The Last Week and a Half!

Looking through my pictures makes me happy. I haven’t so much as looked at the back of the screen at my family’s pictures during the last two weeks so uploading them and going through them is a lot of fun!
I have never been so busy in my entire life. I thought public school would simplify things and it has but more stuff has piled on. I can’t imagine ever being caught up with life anymore.

I try to grab my camera at least a couple times a day and just snap pictures. I’ve been trying to capture little things that I will want to remember when I’m older but it’s hard to remember to do it.

There are hundreds of times every week where I think about going and grabbing a pen to jot down a funny phrase or saying or thing one of my kids did. Then I forget. Which is just so majorly disappointing because they’ve been so freaking funny this week.

One thing I do remember is we were all sitting on the couch talking, Payson was sitting in my lap, and randomly he says to me, “Mom, a pogo stick?!”
I looked at him and laughed and said, “What? A pogo stick? What are you talking about?” And he cracked up and said, “A pogo stick!”

And then I was laughing about it with Allan and like twenty seconds later he said something else totally unrelated with as much enthusiasm and we all laughed again. And he wasn’t trying to be funny, he just lives in his own little world and blurts things out whenever they cross his mind.

I really wish I could remember the other two random things he said that time!

Anyway, I’m going to go ahead and just post all the pictures I’ve taken and talk about them a little bit.

The day after we got back from Texas I dropped Brooklyn off at school and gave the other three sticker books to play with while I attempted to catch up on laundry. The catching up on laundry has yet to happen and the sticker books are now in the trash after they made the world’s largest mess all over the house with them 😛
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Payson’s new bowel regime. lol
Miralax, probiotic, liquid vitamin, tummy stimulant.
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I started taking pictures for a day in the life post on this day. It was last Tuesday I think.
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Ember hangs out in the tub while I do Brooklyn’s hair. Otherwise she’s off around the house eating and choking on everything in sight.
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It’s our new “thing” to let the kids play my ipod while I do their hair. It keeps them mellow and makes me want to hurt them less 😉
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With my house a wreck and hundreds of wedding pictures to edit and about a million other things going on the TV has been on all day every day! I wish it was a better babysitter. My kids get bored of it pretty fast, though.
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Ember has been clingy. To say the least.
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I look awful 100% of the time these days.
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The kids’ typical breakfast is a burrito with eggs, sausage and cheese. Payson gets the sausage and eggs and then hashbrowns as well. The girls eat hashbrowns, too. And they all get orange juice.
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Payson screams and throws fits a lot. He’s worse than he was at 2 years old and I feel like throwing him out the car window most days.
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Most of the time there isn’t even a reason he screams. Or the reason is because he wanted to wear shoes. Or because he didn’t want to wear shoes. Or maybe because he just likes hearing himself scream.
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Brooklyn complains when I drop her off from the car. She wants me to walk her in and out of school every day. I would, I do most times, but sometimes it’s freaking hot and I hate Ember getting all sweaty and beet red when Brooklyn can walk over to the air conditioned car!
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School has been awesome for her. I am in love with school. lol
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Payson’s fit didn’t end at the school. This particular tantrum lasted a good hour.
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If the little kids didn’t have a chance to in the early morning because they woke up late, they eat their breakfast when we get home.
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And I didn’t take any more pictures until lunch time that day. Sierra loves when I pack her lunch in her lunch bag like Brooklyn gets every day.
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Ember got into my journal and ripped out a few pages. She loves all the effort I put into keeping our family’s memories recorded.
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I bribe the kids with my ipod a lot. A very lot.
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This day he wouldn’t be quiet at all and wasn’t throwing a lot of fits, just was bored and Sierra wouldn’t play with him. I had played with him a ton that day so in order to steal some time to edit those darn wedding pictures I let him play the monkey game, as he calls it, for a good hour. Until my ipod died, along with my peace and quiet.
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Sierra got a paper out of my desk to write a note. You can see my fat free pringles there and that I was working on John’s pictures.
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We were all bored and restless so we went outside to play in the sprinklers.
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I gave Payson a bath because he stunk from being outside. I gave Sierra and Ember one just after.
I wrapped him in a towel and let him go in the living room while I changed Ember’s diaper. I totally forgot about him and when I came out five or ten minutes later he was reading a book on the couch. Naked. Luckily he didn’t pee!
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We have this little wall we sit on while we wait for Brooklyn to get out every day. There’s a small tree and a little bit of shade to escape the 110+ heat.
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Speaking of heat, I was told recently that this August has been a record high for heat. It has been pretty relentless. 114 yesterday!
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Ember and I play in Sierra’s room sometimes. Sierra’s room is pretty baby safe and Ember loves it in there.
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Probably because there are so many new (to her) toys to play with.
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She’s the first of my babies to like stuffed animals. She loves them. The rest of my kids only liked them once they hit 2 or 3 years old.
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We have movie nights sometimes.
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The girls get movie theater butter popcorn. Payson gets kettle corn because it’s dairy free.
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The movie this night was Cinderella.
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On the weekend Allan came home from South America. That was awesome!
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Ember spends all her time chewing things.
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Sierra rediscovered her makeup purse from her birthday and spent some time making herself over.
The result was… well, let’s be honest- frightening.
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Though it was 112 degrees at 7pm we decided to play outside anyway. It was suffer through the heat or annoy the hell out of each other in air conditioning.
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I didn’t think it felt that hot. Ember’s cheeks didn’t even turn pink.
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Allan got home while we were still out there. When Sierra came up to him his eyes got big and he said, “Well Sierra I think you’re pretty without makeup.” lol
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I have a ton of pictures on my other memory card. I’ll post them tomorrow!

2 thoughts on “The Last Week and a Half!

  • Have I told you lately that I love you!? lol!!! Your blog makes me happy. Reading about your life makes me feel like I'm normal and not alone. I LOVE the way you phrase things about your feelings. CRACKS ME UP. Thanks for making me smile or laugh on pretty much a daily basis!! I would seriously be depressed if I couldn't share in your daily happenings! All of these pictures are great by the way! I was editing a wedding today and wanted to rip my eyeballs out. I'm SO SICK of looking at the same people! How many pictures did you edit from the wedding? (or do you plan to edit once you are finished?) I still think I do way too many, but it's so hard for me to limit them. PLUS it takes me MONTHS to finish them…so I feel like I should offer the people a million pictures to make up for the crazy long wait they experience. As if a few 100 extra pictures makes them less livid that they had to wait 5 months to have them! lol. Anyway, there's your novel comment for the day! lol!!!

  • Just thought I would comment that while I was writing that comment to you, Levi is in my lap with his giant star wars toy that talks really loud…pressing the button OVER AND OVER…and Maggie is playing piano…I say “playing” rather loosely since she's just banging on all the keys and singing to the top of her lungs…and Mia is singing too…or maybe screaming in another room…even louder…chasing the dog and making him bark…and the tv is blaring….and I am losing my mind!! Just wanted to share! 😉

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