"If you have too much to do, with God's help you will find time to do it all." St. Peter Canisius

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Too Much To Do Thursday

My oldest's orthotics were adjusted again today... Hopefully now we can find shoes that will fit them that aren't so big that he slips right out of them when he walks... I went to the have the oil changed after my oldest's appointment... Turned out we needed a radiator flush and a coolant flush and a number of other things to make the van safe to drive again... So, $350 and 2-1/2 hours later (yes I had all 4 children with me)... We were on our way home... We had a quick dinner... One of my doulas (I had two at Linebacker's birth) came by to visit... By the time I made it around to heading to the softball field to meet up with my homeschool friends it was 1/4 to 8... I had to stop for a much needed fill of the gas tank on the van... We arrived at the softball field at 1/4 after 8... We chatted quickly as I had to be home by 9... Things seemed to go very well this afternoon despite the crazy events and number of events that seemed to run one right after another without a break... Good news... All the children came home... Went up stairs and went right to sleep!!! Wooo hooo!!!! We have really been struggling with bedtime... I'm currently reading No Cry Sleep Solution - Toddlers and Preschoolers by Elizabeth Pantley...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wild Wednesday

Today was a wild and crazy roller coaster... Things did finally calm down this evening but boy what a stressful day... I'm now exhausted and headed to bed... ::yawn::

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Time Tuesday

I just didn't seem to have enough time today... I had my dental visit today... My peridontal count went down (19/13 to 17/11) but my bleeding went up (zero last visit one this visit)... However it was an overall very good appointment and I go back in November... I haven't been able to do a thing as far as housework so as soon as Linebacker lets me put him down without too much fussing that is where I'm headed... Dishes, Laundry, General Pick-Up... My DH isn't feeling well... He is having cramping, fever, fatigue... He has been having back problems... Those are improving and now this... Poor guy... I took Monkey to the eye doctor today... He's eye sightis normal for his age... However the appointment took almost 2 hours... I dropped off Faith Formation Registration... I'm not sure how much homeschooling I will do this fall... I'm really struggling right now... I might have to take a year off... I really don't want to do that... We picked up my oldest RX... These two things I wanted to do while I had respite but the eye doctor appointment took so long... So, I had to do them with all four of them in tow... Thank goodness the son of a family friend watched them while I dropped off the registration form... They were mostly good at the pharmacy... I was driving home from the pharmacy thinking gee we are almost out of gas... I'm glad I don't have any where to go... I can just fill up on Thursday (pay day)... I walk in and look at the calendar... Nope, we have stuff tomorrow and Thursday before I can FILL the tank... Grrrrrrrrr... Is it August yet?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Many Things Happening Monday

WOW!!! When you are out of the habit of blogging it is hard to go back into the habit... As promised I'm going to start writing daily again... Today was a pretty quiet day... We are done with ESY so we won't have to wake up super early any more for a couple of weeks... I'm enjoying sleeping in a bit... Today I did 3 loads of dishes in the dishwasher... Everything had fallen apart over the weekend... Now I'm all caught up... I also did 3 loads of laundry... I'm almost caught up with that... I don't know what is with my oldest... He has done a couple things today he has never done and it bothers me! I'm going to have to stay up and talk to my husband about what he just did... I'm really concerned with his safety and the safety of his siblings if they decide to copy his behaviors... ::sigh:: Just when I thought things were really improving! I'm reorganizing my life again... I worked out my fall schedule following the Super Nanny method... I hope to go back to the MOTH method... I just haven't had time to read more of the book... I've been reading all of Elizabeth Pantley's No Cry Solution Books... Things are out of hand and I'm trying to rein things back into control before it is a really big mess... Mood wise I've been feeling pretty good... Less stressed then I was... I was a huge mess... I only ran out briefly today to pick up a gallon of milk and a jar of applesauce to make it to payday... Linebacker is calling for a meal so I'm going to have to call it a day on my blog... I hope to be back soon and update when I was MIA...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Visitation Ends

I will be back posting daily next Monday July 28th...







Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Peanut's 3rd Birthday!

Happy Birthday Princess... Details to follow...

Visitation Continues






Monday, July 7, 2008

Visitation Week

I'm going MIA... Will update in detail after the 17th...

Monday: Linebacker was weighted and is doing GREAT... He is up to 9.11 lbs... I'm thrilled!!!






