Friday, August 17, 2007

We have a WALKER!

Yes, our youngest is joining the world of the walking. He walked to daddy 3 times tonight. The first time I heard daddy say walk over here L1. I glanced over and what do you know he was walking-we were so amazed! I must say he was quite impressed with all the clapping and congrats he was getting. He then did it again a few minutes later, this time I asked I5 to grab the camera. This of course convinced the young one that he would not walk any more. I finally decided I wasn't going to capture this great moment on video and announced loudly that I was turning the camera off so he would be all clear to walk again. No sooner did I turn it off and the little stinker did walk to daddy again!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What a day!

Ok, really I know better...really I do but I couldn't help giving in to that urge You know the one that tells you to reorganize the living room. No, I don't mean just pick up and straighten up, I'm talking moving the furniture around in new formations. The kids just look at me like I'm crazy "what are you doing mom?" I do know that the furniture only fits in the space one way but I need to try to...maybe it will look better...and then there I am trying to move around a 41" plasma tv(and why we have a tv that size is another story!) So yes everything is moved around and it's not put together. Why are there so many wires and hookups on the TV? As I was unplugging I was thinking that it might be a good idea to have James make some kind of map for me so I could figure out that crazy maze. I have a couple wires that I know were plugged in but I have no clue where now! Won't he be excited when he comes home to find this new home waiting for him!

Nap time is so essential. Especially when you aren't sleeping good at night. So L1 had an early nap but I deemed it rest time for the rest of us. Generally J3 is the only other one that naps but we all have quiet time. So Little one decided to crawl over to his sisters room, they were quiet I had no problem with that. I was laying down with J3 feeling quite sleeping my self...starting to drift off when I5 says "Mom, L1 is going poopy" Great I think, I'll check on him in a minute and see if he's done. Now I'm not sure if I actually nodded off or not but next thing I know L1 is in my room banging the remote on the ground. I slowly remember I5 saying he was dirty so get up to change him, grab a new diaper and realize there is poo on his leg. yuck, look over to where he was and it's on the floor too double yuck. quickly wipe him down realized he needs a bath put him in the tub and clean the floor(for those safety Nazi's I didn't put water in just him to keep him out of the way for a minute and it was right next to me) get the floor and see the remote he was playing with, all over it and on the bath rug and scale. He must have had a great time! Oh, the joys motherhood can bring!!

Later the afternoon we had a little school project to work on. The kids got to be ship builders and made the nina, pinta, and santa maria

Here they are being wind to make the ships go from Spain to North America

Monday, August 13, 2007

fast thoughts

Not much to say today, just had to share this video. I found it quite funny....hmm maybe because there isn't much sleeping around here these days

The weather is so nice today. Windy, sounds like fall! This is thanks to Flossie. I'm looking forward to a couple cooler and maybe rainy days. No one seems to consider that she'll do much to us at this point, let's keep praying that we just get the nice effects from her.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Learining Wrap-ups

My review of Learning Wrap-ups
We go the addition wrap-up this week and the kids love it. They think it's a fun game! Great for helping with memorization of facts. It'll help with fine motor skills too. My daughter had a better easy time winding the yarn around but son had a little bit of a harder time with it. Love it when they play with something without realizing they are learning. I think this will be a great thing to take on road trips too!

We had another soccer game today. I5 decided not to play. She was running downhill on the sidewalk last night and yes, fell down. Scrapped up the knees, one pretty good. I think that her shorts were rubbing it. Being the drama queen she is well did we hear about it every little time something touched it! She was fine once we came home and she changed shorts, only heard something when a brother touched it. As far as the game went we lost 2-4. I think our team got tired, it was HOT! I'm so glad we have early games as I'd hate for the kids to be out there any later then they are. I can see improvement in I7, although once one player stops running after the ball it seems they all do...and the referee's all seem to go by different rules, it can be a little frustrating but the kids don't seem to notice that as much as the adults.