Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fussy kids....not today :)

Yesterday was awful. I held/rocked the baby for over two hours before he finally fell asleep for a nap and then he would only sleep on my lap while I sat crosslegged. I was a bit frustrated. And to make matters worse my daughter was going nuts and fighting with everyone in sight. Today on the other hand is much better. Just wish she could be nicer to her brother. Oh well. More later ladies.

Inspiration returns

I used to have all kinds of inspiration to write short stories. Most of which end up being childrens stories. I must have been visited by the inspiration fairy ;) because I just finished a story about cows jumping over the moon. I'm kind of excited about getting back into writing.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

What do you ladies do to help keep our Earth green? Well right now I'm living with my sister-in-law so there isn't a ton I can do here but she recycles and has some CFLs. We also try and keep all the lights off as much as possible. I personally use reusable shopping bags every time I shop if I can remember to put them in the car (which is more often than not if you can believe it). I also plan on recycling as soon as we get our own place. And we took all of our CFLs from the old apartment so we can keep using them at the new one. Also I am hoping to get a bicycle sometime within the next year and that may mean that I'll be able to ride to the store. Lots of games and contests are available today too. Check out the Parent's Connect Earth Day party at http://www.parentsconnect.com/connect/boards/hot_topics/earth_day/chat_it_up.jhtml

Farmville Calms Babies

My son is obsessed with his father. Every time Daddy leaves the room he freaks out and starts bawling. Unfortunately that means when my husband goes to work I have to deal with a screaming crying baby. I usually try to get on my Facebook page and do my Farmville stuff every other day but the sound and music are always off. Well today I decided to turn it on and the look on his face is priceless. He is dancing to the music and every time an animal makes a noise he smiles so big. Who would have thought that a little farm music could be so calming. :) Guess I should be thanking Farmville.

Friday, April 16, 2010

To Quiet To Hear

I've been sick the past few days and unfortunately I have laryngitis. Try keeping a five year old under control without any voice. Not very easy if you ask me. Course if you did ask me you wouldn't be able to hear my response lol. :) Well anyway hope all you ladies have a great weekend.

Five years old but still a child

So it was my daughters birthday on Tuesday. She is now five years old. I can't believe how big she is. And today she buttoned and zipped her pants all on her own for the first time. And she is buckling herself into her car seat. Pretty soon she won't need me at all. Course right at the moment we are living with my sister-in-law and her four children and you would think that a five year old would be able to stand up for herself against her two year old cousin. I guess that it's a good thing that she doesn't want to hurt him but still I don't think that means you can't use words and tell him that you don't like what he's doing and that you won't play with him until he is nicer. Yes, we've all told her to just hit him back but she doesn't and I'm not really upset with that so much as I'm upset that she cries so much about it. I mean if you aren't willing to stand up for yourself then you'll never make it in life. We don't want her living with us when she's 30. :) Here's to hoping that she starts acting her age.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Not enough time in the day

Ever been in a house with 6 children? Well we live in one :) Never seems to be a dry eye in the house. But after living together for about two weeks don't you think they might start to learn just a little that there just isn't enough time in the day for everyone to get what they want? LOL yeah, what was I thinking? Hope all you ladies are having a nice night. We're all getting set for movie night. Too bad we don't have 6 TV/DVD players so everyone could be happy huh. :) Good night all.

Easter Egg Hunting

So this Easter we went with my sister-in-law to two different Easter Egg hunts. Is it just me or do some of you ladies out there "help" your kids out even though they are old enough to bend down and pick up eggs on their own. I don't see the problem with helping the young ones. They don't really understand how things work but as they get older then they should be able to do it on their own. My daughter is 4 and though there will always be those "go-getter" kids who are super competitive (hated playing those kids in school, I could never win lol :P), my daughter seemed to be getting knocked down by more parents than kids. Maybe those parents are just sugar deprived :) Oh well at least she had fun. That's what really matters. I just get worried when I see an over-eager mother rushing at my child because there is an egg next to her foot. :)

We've moved

Recently we moved to northern Illinois so we could find a better job market. We are living in my sister-in-laws basement until we find a place of our own. I'm hoping that we get some of the jobs that we've applied for soon. Not that I don't like living here and having my daughter play with her cousins all the time but it would be nice to have more room for all of our stuff. You never realize just how much junk you accumulate through the years until you have to pack it up to move. Good grief, I'm a pack rat. Course I've always had a hard time getting rid of things. Well I thought I'd just give an update since I have been busy and not had time to get my blog updated.