Saturday, July 5, 2008

Selebration Continues - Saturday

The Fourth of July Celebration continues today... I made this delicious dessert:
It is really simple... Pre-made Graham Cracker Crust, one Can of Strawberry Pie Filling, topped with one container of Strawberry Flavored Whipped Topping, and finally a pint/quart of blueberries arraigned on the top... Simple and Delicious! Enjoy! I've also did a bit of laundry and organized our library stuff for our trip to the library... We went to the library, buy eBay stuff, Walmart, and the grocery store... My husband ran back with just our oldest to the $1 store and pick up more supplies for the remodeling... We bought Peanut a trike... Her's was broken today... So, we wanted to replace it... The last one lasted 2-1/2 children... Isn't she cute?

We bought one that would be able to be used by Linebacker too, when he's big enough... We had steaks, brats, and hotdogs on the grill tonight... Rib Eyes are on sale this week... They were very juicy and super tender... One of the best steaks I've ever had... Wish we had the extra money to stock up on them for the rest of the summer celebrations... We also picked up a Pork Roast... We are going to turn it into Eastern North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches on our grill... I can't wait! Pork Roast was on sale too... Once this delicious dessert above is gone I'm going to make a cheese cake... I will share the recipe and a photo then... We played a bit more with fireworks and I enjoyed the classic sparklers... I like going to the shows but for my own personal use I like the simple sparkler... I was up late last night and didn't nap today so I'm more then ready for bed... I think I will take a relaxing shower and call it a night...

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fourth Of July - Friday

I've been busy today... No time to catch up and even less time to write about today... I did a bit of gardening... I have lots of photos to share...
Doesn't it look great? (photos to be inserted later)
I just came in for a minute to cool off... It's a gorgeous day... Bright and Sunny... Mild Breeze... 79 degrees (no heat index) and 36% humidity... Just bea-u-ti-ful!!! I had a few moments to sit here... Now I have to pack up our things for the trip today... Linebacker is also sounding his meal gong... ::grin::
We packed up all our things... We headed west to start our Hidden Treasures of the Sheyenne River Valley Tour... We took the interstate to the start of the tour and the Sheyenne National Scenic Byway... Rose Bud Visitors Center...
Caption: Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway begins at the Rosebud Visitor Center downtown. Built to reflect the design of the early railroad era, the site centers on Rosebud, an 1881 Northern Pacific Superintendent's Railcar. Explore the railroad history of the Sheyenne River Valley, then pick up tourism brochures, including a guide to the Historic Bridges Tour in the city.
We also took these PICS:
We skipped the next couple of places to stop since we started late... We enjoyed the Byway all the way to State Park... We stopped at Pyramid Hill where a Viking stands on top...
Caption: Prominent landmark outside of town is a steep pyramidal hill topped by a large Viking statue. A local historian claimed that about one-third of the mound is man-made, being built an estimated 5000 to 9000 years ago by an ancient civilization.
We then went to the park... The park is 887-acre treasure which provides for a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding (bring your own horse), canoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, birding and nature photography.

We drove up and had a picnic at the top of the Scenic Outlook...

Isn't it beautiful? We headed down the hill and hiked the trail before heading to our destination... Which is also the end of the Byway... We arrived just in time for a quick potty break and to the Fair Grounds for Fireworks... It was an awesome show for a little town of only 2,300 people... There were about 50 cars that we could see... We then headed home... We didn't arrive back till after midnight... Everyone one was tired and 3 out of 4 of the children fell asleep on the way home... We enjoyed driving through the country side in the dark... We talked and listened to music... God Blessed us with a wonderfully special day... TBTG!!! Photos and more details to come!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

No Time - Thursday

Wow... I was so busy today... I didn't realize I hadn't blogged till just now... Hopefully I will be able to catch up tomorrow morning before heading out to enjoy the 4th many festivities... I'm off to bed... ::yawn::

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wild & Wonderful Wednesday

I have a lot to say and its late... Linebacker isn't giving me my left arm anytime soon... Too much to say typing with one hand...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tired Tuesday

That says it all I'm tired... Please Lord give rest... Things improved slightly after nap... I was finally able to pick up Peanut's extra special birthday gift... That had been bothering... Check out was a mess... I will go into that later when I'm not typing with one hand... ::smirk::