Thursday, October 30, 2014


Another normal day.  Troy at work, Luke at school and Hannah and I hanging out.  Since H had a low grade temp last night I decided to just stay home and chill with her today.  After dropping LJ off we came home and she wasn't ready to eat breakfast yet so she watched Daniel Tiger and then ate.  She then wanted to watch another show and I agreed since I wanted her to rest a bit (normally we don't watch TV in the mornings).  I'm doing laundry and picking up around the downstairs.  H wants to go outside so we go for a walk which turns into riding her bike up and down the sidewalk (not very restful but fun).  We came in about 11 so H can eat lunch and get down for her nap.  As I was fixing my lunch there was an earthquake (it's becoming pretty normal here in OK).  I learned later it was a 3.3.  I ate lunch, folded laundry and watched 19 Kids and Counting--Jill's Wedding.  I heard H about 1:30 (not good).  I changed the laundry and worked on organizing my scrap room and didn't get her up until 2:30.  We went to get LJ and went to the Uniform Club to get LJ some more winter stuff.  After a quick stop at the bank we were home again.  The kids insisted on watching Curious George Boo Fest for the third day in a row.  I love hearing them laugh while they watch it.  I finished making treat bags for LJ's fall party today and attempted to blog.  Hannah had several discipline issues during the show.  We have had a really hard time with her hitting and not listening lately (more than a little frustrating).  When the show was over we all got ready to meet Troy out for dinner and pumpkin picking.  We enjoyed dinner; I enjoyed not cooking; and we had fun picking out our pumpkins.  Once home the Legos were picked up upstairs and then the kids went to bed.  I emptied the dishwasher, folded more laundry, picked up some more (our cleaning lady was here today) all while watching game 7.  Troy was glued to the TV.  Unfortunately, the Royals lost.  We were both pretty bummed.  I fixed lunches and then got ready for bed.  After reading for a bit we turned our lights about 11:20.

*It is pretty chilly this morning.
*Maggie follows me everywhere.
*After school traffic is awful.
*Hannah didn't have a temp today but we stayed home and took it easy anyway.

Favorite Moment:
Picking out our pumpkins

Pics Taken: 101

Morning cleaning

Why is this so never ending?

LJ is in there somewhere.  He really doesn't like me to turn on the light in the morning; I only did so to get the pic.


Still not awake


Walking in

Decisions, decisions...

It's more fun to sort than to play.



Test run

Love shadow pics--Maggie, Hannah and I

So fun

Picnic lunch (one of the MOST favorite ways in our house to have lunch)


I said never ending, didn't I?

Curious George (again)

Ready to go


Love, love, love

And love, love, love

Boy side

Girl side

Mommy's night

Good night

Dad's night means reading Star Wars

Let's go Royals!

Fun delivery today

Her usual spot in the evening

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Another fairly typical day here.  Tuesday means that both kids go to school and Troy is obviously at work.  I truly enjoy my days to myself.  I try to balance getting stuff done and a little me time.  After H and I dropped off LJ, we came home so she could eat breakfast and then I dropped her off too.  I went to Target and spent an hour walking around.  I spent $220--that's a lot but I got some bigger ticket items that we've been needing.  I quickly came home and put everything away before heading out for lunch with Leslie and Susannah.  I love some good girl time.  I came home and had about an hour before I had to get H so I did some random chores and downloaded my pictures from Monday.  Then I picked up H and we went to get LJ.  Luke wanted to ride bikes which we did before coming in to watch Curious George Boo Fest again.  Then it was an early dinner for the kids because LJ had soccer practice.  Troy met us at practice and brought H home for a bath and bed.  LJ and I got home about 7:30 and he quickly took a shower and got in bed.  Troy and I watched game 6 of the World Series (GO ROYALS!) and we had lights out about 11.  

Some observations/gratitude:
* H doesn't always want to go to school but when we get there she's fine.
* I was much busier and stressed about time today than I normally am for a me day.
* Fall is coming (finally)--it was cold at the end of soccer practice.
* I got a good night's sleep.
* I really enjoyed my lunch with the girls.
* Today was the last soccer practice of the season.

Favorite moment:
Listening to the kids laugh hysterically while watching Curious George.

Pics Taken: 86

My favorite

I'm done

Peanut butter sandwich, granola bar, cheese stick, grapes, applesauce and milk

Feeding the animals (he does it every morning before school)

Good-bye kisses

Walking in (she always insists that I carry her)

She was very excited when she say the shape sorter.


At a stoplight

Crabcake and Caesar salad

Feeling a little fall-ish

Love this joy

All lined up in the hall

Waiting on LJ

She kept poking my nose

Keeping watch

I was blogging while the kids rode their bikes.

So glad he figured out this is fun

Not bad for Oct 28

Trash duty

This is the "art" room.  It's also the shoe, jacket, backpack, random stuff room.  It drives me crazy that it can never stay picked up.

Constantly where ever I am

Dinner--turkey sandwiches, apple slices, gouda cheese (a big fav right now), pretzels and milk

Watching the boys run

Love this

Warm up run around the field

How is that comfortable

All clean

Ready to go

She hasn't sat up here for a long time.

Checking out WITL blogs

So glad he does this

Wednesday lunch for LJ

And this was the final too

Love my sis

Good night