Refreshed

Yesterday evening Allan called me from work. I think he heard the despair in my voice because he decided to come home early to help me put the kids to bed. He got home at 7:15 while I was making dinner. I put the food on the table and told him I was going to the store. I left all four kids at home with him.
I just went to Target to buy Ember’s birthday stuff. Oh my gosh. Being alone is heaven.

I just need to be alone sometimes. And unfortunately Allan is gone all the time normally so that’s not possible. But hopefully next month things mellow out at his work and life is more balanced. Hopefully.

Today after dropping the older girls off at school I made a couple of quick stops with the little two.
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We had fun in the dollar store.
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Next we went to Hobby Lobby. Payson had to pee.
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The kids were cracking up at everything I did today. I love it when they laugh so easily 🙂
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And this…
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Was unprompted and totally random and spur of the moment! They just hugged. For no reason. SO CUTE!
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I let Payson push Ember around a little bit. Until he ran into a stack of fabric and knocked it over :S
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We came home and I gave them a snack since it was still an hour before lunch. (Peanuts, string cheese, apples, and grape tomatoes)
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We played some games. We play games together a LOT. I don’t usually photograph it, I like to just experience it. But today, I did.
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Payson won the game so I gave him one of the stickers that came with it. He started to try to put it on the gameboard and I told him to put it on his hand or his notebook instead. He mischievously started to put it on the gameboard again and I said, “Heeeeey!” And he started laughing SO HARD. And Ember saw what was going on and giggled.
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So then I’d look away, out the window, until I saw him moving his hand towards the gameboard again and then I’d quickly look back and say, “HEY!” and they’d both CRACK UP again.
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I blog what I truthfully feel. Yesterday I really felt like just weaning Ember. I still feel like I want to but I won’t. I decided to let her self wean long ago (when I was pregnant with her) and I’ll hold to that. But sometimes, I get awfully close to just going away for the weekend and stopping the whole thing. It really is a pain (literally) and she is old enough to get her nutrition from food. But even when I say it, I know deep inside that I could never wean her before she wants to be weaned!
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It’s still pretty darn hot here. Really hot here. I have been wearing my hair up all summer long. I straighten it and attempt to wear it down but get SO sweaty it always ends up in a ponytail or bun. Mostly a bun. It’s so ugly! But anyway, yeah, I snapped this because the bun I made today looked huge! haha
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