Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Everyday

I was inspired to make this list after reading one on my friends blog. It is quite early in the morning. The kids are not up yet. Here is what I can expect today:

1. The Snake will be the first one up and need some "mommy cuddle time" before he can face his day.
2. Mr. Fingers will ask, "What day is it?" (hoping for me to say Saturday... which I will not be saying today)
3. Which will lead into his next daily question, "Do I HAVE to go to school today?"
4. It will take me a second to figure out who had a shower yesterday morning and then send the appropriate little boy to the bathroom to wash.
5. There will have been some kind of accident during the night and I will need to start a load of laundry.
6. I will make cereal or oatmeal for the boys, even though their school provides breakfast every morning for their students. The boys only refer to it as "second breakfast."
7. I will loose track of time and look at the clock only to see that the boys should have left for the bus stop 2 minutes ago.... and I'll rush to shoo them out the door.
8. The Snake will want to go to school with me.
9. I will want to go to daycare with The Snake.
10. I will get to see my fellow pre-nursing besties at school, and either be totally enthralled or trying to stay awake during the lectures.
11. I will be doing an assignment or reading a text book every moment that I am not in class, from sunrise to sunset.
12. When I get home @ 2:00 the Snake will need a nap.
13. When I get home @ 2:00 I will need a nap (usually doesn't happen though).
14. I WILL have to remind the boys AGAIN when they crash through the door after school that their little brother is asleep and they NEED TO BE QUIET.
15. Mr. Fingers will be hungry.
16. The Brain will "not have any homework."
17. I will check his backpack and see that he was mistaken.
18. Mr. Finger will still be hungry.
19. Dinner will be a disappointment to the children. They expect hot dogs every night.
20. I will be asked, "How much do I have to eat in order to get down?"
21. The Snake will need a bath.
22. Mr. Fingers will be hungry again... and will be reminded that this is because he did not eat his dinner.
23. I will have school assignments to do.
24. The kids will watch some Avatar: The Last Airbender.
25. At some point in the day The Snake will have watched Dora.
26. I will have to tell the kids to get dressed for bed.
27. Half an hour later will have to tell the kids to get dressed for bed again.
28. There will be tooth past in the sink.
29. Mr. Fingers will be hungry.
30. Mr. Fingers will ask, "Do I have to go to school tomorrow?"
31. I will miss my husband terribly, and try to stay awake so I can snuggle him when he gets home at 10:00 ... but I will fail.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bath Time Cousins

I found this picture in my phone and it is too cute not to share.

I think it is one of those unspoken rules that you have to take a bath with your cousin. My boys sure love their cousins, and are loved back by them. Infact the one pictured above gets so excited when we come to visit and there are little people around his same size that the boys get mauled when we walk through the door.
In case I've never mentioned it I sure do love my sister. She is my best friend. I never thought we would have a relationship like this when we were sharing a room and fighting over hair ties. But she is the one I call when I've just watched a good movie, or read a good book and have to tell someone. We love each other's kids and love to tell each other, and hear stories about our daily follies with them. I only wish that I lived closer to her, and could see her family more often.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snow Day

We thought it would be fun to go up to the mountains and go tubing. So we had been planing for this trip for a while.

We of course had to make sure everyone had sufficient snow gear $

I needed snow chains for my tires $

We went to a nice resort that had tubes you could ride to the top, with lots of options for runs down the hill $ $ $ $

Guess what, they ended up not using all the runs on their tubing $$ passes$$ and had the most fun playing with the snow in the parking lot

... which was free


Not pictured are Mr. Fingers and Honey Bear who had a blast on the tube runs and ended up foregoing the tube lift to walk to the top because it was faster. Now that is snow fun dedication.
This is what was going on in the back of my car on the way home....
... three sleepy little boys.

Everyone had fun, even though not everyone enjoys going down a hill really fast (big brother, and lil sis). And everyone was plumb tuckered out. A much better Saturday than staying home with five kids couped up in the house.
-thumbs up :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Today's To Do List

Here is what my day looked like in "chronological order" from 4:55 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (now)

-Spinning class to embarrass and humiliate self. And bonus... my butt hurts
-Shower, dressed, blow dry hair, makeup, etc...
-Breakfast (for me and the little ones)
-Get little ones ready for school
-Make my lunch
-Double check my class schedule and pack my backpack
-Send older two to buss stop
-Take The Snake to Daycare
-Park in the back forty because 50 million people think they are going to take classes this term (when both you and I know that most of them will disappear in a couple weeks, and I'll get my normal parking spaces back)
-Anatomy and Physiology
-Stand in line for an hour at the book store to buy books
-Spend a few hours getting a jump start on reading some text
-Eat lunch
-Microbiology lecture (and watch 50 million girls fight for the last 3 seats in the class... they put on a good show)
-Pick up The Snake
-Sit down with him for a few minutes and watch a cartoon
-As soon as the older two get home we load up the car to go get the sitter.
-Microbiology lab
-Take babysitter home
-Go to Wendy's for dinner (the yummy chicken apple pecan salad... don't tell me how many calories... IT'S A SALAD!)
-Clean the kitchen (dishes, counter, and floor)
-Take out the Garbage
-Family Home Evening
-Kids to bed
-Pay the Bills
Next up: Bubble Bath, and a few chapters of my novel. Then sleep. Then at 4:55 a.m. tomorrow: another day!

Tired much?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My New Diet

Who in the whole wide world does not make a new years resolution that falls under the umbrella of "get more healthy" ???

I have put a lot of thought into this and have come up with my own personal diet plan. I think it is awesome... and I should write a book, and make tones of money... right?? maybe??

I'm calling it: Buggie's Total Diet

Two meals of Total cereal in skim milk = 150 calories a bowl
One sensible meal = small portion of lean protein, steamed veggies, maybe a salad, maybe brown rice... you get the point
AND!!! = all the raw fruit and veggies I can eat
Plus lots of water.

I'm only 15 lbs. away from my goal weight. So really, the most important thing I'm doing this year is starting up a regular exercise routine again. I signed up at a real gym (our YMCA is terrible), and i'm going to get up at the crack of dawn 5 days a week for spinning class, and fit camp.
Warning: Total is fortified with LOTS of vitamins.... so it turns your Pee neon yellow! I think it's kinda fun.