Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Busy 9 days since last post

Well let me start off with that We have been pretty busy. Or trying to at least! A lot of happened! Brief update:

Both Cars died in one week! I won't go into details...but about 2 grand later all is well! :) Let me tell ya, got the title in the mail for my Jeep and then ka*boom.... Stuff happens that way, huh?!

Gutters clogged. I wish I was 10 feet tall so I could clean the damn things myself. Didn't want to buy a huge ladder - so I had to hire someone to come and clean & do yearly maintenance... also b/c of all the snow melting it was running off the side of the gutter making a nice divot/hole for me to fix later!! Thanks!!

My children are getting on my freakin' nerves...can a mom say that?!! Doing everything in my power to keep them occupied and happy. Thank the LORD the temps have been in the 60-70's to melt the damn snow! Its nice to get outside and play in the mud/slush/water puddles.

BUT now I have melted dog shit to pick up now. Bad thing about having dogs. It was fine when the poo was frozen - was trying to stay on top of it... but when it warms up super fast the frozen poo melts and turn to mush - now I have about 40 loads of crap to wait to dry out before I attempt to pick it up!! NICE! Thanks Trooper & Maggie. :)

Can you tell that I have hit the holy hell Kristin can't stand one more minute of the deployment?! How many more months to go!?! Please, don't remind me. Just send Jeff home right now! :)

The only good thing that has come out of the past couple of weeks is that I broke down and got a housekeeper. Let me tell you she is a God Send. I said I would never have one, I have been missing out BIG TIME!! It has helped me stay on top of cleaning. (Gotta clean for the cleaning lady!) I have her once a week to get the deep cleaning down, then I think I will have her come every other week - Im hoping to become a better housewife and only need her that much. 2 dogs, 2 kids, working part time has taken a tole on my house and my outlook on life. I can afford it, then why not take advantage.....and enjoy life a little more.

Ok, as I type this I think my washing machine is possessed, I better finish this up before it comes bouncing out and attacks me! haha

Also, my grandma is coming in town tomorrow for 2 weeks. So excited...haven't seen her in over 2 years!!!

Ok, hope you all are having a better time than me. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Snow & Bubbles

So the warmer weather is nice and all the snow is melting. :) Nothing really to exciting going on right now. My grandma will be coming out to visit at the end of April for 2 weeks. We'll have some exciting pictures to share then! But for now, enjoy the boys playing outside with a new toy I got them! As always we miss Jeff, and miss you all soon. Jeff should find out the list of jobs that are available in May and we should find out shortly after that how long it will be until we have to move....

So focused on getting the bubbles out!

So serious while playing!

Hahahah This is super fun!

Mom, show me how to do this again?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone. We miss you and love you all!!

Bored one afternoon

We were all bored one afternoon and even though the temperatures have been great for playing outside - I really didn't want to get all bundled up and go outside and play. So we checked out this new place in town called Bonkers. Its an indoor play area that has putt putt and a giant ball pit. The boys enjoyed themselves. Another special day for the boys and me. We enjoy playing!

Big Ball pit. Blake would have stayed in there all day.

Playing Putt Putt

Ian loved Mini Golf!

Special Day

I thought it would be fun to have a fun Ian and Blake & Mommy day. We grabbed some Ice-Cream at Wendy's and then caught a movie! They had a blast! :)

Watching the previews

I see you taking a picture of me!

MMM popcorn is soo good!

Ice-cream before the movies. We all shared one!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Funny Blake

Hope this Video of Blake works

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Working & Playing

I have to say I am glad to be back into domestic world. This past week was super busy for me. I usually only work two days a week - but after working three 12 hour shifts in a row- it reminds of how I enjoy just my 2 days - spread out! I felt like I didn't see the boys any during that time. We would wake up at 530, eat a small breakfast, pack them in the car. I would then pick them up at 8pm and do a quick wipe down and put on pajamas and then in bed...only to follow that same routine for 2 more days. I enjoy my job, but also enjoy my time home as a parent. I give props to those woman who are a SAHM. I couldn't do it. I need my two days in the job world. Great for those of you who do it! I wish I had the patience to do it. Also, I make a bad housewife...thats another post. Im a bad cook (I bake well though!) - and trying to get better at cleaning and organizing..with age I progress! haha...Anyways...I just don't know how those families with both parents working 80+ hours a week do it. When do they spend time with the kids, and have family time?

On the days off before & after my three days - we enjoyed doing tons of activities. We played in the snow for about 2 hrs one day. The weather has been consistently above 10 for the most part. A few mornings it was below freezing, but quickly warms up. The sun is now up around 630 till around 9pm. This is posing a problem for Ian because he is quick to tell me. "Mom the sun is still up- its not bedtime. When the sun will go down I will go to sleep!" Ummm not in Alaska Kiddo - time for the Black out shades to appear again! All this sunlight means one thing...spring is coming!
We also painted some eggs. I cut out construction paper eggs and then went to town. We will do the "real eggs" for the Easter bunny to hide soon. I think I may go to the store and try to grow a flower inside. Ian's classroom is doing that and he is so excited about it that he wants to grow one at home!

Well here are some pictures from this past week. Enjoy!

Blake LOVES to sit on the potty - but nothing comes out yet...slowly it'll happen!

Covered in snow!
Showing off the artwork on his body!

Craft time!

Brotherly Love!