Sunday, August 30, 2009

First day of fourth grade

Amazing that Lauren is in 4th grade. Two more years and she will be going to the middle school; definitely not looking forward to that time.

I know that I've said this before, but time sure flies by. This year she is required to use a zipper binder to keep all of her "stuff" together. All the kids in the 4th grade think that is the best thing since sliced bread. Lauren has a pretty cool teacher again this year and she is excited about that.

Lauren is back to soccer and softball this season. During the summer she played volleyball and was pretty good at it. I was really surprised as she hadn't played volleyball before except during gym. She was asked to play on a volleyball team that a friend of ours is putting together later in the year.

We were extremely busy last week with the first week of school and all the sports getting started. The boys are getting back on their schedule and so is Mommy. Off to find a housekeeper this's oh so time!!

Here's the final (straw) picture with all 4 kiddos on the first day of school!! Hopefully next year we will get a better photo.

I'm going to try to get the boys out of the house more this year. They really enjoyed playing in the grass on Saturday and Sunday, but where to go where I can handle them myself??? Hmmmm...There are days here at the house that I KNOW that I can't handle them myself....I'm sure there are some adventures coming my way.

Have a great week - and I'll try to post a couple more times this week.

Monday, August 24, 2009

First haircuts for two

Last Friday, August 14, my friend and neighbor came over to do a little snip snip to the boys hair. Now we are only talking Logan and Travis. Ian is still trying to grow his mullet. I apologize the pictures are blurry and not very good. That is what I get for having a 9 yr old in charge of the camera. That is the way she will learn though.

AFTER: Travis

AFTER: Logan

It was pretty quick and easy (I say that since I didn't have the scissors), but Jill said that the boys did a great job sitting still (uh huh). Now I dare someone to ask me if any of them are girls when we are out and about. I get that all the time and I don't know why. I dress the boys as masculine as I can and I still get "2 boys and a girl"? Luckily I've been in a good mood when this question comes up - but watch out - my mood can change in an instant. Just ask Mike!!

More postings to come as we went to the zoo yesterday and Lauren's first day of school was today. I'm trying to get back on a decent schedule so perhaps a couple postings this week.

Stay tuned....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What is that you're eating?

FINALLY, I'm updating the blog. It's been crazy here, getting ready for school, Mother's Day Out program, getting clothes ready to consign, etc.

It's been about two weeks ago when I was on the phone with my sister, Brenda. You know the one that ate Bruno's glucosamine tablet???? (Brenda is going to have to do a guest blogger entry on that story - it's so much better when it's told in the 1st person!)
Where was I? Sorry I digress....On the phone with Brenda in the front of the house. I remember seeing three shorties plus Lauren with me. Apparently at some time, Ian got away from me. Go figure, I'm on the phone trying to have an adult conversation!!
I finish my discussion, say my good-bye to Brenda. I go down the hallway towards the living room and as I look to the left where my bedroom is, I see Ian crawling out of my room with something in his hand and I'm immediately horrified because I know what that brown object is. A CAT TURD!! He had it squished in his left hand, which was on me after I picked him up (EWWW). He immediately was place in the sink for a quick bath and that is when I realized that he had a nice smear of cat shit from his mouth to his ear!!
Mike totally missed him going into our room. Mike was is his Lazyboy reading a book!! Needless to say, we are very adamant about putting up the gate to our room once we get up for the day. The poor cat is getting a workout jumping over that gate, but, like me, he can use the exercise.

Ian is now walking all over the place. He just started walking one day. I guess he got tired of crawling everywhere while his brothers walked. Travis and Logan have been walking for a few weeks now and are pretty good as long as Ian doesn't lose control and fall in front of them.

The house has become quite noisy with all the jabbering too!! The two little boys (Trav and Logan) will sit and "talk" to each other and then just laugh hysterically. Guess there is a special bond between those identical babes. I'm hoping Ian won't be left out - if he is I'm sure he will bully his way into the circle.

I'm being summoned from the big shorty. Hopefully her being bored, will come to a screeching halt when school starts ;-)

I haven't uploaded recent pics - so I'll just share the recent picture of the kids.

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