Picture of yesterday's mess... But it just doesn't capture the pure sticky mess of it... Maybe if I smeared Vaseline on everyone's keyboards... Then you could get a taste for it.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
First off... we spent the weekend helping get Jer's brother's floor in so I didn't do cleaning then... then I got sick and didn't do chores then... then last night we got home at 11pm from finishing the floor (which was fun...), put the kids in bed, sat down to do some computer catch up stuff, got to bed about 12:30am, got woken up at 1am by a Sammy that had diarrhea...which Jer got... then I was up every 15 or so minutes until about 3:30am (Jer took the 5am one too thank goodness)... Got up this morning, cancelled babysitting, got the kids breakfast, dressed, brushed teeth, started packing stuff for Jer's marathon, started the laundry, washed dishes, and just tried to catch up on the last weeks worth of cleaning. I took a break to make the kids some lunch and found that Evelyn had dumped what was left of two boxes of cereal on the entry way floor and instead of telling me... my older two just sat in the middle of it and ate it (smashed it) until I found it and cleaned it up. Got them up to eat lunch, ran to the bathroom for a minute and Evelyn got into the food I was packing for Jer's thing... and left mac and cheese hand prints through the kitchen and up the stairs where she came to visit me in the bathroom. Got that cleaned up and the kids had broken the big box that we'd gotten to make a fort out of even though I told them not to... so that's going to be trashed as soon as I can... Sam started kicking Ada in the face so I told him to go to bed and he completely ignored me, so he got a spank and put to bed. Evelyn got put to bed, and I went to go shower. Ada started crying in the kitchen so I wrapped up in a robe and went to see... Ada had spilled a pitcher of apple juice on the floor. Instead of helping me or apologizing she threw a tantrum that she didn't get apple juice anymore because it was gone, so she got put into bed. I half cleaned up the apple juice when a friend came over to get help printing out a school paper that she had to turn in in just about a half an hour... finally got into the shower. Clean! When I got out of the shower I heard Evelyn's little voice in her room saying, "Help please, help please, help please." Very quite and calmly. I went in and I found the diaper changing table tipped over, the lotion bottle broken and spread around, a very sticky Evelyn and a list of things that I had to clean bag balm finger painting off of.... the ENTIRE rocking chair, the toddler bed, the walls, the carpet, all her baby dolls and toys, her bedding, half the diapers, the baby monitors, etc... I was pretty mad but I lost it when she pooped in the tub while I was trying to wash her up. Now I also had to finish cleaning the kitchen floor, the bathtub, the bath toys and Evelyn's whole sticky mess. Good news? I finally got a hug from Ada saying that she was sorry for making a mess. That made it easier to clean up her mess... It's 6:30pm, what are the chances that I get these messes cleaned up today?
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ada - "Mom, when I grow up I'm going to marry Sam."
Mom - "We don't marry our brothers and sisters... I didn't marry Uncle Seth or Uncle McKay. I married Daddy."
Ada - "Then I'll marry Allen."
Mom - "You need to marry someone that you don't fight with very much and that you're happy when you're with them."
Ada - "I know! I'll marry Michael! And Sammy and Evelyn will marry each other."
Hmm.... missed the point I think.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ada to Allen and Sammy: "Follow the princess. The princess has good ideas."
Sammy to Mommy in response to whether or not he wanted Mom to play Trouble with him: "No. Evelyn's playing with me, but she's cheating." (Yeah, it's hard to play a 1 year old isn't it.)
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ada decided without me that our new elderly neighbors needed a Valentine. She got her shoes on, coat on, bike out of the garage and took over a handmade Valentine. Such a cutie.
I was talking to Ada about being healthy and how I'm trying to not gain more weight. She hugged me with a sad face and said, "But mom, I like you just how you are."
After the sacrament prayer Sammy said very loudly, "AAAAAMEN! Hey mommy! I said Amen!"
I just got called to be the Primary pianist... which means that I get to watch my oldest two in Primary. Ada tries so hard to sit still because she knows she's supposed to... but you can tell it's really hard for her to. Sammy likes to volunteer information at random points. Today they were talking about measuring and the different things you could measure with, they got to a cooking measurement and he said, "Hey guess what! I cook with my dad!"
