Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy 11th Anniversary

Yesterday was our 11 year anniversary. I can't believe it! Time goes by so fast. We didn't really do anything exciting other than go out for breakfast. I have a surprise date for Eric planned but it's not until September. It's so funny how different our marriage is now than when we first got married. Some of the things that I could think of are:
I used to just dread when he was gone, now I just want alone time
His "quirks" used to be so cute but now they are just annoying
We have better communication now
We aren't dirt poor and live in a trailer
We drive vehicle's that have ac, power doors, etc
I can actually cook some meals now
I'm more plump and he actually has body/facial hair
I crave cleanliness, especially since having kids
and, I definitely love Eric more now since seeing him as a dad
He is my best friend, my partner, someone who makes me laugh, cry sometimes, someone who "gets" me, my perverted sense of humor, he balances me out and encourages me to do things for myself.

We were in town yesterday and bought Easton a train. When we got home I took out our train set and for about an hour all I heard was, "mom. Train. Mom. Train track. Mom. Choo-choo. Mom. Train." He was so cute and even had to take some into bed with him last night. I love that little boy.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Worst Mother In the World

You may be wondering why I put that title to this post. Well, it all began on Monday when I decided to take the kids to Walmart to grab a few things. Kylie was sitting in the cart, Kenadie was walking, Easton was walking and screaming, and Tyler was at home with dad. I was in the baby section looking at some clearance stuff when I noticed that Easton had grabbed a package of pull ups. Kenadie offered to take them back so I told her I would wait for her. After a minute or two I started to wonder where she was and walked around the section looking for her. I tried not to panic but after almost ten minutes I felt like crying. I searched the girls section, boys clothes, shoes and was ready to go up front when my cell phone rang. It was Mitsy(another mom of some kids at our old daycare). She asked me if I was missing a child and said that she was up front at customer service. I told her I would be right there and hurried to the front. After passing about ten people waiting in line, with glares in their eyes, I'm sure thinking what kind of mother loses her child in Walmart, and there was Kenadie. She had a sucker with a scared look in her eye, sitting on the counter. Needless to say, I am not taking my kids shopping with me by myself anymore. Easton is a major handful and I just can't enjoy shopping anyway.

Tyler had his first day of school on Thursday and he was soooo excited. He couldn't go to sleep the night before and was up and ready at least 30 minutes before he had to leave. He likes his new teacher Mrs. Aschroft and I love that she doesn't believe in homework on Fridays! Kylie is super excited to start Kindergarten this coming thursday and get out of preschool. She had her assessment with Mrs. El-Bakri on Friday and did really well. She knows all of the letters, sounds, and can count to 39. She was sitting on her teachers lap by the end of it and can't wait.

Eric had a golf tournament today with some guys from Schreiber's so he wasn't able to come to Tyler's football game. So I had to take four kids all the way down to Clinton by myself. He had to be there an hour early before the game even started. The kids were bored and he probably only played ten minutes on Defense. He did have some tackles and one really good one. They won so he was happy about that and had fun. I just can't get into it and I realized I was sitting there hating every minute of it. By the time the game got over it was 1:30 and none of us had eaten. I had to take all the kids to eat and by the end of it I felt near insanity. I told Eric, next game it's your turn!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Last Summer Party

After a two weeks of hard work and practice, Tyler had his first football game Saturday. It was all the way in Farmington! Eric took Kenadie while I had Easton and Kylie. It ended up being an all day event but Tyler had fun. Football is much more of a commitment than any of the other sports he's played.

On Monday, our neighbor had a "back to school" water party. All of the kids went and had so much fun! They had several different water things going and lots of snacks. There was so many kids there and it was a nice last summer party.

I can't decide if I'm ready for school to begin or not. I love summer and no schedules, playing at the park all day, warm nights, etc. It will be nice for Tyler to be stimulated and not so bored. Yesterday he stomped up the porch steps and said, "this is the worst day ever!" I asked, "What happened?" I was thinking something really bad had gone on since Tyler never talks like that. Tyler said, "No one can play, the sand is hot at the park, and I'm so bored!" What a funny kid. He just needs to be busy whether it's school, sports, or playing with friends.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Too Long

So, I've been a slacker! I usually try to update our blog every week but it seems like it goes by way too fast. I can't believe the summer is almost over. I'm so ready for Tyler to go back to school, he just gets so bored. But, I'm not ready for homework and my second one to go into Kindergarten. Kylie is so excited and I think she will love it. Kenadie will start preschool at the sports academy the same time as kindergarten does. She will go two times a week and have swim lessons and tumbling. I think she will like and it will be interesting to see how she handles it without Kylie by her side. I also signed Kylie up for dance. Ever since Kylie was little she has loved music and dancing to it. All the time I hear her singing even if she doesn't know the words. She will go once a week for an hour starting in October all the way through May! Tyler has been enjoying football practice and has his first game this Saturday. I can't believe how much traveling we are going to do. He only has seven games and four of them are in Farmington, Clearfield, Roy, and Ogden. On another note, we got a new van! Well, new to us. I don't think we have ever done as much research into getting a vehicle as this one. We spent all day Saturday looking at several different dealers in SLC. We had been on autotrader for weeks picking out which vans to look at and where. It was frustrating though because we just couldn't find one that had everything we wanted. At the last stop we found it and I couldn't be any happier! It's a toyota Sienna 05 with only 32,000 miles. It's got all the extra's, thanks to Eric, who couldn't live without them. We feel very confident in driving to San Diego in October now. I also finished the new Stephanie Meyer's book "breaking dawn." I loved it and I highly recommend it. I was a little disappointed in the ending but I won't say anything more. Everyone have a good week.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Kylie Turns 5

Kylie turned five this week! Where does the time go? We started a new tradition of doing a special "date" with each child for their b-day. Kylie wanted to eat at Costa Vida and then we went to the mall and got her ears pierced. She did really well and didn't even cry. She also got a cut lip gloss compact that had a kitty on it and it was all gone by night time. We also got her a big coloring Dora book, grandma pat let her pick out a toy when we were in SLC, and Grandma Swanson gave her money which she is saving for DisneyWorld. Unfortunately, I fell down my garage steps and sprained my ankle, so on her b-day I had to get some x-rays done. I attempted to make her a Dora cake and it turned out awful! For some reason I didn't really care at the moment but when I look at pictures it makes me cringe!

Today we went up to Bear Lake with Cory and Jen and the kids. It was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast! It was so nice to just relax and let the kids play. Cory and Jen have a lot of cool toys so it made it nice. It was the first day all week that Eric and I had been together for any significant amount of time. Eric worked 63 hours this week and tomorrow will be double time. I have such an awesome husband who works so hard for us.