :)

Dori is close to finishing preschool, which is ridiculously hard to believe.  She has Kindergarten camp at St. Catherine's this summer and then its on to the real world of school.  Where did the last 5 years go?  Her 5th birthday is May 16 with her birthday party the Saturday afterwards, so we're all looking forward to that.

Then comes Amelia's party the following month.  Where did that year go?  I cannot believe she's almost 11 months old!  I went to buy her shoes today, however decided to wait because her feet are going to be like Dori's.  Super narrow which is going to make buying shoes such fun!  Amelia is still only saying dada but thinks its hilarious when I tell her to say mama.  She looks at me, grins, says dada, then claps for herself.  

I feel like I need to tell you something about Ginny because I have told you about the other two, but she's still going along with the flow.  She is my constant companion, helping me out and loving on Amelia, too much sometimes.  She loves babies and is a little mama.  When we go to music class she likes to take things to the ones that can't get them themselves, helping out wherever she can.  She's also my cuddly child that likes to curl up in your lap.

That's about all I have right now.  Time is flying by between gymnastics, preschool, music class, and working.  We're having a yard sale on Saturday, which i'm hoping will be lucrative.  I want to get rid of stuff and make some money.  Then we have Daisy Days at St. Catherine's.  I'm hoping to get the garden in on Sunday and then its back to the grind of work on Monday.  Hopefully i'll have time to get to the grocery store this weekend too.

Until next time....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring break?

Ahhhh spring break.  Its supposed to be a break right?  HA!  Not in this house.  Its the time that I want to get so much done, but it seems that the time flies by and it doesn't get done.  My grand plan was to get one room a day clean over break.  So far at the end of the 2nd day of the week (but day 5 of break including the weekend) I have gotten a room most of the way clean, but you can't tell now because it was the kitchen.  I have managed to get the laundry sorted and am getting ready to switch out another load.  The girls and I got a package sent to Mike today and I managed to go to Martin's, Kroger, and Costco, along with taking the time to get a pedicure with Danielle.  :)  I will be returning to going to Martin's for most of my groceries.  They are just that much cheaper than Kroger.  Prime example, the spaghetti sauce I was looking at buying today at Kroger was 3.59.  At Martin's it was 2.89.  That's a HUGE difference when you add it up with the amount of groceries I have to buy.

We have had a wonderful Easter, 3 times over.  :)  We spent three weekends ago at Jefferson's dad's and had our annual Easter Egg Hunt with the Larson's.  The girls decorated sugar cookies and both Leslie and Lindsey were in from their respective colleges, so it was nice to see everyone all at once.  Its always nice to have family time.

Then the following weekend we were at my parents house for the annual Easter Egg Hunt with lots of people.   It was a lot of fun and I think all the kids had a really good time.  After the festivities, Danielle, Beebs, Donna, Mom and I went to Floyd to Schoolhouse Fabrics.  My first time there and it was awesome.  I got lots of fabric to work on the gifts for all the pregnant people I know.

This past weekend we had Easter here.  Richelle came down for the weekend.  The girls and I went to church after the Easter Bunny festivities and then we all went to Beebs' and Popsie's for Easter dinner.  We all had a really good time and it was a wonderful Easter.

Jefferson and I are going to North Bay, Ontario, in a few weeks for a wedding.  I'm super excited because it will really be the first time we have been away since Amelia was born and the first time since the girls were born that we've been able to take a trip like this.  My parents are going to take care of the girls and we're driving up for the weekend since Jefferson and I both have a 4 day weekend.  It will be a lot of driving, but should be a really good time.

Amelia's 10 month birthday is today.  She really hit a lot of milestones in the last two weeks.  She started clapping, waving, and took her first unassisted steps.  She had corn on the cob for the first time tonight and really enjoyed it.  How is it the baby is almost a year and the oldest is already almost 5??

Ginny made a huge leap this week.  Previously, as in the past two months, she hadn't made the connection that letters made words and that you read them, which I hadn't expected her to.  It seems as though she has now made the connection as she read a book to me Sunday night.  I'm sure a lot of it was from memory, though it had been read to her once in recent past, however she had made the connection, which I was really excited about.  The Easter Bunny brought both Dori and Ginny some of the I Can Read books with the repetition so they can continue down the path of learning and enjoying reading.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  Jefferson is building Dori a loft and our good friends the Bakers are coming to visit for the day tomorrow.  Until next time!