Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Today was one of those days where nothing goes right, everyone is cranky and tired and everything happens at the exact wrong time. I finally broke down into tears tonight at dinner (while Katelynn was rubbing her dinner in her hair, throwing her food everywhere and Andee just peed her pants all over the chair and rug) and of course Damon was really the only one to notice (Tyler wasn't home). He looked at me and said, "What's wrong Mommy, don't cry. Do you miss your mommy and daddy? Do you want to call your mommy and daddy?" That totally wasn't the problem (even though I do miss you dad and mom), so I was trying to think of a way to answer, to appease to him I just said, ya I miss my mommy and daddy. He said, "You meed to call them (that was not a typo, that's how he says need), here, I'll find your phone and you can call your mommy. Do you want to go see them over at the desert? (that's what he calls the west) Let's fly in the airplane and go see your mommy and daddy." Talk about turning the whole night around with a sweet innocent boy who is so worried about his mom. I no longer felt awful but wanted to hug all my kids and tell them how much I love them. That moment was worth "one of those days".
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wherever you live with young kids you have to become a member of the zoo, right? I mean isn't that just a rule of motherhood? Today Tyler was on call (which means he is at the hospital all day and all night) and that makes for a very long Saturday. Also the weather has finally cooled down enough that we can actually enjoy walking around the zoo for more than 45 minutes. At the zoo here in Philly they have a little play land that the kids absolutely love, plus it's air conditioned. I'm all about spending as much time in there as possible. I went a little camera crazy, probably making up for all the pictures I haven't taken this summer. I was really worried about Damon getting hurt because he wasn't wearing his sling. (I think I forgot to mention he broke his collar bone about 3 weeks ago) He's healed enough to the point that it doesn't hurt, but there is still a huge space in the collar bone where he broke it, so I try and keep the sling on him to remind him to be careful. Oh well.
Yes, that is a huge, huge, huge bee!
Can I just say how hard it is to try and take pictures and keep track of all 3 kids!
|Always gotta have a naked bath time pic, right?|
|Must be watching a movie or something?|
Oh, the joys of owning a home! My parents came to visit for a week and my dad gets these crazy ideas. As he was sitting in our basement he talked us into knocking out our food storage closet to make the room bigger, moving the food storage in with the laundry room and eventually putting a bathroom in down there (because we only have one bathroom in this house). It sounded good to us, so we went to work and I love it! I haven't taken any finished pictures yet, because I have not been good with the camera lately. But here is the process....
|Here is my kitchen, it was just a countertop and in this house I need storage space, so for an early Christmas present my dad bought us more kitchen cabinets! Thanks pops, I love it, love it, love it!|
|Here is the food storage and shelves we moved from that little area into the laundry area. Fits perfectly thanks to some handy work from my daddy-o|