Thursday, July 28, 2011

To Do List

I have my to do list in front of me. Since Monday morning at 8 am I have been able to cross off the following:

Clean laundry room
Clean Mud Room
Clean Kitchen
Make dinner: Sloppy Lentils, Corn, Potatoes, Watermelon

Clean Van
Clean Noah's Room
Clean Upstairs Bathroom
Clean Master Bedroom
Make Sesame Seed Cookies for trip
Make dinner: Meatballs, sweet potato fries, Lima Beans
Get Dish from Grandma's

Go shopping
Clean Abigail's room
Clean Elsie's Room
Clean Downstairs bathroom
Clean living room
Bake Cookes (too many!)

Go Grocery shopping (w/ all three kids)
Clean Kitchen
Make Grandma Bread
Do Laundry
Get Cash


Still left on my to-do list before we leave on our trip Saturday morning (it's Thursday at 4:15):
Mop Kitchen
Clean fridge
Zumba class
Straighten each room (nothing ever stays clean)
Empty all trash

Not bad. Planning ahead and being organized is my favorite thing! I can't survive without it!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011


So . . . a lot less blogging lately.

My computer is ka put!

So, that means I can either blog while standing in my kitchen with my children running around (which is going to be blogs like this one - since that is what is happening right at this moment) or I'd have to go to the basement (not babyproofed basement!) and blog on Andrew's computer.

So . . . .

The blogs may be few and far between until I get my computer back up and running. I hope that we can do this right after we return from our trip to Michigan. We're leaving in a few days.

I'm busy cleaning, packing, doing laundry, shopping, etc. Getting ready to take our family of 5 on a trip for the first time. We're all really looking forward to it!!


Thursday, July 07, 2011

Why I'm a blog slacker . . .

I'm busy playing with, taking care of, monitoring, cooking for, rocking, nursing, reading to, kissing, and hugging these cuties!

Abigail LOVES to take care of Noah. She's pretty good about holding him but I like to stay nearby, just in case she would get the notion to get up. I have caught her a few times trying to pick him up. I'd say that her only problem is caring for him too much!

Me and my three babies! They're a handful but I can hardly stand it when they are away!

Affection!! These two are going to have a great relationship, I can tell. Look at that giant smile on Noah's face as his older sister bends down to talk to him (or poke him in the eye - take your pick).

Poking him in the eye - her favorite activity! Actually, she is getting better. I think her intention is good but she just doesn't have good control over her chubby little arms.

"I love you, I think. Just don't poke me."

The End!

(Abigail's sleeping is still troublsome. Some nights are okay and others are BAD! I think God knew that I needed a baby who would sleep well because Noah is an awesome sleeper. He usually goes 5 to 7 hours and then a shorter stretch. I don't think Elsie slept that long until she was eating solid food and then she really didn't sleep through the night until she was over a year old. She's great now!!)

Friday, July 01, 2011

Sleep Update

Being consistent and firm has paid off! Abigail has slept "through" the night since my last post. I put the italics because she's been getting up early but I can't blame her since she does wait until it's light outside. Unfortunately it gets light pretty early (like 6 am!).

She came quietly into my bedroom today and just got in bed and laid beside me until I woke up this morning. Thankfully she didn't get into any trouble. She's been a mess lately.

I have also been rewarding her with small bits of candy and small prizes if she stays in bed all night. It seems to be working. Now only if it would work for her "quiet time". She still comes out 5 or 6 times to ask me questions.

We're working on it!!

I'm so please with the progress though. We both are feeling more rested and that makes for less stressed out parents!! Yeah!