Thursday, June 28, 2012

I've done my share.

Today I left some dishes dirty,
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those windowpanes
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?
I held my son until he slept,
I comforted my toddler while he wept.
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that's s true.
Unless you think that what I've done,
Might be important to someone
With deep blue eyes and soft brown hair,
If that is true... I've done my share.
I found this in the comments of another blogger's post, and tweaked the words to make them my own. 
                  My house may not be clean but my babies are happy, healthy, and very loved
                                                            That is what matters!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mama's HOT!

As we drove home from a very hot, very fun, very UN air-conditioned lodge reunion, I thought all the way home about how I could not WAIT to get to our air conditioned house.

Then we arrived home- where it turns out, sometime in the 3 days we were gone- that wonderful air conditioner BROKE.

In weather like this:

Please to be noticing this photo was taken at 8:22pm and it is STILL 93 degrees!
Uggghhhhhhhhh. I know these are first world problems but it is HOT in this house!

So I am currently sitting in my bra and yoga capris drinking Soy Chai in the largest cup I own and eating unwashed red grapes straight out of the bag ( I live dangerously) while The Chicago Code streams from Netflix onto our tv. Blocks and toys are all over the living room floor, the coffee table is littered with cups and bottles, I have not unpacked a single item of clothing, and I will not be moving any time soon.

I am as classy as they come. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hello we come!

Summer has happened since the last time I posted, and man is it glorious!!

No more driving Mason 30 minutes each way to school.
No more out of the house at the crack of dawn.

Instead, there is lots of staying in our pajamas until 11am, running in the sprinkler, popsicles, growing our garden, and playing.!

This weekend, we are off to a family reunion in the mountains! We have kind of been hermits the last week so it will be nice to get out in the mountain air, visit with family, and just be. The amount of stuff I have packed for our family of 7 is completely ridiculous, and I am not even done.

The reunion is 40+ miles from where we live, and my never dull husband decided it would be fun to bike up there. I chickened out but Daphy decided to join and Matt is pulling Mason and Jack in the bike trailer.

The kids were super excited this morning to head out! 
All 5 of my kids!!

So proud of Daffy Duck! 10 years old and taking on a 42 mile bike ride!

Will wanted to be strong like Daph. :) 

The big boys all ready to go in the trailer!

And off they rode!!

I have about a hundred more things to pack and then will be heading out this afternoon and will meet them up there! 

I am looking forward to a great weekend with my family, immediate and extended.