Sunday, May 31, 2009
-Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
-Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
- Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
-Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia Maclachlan
-Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
-One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
-A Fly Went By by Dr. Seuss
-Adventuress of The Berenstain Bears by Stan & Jan Berenstain
*Madison & Mikayla also got Brain Quest Workbooks for 3rd & 1st grades for summer review.*
-Best Word Book Ever by Richard Scarry's
-I'm a Big Sister by Ronne Randall
-Mr Brown Can Moo Can You by Dr. Seuss
Barnes and Noble is offering there summer reading program, check details here, where a child can earn a free book for every 8 books they read ( limit is 2 free books = 16 books read). Make sure you stop by and get your reading log so your child can pick out their book.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Madison, Mikayla, & Montana getting in on the photo action. Montana made it known that she had to get her nails and toes polished, because she wanted it. That's her new thing, she WANTS things, or the world melts for her. Keep on melting baby because you can't have everything you want. Slowly but surely she is learning this life lesson.
I awoke this morning to the sounds of 3 giggling girls in the hall bathroom.
Mikayla:Did you get it?
Montana:Wiggle it S. Madison Caffey! *Montana has taken to calling Madison by her full name*
Mikayla:To the side?
Mikayla:You got it?!?
Mikayla & Montana:YOU GOT IT!!!
Madison & Mikayla:It's bleeding, eewww!!!
Montana:Mommy, Madison is reeding and she pulled her teeth out!
That's the play by play from this mornings action. Madison has lost another tooth, her 6th one. Yes, my children are late teethers, in fact Miss Madison didn't get her first tooth until she was 15 months! I thought my baby didn't have any teeth.
She will be getting sealants this Thursday put on her 6 year old molars that have finally finished coming in, I told you they were late teethers :-)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Almost home...We can't wait! Too soon to make the countdown chain, but exciting enough to be halfway through this deployment. Mike will not come back to WA but instead he will meet us in Virginia sometime in late July.
Thanks for doing all you do for our Country and our family, love you always!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Montana fights me when it is nap time. She wants to be big like sisters and stay up in the afternoon and not take a nap, but she really does need one. She gets quite honorary around 6 p.m. when she doesn't have one. Here she is on two separate occasions conked out around 5:30 p.m. while I was preparing dinner.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
From now on I will call her McKenzie on the blog to match her sisters. She is an active one, just like her sisters too. I love the picture of her hand and foot, so tiny and delicate. Mike is going to bed a proud daddy tonight, he waited up all night, it is currently after midnight, to see pictures and to hear from me.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
We spent the day at the local children's museum today for a friends daughter's birthday. The girls had a blast, starting from our adventures of trying to find a parking spot. I can not parallel park at all, so that was not an option, after driving around the block a few times we finally found a spot, real close by to the entrance. It was a nice day today so the rooftop playground was open. We spent over an hour up there with the girls playing. Montana went down the slides probably 50+ times after getting over her initial fear. The slides were fast so she fell off of them a few times but enjoyed every moment. Madison & Mikayla enjoyed the airplane, pretending to be the pilot and flight attendant. We even found there was an intercom inside the plane, which was fun. Marie hung out with Montana for much of the day and played with her. It was a great day!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tonight was Marie's Best of Middle school program. It was a great night and I was really happy that the little ones lasted the whole three hours that we were there. Montana being the two year old that she is took off her socks and shoes during the choir program and exclaimed very loudly (in a quiet moment in the program), "Marie's not singing!!!". By that point she was pretty much done and wanted to go home and let everyone in front and back rows of us know it. Thankfully there were only 2 more songs by that point so I was able to pacify her for a few more minutes. All in all we had a great night and Marie did a great job on her Heritage board and singing. Many people were surprised that she has 336 Iwako Japanese erasers. Yes, 336! Mike and her are going to build a display case when we get settled into our new home in VA, to keep her sisters inquiring hands off of them.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Okay, I have been a bad mommy, the girls destroyed the playroom, it literally exploded, my desk and all. I blame myself, fully, I was too tired after a full day of work and the whole situation was taken advantage of. It was so easy to just close the door. I am not perfect, I know that so I forgive myself for the mess that was created, and let's keep that door wide open. I am back in the saddle and everything is getting cleaned, white glove cleaned for the next 2 weeks. Okay, here are the shocking before and after pictures
What's a gal to do without a vaccum??? I was right in the middle of finishing up my Day 3 cleaning of the playroom and the vaccum just died. I throughly checked and rechecked it and it is not clogged or anything, it just plain won't turn on. We have had old red for 6 1/2 years and it has been faithfully cleaning up the floors. How long is a vaccum supposed to last anyways? I guess mine is probably about 10+ years old with the amount of useage it received, with the daycare and all. Why does it always seem to be that when you get a little breathing room financially, something breaks? It could be worse though, right(knock on wood)? So what kind of vaccum do you have and how long have you had it? Can I really justify buying a Dyson or one of the new Hoovers at that price? I guess I could tell my husband it is a Mother's Day gift to myself :-)
So today I finally got the family room cleaned up for the after daycare look. It looks really good, if I say so myself. The walls are bare and will stay that way because the movers come in 6 weeks. The room looks totally different and I love it. What will I clean/declutter next,stayed tuned to find out. Make sure you check out Simple Mom for info on the spring cleaning party.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Today I decided enough already, let's make mommy's life a bit less stressful and straighten her hair with the hot comb on the lowest setting just to get the tangles out(not looking for the super straight hair that her sisters like). She sat peacefully for a bit while I did my work, gazing at herself with the handheld mirror. The whole process took about 45 minutes and I even trimmed off her dead ends. She loves her hair now, tossing her head side to side, shaking it, even combing it herself. The comb glided through her hair like butter, just the way mommy likes it, No tangles, No tears.
I need a daily schedule to help me stay focused and on track during the day. What do some of you do during your day? Do you have a schedule you follow? Is it written down or do you just know what you need to do each day? Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks a bunch!
Monday, May 4, 2009
T-banana/strawberry smoothie, wheat toast
W-oatmeal, fruit cocktail
Th-scrambled eggs, bananas
F-French toast sticks, peaches
S-cereal, orange juice
M-steak, buttery bread rolls, garlic mashed potatoes, corn
T-beef steak taquitos, refried beans, spanish rice, apple slices
W-hm chili, french bread,strawberries
Th-baked ziti, tomato/cucumber salad, garlic bread
F-leftovers- best of middle school program
S-pizza birthday party with friends
After school snacks:
wheat ritz, cream cheese
yogurt, graham crackers
granola bar, milk