Tuesday, August 28, 2012

7 days...

7! Always 7! (that's an obscure reference to an awesome Kids in the Hall Thanksgiving sketch...I just watched it on You Tube and it's not as funny as I remember, actually).

Seven days until the first day of school.  Seven days until I have three kids in school all day long. Seven days until I begin a new phase in my life: working mom! To tell you the truth, I have no idea what my fall schedule will be. Right now it's 3 days...I will either go to 4 days or 5 days, and I don't know if that will be morning or evening shifts. I do have the first week off to figure out the kids' schedules, though. Cool.

I am off work today and tomorrow, so we will tie up a few loose ends: home haircuts, a bit of mending and some house cleaning. Maybe some baking, too. 

Kylie pics :) . She's really not a fan of getting her picture taken but she's slowly coming around. Occasionally I will find my phone full of photo-bomb style pictures that her and Sam have done (see it, on the bottom right of the above pic?) . My girl has been reading like crazy the last few weeks and is getting back into her writing as well. She will be going into grade 9!! I can hardly believe my baby is 14 and now slightly taller than me :) .

This is our fairy garden in the front yard. Note the Polly Pocket table and chairs on the stone patio. That large plant there? I thought it was a hollyhock, as they are sprouting up in the oddest places around my house, but it turned out to be a pumpkin plant. It was very cool to Sam that the fairies had planted a pumpkin plant in their front yard. The seed came from Jake's puking jack-o-lantern that was in the front yard last Halloween...unfortunately the twonie-sized hail storm we had last week demolished the pumpkin plant. It was nearly 3 feet long by then and had beautiful flowers :( . Oh well.

Sammy Sunshine. I can't tell you how many pictures I have on my phone of my girl as we kill time at Wal Mart, waiting for Gramma to finish shopping.

Sam is pummeling Jacob. I'm sure he did something to deserve it haha. My boy has grown over 1 1/2" since the end of June and gone through 3 pairs of shoes. He just came to me to tell me that he needs new shirts because his are all too short. When we order pizza, we have to order one just for him haha. He's going to be 10 feet tall by the time he finishes junior high (but he will have to get through grade 6 first).

Anyway, off to do some stuff. Later.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Um...Tuesday. Again.

(Insert Edith Prickley type "pfft-HA" here)

I suck at titles. I excel at saving funny pictures from Pinterest, though...

Just got back from taking 2 kids to the pedicatrican for a shared appointment. For that, I deserve a medal. 
Nah...they're such good kids, I'm pretty lucky. I have no idea what I did to deserve good kids like these.

Yesterday, I decided to paint the trim in the basement bathroom that we had built LAST YEAR. The other day I was standing there...wondering, why are all these baseboards scuffed up? Why can't I clean the gross fingerprints off of this stupid door? I'll tell you why. BECAUSE NONE OF IT WAS EVER PAINTED. It was primed, albeit before it reached Home Depot. And then the contractor installed it all and the painter came...and somehow the walls got painted but not the trim or the door. And I just noticed it now. I hate painting. I liked it when we first moved in, because it was fun to paint our new home, but now it sucks. But the job is done, every paintbrush in the house is soaking in the sink and the 2 youngest have paint in their hair. Pfft-HA!!

It's going to be very warm today. I'm going to take my mom grocery shopping this afternoon while Jake and his cousin hang out at the skate park nearby. Kylie had a friend sleep over last night and I'm sure they won't get up until late afternoon...I know they were up all night watching movies. Too warm to sleep at night anyway, even in the basement.

Later, taters!!