Friday, February 25, 2011

What a day!

Today has been a challenge for me.  Parker started out the morning by throwing a huge fit over a blanket.  Are you kidding me?  A blanket!!!! The boys and I were playing a game, where they hid under the blanket and I would tickle them and scare them.  They thought it was hilarious!  I went in the kitchen to make myself some breakfast and Parker started melting down.  We’re talking big time melt down.  She was screaming, throwing herself on the floor, and banging her head on the floor (her favorite thing to do when she’s really mad!).  I couldn’t understand a word she was saying for about 10 minutes.  I finally realized she was mad because she wanted to lay on top of the blanket and the boys were underneath the blanket.  Oh my! 

I tried to get her to play with the boys, but she was having none of it.  I tried to get her to use a different blanket, but that didn’t work either.  Then I tried to get her to play other things with me, but she just wanted to lay on top of the darn blanket! 

Then she started hitting, kicking and trying to bite the boys.  So we spent the next 20 minutes in and out of time out, telling the boys “I’m sorry” and then getting mad all over again.  Lee was sleeping this whole time since he has to work tonight, so it was quite the struggle for this mama. 

I tried everything I could think of.  I finally just ignored her because I just couldn’t take it anymore.  After 45 minutes of all of this, I finally decided to wake Lee up so he could give me a break.  And what does the Little Princess do?  She stops throwing a fit!  Lee walked in the room and I sware, she was like, “Oh, daddy’s awake.  All is right in the world!”  That girl knows how to push my buttons!!!!!  I wonder what it will be like it 10 years?

The rest of the day went a little better.  They all four woke up a little earlier than normal, so they were a bit (ok, more than a bit) cranky all day.  At 530 Parker threw yet another fit, for no apparent reason.  I asked her what was wrong and she said, “I just wanna go night night, Mommy!”  Brett chimed in and said, “Me too!”  Poor kids were exhausted! 

I love my kids more than anything in this world, and wouldn’t trade my life for anything, but on days like this, it makes me really want to take a vacation!  Needless to say, we went to bed early, and boy was I happy when they all went to sleep without a fight!

DSCN3028 It’s hard to believe that this sweet, angelic little girl can throw some major fits!

Tomorrow will be a better day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday! (a little late)

Ok, so better late than never, right?  My kids have been 3 for 11 days, and I am just now getting around to putting this on here.  I did just upload 568 pictures from the last couple months, so now maybe I can actually take the time to blog about some of those pictures!

The kids birthday was awesome!  It was so much more fun this year!  They actually understood what was going on, and that it was their day.  We have been talking about them turning 3 for a few weeks, so they were really excited when the day actually arrived.  They even picked out what they wanted on their big cake, and picked out the colors for their little cakes that Aunt Stacie made for them.  I cannot believe they are already 3!  Sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday that I even found out I was pregnant, and other days it feels like it was 10 years ago. 

We have been so busy the last couple of months.  We are not a stay at home all the time kind of family.  The kids love to go, go, go and so do Lee and I.  Lee’s schedule changed a couple of weeks ago, so he is back to working every other weekend.  This is a bit of an adjustment for us, but we will get used to it. 

We have filled our days with going to Nana and Papa’s, playing at the Children’s museum, hanging out at Grand Sue and Grandpa’s farm, playing in the snow, playing at the park, and enjoying this nice weather we have been having the past week. 

Now for the birthday parties!  We had a big party on Feb. 5th with all of our family and a few close friends.  Then on the 11th, their actual birthday, we had a little party at home with just the kids and Lee and I.  We made cupcakes, sang Happy Birthday about 1000 times, and they opened a couple presents from mommy and daddy. 

This is just a smorgasbord of pictures.  I couldn’t narrow it down to just a few, so enjoy!  Ignore the fact that they are all in just underwear in the last few pictures.  We are working on potty training, (that’s another post!) so just underwear is the normal wear around here these days. 



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