To School

by HereWeGoAJen on October 22, 2014

Ryan just opened the pantry, got out his lunchbox and three applesauce pouches, and packed them up. Then he went to the laundry room, got his shoes, and then came to get me. He pointed at the garage and said “car car!” indicating that I should drive him to school now that he was ready to go.

He misses his big sister during the day and if she goes to school, he is going to figure out what it takes to get there.

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Friday Night Leftovers- Photography Disaster Edition

by HereWeGoAJen on October 17, 2014

•My baby niece is visiting for the first time ever.
•So obviously we took her with Elizabeth and Ryan to have cousin pictures taken.
•It was a disaster.
•All three kids were cranky and displeased and uncooperative.
•Ryan participated in civil disobedience and kept coming over to me pathetically and whimpering and putting his head on my shoulder. And it wasn’t until we were done and I was reviewing the pictures that I realized that he was barely in any of them.
•Elizabeth was annoyed that her cousin’s dress had ruffles and her own did not. (Blame Gymboree, Dibits, not me.)
•Baby niece simply did not approve of the whole “wait, why did mama set me here and leave me?” thing. She did reasonably well for a baby with that opinion though.
•I learned that I can handle two outfit changes with one child, one outfit change with two children, and zero outfit changes with three children. If we do cousin pictures again, they come dressed and stay dressed. (We did a casual outfit and a fancy outfit this time.)
•It was the first time I’ve tried to get a shot and not been able to get it. I wanted one of all three of them in their fancy outfits and it was impossible. We could only get two out of three at once.
•We will possibly try again at Christmas. I shall bring more bribes that time.

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Sleeping Positioning

October 16, 2014

I was thinking tonight about how my sleeping positions have changed over the last few years. For as long back as I can remember, I slept on my stomach, with one arm up and one arm down. (The up arm is the one on the side that my head is facing.) And then at some […]

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Buying Those Cars Bandaids Was a Mistake

October 15, 2014

I have this weird spot on my thumb that flares up every so often. I think it’s eczema related and eventually I’m going to have a doctor look at it because it has been coming and going for more than five years but it is so barely annoying that I’ve never bothered. Anyway, I was […]

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Moving is

October 14, 2014

…staying up late after the kids are in bed to build yet another new piece of furniture. …hauling empty boxes out to the dumpster at 10:36pm. …having blisters, broken fingernails, and tiny little cuts of unknown origin on your hands. …having a new Big Project to do every single night instead of a couple of […]

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Growing Up

October 13, 2014

Suddenly, Elizabeth can reach the faucet on the kitchen sink, that she couldn’t reach just a month ago when we moved in. This time when we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner, she could shell her own peanuts. Last time, she tried but we still had to do it for her. All of a sudden, […]

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Friday Night Leftovers- Sandwich and Dumpster Edition

October 10, 2014

•Elizabeth is starting to tell me she’s bored at school because she knows everything, so that’s fun. •I’m really looking forward to having the construction on this street finished. It will still be months though. The latest is that someone spilled a whole bunch of sand/gravel/whatever all over the street in front of my driveway. […]

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival

October 9, 2014

My sister is visiting and today we went to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s basically a fantastic way to sample food from a bunch of different countries. We walked around the whole thing (it’s huge) about one and a half times. And we ate a lot of […]

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