So This Is What It Would Be Like. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Monday, 27 April 2009 17:39

The older two girls are on their way home from a sleepover at Grandma's, Emily's at Preschool, Daniel's working, and Whitney just went down for a nap.  I have nothing to do.  Ok, I do.  I should be cleaning or something, but I just had to document the fact that I have no pressing matters to attend to.  I"m not trying to keep the older two girls on task with school work.  I think if they went to regular school, I would be bored out of my mind, and maybe have a really clean house.  Just wanted to say that I love my life, crazy as it is.

While I'm here, let's get caught up.  Last month we went to San Diego for Emily's birthday.  We all went to the zoo.  Interesting fact that I learned there.  Turtles procreate underwater.  We were looking at the turtles and this turtle crawls up on top of another turtle and well you know.  I start giggling, naughty girl that I am.  (I'm giggling now just thinking about it.)  Luckily, our girls didn't notice.  But some other kid did, and I hear a dad tell them that they're giving piggy back rides.  Funny stuff!

Here's another funny from our five year old.  We were talking in the car the other day and Daniel and I were saying something about the Bishopric.  And she says that the Bishop brick is a brick that the Bishop picks up.

Not much else is different here.  We're just plugging along, doing what we have to do.

What's a Sheet? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Friday, 03 April 2009 04:14
That's the question I got from my five year old as I tucked her in bed tonight.  She got a set of Tinkerbell sheets from her aunt for her birthday, and was happily snuggling down in them and wanted to know what the flat sheet was.  Now before you go thinking that I'm a bad mom, let me just explain how it is.  I have long since given up on trying to use flat sheets on any of the beds at this house.  Let me start with my bed, I have tried and tried to get Daniel to use a flat sheet.  It just ends up being kicked to the bottom of the bed (on his side), and then I have to dig it back out to make the bed.  It was just more trouble than it was worth.  With my older girls it was the same thing, during the night it would end up any where but on them.  They had a hard time making the bed with the sheet besides, so I gave up with them too.  I know call us uncivilized, but insisting on a sheet on the beds was just one battle I wasn't (still not) willing to fight.
Being the Mom is Hard PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 March 2009 06:15

I had lots of reasons why being a mom is hard but they all seem to slip my mind as I put my baby to bed tonight.  Even though I don't remember all my reasons, I still remember that it's hard.  Cooking, cleaning, feeding, washing, scrubbing, loving, refereeing, playing, shopping, organizing, teaching, learning, and the list goes on.  It's hard to be the kind of mom that I would like to be with all the pressure that I feel to do everything I need to do.  Right now, my life is about as busy as I could imagine it being, but I am loving it.  I get stressed out and get grumpy, but after a moment or two (or twenty) to myself I feel better.  I look back before I had Whitney and was homeschooling the girls and had a bigger house to organize and clean and wonder what I did with all that time I had.  I must have wasted it because I don't remember much of what I did.  Ok, I know, I'm rambling.  I guess I should go to bed.  Tomorrow is another day.


My Weekend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kara   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 05:52
There was good and bad this weekend.  The good things were that I did get my shopping done, Whitney was taken care of, some laundry got done, Daniel and I went out to dinner, and the loft got cleaned (on Saturday, but it still got cleaned).  So here's the bad, we only did 2 hours of school on Friday (due to all the catching up I had to do with my errands) and the dinner out with Daniel made me not feel so good the next morning.  So in a way that's good news, no more buffets for us.  Other good things, I vacuumed my house (or at least most of it) on Saturday.  We spend the weekend with a clean house and I really liked the feeling.  We also had Stake Conference this weekend.  I was still feeling too yucky on Saturday night, major headache (which I have been having off and on for over a week now), to go to the Adult session of conference.  We did go on Sunday and it was wonderful.  I did have to take Whitney out a couple times, but Daniel was with the other girls so I didn't have to worry and I could hear better in the Mother's Lounge anyways.  I got a lot out of it this time.  And then, we came home and spent the day just relaxing and enjoying each other's company.  After dinner, we played UNO with the girls and had a great time.  We all got beat by a 4 year old the second game.  She totally skunked us.  We had a great time though.  I want more weekends like that.
Back With a Vengeance PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 March 2009 08:12

You may remember that I mentioned yesterday that I felt like I was coming down with a UTI.  I thought I had gotten rid of it or it was like those times when I have the symptoms of one, but don't actually have one.  Anyways, when I got up this morning to nurse Whitney there it was.  And it was killer.  I was able to get into the dr and get some antibiotics.  But, it got worse before it got better.  I have never had one this bad before.  I will spare you the details.  (You're welcome.)  I am feeling much better now though.  Thank goodness.  I didn't know how I would make it through another day of having this to slow me down.  I have too much to do, as always.  Here's the list: shopping (sam's club & wal-mart), laundry, cleaning up the loft/school room, school for the girls, take care of Whitney, dinner with Daniel.  I guess that's not too bad, but it sure seems like a lot to me.

Random Thoughts PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 March 2009 07:57

Whitney's almost 6 months old.  I can't believe how big she's gotten.  She is not a big fan of rice cereal anymore.

Cutie Girl! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009 00:42
Funniest thing happened today.  Emily, our sweet little 4 year old, had a total of $0.33 and wanted me to take her to the store to buy something.  When asked what she wanted to buy, she informed me that she wanted to buy a Tinkerbell phone.  I had to reluctantly tell her that she needed more than $0.33.  She then turned to her dad and said, "Daddy, will you give me some more money.  Pleeease!", as she clasped her hands and looked adoringly up at her daddy.  When asked where he would get the money, she ran upstairs and grabbed his change jar.  How can you say no to that?
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