Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Break Continues

We have 2 weeks of spring break. So week 1 is down, one more to go. We had such a great week. We visited my sister on Monday. Played some baseball and did a bit of the skate park on Tuesday. Wednesday we had a water day. Water balloons, barbeque and sprinklers. Weather has been soooo nice! Thursday we went to the rec center pool and Friday we did another 3 hours at the park. So, I'm thinking it was a very successful spring break thus far. I am ready for them to head back to school, but we have yet another week to go. This week won't be nearly as fun since I really do need to get some work done for the law firm. Taxes are due in just a few weeks! Wow, how fast this year has already gone by. Can someone please push the pause button? I feel like life is literally swooshing by me.

I'm horrible with pictures. Most of them are on my phone, and I have yet to download one photo from my phone. How pathetic is that? I work on my computer every day and I can't figure out how to download photos from my phone? My goal is to get a system in place this week so I can be better about documenting our life on our blog.

This is a conversation I've thought a lot about lately with Nico:

Nico: Mom, can I have a corn dog for an after school snack?
Me: Sure pal. (I then proceed to finish my work on the computer. Only takes about 20 more minutes)

When I get downstairs, I see 5 corn dog sticks on the counter
Me: NICO! Did you eat 5 corn dogs?!!!
Nico: No Mom, I ate 7. (He says this like it's not a big deal and he is no way in trouble. Very mater of factly)

This is my Nico. He is not afraid to tell it how it is. If he comes in the "top 23rd" in his classes fitness challenge, it doesn't bother him one bit. He's still in the "top 23rd". What an optimist! I need to be more like him. He's such a bright little guy, yet so child like still. He, like any other kid his age, wants to be like. Today he told me he's not popular like Christian. He only has one friend. He doesn't have any other friends at school. I think this is worrying him. I do think it's strange that he can be so sure about himself one minute and then so insecure the next. I do know that the kids in his class like him. I just wonder why he sees it so differently.

Well, I have one more week with my kids. Let's see how my picture documenting goes this week!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Break

It looks like it has been a while since I have posted anything. It's not from lack of interesting events in our lives, just the way it is. Why is it that 4 kids feels like 20 sometimes? There are days that I look at the dirty dishes in the sink, the gross sticky floor, the pile of laundry, the dark stains on the carpet, the hand prints on the walls and windows, the dirty toilet seats along with the dirty sinks and wonder if there will ever be a time when I'm not trying to squeeze in the time to get them all checked off a list. I make mental lists in my head-they never happen. If I'm really determined, I will make a list and then say, "but I really just want to mop the floor today". That typically works. I just can't expect more than one thing on my list to be done in one day. A couple of days ago I put at the top of my list "to snuggle Lili to sleep". It was soooooo worth everything else that didn't get done in the 20 minutes that I indulged in some major snuggle time with my baby. I watched as her eyes got heavy and she dozed of into dreamland with the most incredible, peaceful smile on her face. Moments to live for right there.

So, for spring break I have one item on my list-To have fun every day this week with my kids. So far so good. Monday we went to visit the Arthur's in Longmont. Spent the day with my sister and her kids. Ate the most delicious barbeque ribs on the planet. Gotta remember to go back there. Today we went to the baseball fields down by the skate park and attempted to play baseball with some friends. The boys got bored quickly and decided to head back to the skate park. Izzy wouldn't go near the skate park because an older kid had landed on her after doing a trick and knocked her off her bike-looked like it hurt pretty badly. Anyway, boys didn't love the baseball idea, but at least I tried. Tomorrow I'm thinking of doing a picnic at the park (I had promised Izzy to go to the park and then never made it today), or water balloons in the back yard with some sprinklers. I'm LOVING this spring weather. I wish we could count on weather like this every year. My house may not get clean this week, but that is what next week is for. My kids are on Spring Break for two weeks! I think Izzy is having a tough time not seeing her friends from school.