This Week

Here are the pictures I took last week and never blogged.

I must tell the three older kids to shut the bathroom door fifty times a day. Ember really loves pulling all the toilet paper off the tube and putting it in the toilet.
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There was a mother daughter project runway event for Brooklyn’s activity days night. We made each other dresses out of table clothes and cupcake liners and a few other things. Then we modelled them for everyone else.
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We didn’t have a ton of time and I really wanted Brooklyn to have most of what time we did have so that she wouldn’t feel rushed so I was hurrying when I made hers. I was hurrying so much that I sliced my finger pretty bad with the scissors. I luckily had bandaids in my purse (such a mom thing, huh? lol) and tightly wrapped one around the cut right away. It’s been hurting all week but it’s now mostly healed! Thank goodness!
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I’m not very stylish (to say the least) and barely can tell what dresses look good in real life so designing one on my own was laughable. I was glad that she didn’t look completely stupid when I was done :S
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Brooklyn… she wasn’t the best at dress design. lol! She was SO excited about it though and kept telling me she wanted me to look pretty and wanted to do a good job. I complimented her and told her I looked the best of all the moms and she was such a good designer. She was beaming with pride all night over her skills. lol
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She had her 8 year old well child check this week. She’s 54 pounds and I don’t remember her height (is that terrible? Payson was screaming at the time the nurse did it) and very healthy. She just got vaccines a month ago for school and yet when the nurse mentioned a flu vaccine option she asked me if she could please get it. Crazy child!
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Ember wasn’t in a good mood that day. She was mad at being in the stroller. Ripping the paper on the exam table got her attention and quieted her down for a couple minutes.
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The doctor was taking so long that I finally busted out the lollipops in desperation. Payson and Ember were so loud. And after lollipops… silence! Yes!
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I had some business calls to make so when we got home I put Ember to bed for a nap and let the kids watch a movie. It was… a Carebears movie I think.
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After taking her to and picking her up from school every day for the past month I decided that after all the begging I would let Brooklyn take the bus. We spent $300 on gas in three weeks this month. OUCH! I was driving for one HOUR every day to do school dropoff and pickup! (We live out in the middle of freaking nowhere)
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So the day before her bus start I went into the school and talked to the office workers about the bus schedule and told the lady that Brooklyn was now going to take the bus to and from school every day. She gave me the route number and times and I went on my merry way.
The next morning Brooklyn got onto the bus and all was great.
That afternoon the school calls me and asks me who is going to pick up Brooklyn. I am like… she is supposed to take the bus now. Remember me coming in yesterday? haha
So anyway I guess the woman I talked to isn’t usually the one in charge of the bus thing and she forgot to tell the woman who is in charge as well as forgot to tell Brooklyn’s teacher.
I rushed out the door when they called and was still in my pajamas (it was a day I was suffering from a super clogged milk duct that might’ve been an infection, my entire right side of my chest/armpit/side was in a TON of pain) and Payson and Ember were in pajamas too! It was comical.

Yesterday I wanted to get dressed up to go to the store. Not fancy dressed up, just do my hair and makeup…
So I went in the bathroom and straightened my hair and it looked flat and stupid so I decided to give myself a haircut right then.
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Allan was home and took a couple pictures for me.
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That’s Payson’s hand on my nose. He was pretending a spider was crawling on me.
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I was pretty attached to my long hair last year. I thought I’d have it waist length forever. haha
But when Ember was three or four months old I started that pesky postpartum shedding and lost more than half my friggin’ hair! It really needed to be cut and layered to give it some appearance of thickness back.
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I took pictures on another day of Brooklyn getting on the bus. She loves these types of pictures.
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So she’s taken the bus for about four days now and I have 100% accuracy of bus arrival time prediction. If I’m early to the bus stop- the bus is late. If I’m on time or slightly late- the bus is early. And the bus can get there ten minutes early and will not sit and wait for any kids. That’s really, really, really frustrating!
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It will probably be less frustrating when it’s cooler outside. But standing out in 105 degree heat sucks.
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