Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Caterpillars and Butterflies....

So today I was thinking I was going to stay home because we have been so busy! But I thought I need to have something fun for the kid's to do otherwise they will be climbing the wall or not getting along. So I was looking online for crafts and cooking crafts to do with my kids at school and found the very tasty caterpillar.

Now please know that my caterpillar's looked like snakes instead, but that's OK the kids still loved it. I made 3 total one for my kids at school tomorrow and then that left 2 for us. They were very small circles but I didn't want them to be very big. We are going to be talking about the life stage of a butterfly tomorrow at school so I though how appropriate to make this caterpillar pizza to have at lunch and then butterfly cookies for dessert. I always like trying things out at home before I do them at school, the kids always love the chance to get in the kitchen and help me cook. They had a blast helping and playing with the flour and left over pizza dough. My flour was a mess after they dumped flour in the floor but that's OK it was cleanable. If that is even a word. :)

So after nap they got to decorate the cookies, I decorated the ones going to school tomorrow and you will see why after the pictures of bailee and bryson's decorated cookie's. :) All in all it was a fun day, now I'm not so sure I got any rest like I was hoping for but oh well there is always tonight! I'm going to be a heathen and not go to church, get early baths, dinner, and kiddo's off to bed earlier! Whew I'm tired just thinking about all I have to do tonight! I would not have it any other way though!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I love Spring, its beautiful with the flowers blooming, the grass becoming green again, its just such a new feeling. I do not like the Tornado aspect of Spring but it just comes with the territory. Now Spring for 2 of my children health wise is probably not their favorite. Bryson and Bella have had a hard time with everything blooming and the weather warm one day then cold the next. Bella began with the wheezing first. She woke up on a Monday night with this very strange breathing so I start breathing treatments and sat up with her until midnight to make sure she was ok. Well her wheezing continued that week by Friday she was having not so pleasant diapers because of the pulmicort and finally after a complete week of wheezing is better. Of course she does go this coming Monday for her 15 month well visit gosh that is hard to believe.

Now for Bryson he just started wheezing this week at least it wasn't both of them at the same time they traded off weeks. I always now when Bryson is not feeling well because he just lays around and sucks his thumb. He has not gone into the full blown wheezing but has the tight chest and runny nose and a very hoarse(spelling?) voice. They want to still be outside all the time and I hate to not let them but it is just not good for their allergies. So I have to choose whether we stay in and don't enjoy the nice fresh pollen air or go out and take that chance of multiple runny noses, watery eyes, and wheezing. Well we usually choose to go outdoors who wants to stay in on such a beautiful day.

Things have been somewhat better since my last post of Lots.... I decided that I was going to put us on this regimented schedule at home because I am always running around rushing the kids to get ready and we just have this mass frustration and anger flowing through the house. Plus I know with Bailee starting Kindergarten in the Fall we need to have a better way of getting ready and out of the house than just rushing to get dressed, no time for breakfast, just chaos. So the whole schedule thing is working out great and things are less stressful.

I can not believe that next week I will be registering my baby girl for Kindergarten where did these 5 years go? It has flown by. I look back and think how much time have I wasted on stuff that didn't matter and to just relish the time with her before she is off to school. I know now that I need to do that with the other 2 that are right behind her growing up just as fast.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Well here goes, Friday March 27th we had Bailee's Fancy Nancy Party it was a huge success. All the girl had a great time and so did Bailee. At 3:00 pm the hot water heater went out oh lovely!! We call a plumber who comes out at 9:00 pm and tells us yes you need a new one we can do it parts, labor, heater and 10 year warranty for $1235. Oh the joys of being a homeowner. Thankfully we still had some tax return money, but it was vacation money!!! Anyways that next day they are there putting in the new one. Boy do we have hot water. At 3:00 that afternoon I had scheduled a spa party like I needed to have another party that weekend!! Hello what is wrong with me? The party was fun, but then we got all these Tornado warnings and yes take cover all this bla bla bla stuff, the news people are really getting to were they are so overreactive. Yes im still just as afraid of tornado's as always but good grief they go overboard.

So that was a very busy 2 days. Then I remembered oh yeah we volunteered to keep two seminary students overnight on Sunday. I had told them to just use us as a backup well we were needed. SO now im off to washing towels, changing sheets, cleaning the house up once again. We had some of the sweetest girls to stay with us they were awesome I totally enjoyed them being here. My kids loved them too, Bailee keeps referring to them as the sweet girls that stayed with us. That Monday I had to have them at the church by 10:30, Bailee and Bella had a doc visit at 11:00, I had the grocery store, Dance, and all kinds of stuff to do that day. Whew I feel tired all over again just thinking of how tired I was. Tuesday of course was school, Wednesday we went to the park with bryson's friend emillie, Thursday was school, Friday we of course did our usual running around, Saturday I had rehearsal for a drama I was in at church.

Now let me slow down and explain this drama. I was to have this monologue of inner thoughts about being a stay at home mom and all the stresses I feel. Well this was a piece of cake for me I told them you will be getting the real deal here!! My monologue was as follows:
"Mom, Mom, ugh if I hear that one more time im going to change my name. On days like today when the kids just wont get ALONG, and the baby will not stop SCREAMING I could very well loose my mind. There is all this pressure on me to be a mom, a wife, take care of the house, cooking, cleaning, mounds and mounds of laundry, changing diapers. I spend all day meeting everyone's needs. But what about my needs? just because im a mom does not mean I dont have needs. Like to be able to go to the grocery store and not hear MOM HE HIT ME, or MOM I GOTTA GO PEE, or trying to keep the baby from once again wiggling herself out of the strap and standing up in the seat of a moving buggy!! Im just so tired!!"
After my monologue 3 other people said theirs then the Jesus Character came to each one of us for us to pour our cup into His and our song director told me he wanted me to give Jesus attitude like it was just someone else coming to bother me, attitude I can do but it felt weird doing it to a Jesus character. But anyways it turned out to be a great drama, everyone said they thought my part was funny, I told them that was my life.!!

So now that brings me to this week. Monday was not so busy, Bryson didnt go to music because once again he was not cooperating at all and I was not about to go and put on this fake happy face at music as thought i was bubbling over with Joy to be singing songs with my son who at the moment I just was really not happy with. Bailee did not have dance that night yeah! So during their nap time I thought I have got to come up with something to get him to cooperate with me every morning because its like that every single day and it just makes my day just start horrible. So I came up with a reward system where they earn play money and at the end of the week they can buy things that I have gotten from the Dollar tree such as candy, pencils, stickers, and so on. Well Bryson said im going to cooperate. Tuesday morning when I go in to wake him for school, I thought to myself yes its going to work, He earned a dollar because yes he did cooperate.

Now so much for my wishful thinking because we get to school and we start having a melt down about something he wants to do I tell him NO and what his options are and he just continues in this horrible fit of ugliness!!!!! So it of course just escalates to a very unhealthy ugly scene with me crying and all upset, its time for kids to be arriving at school and I cant even hold it together to deal with my class. I am just so tired of all this, I feel like getting in the car and taking 3 days to myself, just to regain my sanity. I am trying all these different things to make this behavior stop and it all seems to be a failure!! I am standing my ground with them and following thru on everything I tell them will happen if they dont act right and that is killing me worse than just giving in....Im not so sure I can make it through this stage!!! I know that once we get past this that it will be so much better in the long run but OH MY LORD I NEED HELP making it thru till then. OK im so sorry that I have vented and posted such a long post but I feel better now. I will post pictures from Bailee's party and then I also have pictures from the park but I will post them on another post since I made this one so long!