Tuesday, June 29, 2010

One More

There's only one more day left in June. It's been one hell of a month. And I don't necessarily mean that in a negative way. I've discovered so many things thing month. I've missed Matt more this month than I have in a long time. He was home every night but was so wiped out from working that we barely spoke. He would come home around 6:15pm and visit with the kids until bedtime at 7pm. After they were in bed he would snooze in the chair until it was time to eat dinner. After dinner he would shower and go to bed, there was literally not a night where he wasn't asleep before his head even hit the pillow. And then he would get up at 3am and do it all over again. When he comes home from night shift on Friday morning, he will have worked 29 out of the last 31 days. He has off Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this weekend, then works 4 days shifts next week - then it's vacation!!

The kids and I have stayed pretty busy this past month with small trips here and there, playing outside, trying out new playgrounds and doing crafts. Grace just got her ears pierced yesterday. I couldn't believe that she actually did it.
This month I've discovered just how independent I can be. There was only one thing that I opted out of because Matt wasn't going to be there to help me, and that was going to the pool. It's just not safe to have 4 little ones running around water and only 1 adult. I'm currently entertaining the idea of going to the beach a week early with just the kids and having Matt meet us down there on the 9th.
I've also discovered this month just how much patience I have. Whenever things were starting to get to me, I just dug a little deeper. For example, I took Grace and Evan to see Toy Story 3 and they had popcorn and red juice in the theater...on our way home Evan threw up everywhere, which triggered Grace to throw up everywhere because she has a weak stomach. There was red throw up everywhere in a car that wasn't even 24 hours old yet. But I remained calm, only getting out of the car and saying very loud to no one in particular, "Are you kidding me?!!!" on my way over to the passengers side of the car. After over an hour of cleaning up throw up, consoling Evan and Grace, and trying to keep Madeline and Leah from turning inside out from sitting in their car seats in a car that smelled of throw up - we were all buckled and going down the road. It was only then that I started to have a mini breakdown.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Forget the pool and the water table, all Leah needs is a bucket full of water!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

In a Nut Shell

Opinions~the twins have found theirs.
Big girl bed~Not going well.
Story Time today~ Awful.
Vacation Planning~House rented, the stuff accumulation is beginning.
Car Fiasco~no decision made.
Matt Working~ Um, Yes.
Hair Appointment~Need to make it before I look like Don King.
Clean House~ HA!
Sanity~Lost it long ago.
That's it in a nut shell.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kid Quiz

What’s your favorite book/story?
Grace: Cinderella story
Evan: Anything about Trains

What do you want to do when you grow up?
Grace: Doctor, and after that I want to be a nurse
Evan: Fireman

What is your favorite game?
Grace: Zingo and Tag
Evan: Anything trains

What’s your favorite food?
Grace: Grilled Cheese
Evan: PB&J

What do you wish for?
Grace: "I wish for more jewelry"
Evan: "I wish I had Gordon and James" (From Thomas the Tank Engine)

What's your favorite juice?
Grace: "Lemonade like PopPop's"
Evan: "My favorite is Poopy"


I've seen enough bodily fluids to last me a long time.
I've been thrown up ON and didn't throw up in return. Yay me!
Laundry has been my life over the last 4 days, well that and cleaning up bodily fluids, spilled juice, used tissues, and other assorted nastiness.
We have had no showings in over 2 weeks. I'm beginning to lose hope.
I cannot wait until July. It's day 9 of Matt's turn around and I'm losing it.
I'm not so sure that I've ever seen my house quite this dirty.
Evan has been sleeping on his floor every night for the past week.
I need to buy two twin beds for Madeline and Leah. They are getting closer and closer to climbing out/falling out of their cribs. Lord help me when I have 4 children free to roam the house at night.
I'm going to attempt to mow the grass today. I've never mowed grass using a push mower, only a ride on.
I need to go to the greenhouse again because several of my plants are dead.
Evan's curtain rod fell out of the wall last night. I think the swinging Tarzan leap off of his bed while hanging on the curtain may have had something to do with it.
I am stalling my writing this because I have no desire to drag 4 kids to Walmart.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Evan, Madeline and Leah are all sick. Fevers, vomiting, sore throats, stuffy noses - they have it all. I hate to see them uncomfortable, it breaks my heart to not be able to make it all magically better. Every time that the kids get fevers I cannot keep myself from thinking about this little boy Matteo, he died one year ago and they will never find out why. He did have a fever in the days leading up to his death. That's what scares me so much. I try not to think about it and over react but I can't help but have it creep back in my head through the night. You can read his story here, but be prepared to cry. http://martinomadness.blogspot.com/2009/07/very-heavy-hearts.html

Friday, June 4, 2010

I guess she was hungry

I was making dinner tonight and turned around to the sound of Grace gagging. Madeline had pooped. She had also decided that she would put her hand down into her diaper and smear it on her belly, arms and face, as well as eat some for good measure. Lovely.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Carter's Outlet

I went to the Carter's Outlet yesterday armed with 3 coupons that could all be used together.

At Checkout:

Total: $188.99 without coupons

I ended up paying only $64.33! I was so excited that I got 24 items for $64.33!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I ordered a ton of clothes for myself (gasp!) and they came today. I ordered a lot knowing that I would send back half of the them for one reason or another. Doesn't it figure that I love everything and know have to choose what goes back!?!! The one thing I haven't purchased yet this year is a bathing suit. I'm dreading it. We have just decided that we're going to the beach for a week in July so I guess I better order one soon. My biggest issue with clothes in general is I'm never sure what is appropriate for me. Is it too young? Too old? Am I too fat? Does it flatter my post 50+ inch twin belly?
I also went to the Carter's Outlet today and my total came to $188.98 before coupons, I only ended up paying $64!! Can you believe that?! I'm so proud of myself!
Can you tell that Matt is working a lot? I will be blogging a lot just to attempt to keep myself somewhat sane, I apologize for the pointless blogs but it's hard being alone with 4 kids under 5 all day and never speaking to any adults.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Water Table

I guess they got tired of standing at the water table.