Monday, May 31, 2010

If You Misplace a Child...

Just follow her sister - It's a dead giveaway... I see you!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Not according to plan

Nothing ever goes according to plan when you have 4 small children. I have learned to accept it. This weekend has been one such example...
On Friday I cleaned and tried to get as much house work done as I could so that we could just do fun things on the last two days that Matt has off until July. Actually, that's not true now, OSHA passed a new law that states that you cannot work more than 14 days in a row without a day off so I think Matt has June 13th off. It's not a lot, but at least it's something! Saturday was Grace's big recital! My parents, Matt's parents, and my Grandparents all came and Grace did wonderfully! She was beyond cute and loved every minute of performing in front of an entire college auditorium of people. I am so proud of her and love seeing just how proud she is of herself! I am glad that I don't have to drive her to ballet every Tuesday afternoon now but I'm also sad because I'm going to miss some of the other Mom's, especially Donna and Dawn. I hope we end up getting together over the summer like we said. We were supposed to leave the recital and go to our best friend's House Warming/Son's 2nd birthday but we never made it. I wanted to at least pop in and say hello but it just wasn't in the cards.
Today I was going to go cruise around in the Jeep with the top off but it didn't end up working out that way. Matt and my Dad ended up working on it for the majority of the day and I played with the kids in my parents yard. I was hoping to get a little alone time to mentally prepare myself for all of the quality alone time that I'm going to be spending with the kids this coming month but that just didn't go according to plan either.
Our house situation isn't going according to our plan either. Hopefully things will turn around soon. I just read an article in the Sunday paper about how real estate sales are increasing in this area so that gives me some hope.
Nothing seems to be going according to our plan, I just need to believe that it's all part of His plan.

Monday, May 24, 2010


I've seen a lot of Facebook posts and magazine articles that talk about friendship, what is a true friend? How can you tell when you have a true friend? My thoughts on friendship are that if you have to sit and question if someone is a true friend or not - then they aren't. My true friends are people that I trust to watch my kids, to tell secrets to without reservation, that I would literally drop everything for and not think twice about it. They're people that I can talk to and truly be myself around without fear of judgement. And it never matters if their life or mine is too busy to get together - it doesn't matter how much time has passed in between visits - we still pick right up like we just saw each other yesterday.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stinky Feet!

Madeline and Leah are too cute and sweet to have such smelly feet!!! I have resorted to soaking/washing their Keens in the same concoction that I use to get the smell out of their cloth diapers...I hope it works!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Hair

Please excuse the awful self portrait but I was in a hurry! I cut off all of my hair today, probably a good 8 inches or more. I just really didn't like how I felt when I constantly put my hair up in a wet pony tail. I felt like an ugly unkempt stay-at-home-Mom...Well most of that is true but hopefully my hair will be stylish enough for me to look at least a little bit put together.

Monday, May 17, 2010


We went to the beach for the day on Sunday and had a great time! The kids all loved the sand and being able to dip their toes in the ocean. Madeline and Leah both ended up falling in the water and loving every minute of it! We ate at Grotto's Pizza and bought some candy for the kids. The trip really made me want to rent a house in NC in July but it's just so expensive.

We were planning on going to the Aquarium today but the attitudes the kids had this morning told us that it wouldn't be a good idea. And boy were we right! Today was awful!! I have never heard so much whining and tantrum throwing in all of my life. Thank goodness that it's bed time and all of the kids are sleeping. I am enjoying the quiet like never before!

I am still obsessing about my hair. No matter what I always end up with my hair in a ponytail. I have a hair appointment on Wednesday morning and am still so scared to cut it all off simply because I know how awful the growing out process is. It's taken me 18 months to get my hair to the length that it is now. I just want to go to a really good stylist and have them tell me what would look the best on me but I don't know who to go to. I also don't want to spend a small fortune on my hair. I just need to make up my mind!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Catch Up

We are still trying to sell our house and I'm tired of it. We just had another showing yesterday but haven't heard anything yet. We found out that the couple that looked at our house twice ended up buying one a few streets over, huge bummer. I hate having so much time to think about what we want in another house. I over analyze everything anyway but it's getting a little ridiculous. We want to find a house we love and take our time finding it but we're in constant limbo waiting for a buyer to come along.

Grace has her ballet recital on the 29th and I'm excited to see her perform however I'm nervous that she's going to get scared and not do it. I'm sure she wouldn't be the first.

Matt starts his next week off on Friday and I can't wait! I'm trying to keep the turn around that's looming out of my head but it's already starting to get me down. It's just so hard to keep up with being alone with the kids for a month straight. Matt is worthless when he gets home at night, and rightfully so after working a 12 hour day and adding over an hour commute each way. It feels so isolating sometimes.

We were planning on going to the mountains this weekend for a few days but now Matt is changing his mind. I'm not sure why.

Madeline and Leah are starting to talk more. They don't do it very often but when they do the words are very clear. I think that they don't talk because someone is always talking for them, usually Grace. I'm trying not to worry about it and just give them some time. I've heard that twins in general usually talk later than singletons.

I almost deleted my Facebook after some "stupid" drama that went on but decided that I like staying in touch with some select people so for the time being I'll just leave it. I hate drama. I don't need it. I have enough drama from 4 little people to last me a lifetime. Did I mention that I hate drama? I really think the whole thing is beyond stupid and should just be let go and for everyone to move on but I guess only time will tell.

I cannot get my camera to upload pictures to my computer ever since I installed some new antivirus software. I am trying to reinstall the program but it's just not working. I guess I need to find a computer savvy person to help me since I'm totally lacking in that department.

Evan is almost as tall as Grace, I think by this time next year he will be taller than she is. I cannot believe how big he has gotten. (He's grown quite the attitude also.) This too shall pass.

I have a hair appointment scheduled for the 19th and am STILL not sure what to do with my hair. I hate it the way it is but am too scared to cut it super short, and there is no in between since at least I can put it in a ponytail right now. It either has to be super short, or long.

My best friend's son is turning 2 at the end of May and I have no clue what to get him. You would think that I would be good at finding gifts for kids but since all kids are SO different I never know what to buy. I think everyone should create an Amazon Wish List to make things SO much easier! I have one and update it whenever the kids really want something or I think of a good gift so it's much easier when a birthday or holiday comes up I can just tell people to look at the list for some ideas. They don't have to buy from it but at least they will know what kinds of things the kids want.

Oh and I cannot forget Mother's Day, I got diamond earrings!! I was shocked. Truly. And they're exactly what I wanted. Super small diamond hoop earrings that hug my ear so hopefully they won't get ripped out! And Matt changed every single diaper on Mother's Day! It was glorious!! ;)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ice Cream Cuties!

Leah, Grace, Evan and Madeline eating ice cream outside during a break from swimming!