Yesterday was our Robertson Family Valentine's party. The game that Becca brought was so cute. It was hot potato but all the kids wanted to get out because they got a prize when they got out. Before they got to pick their prize they had to say what they loved about someone in the room. Sammy said, "I love my mom because she fixes (things)."
Evelyn practiced all the way down to visit my Grandma... she kept saying, "Hi Grandma!" "Hi Grandma!".... but when we got there she wouldn't say a word. She did give her a big ol hug when it was time to go home though.
Sammy's face was so cute when he put together the fact that Great-Grandma Wilcox is his Grandpa Wilcox's mom... "Wow!"
Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
I let Evelyn feed the baby. If I don't, she's really mad. She does a really good job too and doesn't really make any more mess than feeding a baby already makes. When she finds Pips' bottle she carries it around while trying to get Pips to eat it.
Do you know what a little sweetheart this guy is. Of course, if I say that he's a sweetheart he says, "No I'm not, I'm just Sam." Let me tell you about Sam's days....
7:30 am wakes up singing... sings all the way to the bathroom... sings all the way through washing his hands... finds his own clothes and gets himself dressed
8:00 am comes to ask for some breakfast.
9:00 am takes a bath and sings some more
10:00 am tells Evelyn, "Oh Evelyn! What a pretty dress. You look like Cinderella." Followed by Evelyn struting around her room with her tummy stuck out as far as possible.
10-12:30 spent wrestling with Ada and Evelyn
1:00 pm Sacrament meeting... Sam curled up on my lap and fell asleep.
2:00 pm Sam helps me take Evelyn to Nursery. He tells me that he doesn't want to go to Sunbeams... I say, "But Sammy you did such a good job last week." Sam says, "Oh, oh yeah. Bye mom!"
4:00 pm I pick Sam up and his teachers tell me how sweet and well behaved he is. They say that he's such a fun boy to have in their class.
5:30 pm Dinner... doesn't usually like dinner, but this time he sees mom eating and instead of complaining that he doesn't like it, he eats about half his dinner and asks to get down. No complaining? Sure, you can get down.
6:30 pm Playing Sorry with the family. Sammy gets bumped back to the start, instead of getting mad he says, "Oh man!" and keeps playing.
7:30 pm Watching Howl's Moving Castle with the family. Sam keeps cuddling up to mom and saying, "Mommy, I love you."
I know that 3 year olds can be frustrating, but I think Sammy is starting to grow out of that. He's back to that sweet, happy self that he was before his food allergies kicked in and before the terrible 2/3s kicked it. Sweet, sweet boy.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Forget me not by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Your Happily Ever After by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I love my husband!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
These two have gotten to the point that if I even glance at the laundry they jump in and start folding. I've never asked them to, but Ada likes to help me during the younger kids naps. And Evelyn's favorite thing to do is load the dryer... I'm going to miss this when they decide not to help me anymore. Ada has actually gotten pretty good, as Evelyn is a good rag folder... I think they are easier to handle at her size.
Isn't this the most adorable quilt? My sister makes and sells quilts on etsy. My mother in law, who is also an amazing quilter, usually makes a quilt for each grandkids. With 35 or so grandkids it's easy to get a little behind. The solution? She bought this ojo from my sister for Sam. He loves it.
My grandmas have had breast cancer and ovarian cancer and my mom had a tumor taken out when she had her uterus taken out, so I try to be pretty good about going to my yearly OBGYN stuff. Those are the days that I don't enjoy being a woman, but better alive than dead right? This picture was taken when my mom came to watch my kids during my appointment. Isn't she wonderful and aren't they cute?!
Sam had his very first teeth cleaning yesterday. He was a no cavity kid and loved getting his picture taken for the wall. He had never seen a polaroid picture before so he was so excited. He chatted away at the hygienist from the second she said it was his turn. Dh came back to where I was with the other two and told me how adorable he was and that she loved doing his teeth.
Ada and I both had cavities and neither of us are looking forward to getting them fixed. Both of us still gag on the xray film bite wings, so I understand why it takes them 30 mins to her Ada's xrays. But you can tell she inherited her bad teeth from me. She hates getting fillings so she's determined to brush extra good.
Evelyn, true to her baby self, was determined to touch every button and flip every switch. I had to hand her my phone and sit her on my lap during my cleaning... So now I have about twenty pictures of her legs on my phone.