Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First day of school

I sobbed.  Maybe you're not surprised but I was.
When I picked him up he seemed a bit disappointed.  I asked him how he went and he said fine in a frustrated way then blurted out "I didn't learn anything new!  They didn't teach me anything."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

move over sam, there's a new baby in town

he just seems to have been doing a lot of growing up recently. 
 learning some abc's.
 peeing in some potties.
 getting big boy hair cuts (which i actually can't stand.  i want his long locks back!)
not pictured...big boy tantrums  yikes!

Monday, August 20, 2012

my mudroom

well, i don't have a mud room, but I really wanted one.  I have really been trying to come up with a more organized "on our way out" zone and i finally came up with something I think I will like.  Thank you Brent for hanging the baskets.  I do not like drills.  I whined until he took over.  Jackson couldn't reach the top basket so we just hung Eva's higher because we'll be getting her stuff out anyway.  You know why this makes me the happiest?  maybe the initials but probably because now i'll have a spray bottle and comb downstairs to tame hair that didn't get tamed upstairs.  It happens A LOT in our house.

hooks for bags

I'm debating on adding a full length mirror here so I'll notice when i forget to put on make-up or realize it might be tacky to wear spit up like that.  We're also starting chores for Jackson.  Stickers for everyday he does them all--7 stickers earns $1.  He also gets a sticker for music practice (that reward comes in class if he practices 5 times) and stickers for reading (10 buys him a new book.)  I don't know if I'm being too indulgent.  I think its more so that I remember to read with him.

 This is for me.  Its worked all summer and i love it.  Its my chore chart (i get to check when i've completed a chore which is oddly rewarding for me).  Basically its just everything I need to know for a week:  grocery list, meals, calling, planner, to do list, visiting teaching, budget, and what's coming later this month.
you can go ahead and tell me i'm amazing!  Nothing beats working like planning on working then blogging about it!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

squeezing it in

first day this summer we've played in the rain.  i love when he convinces me to let him have fun.  it makes me feel cooler.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012