Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Our First Dance Pictures!

This is tap

This is Jazz

Is there any hope for me- a mother of a 4 year old DIVA?

I just decided

Tonight, when I walked into the living room to find one of our goats, Flower, in the front room- I decided at that moment that we live a crazy busy life.

We have had b4 baseball games and 2 dance recitals this weekend. The Twins did great, and Taya had fun dancing but I am glad it is done for awhile. Now Jen is pulling out the camper to get it packed because we are going on a 10 day trip with my brother and his family- so somehow tomorrow I need to get the camper cleaned and packed, food shop, get an alignment and trailer breaks, drive to Greeley to Sam's club for dog food and get organized for our trip. Sometimes it is nice to just stay home and do nothing.

I did end up getting sick- I spent Friday night in the ER and was sick most of Saturday- but I am feeling better now. I get so frustrated with my disease.

So, off again, off again jigity jig. I will scan Taya's dance pictures and post them because they are so beautiful!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I made it!

We are back from Hawaii- and as always we had an amazing trip- may have been the best one yet. It gets easier as the kids get older. I did not get sick- so I am very thankful for that. I got a little sea sick when we were snorkeling- but the waves were rough- so I just came in early and let everyone else keep playing. I am so happy I did not get sick!

We saw a Monk seal while playing in the ocean- scared me to death- I was just swimming along and then I see whiskers in my face- took a minute to register- trying to call the kids over without making a big fuss because I in no way wanted to piss her off- she was about 900 pounds and had a pup. It was amazing though. I will post some pictures of her and the turtles we swam with.

The weather was perfect, the food amazing- I just feel so relaxed and had a great time. Taya went about 3/4 mile from shore in pretty rough waters and did great- better then I remember the boys doing at 4.

All the boys have girlfriends this year- so they were missing them- gag me-it took them forever to find just the right gift for them. Texting and whining- I know this is only going to get worse.

The house was still in one piece when we got back- and I really appreciate that- sometimes we get back and have some many issues at home to deal with that I wonder if vacation was worth it.

I am ready to go back- I am an island girl at heart!

Trey playing in the water

Bryce burried Tay

Dylan trying to climb as high as Bryce did

Annual bird picture

My boys are getting so big!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane

Well, we are off tomorrow for our annual trip to Hawaii. I think we are packed- I am certain we are forgetting something. We have to leave at 4 a.m. so that makes me happy.

The boys are all sad and bummed because they are going to miss their girlfriends. Toby was actually in tears. This is new for us. When did they stop being my boys and start belonging to hussies?

I am TERRIFIED that I will get sick. Last year I flew in and went straight to the ER- please dear God- keep me safe and sound- I want to stay healthy for the trip- I am so scared of this. I can't talk about it because then I feel like I jinx it or make everyone else think of it- but they probably are anyway. Just please, please, please don't let me get sick.

I am really looking forward to spending time with the family and Jen- I am stressed about the animals- no one takes care of them like I do- we have puppies and all and it stresses me out. Never a day off.

OK, deep breath- it will be fine. right?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dance Pictures

Thanks for all the supportive words- I think I will bypass wine and just go straight to medical pot to help deal with parenting. Just kidding.

I am hanging in there with Bryce- he knows I am mad because he has been super helpful around the house and yard- so it makes it that much harder.

On a happy note- here is Taya in her dance outfits.

We leave for Hawaii on Tuesday- I have a million things to do before then.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

So disappointed

Well Bryce is giving me a run for my money- Overall I have to admit he is a pretty good kid. Respectful, we are close- he tells me most things- and I still enjoy him. I know teenage years are supposed to be heard- but I am so not ready.

He has always gotten bad grades- he does have a bit of a learning problem- but I am not kidding myself- he never applies himself- does homework and will never be a scholar. My rule for his Driver's License is he has to have "C" grades or better- not a "C" average. Mind you- when I was a kid there is no way in H*ll that "C' grades would have gotten my my license- but I cut him some slack. So- Bryce is 16 and still has his permit- his grades just came out and he has 2 F's and a D- so no licence. Bottom line. I am the cruelest Mother though because all his friends can drive. Oh well.

Let's not forget the other night when he could not sleep and he steals the truck- he premeditated this because we have a driveway alarm and he muted it- I did not even know it muted!

He is dating a college girl and I KNOW things are going on that I do not approve of. I can't be with him all the time- but it is just unsettling to know that he is growing up too fast!

I don't get it- I am a SAHM, I am so involved in their lives, have lunch with them at school, on the PTO, am a face everyone knows because I am involved in everything from sports, to class teacher. I don't drink, do drugs, abuse them, I have a great relationship with my spouse- and the problem kids are doing great- win all the awards at school- my son is flunking classes and stealing cars? I don't get it- should I start drinking?

Stop this parent ride I want to get off.