Thursday, August 26, 2010

just one of those mornings....

This morning was one of those mornings that you could tell was going to be bad from the moment you woke up. After my alarm went off, I shut it off as usual to try to get a few more minutes of sleep in (every second counts ya know!) Well a few minutes turned into about 23 extra minutes! Ooops! So I jump out of bed, hope in the shower, then try to wake up the kids.

My kids are not morning people, in fact, they are far from it! I know it doesn't help when Aydan won't stay in his bed at night when I tuck him in. He will sneak out of his room and slowly walk into the living room (or wherever I am at) and say, "Um Mom, I need another hug and kiss."

Cute, yes.

But we he does it over and over again, yeah, not so much. His antics effect Kenzie's sleep since they share a room, so by the time everyone gets settled in, it's way past their original bedtime. I'm thinking I need to come up with a better routine of getting them in bed and staying in bed a lot sooner.

So anyway, back to this morning. I finally get them woke up (or at least in a zombie-like stage.) Aydan's first words are of course, "I want some fruit snacks!" When I told him no he couldn't have them for breakfast, he threw a major fit. At that moment, I probably would have given in just to get him moving but they were all gone-bummer! So while he's throwing a fit, I tell Kenzie to get up and get dressed so she has time to eat if she wants to. Well she's not the most cheerful ball of sunshine in the mornings either and throws the blanket over her head. I finally just say, "You better get up and get moving or you'll be late for school," and head back to my room to finish getting myself ready at least.

Aydan finally staggers into the kitchen and says he wants PB&J toast so I get everything out to make his toast. I go to the pantry and grab the peanut butter. "I WANTED TO GET THE PEANUT BUTTER DOWN!" I said, "Aydan, it was too high for you to reach." "BUT I WANT TO GET IT DOWN."


I go back to the pantry and put the peanut butter back on a lower shelf so he can reach it and get it down for me. He goes over to get it and is mad that I put it lower so he climbs up a shelf just because. *sigh*

I get his toast made finally. In the meantime, Kenzie finally crawled out of bed and got dressed. She comes in to get something to eat. I got her some cereal and of course since Sissy (thats what he calls Kenzie) is getting cereal, Aydan thinks he needs cereal too. He finished his toast so I give him a little bit of cereal too. While they are eating and arguing back and forth, I go back and try to finish getting ready.

Once Kenzie is done eating, I tell her we need to do her hair. I brush through it trying to be careful because she is very tender-headed, but somehow it hurts her anyway so she gets mad at me.

Then, I get Aydan's clothes out and tell him we need to get him dressed. He sees what clothes I have for him and gets mad. "I WANT TO WEAR A BUTTON SHIRT!" I tell him that he just wore his button shirt on Monday so he cannot wear it again until I wash it. He continues to throw a fit about it. I get him dressed while he's crying, grab his shoes, my purse, and my lunch, and I tell Kenzie that we gotta go. I have to pick up Aydan and carry him because he's still upset about his clothes (since when do boys care what they wear anyway?)

So he cries all the way out to the car as I try to carry him, my purse, and my bag of lunch down the hallway, down the elevator and across the parking lot.

By the time we get to Kenzie's school, everyone has finally calmed down and gotten over it. So I get her dropped off and head to the daycare to get Aydan dropped off. Luckily, he did good at daycare at doesn't throw a fit in his room (you never know with him, sometimes he does great and other times he cries and doesn't want me to leave.).

Whew!!! Talk about being exhausted before my day even begins, lol!!! Oh well, I am sure everyone (mom's especially) have days like this. And I wouldn't have it any other way! (well maybe with a little less crying :)

Here's to a better morning tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

oh yeah....

I forgot to mention that we got our computer up and running again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had guessed it was a hard drive problem from the way it was acting so Danny picked one up the other day, brought it home and popped it in. We ran our recovery disks and it worked!! So thrilled! We lost all the documents and pictures that we had saved but at least we are back to the basics.

Also we get free Wi-Fi at our apartment so we have internet again! I just uploaded 386 pictures from my camera so I'm back in business!! Wooo Hooooo!!!

Ok, I'm done for tonight!! Good-bye!!!!! :)

Back to school....

Kenzie started 3rd grade (crazy, I know!) on Monday. She was so excited to be going back finally. I'm so thankful that she enjoys school as much as she does! I hope the enthusiasm continues all year! Since we moved over the summer, she did have to change schools unfortunately. It's in the same district, which is great because its one of the best rated districts in Texas.
I think I was more nervous than her about her new school and having to meet new kids. She makes friends so easily.
Here she is Monday morning before we headed off to school. Isn't she so pretty :)

So far this week, she has loved it! She's made friends in her class and she really likes her new teacher. She said next week they will start having homework-"the best part!!" as she put it! And yes, she was serious! She can't wait to be given homework! We'll see if she's still so excited about it come spring after the new-ness wears off ;)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Houston Texans Training Camp

A couple weekends ago, we went up to Reliant Stadium to watch the Houston Texans training camp. It was soooo HOT that day! There was a pretty large crowd to and of course the bleachers were already full so we were stuck standing.

Aydan with Toro the Bull.

We hope to go to one of their games sometime. It's hard to believe football season is starting already! That makes it really start to feel like fall and winter! (although its probably not going to feel like it temperature wise with our hot weather lasting until October/November-ish.)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Girl Time (a.k.a Shopping!!)

Last weekend Kenzie and I had some much needed girl time. I wanted to take her shopping for some new school clothes. I can't even remember the last time just her and I went shopping together We left the boys at home and headed out. There's so many stores and shops in our area; I just love it!! It's very similar to the Bloomington-Normal area (for all of you IL readers to picture what I mean)

We made several stops, including Burlington Coat Factory, a few stops at Baybrook Mall, and last, but not least, Walmart. We had so much fun! Kenzie had such a unique sense of style. I loved watching her pick out her clothes, showing me what she likes and dislikes. Like, seriously, why didn't they make cute girls clothes when I was growing up? Well, I guess it wouldn't have mattered because I was such a tom-boy.

I love spending time with my little girl, but sadly, she's growing up way too fast! She'll be starting 3rd grade next week and is in love with Justin Bieber. She tells me about her friend drama and who likes who at daycare and school. I just hope that we can remain very close and that she feels comfortable talking to me about what's going on in her life as she gets older.

She's such a good sister to Aydan. She puts up with playing cars and trucks with him; she comforts him when he gets in trouble; she reads to him; she's just the best. Most of all, she puts up with having to share a room with him while we are still in a 2 bedroom apartment. Once in a while, she'll complain that he's making a mess, but for the most part, she makes it work. She loves keeping her toys and stuff in order and is always willing to help clean around the house.

Hopefully, we can have another 'girl day' sometime soon. I'd really like to make it something we do quite often. If not shopping, then just going to a movie or something.

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Ride

We had seen this bike at the store a while back and Aydan just loved it and had been talking about it ever since. We finally went back and got it for him and he's been riding it non-stop all weekend!
Taking it for a cruise. VROOM VROOM VROOM!!
Making one of his typical goofy faces... :)
Notice the button-up shirt he is wearing. The kid LOVES button-up shirts! He only has a couple of them but he puts one on over whatever he's wearing as often as he can. He says he looks cool like Michael Jackson when he's wearing, but thats a whole 'nother blog post :)

Kenzie taking a ride on her bike too.
Both kids have a blast riding their bikes around outside. Now I need to get a bike so we can go on bike rides!