Thursday, April 30, 2009

Updates

I haven't updated for a while on all the kids so I figured I would use today to try and get some of their day to day happenings down before I forget them all. That's the great thing about blogging for me...I'm able to record some of the small things that I think I'd forget down the road to a degree if I wasn't able to write it down.

Lucas is in full swing with baseball..seems as soon as it starts they start talking about tournaments and all stars but I suppose that's just the way it works since we've dealt with that in previous years. He's really come around this year as an all around player....he plays catcher and love that position. He's an awesome catcher...constantly hustling and doing his part...sometimes he even gets excited and wants to play everyone elses positions too. So far this season they've played 7 games with our latest being last night and so far his team is undefeated. He's very excited for school to be out and tells me everyday how many days they have remaining. We're down to a month now and he's very anxious! I have to start planning some activities for the summer so they don't go crazy around here. I'm trying to find some low cost activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the summer.

Jacob is going through this attitude stage and I'm starting to really buckle down with him. If he's told no he bursts out in screams and cries and acts like it's tne end of the world while running to his room. For the first time ever yesterday I took away his tv and he was not happy about that. He asked me repeatedly if he could have it back and was very upset everytime I told him no. He is constantly talking back and really just acting like a brat half the time. I've had about all I can take of it so I'm trying to get him to start behaving and he's definitely not liking how it's happening.

Caleb is his regular fun self. He's talking up a storm and honestly it's the cutest thing ever!!! If I tell him to go get something he'll go get it but say "Don't leave me Mommy" "Wait on me Mommy" Just tugs at my heart. He is an outside boy...he loves to be outside and is having so much fun playing since the weather is nice. However when you're outside and playing you're going to fall down and get boo boos...when he does this it's over. He's scraped his knee a couple of times so far this season and when he does he cries and cries and cries and cries some more. He won't let you see it,touch it,put medicine on it or a bandaid. He cries for hours. It's insane..I've never seen anything like it....I'll call him my drama king.

Allie..well she's just Allie. Perfect as ever! She's sleeping better than she was when she was getting up every two hours but she's still not on a consistent schedule yet. She was doing great for a week or so and sleeping until 5 or 6 in the morning then eating and going back to sleep but the last two nights she's been waking up a couple of times a night. I think she's having dreams although I've heard people say that they don't dream this early. Yesterday she was giving Caleb and I high fives..when I'd say give me five and hold my hand up she'd put hers up with a big grin on her face...it was adorable. Caleb couldn't get enough of it and kept wanting her to give him five. When you give Caleb five or ten as he calls it he always says "one more". She's still not back to normal eating her food yet..she's taking her bottles great but after having her cold she isn't eating her food three times a day yet. She just won't take it and isn't interested. She's currently spending most of her time at the ballpark but is doing extremely well with it...she's pratically been there since she was born so I suppose she's used to it.

Several people have asked about David also and he's doing great. His work has finally picked back up and last week was the first week that he's had consistent work for the entire week in over two months. It's started heating up around here and the temps are hitting the eighties so people are starting to call for their ac now. He's also doing great with AA...he's still going although not everyday now..he's going to 4 meetings a week and although it's still stressful around here when he's constantly gone it's working for him so that's what matters for now. In about a week it will be 5 months for him alcohol free so things are going extremely well right now.

Okay long update but I felt like I needed to get it all down before I forgot it all with everything going on each day.

9 comments:

Jiff said...

Wow...sounds like you have your hands full! You're really amazing.

Windy said...

thanks for sharing - my kids are enjoying their outside time, too!

Alicia said...

Oh, Stephanie....how awesome to hear about your hubby not having a sip of alcohol for 5 months!! Praise the Lord!!!

Sounds like your kids are just like every other kid I know..drama and all!! LOL!!!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

I'm glad that things seem to be going well for you and you family!

Julie said...

LOL! Caleb sounds like Trevor! Every time he falls down it's a huge "moment."

I hope Allie does better with her eating & sleeping. Trevor used to have night terrors when he was a baby, so I don't buy the "babies don't dream" scenario.

He And Me + 3 said...

Sounds like everyone is doing well. Good to hear that David's job is going better and that AA is going well. You are blessed.

Sneaky Momma said...

Sounds like things are going well with you guys! Hang in there with Jacob. That stage drives me nuts. :)

momstheword said...

Thank you for the update. So glad things are going well with your hubby, that's awesome!

When my youngest was four he got made because I wouldn't buy him a toy and he hit, kicked and bit me and threw a major fit in the store. Lovely time, lol!

We had to crack down hard but ya know, he eventually came around and learned that type of behavior was only going to get him to loose privileges. It's just hard to be consistent sometimes but totally worth it.

Crystal said...

Thank you for your sweet comment and your prayers! It means the world to me!!!