This has been a trying week. My kids are pushing every possible button. So much, that I am seriously considering canceling their surprise. It started with the time change (THANKS whoever thought that dumb thing up) and has gotten worse. It is spreading like wildfire with the kids. On Sunday Noah was full of attitude, nothing would make the kids happy. He wanted to fight everything. Monday we were going to take the kids for ice cream and they just couldn't stop fighting. We arrive and my wallet was sitting at home on the kitchen table. We turn around and the kids are at each others throats again. We tell them to stop or we are done. They stop until we head back out, so we turned the car around and came home. Much to their disappointment. Today, after chores,they went to play with friends for about an hour. They stopped by the house and I told them it was time to come home and get homework done. They left their bikes, so they had to go back and get them. 30 mins. later no kids. So I head to their friends to get them. They are not there. They mentioned going to the park so I check the nearest park, no kids. Scott and I begin to drive around looking for them, they are no where in sight. I call the friends Mom to see if her kids know anything and find out they went to the school. Relief, it has been over an hour since they should have been home. They are mad because they are in trouble and it is everyone else fault under the sun. I need to chill and finish up dinner so I refuse to talk to them and they have to sit in their rooms and read or do homework or do nothing. Noah finds a phone in the room and keeps calling my cell phone and leaving messages of sorries. I call them to dinner and we discus the issue. Noah is mad that he has to admit a wrong and runs away. I get a call from our friend's daughter that he is camping out in their back yard. I tell her to ignore him and call if he leaves. A few minuted later I get a call with him stating "Mom, I ran away to the Graff's. It is cold, cam you pick me up?" We discuss the problem and let the kids eat, bath, do their reading and go to bed. I hope tomorrow is better.
This week is going to be a crazy one. It is pack full of things to do: get everything together for Scott's Tri, get us packed for Utah, get us packed for our surprise, go through warm weather clothes to see what fits, clean the house, do laundry, clean mom's, sub, take car in to check alignment, scouts (which I'm in charge of this month), load the car... you get the point. so after getting a fair amount of what I wanted accomplished today I am taking a break to blog. I really have nothing to write about except that I'm excited and I have a ton to get done. I can't wait to see my family up in Utah. I'm excited for so much. So, back to the grind of getting things done and figuring out what the heck I'm going to cook for dinner.
I can hardly wait for spring break. Let's face it kids and parents need a break from school right about now. That is not the only reason why I am excited though. We get to start the break off by heading up to Utah to watch Scott do his first tri-athlon of the year. He has been busy training and loves it, so it is so much fun for me to watch all his hard work. (I must admit I am jealous too, because I miss running with the girls and can't wait for them to get over having all these cute babies and start running again.) I'm sure we'll hang out with the family for a bit up in Provo and then head back to Price to hang out with Scott's family. Then the exciting part happens on Sunday. We are going to wake up and head out on a trip that the kids have no clue about. They think we will head home and hang out here for spring break. We will give them hints and have a good time while they guess where we are going. It is ten hours from Price and is a place where you can "Wish upon a star" and your "Dreams will come true." I have been wanting to go there forever with the family. It has never been in the cards, but this year we decided to bite the bullet and do it. The kids are at a fun age, so I can ride all the rides I want to and not just the baby ones. I got a screaming deal, always a plus. And one of the best parts is out friends will be there a couple days with us before they move south. It is going to be sooooo much fun, but having friends there will make it even more fun. The kids love being together too. So I have to get my rear in gear, get everything together and try to keep it on the DL. I just wonder when the kids will wonder what all the luggage is for and how we'll pull that off.
Today I woke up to Noah singing "Happy Birthday to ME!!" It was very cute. Noah is 9 today. I can't believe that he is already nine. It feels like yesterday I was having him. It is sad how quickly time goes by. I am so happy that he was given to us. I have a lot to learn from him. He is the sweetest boy in world, don't get me wrong he has his moments. I cherish the fact that he is not to old to give me snuggles, loves and kisses. I love this boy and hope he has a great birthday.
This is the bedding I made for my niece. I am in love with the material, and who doesn't love minki?! To bad I had to ruin the pics with my shadow. Oh well. I ccan't get it right most of the time, why should I now?
I am finally done with Abbey's baby shower. I am posting some pictures of the decorations. It was early in the morning, about 2:30 when we finished setting up. It went very good and she had lots of goodies. It was a lot of fun, but it is good to not have all the prep going. I am sad I didn't set things up better to get better pictures, but I will have to deal with crazy ribbons. There was a ton of yummy food too. A good day.