Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One of those days...

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

Killin time at the zoo

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!

And finally,  the story of the day...we were in the primate house watching all the apes, gorilla's and orangutans (my personal favorite because you always get action there).  So you know those wooden things with animals painted on them and a hole cut out to put your face in to get a picture?  Well, some girl (probably 9 years old) was putting her face in while her mom was taking a picture and her dad was standing next to her.  Damon walks up to her wondering what the heck she is doing, puts his finger up to her nose (doesn't even touch her) and this dad grabs his arm right in front of me!!!  I was so mad, I said  "Let go, I'm his mother I can handle it."  He says, "Then you better control him."  I said, "I have 3 kids here by myself, and beside that he wasn't doing anything I needed to take control of."  He said, "you shouldn't have so many kids if you can't control them, then."  I was so mad (let my temper get the best of me) and called him a naughty word and walked off.  As we were walking off, Damon said, "mommy, what's a !@#!@^*"  Hee hee hee.  I love that kid.

Andee's haircut

I cut Andee's hair this morning while her and Damon were watching Wall-E.  I dare say, I did a pretty good job!

First Day of School

Damon's first day of Kindergarten.  This picture makes me want to kiss and snuggle his cute little cheeks.  Our little kindergarten (or should I say not so little, that school is bigger than the high school i went to) is about 3 blocks away.  Damon was gone from 8:15am to 3:05pm!!!!!!!  A full day of kindergarten, bless his little heart.  He was so excited, sling and all.  We woke up, got ready in his lovely school uniform, ate a hearty breakfast, made a lunch and off  we walked to school.  What a great moment.  He loved it and did great.  What can I say?  I'm a proud mother!

Of course with Damon getting all the attention, Andee had to have her picture taken.

This kid pulls the funniest faces!

Tyler and I bought this bike stroller when Damon was about 16 months old and haven't used it since then.  I knew Andee would be a slow at walking so I had Tyler pull it out of storage and put it together for me (stroller style).  My intentions were for Andee and Katelynn to sit in it, but when we picked Damon up from school I think he'd had a day full.  He insisted on sitting in it and started crying almost immediately when I told him no.  I could tell he was just completely worn out and felt so bad, we made it work.

Ahh, happy faces!

Random Pics

Not the greatest picture, but basically here it is...no money to highlight hair equals buying the closest box color from Kmart to match my roots and Voile, there you have it, my natural hair color.  Shocking, yes.  But you won't see any roots growing out from this.

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