Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just some cuteness






AND a quick update on her beautiousness.............. We have found out(don't know why she didn't tell us) that some of the problem(lately) is that she wants to see her daddy when he leaves for work in the morning....(he did spend 2weeks working 2 jobs and her and Ari didn't see him but 1x a week cuz i worked that night) Well we talked about how that won't work cuz he leaves to early but that i would make a deal with her........ that if she sleeps in her bed all night and only gets up to go potty and go back to bed then she can be the one to talk to daddy when he calls at 9:30........

This has worked the past 2 nights. 2 nights of uninterrupted sleep, i have forgotten what that's like...................

I also had a girlfriend(Ben's mom) give me an AWESOME idea if this wears off and the whole scared thing comes back into place........ Because the miss is like her mom in the visual learner dept.(gotta see to believe) that i should take her outside her windows and show her how nobody can get in and have her try herself to see how "locked" the windows are............. I think this is AWESOME and am now wondering why I didn't think of it..................dang!!
A recent play date with our friend "Ben"

Norah mommy's him like no other and it's to cute...
Poor Ari had long pants on but went down a slide and yup water at the bottom :-(





Monday, September 28, 2009

whits end.... hows that

Folks,I'm just at a loss, I really don't know what to do anymore. Norah is just NOT sleeping at night.. She has been doing this for MONTHS!! Getting up at least 1x a night if not 3-4. Lets say that maybe 1night out of every seven she does sleep all night. Occasionally she will be up because of a nightmare, or just plain needs to go potty but more often than not there is no reason and as soon as she hears one of us coming she heads back to bed and doesn't say a word....

This is driving me CRAZY and not just because I'm not getting good sleep but because she NEEDS it, I've always been a mom who makes sure her kids get the proper amount of sleep for them and their age(I want those brains and bones to grow properly) and she's just not getting it...
I know what she wants but that's just not feasible, we can't move our bedroom back upstairs,but she knows that i can hear EVERYTHING because i do....

Some nights she ends up getting mad at us and yelling/screaming and waking up the little man and then everybody is up and NOBODY is happy...

We've gotten frustrated with her, taken away privileges, angry with her and none of it is helping at all and I'm not about to "time out" at 2 or 4 in the morning!!!


Also because of the lack of sleep at night I make sure she takes a nap, but only for 1hour then I wake her up.....

We honestly don't know what to do with her anymore, don't know how to help her which is even more frustrating.....:-(

Sunday, September 27, 2009

THE day and THE party

Isaac was looking forward to this day ALL week...

If you ever want to have a ton of fun and laughs take 4 kids bowling! It was so much fun. Granted it took FOR-E-VER to play just 1 game but it was so funny and fun to watch how each one does it..........





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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Isaac

My baby turned 8 yesterday folks. 8 that's 2 away from 10(double digits)

We just did a little something because it was a Wednesday and went out to dinner with grandma and papa and then had a few presents for him. He really enjoyed himself but can't wait for Saturday when we are having 2 friends over for pizza and then taking them bowling for a few games. His cousin will then be sleeping over :-)





Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We received this cool little video camera the other day (we were using the one from 8yrs ago when we had Isaac and we all know how those can be, and how not easy it is to put onto the computer not to mention hold.) This is my first video attempt and first attempt at uploading it too.......
bear with me with all the herky jerkyness in the beginning :)
I did get the hello :-)
video

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Where did it go.................

I can't even hardly get into this last week, it went well surprisingly but was sooooooooooooooooooooo(could go forever) long..

Oh the one thing i do want to mention, at Isaac's soccer practice this week the fun first thing that went wrong is that the miss approaches me on the playground(i brought food to try to distract the little man into staying in 1 spot) and she's crying about needing the bathroom, ok i tell her go on it's right down there...I want you to come with she says, ok I'll start packing up and meet you there sweetie.. At this point i notice that no only is she crying she's drooling too... WTHeck.... MOM she says I'm gonna throw up............and there she blows all over the ground where yes there is about 10 parents and more than that many kids, all over her dress, shoes i see carrots coming out (from lunch and she told me she wasn't gonna eat those carrots) Ummmmm well don't we look nice. Apparently she spun a little bit to long on the spinnie thingie ma jig(not merry-go-round but like it) SO um lets clean you up and move on over here ;-)
We go down to meet up with Isaac for the end of practice and the shirts are there. I start looking at them and a mom buts in "Um the kids have already picked out there jerseys" ok great i say... Isaac comes up to get some water.
Hey Isaac which shirt is yours" he shrugs I don't know" Ok so i start looking at them again well the one that should fit him the 10/12 is going to be to small but the 14/16 is so big, but wait there is a shirt over here that looks about perfect. I grab it and tell the coach were all set and we go ACROSS the field to start loading up on our bikes and at one point i hear a lady shrieking on the field (there are about 6-7 teams practicing when our team is) So i don't make much of it until i go to get on my bike and look up, previous said lady is BAM in my face "YOU TOOK MY SONS SHIRT" she says, um i didn't take anybody's shirt......The coach set a shirt aside for my son cuz he's the biggest kid on the team..... ok the one you are holding will probably fit him I'm thinking but whatever. I pull out the shirt i have and hold it up..um it will be a tight fit again I'm just thinking. Then i say " wait a minute was that YOU shriking at me awhile ago??" YES they said you took his shirt......I look at her and tell her REALLY it's not a big deal, we can switch shirts.......

SERIOUSLY people!!!! What the heck. it's not like it's a long soccer season they have like 8 games and they don't have there names on the back.....
So i decide to call the coach when i get home just to apologize to him and let him know that i didn't mean to TAKE anybody's shirt... He calls me back about 30min later and needless to say he's familiar with this woman, unfortunately he had his mean son last year and she's a tad bit CRAZY!!
So that was Tuesday and now it's Sunday and i really don't know all that happened in between but it was long..........

stuck between the slider and the wicker:)



Went in the sun room to let dogs out, turned around and saw a Mar's in a box, silly cat!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday

What month is it again? Oh ya September, well our afternoon started off like this........................................................................








Look at the teamwork.................. rare moment indeed, gotta make a mom smile for sure.
We call this pitch a fit man and man does he have it down.. Well after the first try when he hurt his head doing it. He finds himself some open space(while crying) and literally throw's himself down on his belly, puts his face in the floor and then flips over and back again all the while sounding like a child who's got his hand stuck in a car door..... This is repeated every time he doesn't get to do/eat/touch everything he wants.....
The new tat
We call this cereal head man and boy is he happy

and our day ended with me and the kiddos taking the dogs for an after dinner walk, home to go to bed and mom's gonna sign off and CHILL!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

our morning at the zoo

Thanks to a friend of mine we are now going to be frequent visitors to the zoo....


I am not personally a fan of the zoo but I can suck it up for the kids :-)








Thursday, September 10, 2009